Tuesday 7 July 2015

NEW {July 2015} PaperArtsy Products: Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey - Part 2

Hi everyone, Emma Godfrey here with Part 2 of my new stamp release for July 2015.

Tonight I'm going to show you a few samples I have made with the new stamps from set EEG10, and I am joined by Paula Pascual and Hazel Agnew who have made fabulous samples too with this travel themed set. First up if you missed it last night, here is the intro video I filmed with Leandra, and gorgeous samples!

As for my earlier stamp sets, my inspiration for this release was versatility for pocket scrapbooking, scrapbooking, mini albums and whatever else you can think of.  The two new sets are perfect for this time of year as the themes are Summer and Travel. They can work brilliantly together, as well as being easy to mix with any of the earlier sets.

The NEW {July, 2015} stamps...
There are 2 new stamp sets in this release. Plate EEG09 (see yesterday's bog post), and today we are looking more closely at Plate EEG10.

I have some talented assistants tonight who have made some items to show you with my newest stamps. The colour scheme for all the projects tonight was Fresco Finish Space Cadet, Lake Wanaka, Stone, Taupe and French Roast.

Hazel Agnew is a very talented, and extremely modest #PAtwit who I had the absolute pleasure to meet in person at a class earlier this year. She has a refreshing freedom to her method of creativity, which is so very inspirational. I am thrilled that she agreed to be a wingman for me tonight. If you want to see more of Hazel, visit her blog 'Mellifluous Meanderings' ... or you can find her on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter.

Travel Notebook by Hazel Agnew using EEG10
A padded canvas notebook with pages stitched inside. PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints can easily be used on fabric.

Here's the inside...

Photo Tag by Hazel Agnew using EEG10
Canvas was applied to the tag, then painted and decorated.

Photo Pocket by Hazel Agnew using EEG10
A photo pocket with double sided tags just waiting for some journaling, and a magnetic clasp to open the pocket out to reveal more space for travel notes and stories...

Postcard by Hazel Agnew using EEG10
Perfectly sized for pocket scrapbooking ... a postcard with paint drips.

Paula Pascual is a very experienced, professional freelance demonstrator. She has designed stamps, papers and dies with numerous well known companies over the years such as Craftwork Cards, Personal Impressions and Sizzix, and writes regularly for various UK craft publications. She is also a personal friend, and a lot of fun! I was so pleased when she agreed to make samples for me. If you want to see more of her, visit her blog 'Paula Pascualor you can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter too

Life Is An Adventure by Paula Pascual using EEG10
I love how you can combine two messages taking on a slightly different meaning.  And the dragging effect background creates a rugged look perfect for the sentiment.

Wish You Were Here by Paula Pascual using EEG10
I like to cut elements and use them on a card. Repetition of words creates a meaningful pattern perfect for this postcard to send to family.

{Heart} Adventure by Paula Pascual using EEG10
I love this little background stamp that stamps so well with paint.

Enjoy The Journey by Paula Pascual using EEG10
As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I wanted to stamp and emboss it with a platinum embossing powder and then colour it in using diluted Fresco Finish paints. Perfect for a bookmark, as well as for scrapbooking.

Finally, I'd like to share with you a few of the items I have made with this stamps set.

Amsterdam Scrapbook Page by Emma Godfrey using EEG10
Step One: I printed out a vintage style map of Amsterdam to use as my "patterned paper". I planned where that and my photos would be positioned on the 12"x12" piece of Heavy Smoothy.

Step Two: Bearing in mind where the photos and map were going, I used the Ranger Mini Blending Tool and Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a blue ink pad to add colour in three areas around the page.  I then added stamping with the various cross stamps using the same ink pads, a champagne metallic ink pad and Fresco Finish Taupe paint.

Step Three: I crumpled the map up slightly before sticking that and the photos down.  I outlined the photos with a brown pen - but it wasn't quite the right colour so I then went over the lines with a Derwent Inktense Sepia Ink pencil and water brush.  I added some hand drawn crosses with this pencil too.   I stuck down the alphabet stickers for the title (if you have some and they're not quite the right colour - remember you can paint them!).  To finish I stamped clusters of the words in the top left and bottom right hand corners using Archival Ink Coffee.

Here's a close up... so you can see some of the layout in more detail...

