Wednesday 9 September 2015

New {Sept 2015} Products: Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey

Hi Everyone,

Leandra here with Emma Godfrey by my side to show you some new stamps from her Eclectica³ {Emma Godfrey} Collection.

Here's a video introduction and some 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 Liz Borer. Liz is not usually affiliated with Emma's style of stamps, but it is always interesting to see what she comes up with when a challenge is put her way, and as usual, her attention to detail is always fascinating.

H is for Halloween {using EEG11 by Liz Borer}
I particularly love the words and fonts on this stamp set. I don't use stamps for journaling, but these are so versatile that I had fun making these samples. I decided that a paper mâché 'H' would be perfect for showing these stamp designs off.

Spider Note {using EEG11 by Liz Borer}

Having cut up the journaling block stamp in the first project, I wanted to use the complete design. The spider web and crosses made a perfect background. The crosses stamp is flexible and can be curved before stamping which I found useful.

Christmas Wreath {using EEG12 by Liz Borer}
I really enjoyed using these stamps, I think there must be every word I would ever need for any Christmas project. Using the snowflakes in the background added colour and a bit of fun.

Christmas Word Tree {using EEG12 by Liz Borer}
Here I've used embossed words to create the trunk and branches of a tree. This is a great way to show all the ideas of Christmas that these stamps express. I thought I'd add a couple of tags because the tag stamps (small and large)  are the perfect size to stamp the words in.

Next up we have Lauren Hatwell. Lauren just lives up the road from Emma's old shop in Upminster and we only recently figured that she was one of Emma's customers when she dropped some art samples off into the pub we go to weekly for 'Pub Quiz'. Emma's stamps are perhaps Lauren's go to style for cards and scrapping, so it is nice to pair them up for this launch! 

Pumpkin Patch {using EEG11 by Lauren Hatwell}
This set really lends itself to the more dimensional projects and home decor items that I love to make.

Creepy Crawly {using EEG11 by Lauren Hatwell}

I love the journalling cards Emma often includes in her stamp sets. This one makes a great door. Couldn't resist using those cute spiders again too. Aren't they great!

Winter Wishes {using EEG12 by Lauren Hatwell}

The snowflakes and the gorgeous text really caught my eye on this set. They work so well together even in their simplest form.

Christmas Baubles {using EEG12 by Lauren Hatwell}

These are so quick and easy to make because they play to the strengths of the materials. Emma's strong text and beautiful snowflakes provide the perfect focal point of the baubles and the Fresco Paints pour and marble beautifully straight from the bottle. I've diluted them to colour the fabric too.

Our third contributor tonight is Sue Carrington. Sue is often a dimensional crafter who is not afraid of bold and contrasting colours. Her composition is always well thought out.

Spooky Houses {using EEG11 by Sue Carrington}
I loved all the text stamps on this set too, the hardest part was deciding how to use them. The cobweb is great for backgrounds and coupled with the little spider looks fantastic!

Halloween Rag Wreath {using EEG11 by Sue Carrington}
I love to have some spooky home decor around the house at Halloween and with all the different words on this stamp set coupled with this great skull it made for a fab rag wreath. The fabric has been sprayed with Fresco Finish paint too!

Merry & Bright {using EEG12 by Sue Carrington}
I love how this set of stamps has lots of text that can be used on so many different projects, form cards to tags to layouts. The tag stamps are great for making quick Christmas cards too!

Snowflake Tag {using (EEG12 by Sue Carrington}
The different size snowflake stamps are great for making backgrounds stamping with not only inks but Fresco Finish paints too and with a little patience they look great cut out as embellishments.

And the tail end charlie tonight is Gabrielle Price. Gabrielle is so bright and cheery and this is often reflected in what she makes too!
Spider Web Journal Page {using EEG11 by Gabrielle Price}
The cobwebs are going to prove to be a really useful stamp and they work really well in the background!

Skull Flowers Journal Page {using EEG11 by Gabrielle Price}
When I saw the stamp set the first thing I saw was skull flowers and so I made some stalks which took some cutting out but were completely worth it!

Merry Christmas Board {using EEG12 by Gabrielle Price}
The snowflakes in this set reminded me of a 1950s book I have and so I tried to recreate the retro feel of it.  I love the huge tag and the wonderful sentiments fit it perfectly.

Let It Snow Snowman {using EEG12 by Gabrielle Price}
I was beyond excited when I saw my snowman take shape! The hat is from a Lynne Perrella set. There is a huge versatility with these stamps - I think the snowflakes could easily be satellites with a retro space feel or flower heads or even a strange underwater creature. Such possibilities!

Now lets see what Emma Godfrey has been up to with her stamps ... I'll leave you in her capable hands.

Hi Everyone, Emma here very pleased to be showing you my newest stamps for the season ahead. I am excited about this release ... especially as it comes just in time for me to start making my Christmas cards!

I've made a couple of things for you tonight with a few step outs so you can see the process where needed.   Firstly, I used my Halloween stamps to make some striking cards and tags, and then the Christmas set to make a book for holding all those important Christmas lists (cards to send, presents to buy etc).

Project One: Trick Or Treat Cards using stamp set EEG11 by Emma Godfrey

Step One: These cards and tags are very simple to make.  Apart from black cardstock, and a piece of black/white striped patterned paper, the only other thing you'll need is four A6 pieces of Smoothy, painted in Fresco Finish Pumpkin Soup, Tinned Peas, Purple Rain and Tango.

