Saturday 8 February 2014

NEW PaperArtsy {2014} Products: Eclectica³ Darcy Collection

Darcy Wilkinson took up the challenge of Guest Designer for the PaperArty blog in 2013. She totally amazed the wider PA blog family with her unusual approach to being creative, and certainly inspired many to have a go at the numerous techniques she presented. She even made a giraffe from scratch, who was rightly named Colin.

In August to coincide with her final post, we released a couple of stamp sets, and she did 2 more for Christmas.

So we are thrilled to add 4 more A5 stamp sets to the Eclectica³ Darcy Collection: 

Darcy has also designed 8 minis (credit card size stamps)




I'm sure you would like to see some samples of what Darcy and some of our other guests have been up to with Darcy's newest stamps. I'm only showing you a few here, but if you pop to these peoples blogs, they also will have more pics of what they made and how.

First up Darcy herself, this gorgeous piece caught my eye, beautiful paint layers in the wood background, such a content little bird! Love the Grunge Paste wood-effect background.

And next a Darcy Flower garden with flowers generated from circle stamps,and bespoke stalks.

This home is stunning, the frame is made from little fabric squares, then all kinds of cool effects to create a typically Darcy border. The hose stamps are a trio of steampunked delights from Plate 8. And below, a Darcy mini, another little house. Lots of details to enjoy here.

So let's see what our other designers have been up to with Darcy's new stamps!

Alison Bomber really enjoyed the rustic nature of getting back to nature in her samples
EM03, EDY05

Linda Cain in her typically bright and colourful manner has created some stunning pieces with lots of detail in the backgrounds and uses paint shading to create focus within each piece.


Gillian has recently been enjoying exploring brighter colour combinations when working with Darcy's new stamp designs.

EM08, EDY05

Carol Quance really enjoyed including texture into her samples.

EDY05, EM04
 EDY05 EM04
EM01 EM03 EM07 EDY05 EDY06

Tomorrow is Darcy's big day! You can finally get your hands on these beauties, but only at Stevenage where Darcy herself will being demoing with Leandra at Stamperama from 10-4 for the launch. We can't wait for you to see them ALL!

All Darcy's new stamps will be available via your local stamp store in the coming weeks for our Trade customers to order. Initially shops will be able to order direct from PaperArtsy next week online (wholesale website only) or in person at the Craft Hobby and Stitch International Trade Show, NEC Birmingham, Feb 16-18. PaperArtsy is stand A42, situated as usual in the back left hand corner of the main hall, with a handy coffee cart nearby.  Shipping of all new products starts immediately after the trade show ends: Wednesday Feb 19th, 2014.

Watch the blog ALL NEXT WEEK from Tuesday for new product reveals every night.


Helen said...

WOW Love the Mini's and the "reach for the stars" set.... and some fantastic samples everyone - so that's a load more stamps I need then....

jojo79 said...

Wow, love them. The mini bird is great & the mushrooms. Can't wait to get my hands on them.


Unknown said...

These I need! Bang goes my no new stash promise!!!!!

Julie Lee said...

These are so original and imaginative. Darcy has created not just a stamp collection but a whole new world of creativity and fun! My favourites are the little houses, but they are all a triumph of adaptability and design. Great ideas from the GDs too! Julie Ann xx

Anonymous said...

An incredible collection of gorgeous stamps & the projects look amazing. Well done Darcy, I love everything.

Kathi said...

Wow! These are fabulous new stamp sets! Congrats to Darcy!

My favorite set is EDY08, with the wonderful houses and star cluster!

The designers' samples are great and show the versatility of the new stamps!

Good luck with both shows, though I know you will be very busy with loads of new orders!

Alison said...

Fantastic designs Darcy, & fab artwork from everyone! Looking forward to the show tomorrow :o)
Alison xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Darcy I feel so excited my heart is pounding and sincerely could cry with joy. What a success these will be for you. Each and every one is truly amazing big big big congrats lovely. You are an amazing talented ladyxxxx

Unknown said...

wow Darcy-your projects are fabulous-and the stamps are amazing!

Janet said...

WOW !!! Darcy your new stamps are Fabulous, I love them all,01,02,04,05,06, are my favourites can't wait till tomorrow, to see you demo them

Redanne said...

Wonderful, original and very quirky, love the flamingo and butterfly!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous additions to your lovely quirky collection Darcy. They are truly unique. I love the snail! Wonderful creations by yourself and all the PA Guest DT, each giving their own individual twist to using your stamps.

Have a fabulous day tomorrow. Just wish I could be there to share it with all the PaperArtsy family & PAtwits.

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Can't choose cos it makes me dizzy. You is a legend Darcy. This collection is DOPE!! Xx

massofhair said...

No words just emotions..... Need ALL! :-)xxx

You don't need anything but good shoes (Alegrias), patience, endurnace & a smile.

Your stamps will be a sell out, you will become an even more famous International Stamp Designer & you will hopefully feel loved & appreciated by everyone who visits Stevenage tomorrow.

Enjoy your moment Darcy, we both send hugs, love & smiles:-) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love them all but especially the houses! Some saving up to be done methinks! Chrisx

ellen vargo designs said...

Gorgeous collection Darcy! Love your samples as well as all the other designers! Congrats on your new release! Ellen x

rachel said...

these are amazing and especially love the minis - fab xx

ionabunny said...

I thought I needed a flamingo. Now I need a flamingo, a snail, a house, another house, mushrooms, flowers, maybe a cat, yeah a cat, oh. I hope these are going to be available on the website soon cos I don't have a local stamp shop that sells PaperArtsy.

Karin said...

Wonderful samples, I love these quirky stamps.

Linda S. said...

Congratulations on your new stamp line. I'm sure it will be a success and that you will be mobbed at the show. Your designers have done a wonderful job of showcasing the new stamps, and what can be accomplished with them. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

These are going to be a huge success I'm sure! I know I need one of each. They are amazing!! Great samples from some really wonderful artists.

Cocofolies said...

All stamps are fabulous, I'd love having them ALL!!!! The choice will be very difficult.. :D And congrats to all who produce such wonderful samples, so amazing!! Hugs, Coco x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oooh these are such fun! Congrats Darcy! So excited to see the minis which I can't wait to get my hands on. Love seeing the samples which show such tremendous variety and flexibility with the new stamps. Sorry to be behind with my commenting,

Lucy x

Geraldine said...

Wow, what a fun and different collection, I will have to go shopping soon I think. Love all the samples too, fantastic work from everyone.