Fountains Abbey Mini Album by Emma Godfrey using EEG10

Step One:  I created a sheet of my own patterned paper by using Leandra's brayer technique (you can find the video here).  I used the Fresco Finish paints in this order - French Roast, Taupe, Space Cadet, Stone and Lake Wanaka.   I then swiped some Fresco Finish Pewter over the top, and stamped Mini 18 using the Pewter paint too.  I cut this up up so I had two larger pieces for the covers, and eight strips (approx 1/2" wide).

Step Two: Using #10 Manila tags, I stuck two tags together to make the front cover, and repeated to make the back cover.   I painted the tops of all the tags (on both sides) with Fresco Finish Lake Wanaka.

Step Three: I cut up three other co-ordinating patterned papers into strips. I stuck these, my photos, and the brayered strips randomly on each tag (on both sides). I went around the edges of the tags with Archival Ink Coffee and a piece of Cut'n'Dry Foam. (The tags are slightly bigger than 4" - so there was a slight gap above and below each photo).

Step Four: I sponged the Archival Ink Coffee through some sequin waste (on the covers and the pages).  I stamped words and crosses on the pages, and stamped the signpost with a word inside for the front cover.  I used Basic Grey alphabet stickers for the title and added a couple of bits of vintage washi tape to the covers.   I ran a silver pen along the paper joins on the covers and coloured in any outline words with it.   I flattened a bottle cap, punched a circle from one of the patterned papers and stamped a word on it, before gluing it to the front cover. To finish, I joined the book together with a book ring and tied various ribbons around it.

Here's a close up of one of the pages...

I also made some journaling cards...

And some greeting cards...

If you'd like to come to a class taught by me, I hold regular workshops at my monthly crop in Upminster (Essex) - y
ou can find more information on them here. You'll also find me teaching at Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin and Birds In The Barn later in the year.

If you would like to arrange for me to teach/demo at your shop or event, then please contact me at emmaimaginethatpapercrafts@yahoo.co.uk.

My blog Imagine That is new for 2015, and you can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter @emmaimaginethat .

I really hope you are going to enjoy using my stamps this year... I can't wait to see what you create with them!


The following shops have already ordered my stamps from PaperArtsy and the only place you can get them NOW is exclusively from them. Please try to support your local independent retailer, be they a physical shop, or online. 

All my stamps are red rubber and sell in the UK for £20.50 (incl VAT). They come individually trimmed on EZ mount foam, ready to use with your acrylic blocks.

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex, UK. Telephone orders, or please visit the shop.
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire, UK. EEG stamps here.
Frantic Stamper Inc, Oregon, USA. EEG stamps here.
Imagine That Papercrafts, Essex, UK. EEG Stamps here.

PS Don't forget that the blog challenge for Topic 12: Stencils is still open until Sunday July 12th. If you'd like to take part, and show us your stencilling skills, then go right ahead!


Julie Lee said...

Yet more really brilliant samples that show just how versatile these stamps are! Well done to everyone for some marvellous inspiration! xx

Helen said...

wonderful samples again tonight! Clever ladies.

Lucy Edmondson said...

What wonderful samples! Clever ladies!

Lucy x

Gabrielle said...

Lovely stamps (which will be mine!) and wonderful samples from some really talented peeps! Am loving this week!

Hazel Agnew said...

Congratulations Emma! Your stamps certainly floated my boat! Xx

craftytrog said...

Congratulations on more fabulous inspiration, and another great set of stamps!

Kirsten said...

Fantastic samples.

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful stamping inspiration.

Cocofolies said...

Great inspiration and makes using these new stamps, every creation is gorgeous and in different ways! Also very cute works with the photos added! :) Well done to Hazel, Paula and you Emma! Coco xx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous samples again tonight and love what you've all created. I have a soft spot for the Fountains Abbey so love that little album :-) especially.

Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow fab stamps and stunning samples well done Hazel Paula and Emma xx

Etsuko said...

Fab stamps and wonderful inspirations, I was very inspired by them. xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

So many gems here. Really great samples ladies. There are so many great ideas. Lx

Jackie PN said...

Beautiful samples and your color palette is perfect with your stamps!

Jane said...

I'm loving these new stamps and they have been showcased here perfectly x

Keren Baker said...

You've released some lovely stamps!! Great ideas!

JoFY said...

lovely new stamps Emma, and gorgeous samples! xx