Step Two: For the two aperture cards, I cut a mat from one of the painted pieces of card slightly larger than my black card mat. I hate waste, so I cut the middle out of the painted pieces - you're not going to see it anyway, and I can then use that on another card - so the orange piece in the photo below is quite simply a border about 1/2 inch wide. 

I then die-cut a circle in the black mat, and backed it with another piece of painted card, that I had stamped and heat embossed with the images. I layered these up and stuck them together and then onto a black blank card.   I heat embossed the words, added a strip of patterned paper and the black dots to finish the cards off.   I love the effect of the black embossing powder on the black card.

Step Three: For the banner card I cut a different sized flag from each piece of painted card. Using a spare piece of Smoothy on the back, I stuck them together, before stamping and heat embossing my images and adding the strip of patterned paper. The banners were then stuck down on the card, and I heat embossed the word in the bottom right hand corner.

Step Four: The tags were made with my leftover pieces of painted card and striped patterned paper. The circle tag was the die-cut piece from the first card above, and I punched circles for the scalloped border. I heat embossed all the words and images, and then coloured in the outline words with my favourite Extra Fine White Sharpie pen. I think it really makes the words pop.

And here is my second project .... 

Project Two: Christmas Lists Book using EEG12 by Emma Godfrey

Step One: First I applied layers of Fresco Finish Paints in Concrete, Lake Wanaka and Sage with a mini brayer over a piece of deli paper. I made sure it was completely dry before the next step.

Step Two: I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes all over the deli paper.  I used four different embossing powders ... and because it's for a Christmas they all had to be sparkly!

Step Three: I cut 1/4 inch strips of a patterned paper and a metallic gold cardstock, and stuck them around the notebook (making sure to hide the printed barcode on the back). I then cut a piece of deli paper to fit the space between them, and stuck it down.

Step Four: Now I just need to decorate the book.   I die-cut five tags from Smoothy and painted them Sage.   I heat embossed a "list title" on each one, and stuck them into the book with red double sided tape.  I edged the tabs with some White Fire Treasure Gold.

I decorated the front cover with some die-cut words, and a snowflake die-cut from a piece of Smoothy painted with Fresco Finish Spanish Mulberry.  Guess what the snowflake needed? Yep, sparkle ... so I heat embossed it with one of the embossing powders I'd used on the deli paper.  A beige pearl sits in the centre of the snowflake.

Lastly, I stamped a couple of the snowflakes onto each of the pages with the tabs, using coordinating ink pads.
Here's a close up of the cover...

I had lots of deli paper left over, so I made some cards and tags too!

Wow, what a wide variety of samples from Emma and her guests. I hope they inspire you to get spooky or thinking about gifts and cards for your friends and family!

Please, take a moment to leave a comment for our designers, they love to know what you think about their new releases, they put so much time into the planning of these stamps, it really is exciting for them to get your feedback!

All these stamps 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. If you want retail choice in the craft sector for the future, then always buy your stamps and stuff from an independent retailer!

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
Colemans Craft Warehouse, Rushden, Northamptonshire, 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
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, 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


Clare Lloyd said...

wonderful samples folks and super designs emma. xx

Kirsten said...

Terrific stamp sets & everyone's samples are wonderful.

Hazel Agnew said...

How exciting is this post!! What a feast travelling through all the fabulous samples! Such variety and great inspiration! Wonderful colours Emma and fantastic versatility with these stamps! Congrats to all the wingmen and especially to you Emma! Xx

Gabrielle said...

Emma, your new stamps are incredible! Thank you for letting me play with them! The samples from you and the other wingmen are awe inspiring!

Helen said...

Everyone's samples are fabulous tonight, and these stamps are so versatile.. not a halloween person really, but am seriously tempted...

Artmadnana said...

Oh another night of wonder and awe! What fabulous stamps. All those words and phrases. I have to have that Christmas set. So versatile and I love those tags. But the snowflakes are to die for and have been used beautifully in the samples. I love Gabrielle's little snowman. How clever is that!!! I love the black embossing on Emma's cards. The colours pop so well against the black. All the samples are so different and so interesting. I love that pumpkin! Gosh. Where do I stop. Love them all. Another great launch. Well done everyone.

Claire said...

Well done Emma, the new stamps are fab! Love all the samples - such a variety of projects tonight X

Lauren Hatwell said...

Brilliant samples everybody. I've really enjoyed drooling over them all this evening. Congratulations Emma. Another really fabulous release. They really were a joy to work with. Lx

Unknown said...

Wow great samples, loving the skull flowers and the embossed snowflake deli papers. Another wonderful set of stamps xx

Etsuko said...

Wonderful new stamps Emma! Awesome GD's samples, these are full of ideas and great fussy cut too. Thank you for share. xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous stamps and love what you all did with them. Fabulous inspiration x

Unknown said...

What amazing samples from everyone! I love Lauren's pumpkin & Emma's pretty deli paper......well, to be honest I love all the creations. Everyone has shown great ingenuity to showcase Emma's stamps!

Lesley Xx

Emma Godfrey said...

Thanks everyone. So glad you like the stamps! My wingmen did brilliant stuff - thank you Lauren, Gabrielle, Sue & Liz!!

Keren Baker said...

Such lovely versatile sets with heaps of possibilities. Congrats on your new sets Emma and great samples from your wingmen- love all the 3D projects!

Julie Lee said...

Such a fun collection of stamps and what inspiring work from everyone! Sorry to be so late, as I've just returned home from a land of intermittent internet connection! xx

Ruth said...

Such versatile stamps, another brilliant set of samples....and just love that pumpkin! Ruth x

Sarah B said...

Such wonderful samples , I just want to get my paints out and play - well done on some more brilliant stamps x