Tuesday 6 May 2008

Check this out!

Wow, the big fat competition entries coming in are amaaaaazing!! We challenged you to 'think outside the box' and use your PaperArtsy stamps in the most unusual ways possible. Well you guys are awesome!

Here's just a small selection of what we have received in recent days.

Betsey made this beautiful box stamped, inked masked and embellished beautifully.

She writes: Just wanted to let you know that my recent order arrived a few days ago. I have been having so much fun using them. The stamps are really beautiful and have really helped to motivate me to get stamping again. I have been passionate about stamping for years, but at times, I find that the cares of everyday life take over, and I start to drift away. This past year, I took a new job, and have been extremely busy getting adjusted to it. In the process I have neglected my passion for stamping. This past weekend has inspired me again. I find myself lying in bed, thinking of a new project and doing all I can not to give in to the urge to get going on it!

Daisy tells us she has been working on new surfaces never tried before.

Well for me the most original things I've done with a PaperArtsy stamp are to alter a jigsaw piece and to make a triptych frame, which had 12 individual inchies on it.

I love your all stamps & certainly don't have enough of them.

Details on how each were made can be found on her blog.
Jigsaw http://distinctly-daisy.blogspot.com/2008/04/je-taime.html

Triptych http://distinctly-daisy.blogspot.com/2008/01/dream.html

Liz has a partner in crime here, and has certainly managed to think outside the box. We all had a great laugh and wondered if Clive had any idea about the colour Liz used!

She writes: The most unusual thing I have stamped on is - Clive's head. I'm sorry the photo is not too good, he wouldn't fit in the scanner. Nor would he let me heat emboss - spoil sport. Plant a hair and it will grow? We can but hope! VBG, Liz :)

Valerie has been practising some new techniques using her Stamps from the PaperArtsy French Collection. (Available exclusively in French stores via our distributorACICAM in France, go to their website to see their stockists)

Shrink, UTEE and distress inks all feature here

She writes: Here is from France my "little" realisations for the competition...Sorry, I'm new in scrap :) ! I used paper, Distress Inks, embossing powders, UTEE, shrinking paper, and of course Paper Artsy's stamps !

I like the new collection (Squiggly Ink) with the swirls and curls and the small houses (so cute!). I went to Paris last month at the SMAC, it was such an honor to see her doing mixed-media at ACICAM stand...Go on Leandra !

Cordially from France,

Valérie :)

Lastly Joy made these amazing little houses, I want to call them ice houses as
they remind
me of Ice sculptures. She has used UTEE and you can go here to find out more http://alterme.typepad.com/. Aren't they adorable?

So how do you play along? We want you to send us your photos (jpegs to newsletters@paperartsy.co.uk) of the most original thing you've done with a PaperArtsy stamp, no holds barred. The comp is open to anyone worldwide and the prize is a full set of 42 PaperArtsy Minis. Value £197 GBP (approx $400 USD). We'll post a selection of the entries each week here on the blog for you to see and we'll announce the winner on May 21. So get on your bizarro thinking cap and show us what you can do.


daisy said...

What a surprise to see my entry on your blog. Thank you xx

Love the pink head - shame he wouldn't let them do any embossing too :o)

Andrea said...

love the new entys and well the stamped head made me laugh x

Alter Me said...

aw thanks. and yay for the man who let his head get stamped!