Tuesday 8 September 2015

NEW {Sept 2015} Products: Eclectica³ Clare Lloyd

Hi Everyone,

Leandra here, joined by Clare Lloyd to introduce you to the newest stamp addition to her Eclectica³ {Clare Lloyd} Collection. I adore Clare's whimsical style, and there is some awesome humour in the words that accompany these stamps which I think the sample-makers below have illustrated perfectly!

Here's a video introduction and some of the samples using these new stamps for you to check out!

So lets take a closer look at the stamps

As ever, we always have some super talented crafts who volunteer to help us work with our newest stamps. 

Tonight we start with  Catherine Carter.

Treat Bag Tags {using ECL07 by Catherine Carter}

I loved these stripey tights and shoes images. The shoes just had to sparkle and I made these little tags perfect for treat bags.

Purrrfect Trio Card {using ECL07 by Catherine Carter}

These super cute cats all stamped in a row made a purrrfect (tee hee) card! I really had fun with these witches cat and hats.

Bottle Bag Tag {using ECL08 by Catherine Carter}

Such a fun festive quote just had to be made into a tag for a bottle of vino. I added some sparkle using glittery stickles.

Jolly Holly Girl {using ECL08 by Catherine Carter}

I found the little holly image such a great way of embellishing my projects. I created a master board using Fresco paints such a quick way of making lots of cards/tags at a busy time of year.

Next up we have Chris Cresswell.

Kraft Christmas Card {using ECL08 by Chris Cresswell}

This card is inspired by Jo a Firth Young. She uses white embossing on Kraft card a lot, especially with her Christmas stamps, and now I love doing the same! With a bit of glitter of course! .

Ice Princess Tag {using ECL08 by Chris Cresswell}

The main focus in the Christmas set is the girl image. My first thoughts were that she oozes 'ice princess' although she's an angel! So I only wanted to use blue, jade and white! I've been doing some collage work recently so wanted to add collage to the tag.

Gothic Girl {using ECL07 by Chris Cresswell}

I adore this little cat and knew immediately that I wanted him to wear the hat, not the girl. They are the perfect size to fit under the Gothic arch stencil!

Simply Legs Card {using ECL07 by Chris Cresswell}

I really love these stripy legs and pointy shoes and felt they just cried out to be repeat stamped. So spooky!

Our third contributor tonight is Anneke De Clerck.

Angel {using ECL08 by Anneke De Clerck}

The ECL08 stamp set is so versatile. With the wings from the set I transformed the girl into an angel.

I love working with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. The soft colors and chalk finish make them the perfect medium for wintery themed cards/art journal pages.

Let it Snow {using ECL08 by Anneke De Clerck}

I'm fond of decorating dresses, read fiddling :) On this one I used gel medium in combination with Art Sugar. For the collar and belt I crumpled some vintage book text.

To achieve a minimalistic look I stamped the face on vintage book text and simply added some shadow/highlights.

Christmas Card {using ECL08 by Anneke De Clerck}

I created the background with painted tissue paper and added some wooden trees. The small circles from the ECL08 set are perfect to decorate Christmas trees. The girl looks great with that Santa hat on, doesn't she :) I used Flower Soft to decorate her hat and collar. 

And the tail end charlie tonight is Lauren Hatwell .

Spooky! {using ECL07 by Lauren Hatwell}

Clare's images are so beautifully drawn. They're a joy to colour in and alter any way I choose. The possibilities are endless.

Broom to Match (using ECL07 by Lauren Hatwell)

I really had so much fun with these stamps. I've used minimal tweaks with the colouring and a couple of details to turn her into Glam Witch.

White Christmas {using ECL08 by Lauren Hatwell}

I couldn't resist colouring the lovely party girl in twice. The snowballs are a really useful element and make great Christmas baubles.

Ice Queen {using EDC08 by Lauren Hatwell}

I confess I got completely carried away when I was making  this acrylic tag. It's got everything I could think of to give it icey sparkle: Glass Bead Glitter Gel, the fab new Frosting Glaze and good old fashioned glitter glue. I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

Now lets see what Clare Lloyd has been up to with her own stamps. As you know Clare quite likes to colour faces and add to simple almost rustic but bright backgrounds. Nothing is overly polished, and the way she pulls things together just oozes personality, and makes you feel like anything is possible in a blink....I'll leave you in her capable hands...

Hello everyone, Clare here.

I am so pleased to be launching 2 new stamp designs this evening. The first design with a Halloween theme has versatility for journalling beyond October and the girl doesn't have to be a witch at all! My wintry Christmas design with lots of elements means the girl can transform into an angel, a merry (hic!) girl or just be out on a festive walk through the snow. I tried to design images that had plenty of scope for masking and layering up into projects. I love a play on words as most of you will know by now, so found some fun quotes to add to your finished projects.  

I've made a couple of projects for you tonight with a few step outs so you can see the process. 

Project One: Spooky Row Houses

I used some fab stencils by Emma and one of my favourite little stamping techniques...ink the stamp once and then stamp continuously creating a fade out ombre effect.

Then I created some Limelight washi tape by painting onto copier paper and doing some stamping.

Lots of layering of coloured images and sentiments using foam pads. Simply mounted onto black card to make my spooky row houses.

