Tuesday, 22 January 2019

NEW: Scrapcosy by Jennie Atkinson

Jan 2019 New Products
Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy}

In this post, Jennie shares her gorgeous ideas with Raquel's newest stamps announced here yesterday. First up, a reminder of her new Scrapcosy release. ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Jennie (Live The Dream) with you today, and I'd like to share with you the fun I had using Raquel's new stamp set ESC18 and a fabulous new stencil PS134.

I was really drawn to this stamp set as it had a flower which could be easily fussy cut (ie with straight and curvy edges) and I knew that this would mean I could layer the flowers as well as being able to create a mask for single layer stamping. 

I have used some wonderfully bright  (for me.....) Fresco Finish Acrylics too !

For my layered project I have made a 5" x 5" card front using Smoothy Heavyweight cardstock - in two different colourways.

I didn't prime the cardstock at all but stamped directly onto it with Archival Black Ink and then painted with watered down Fresco Finish paints. The leaves were painted with Magic Moss and the flowers with Peach Nectar, Wisteria and Key Lime

It was easy to fussy cut the flowers and leaves with sharp scissors. I did find it easier to do  the inner pieces with a sharp craft knife before cutting out the main flowers and leaves. I blended (and spritzed very lightly) a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink around the edges  which gave it a more vintage look - and also hid the areas where the painting wasn't so great! I have layered the top set of flowers with glue (Wisteria) and a foam pad (Peach Nectar), both work just as well. Otherwise everything else is just layered directly on top of the previous layer.

The Heavyweight Smoothy card is a fabulous weight for stenciling and I have used Ranger Texture Paste and splattered a little (very) watery Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and blotted it with a piece of kitchen towel. I have used the same inks to stamp the text stamp and the small round medal but sometimes stamping off to get a more varied touch.

I love how the text stamp makes a wonderful foil for the gorgeous spray of flowers and leaves.

And these smaller elements are just soooo me! I love the little circle stamp and this will become a firm favourite I am sure!

I also made a set of ATCs quite quickly while the paints and paste were drying on the cards.

A part of the flower stamp fitted well onto the ATC and it was easy to stamp and cut a mask from ordinary printer paper.

This allowed me to then stamp over the top to create a layered look. I also masked off the circular stamp as well.

I decided to risk some stencil work over the top once it had all dried, this time choosing some of the words from Stencil PS133 which just fitted onto the ATC.

I made a final ATC using the text stamp and the butterfly, this time masking off the sentiment stamp before layering the butterfly on top.

I always find a set of ATCs handy for quick birthday cards - they look great layered individually onto a 6" x 6" card. And these will be doubly useful as I won't trigger the more expensive postal rate for my heavily layered cards!

It has been a pleasure to support Raquel with her new stamp release and I can see these two stamp sets and stencils being used over and over for cards, ATCs, scrapbooking and art journalling. My head is already buzzing with ideas for white embossing and delicate painting as well as using the flower heads for making flowers ! Thank you Raquel.

Retailers have been ordering these stamps ready for you to buy NOW, so see here for a list of stockists at the foot of this post.

Jennie x

Monday, 21 January 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Products: January 2019 {Scrapcosy}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Scrapcosy}
January 2019 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
In 2017, Raquel curated a gorgeous collection of vintage elements reflecting the themes of tea, flowers and postage across 4 stamp sets. These 2 new stamp sets and stencils are additional elements to complement the first 4 perfectly. I think the Vintage vibe and effects sit so well within this collection, a reminder of yesterday elegance.

Raquel creates beautiful vintage effects with PaperArtsy infusions and grunge paste and you will see these ideas in her samples, or if you follow her on YouTube, Instagram or her blog she shares fantastically detailed information on her preferred techniques, such as the example above.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Raquel here from scrapcosy.com

I'm super excited to share with you my newest release for PaperArtsy: 2 stamps and coordinating stencils.

