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
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.
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Carol Quance really enjoyed including texture into her samples.
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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.