Project Two: Let it Snow 

You can see how I masked the hat onto her head below. Stamp the hat onto your card first, and then stamp it again onto another piece of scrap paper to make a mask. Now you can stamp the girl'd head on top of the mask, adjusting the angle to suit the hat on her head fits, then lift off the hat mask to see how well you did. She was coloured with alcohol pens as a base and then some colour pencils for shading. As I knew I wasn't cutting her out, I wasn't too particular about staying inside the lines as I coloured.

I simply applied a quick mixed-up layer of Mermaid and Antarctic for the sky. Then snowflakes were embossed in white, as were the snowballs onto card painted with Snowflake...aptly enough!

I can't wait to see what you will do with these new designs. That is the best bit about designing for PaperArtsy...seeing what others do with your designs!

Happy Crafting, 

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Wow! What a fabulous blog post from Clare and her guests! I love how she has designed her stamps to be suitable for the upcoming seasonal period and also work for the rest of the year too! Just what we need for that maximum versatility. Such a shame Anneke's projects didn't make it from Belgium to HQ in time for the video filming, but we had a hiccup with the post when sending the stamps to her which created a delay for stuff coming back to us. Our fault not hers!

Take a moment to leave a comment for Clare. She is itching to know what you think about these new releases.  Also if you have time, go to each blog of the creatives above as there will be more detail there about how they made their gorgeous and very clever samples.

All new products released this week are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist. As you know,  we urge you to support your local independent retailer by spending you money with them. So far these shops below have either got items in stock already or they are just about to arrive any day.

Crafter's Cupboard Pty Ltd, Berwick, Melbourne, Australia

Frantic Stamper Inc, Eagle Point, Oregon, Canada
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Kerudoc Creation, Kerudoc, France
ScrapatouilleBrignoles, France

Stempelmuehle, Gardelegen, Germany
Stempelfee, Hilden, Germany

Bianca's Toko, Nieuw Weerdinge, Netherlands
Creafine, Pependrecht, Netherlands
Leuke Stempels, Nijverdal, Netherlands
Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands

South Africa:
Stencil Art, Johannesburg, South Africa

United Kingdom:
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk, England
Artist Trading Post, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
Blade Rubber Stamps, Bloomsbury, London, England.
Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex, England
Country View Crafts, Nr Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England
Daisy's Jewels and Crafts, Coventry, West midlands, England
Imagine That, Upminster, Essex, England
It's Crafting Time, Harston, Cambridgeshire, England
Pink Tulip Creations, Studley, Warwickshire, England
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent, England
That Craft Place Ltd, Westham, East Sussex, England
That's Crafty, Harold Wood, Essex, England
The Artistic Stamper, Faversham, Kent, England
The Craft Barn, South Nutfield, Surrey, England
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin, Rochford, Essex, England


jojo79 said...

Great stamps Clare and fab samples everyone

Julie Lee said...

A great collection of stamps and the designers have really brought out how adaptable and fun they can be! Well done Clare; Wing-people and PaperArtsy! xx

Kirsten said...

Two fantastic stamp sets & the samples are wonderful.

PaperArtsy said...

Thanks to our wonderfully creative team who helped Clare launch her samples tonight! Catherine, Chris, Lauren, Anneke your ideas with Clare's stamps are fabulous.

And well done Clare on another quirky release full of humour. You are a dream to work with! Congratulations xx


Helen said...

Fabulous samples from all the ladies, some really versatile stamps too.

catherine said...

Fabulous samples from your wonderful new release stamp sets Clare. I was so honoured to be given the opportunity to work with them and found them truly fabulous sets for all sorts of projects. Thank you Clare and very well done
x catherine

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Awesome stamps clare! Great designs and makes from the dt.

Jane said...

Fun stamps and samples,well done ladies x

Artmadnana said...

I echo what Catherine has said. These are such fun stamps to 'play' with. And it was a fabulous opportunity to be asked to be Clare's wingman on these! Thankyou so much Clare. I'm sure people will love these. xxx

Clare Lloyd said...

Thanks everyone. Xxxx

Debs M said...

Fabulous new stamp sets and the samples are stunning, well done Clare and the team x

craftimamma said...

Lovely new stamps and all beautifully showcased by the designers and their awesome samples. Their versatility has definitely been put on display!

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Clare....your stamps are fabulous...so many possibilities! Your wingmen have done you proud with a wealth of creativity! Congrats to you all! Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well done Clare. Another amazing release. I really had such a wonderful time making my samples. The stamps and images are an absolute joy to work with. Lx

Claire said...

Two more lovely stamp plates Clare - congrats! Stunning samples tonight, love the versatility demonstrated by everyone Xx

Unknown said...

Fantastic new stamps Claire, loving all the great samples xx

Julie S said...

Wow. Wonderful new sets and the samples are fantastic!

Ruth said...

These stamps and samples have put a smile on my face, fabulous ideas! Ruth x

Sarah B said...

Just love love the witches shoes - loads of fantastic ideas xx

CraftyMonkey said...

Love, love, love the Christmas stamps. I bought them at Port Sunlight and can't wait to play with them such a versatile set, that can be used at other times of the yer, other than Christmas. Thank you Leandra for the time you spent with me at Port Sunlight, explaining backgrounds for art journaling. I have played with your fab chalk paints, and produced some backgrounds I am much happier with.