As you may know by now, I love vintage flowers and butterflies and other decorative vintage elements, so for this release I wanted to create 2 stamp sets with one big flower arrangement each, so we can simply stamp and colour and besides these, I wanted to add other surrounding elements that can help creating nice backgrounds and sentiments. Similarly, for the stencils, I went for my usual: patterns and sentiments. In this case just 2 patterns but lots of sentiments, since at the end of the day, I love stenciling these titles and use them as focal points in some of my creations.

Let's start with some ideas with each of the new products.

  New Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 17 (ESC17)

I love these flowers. I mixed my favourite blossoms and my favourite leaves to make this bouquet combination which is created to fit on size #8 tags (I love them as a substrate!). And those background herbs - I can't wait to emboss them in gold! I was going to just stamp and fussy cut the butterfly once, but I wanted to give it proper wings, so it's done twice and glued in 3D (using foam and bending it) so that gives it a very airy, dimensional finish. 

The sentiment 'be CURIOUS and follow your TRUTH' has been edited to use the alternative words 'NATURAL' and 'INSTINCT' at the top of the plate, which allows you to say something different. So you can mix and match the words as you prefer (4 different combinations if you do your maths). And I haven't used the ribbons from the stamp set, but as you may have seen on the first sample that Leandra shared, that these are perfect to frame sentiments. When I did my previous release (tea related) I found the ribbons really useful, so I wanted to add a couple more.

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 18 (ESC18)

I really enjoy browsing old flower catalogues from past centuries, and in one of them I found a letter from the company owner in a hand-written style font that I fell in love with. It's perfect for backgrounds or even to stamp into Grunge Paste. And the round postmark had to be included here too. 

In my previous tea collection release I added a few postmarks and now with this stamp, you add an extra vintage-mail related touch to your floral project. When I found these flowers I knew they were perfect to colour and fussy-cut, so it was no-brainer, they had to be here as well (and again, perfect for a size 8 tag!). And the butterfly, well, I just love these creatures, so why not add an even bigger version than before, so easy to cut and bend it to set it to fly!     

New Stencils
Mini Size: 3.5" x 3.75" (9 x 9.5cm) Price: RRP £2.50 + VAT
Regular Size: 6.5" x 7" (16 x 18cm) Price: RRP £4.60 + VAT
Large Size: 6.25" x 9.5" (16 x 24cm) Price: RRP £5.40 +VAT
PaperArtsy Stencil 133 (PS133)

Stencils are very versatile, and for this sample I went for a flat finish, no volume, created with distress oxides. But you can use many other things with them: fresco paints, infusions and glaze, ink sponged through or just a spray. Or you can go for volume and apply Grunge Paste to create 3D sentiments. I decided to incorporate the same sentiment from the stamp set into the stencil. This stencil offers another sentiment 'bloom like a rose' that would 100% coordinate with a previous stamp set of mine (ESC04). 

There are 2 patterns on this stencil and you could overlap them if you wished or you can just extend one of the patterns by repositioning it (I always try to allow that possibility, you never know how big your canvas will be!). I wanted open gaps in this stencil, so it can also be used with your gel-plates. I've made videos of all these samples, I'll share them on my YouTube channel.

PaperArtsy Stencil 134 (PS134)

For so long I have wanted to add a 'Fleur de Lis' somewhere... so finally here! I decided to go for a patterned stencil that can be repeated to the infinite and beyond! In this sample I went for the same technique as before, using it with distress oxides and micro glaze, but as mentioned, it can be used with many other things and of course in my case, I will use it so much with Grunge paste! I love 3D stencilled areas. And since I love to work on size 8 tags, these sentiments will fit, allowing you to create customised present labels for any occasion. You can say I went for a practical approach this time... Tip: try stencilling the pattern once and then match it upside down, you get a brand new pattern, very cool!

Quick project: Smudge with oxides and bump effect with Grunge Paste

I decided to go for a smudge technique to get 4 quick cards in no time. If you want to see this technique, you can watch any of these 2 videos from my Youtube Channel that I did in the past and enjoy the detailed pictures of these 4 cards further below:

First select your ink. The darker coloured Distress Oxide inks (part dye part pigment) will work better for this smudge technique. The technique explores the fact that we separating the pigment (slow drying) from the dye (fast drying) when we smudge so you need a dark dye that defines your image and rest of the ink (pigment side) will add colour when you deliberately smudge it around (without fear, ladies and gentlemen! Be quick and rough or you won't get any effect at all!). I've chosen Faded Jeans, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss and Vintage Photo, stamped my image one at a time and smudged  with cut and dry foam

In all cases, after stamping I add more ink to the background around the edges of each image, trying to keep the elements (the flowers in this case) with highlighted white areas, so you get a kind of 3D effect. 

Next, add some splashes of water (with spray or dropping some small droplets on your surface) and either let it air-dry or dry it off with a heat tool.

Once the background is ready, you can select the stencil of your choice and apply a first dark layer with an ink (waterproof). In this case I selected Versafine ink 'fallen leaves' and I applied it through the stencil.

And finally magic comes when you re-position the stencil where it was, you shift it up 3mm and left 3mm (roughly, the more you shift it, the bigger the shadow) and apply Grunge paste through stencil. Lift stencil and watch the WOW outcome. 

That is all from me for today! I hope you like my new release! I'm very excited and by the time you read this I should be in Phoenix, heading back home after the Creativation show! I would love to know what you think about the new products so feel free to share any thoughts or comments you have.

Here are some places where you can find me

My blog: https://scrapcosy.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/scrapcosy
Instagram: https://instagram.com/scrapcosy/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raquel.burilloperez
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Scrapcosy

Teaching Schedule:
No more face to face teaching until later in the year, I'm afraid. You will only see me on YouTube for as I'm expecting a baby! Surprise! So by end of April, I'm super-excited that I will be a new mum taking care of him. I expect it will be time consuming and he will need all my attention, therefore I can only expect to see you on-line occasionally, until I get used to my new mum life! I will really miss seeing you in person in the different shows, but don't worry, time will come when I'll be back! Maybe I'll bring him there as well! And I hope to still squeeze time to curate new product ideas for Mark and Leandra! We will see how it goes, wish me luck! I'm really excited but also terrified! OK, enough from me. See you soon! :)


New 2019 PaperArtsy Products are available exclusively from these approved stockists:

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland www.artandsoulstudio.com.au
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW https://artsandcraftsupply.shop  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland https://atcraft.com.au/
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland, www.bellapaperie.net.au

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth http://www.thethreadstudio.com/

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW www.timetocreate.com.au

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,office@cpmarketing.at

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp, cartnscrap@gmail.com
Cotrain, Kontich, www.cotrain.be

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle www.expressionhobby.be

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec www.scrapbookcentrale.ca
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC www.treasuredmemoriesscrapbooking.ca
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC https://www.facebook.com/simplyscrapbooking/

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno https://www.hurapapir.cz/

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk
Papir Ulven, Lejre www.papirulven.dk
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg, www.threescoops.dk

Piia Takalo, Kittila, www.piiapaper.com/fi

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees, https://www.cartoscrap.com/blog/
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle h.creatif@gmail.com
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller http://www.katzelkraft.fr/en/
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine, https://www.kerglaz.com/  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi www.kerudoccreation.com
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle, hcreatif@gmail.com
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, www.scraponaturel.fr/livraison 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon www.toutencolle.fr

Paperbasics, Hessen, www.paperbasics.de
Stempelbar, Berlin, www.stempelbar.de
Stempeloase Munich, Munich www.stempeloase.de
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden www.stempelfee-shop.de
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart, www.stempellaedle.de/shop

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea www.scrapsnpieces.gr

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome, www.immaginelab.com
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino, clelia27@liberio.it
Marte Savona, Savona, www.martesavona.it
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), www.artisticaglo.it 
Piccole Passioni, Siena, www.piccolepassioni.it
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots

Creafine, Papendrecht www.creafine.nl
Creatotaal, Barendrecht, www.creatotaal.nl
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden, www.dehobbystudio.com
De Scrapheap, Sprang-Capelle, https://www.descrapheap.nl/ 
Doe@ding,Spijkenisse https://doeading.nl/
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant, www.hobbidee-breda.nl
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek www.scrap-co.nl
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest, www.scrapbookdepot.nl
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel www.stampingcorner.nl
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk www.thestampingcottage.nl

New Zealand
Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, www.artofcraft.co.nz

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik, www.Hobbygarasjen.no
Hobbykunst, Rasta, www.hobbykunst-norge.no
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe www.hobbylageret.no

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona, pebdesign@hotmail.es
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,  www.100x100manualidades.es
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra, endulze@gmail.com
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao https://ideas10manualidades.com/
Marakiscrap, Tarragona, www.marakiscrap.com
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona, www.mundomint.es
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona, Info@casonadequintana.com

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona www.scraphouseshop.es
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, www.facebook.com/theparadisecorner 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, www.endulze.com 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion, www.kcraft.co.za
Stencil Art, Gauteng, www.stencil-art.co.za 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp, https://www.butikelva.se/
HC Design, Svedala, www.hcdesign.nu

Mandy's Cards, Taipei www.facebook.com/mandy.card

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, http://www.atripdownmemorylane.co.uk
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire  www.ameliascreativecrafts.co.uk
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire www.afth.co.uk
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire www.bellacrafts.co.uk
Blade Rubber Stamps, London www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex, http://www.clactoncrafts.co.uk/
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow www.craftworldonline.co.uk
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down, craftyourartout@outlook.com
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex www.craftysnippets.co.uk
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk www.craftsandcandlelight.co.uk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex, http://www.coldfusionglass.co.uk/

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs, https://www.craftrange.com/
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter http://imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/

Kay Carley http://www.kaycarley.com
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk www.keeponcrafting.co.uk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire https://www.facebook.com/KraftCrazy/
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent, http://www.lisabdesigns.co.uk/
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, http://www.letscreateartandcrafts.co.uk/
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
Paperstory, Norfolk www.paperstory.bigcartel.com
Poppycraft, Wallingford,  https://poppycraft.co.uk/

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands www.shabbychicstencils.co.uk
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall, www.scrapbookmagic.co.uk

Scrapcosy, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Scrapcosy
Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex, www.shedloadofcrafts.com
Simply Crafts, Cardiff, www.simplycraft.com
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire. https://www.facebook.com/snazzystampingandscrapbooking/
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland www.stampersgrove.co.uk
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent www.facebook.com/swanstitch
That's Crafty, Romford, essex www.thatscrafty.co.uk
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire www.thecraftbox.biz
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire www.thecraftden.co.uk
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs https://www.garnersgardencentre.co.uk/crafts/
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall https://www.facebook.com/thecraftstudio/
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.facebook.com/TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth, stamp-pad.blogspot.com
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
Clay with Me, Colorado www.facebook.com/Claywithmestudio
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado debbie.knight@centurylink.net
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana www.creekbankcreations.com
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida www.everythingscrapbook.com
Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia, https://www.goldenshillpapercrafts.com/
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico www.santafe.com
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, www.joggles.com 
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Old Lyme, Connecticut, http://papercraftclubhouse.com/
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon www.paperparachute.com
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia, https://www.facebook.com/sherriesstuff.va/
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio www.stamplistic.com
The ink Pad, New York, www.theinkpadnyc.com
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina https://topflightstamps.com/
Seth Apter, New York www.sethapter.com
Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, http://whimsodoodle.com/ 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas, http://vintageinkc.com/

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