Tuesday 2 February 2016

NEW PA Products {Feb 2016} Clare Lloyd

Hi Everyone, Leandra here with some exciting new stamps by Clare Lloyd.

Clare is one busy blogger! She constantly has loads of new ideas popping up on her blog, she is also one of our most efficient designers to deal with! I am convinced she's an octopus with 3 heads or something the amount of work she gets done!

Did you see the announcement online this weekend that she has collaborated with Trish Latimer, Tracy Scott and our own Kim Dellow to make video tutorial called 'creating faces' video under the Craft Stamper umbrella?? How cool, and what a brilliant reference that will be too. Details here.

For this release Clare wanted to mix it up a bit, and was craving bigger faces....so that's what she did! Everyone seems to be loving larger format stamping so lets go with that, and it offers up a great opportunity to practise face-colouring too!

Clare has added elements that could be hair and clothing adornments, or perhaps make up part of your background! It amazes me how different these faces can look depending on how you colour them too, you can even change the age of them, make them into spooky witches or old hags if you wish! That flexibility and ability to add personality to them really appeals to me!

Oh and there are stencils too! Elements from the stamps are repeated but not duplicated exactly. A very good idea!


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

As ever, we always have some super talented crafters who volunteer to help us work with our newest stamps.  I'll hand over now to Clare who will introduce her support crew tonight, and has some of her own work with these new stamps to show you too. 

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Clare Lloyd here to share lots of idea with you for my new stamps designed for PaperArtsy.

My new faces are, as Leandra mentioned, much larger and have elements that can be used to make a journal page or mixed-media project. These larger images can be extended into part or whole figures and also can be painted easily using Frescos or your preferred colouring mediums. 

Of course PaperArtsy have worked hard behind the scenes to ensure all my stamps are available now to buy, check the stockist list at the end of this post.

I have had wonderful help tonight with samples, just click on the person's name below to go to their blog, and you will see more details on how they made their samples. Well worth a visit as their work is so varied, and interesting to discover how each piece came about!

Tonight we start with Chris Cresswell.  
Chris creates fabulous journal pages and mini marvels using wonderful colour combos and as someone who owns every Fresco paint colour....I think you can call her a PaperArtsy Fan!

'Miss Violet' using ECL09 by Chris Cresswell
Chris Says: I love the tilt of this girl's face/head and the fact this allows me to place her anywhere on a page. I love the flexibility of the girls' faces that allows me to use any media to add bodies to the heads. I really love the hair designs on both of the girls. Easy to colour in or add different media.

'Mini Art Flower' using PS023 by Chris Cresswell
Chris says: I love this new stencil. Each element is so useful for backgrounds. When i first saw it I knew I wanted to create some mini art with the flower head. My favourite technique at the moment is to paint over a background, around the focal image. This really makes it pop! The leaves and spotty background are made from the stencil too.

'Patchwork Flower Girl' using ECL10 by Chris Cresswell
Chris says: I love the symmetry of this girl's face. I couldn't wait to add a body to her, which I did here by paper piecing. I'm going to have great fun in my art journal with these girls' faces. I love that little flower accent too.

Next up we have Christine Dark
Chris is a fabulous designer and when I saw what she did with another of my stamps in December's issue of Craft Stamper magazine I just had to ask her to be part of my team! I'm so glad I did!

'Pretty Awesome Postcard' using ECL09 by Christine Dark
Christine says: Another beautiful face and hairstyle to colour and the great thing about these head and neck stamps is that because they’re a larger size they’re going to be great for art journaling and canvases, you can easily add clothing to make a complete figure too.

'Fluffy Blue Jumper Girl' using ECL10 by Christine Dark
Christine says: I love Clare’s whimsical girls, they each seem to have their own character and will suit many occasions, I also love Clare’s open style of drawing which makes them a delight to colour.

'Triple Icon Girl' using ECL09 by Christine Dark
Christine Says: I had such an enjoyable time making my wooden icon triptych as I was able to combine both stamp sets and the new stencil into my scene, you’ve got to love those quirky birds and the always inventive accessory stamps that Clare includes in her sets.

Our third contributor tonight is Trish Latimer .
Trish is a designer after my own heart, she loves modern and clean design. She is also a girlie face fan too!

'Flower Power Girl' using ECL09 by Trish Latimer

Trish says: My favourite thing about the face stamps is the hair, I think! This flower power lady has striped hair, with added fine liner doodles for extra detail.

'Tea Cup Tree Birds' using ECL10 by Trish Latimer
Trish says: A nest in a teacup? Such a quirky design needed a quirky project, so I put the nests sitting high above the clouds on stalks!

'A Bird In the Hand Girl' using ECL10 by Trish Latimer
Trish says: Scraped Grungepaste through a stencil provided the detail in the background for this project, a bit more of a delicate look for a more delicate face maybe?

Thanks to my wing-men for doing such fun things with these stamps! Don;t forget to go back and see their blogs by clicking on each of their names! 

So now it's time to show you what I've made with these new stamps. I've got a few step outs so you can see exactly how this all came together.

Project One: 'Bird Girl Wall Hanging' using stamp set ECL10 by Clare Lloyd

Firstly I have made a wall hanging. it's hard to appreciate the larger format of this in a photo, but you can appreciate the size more clearly in the video Leandra shot.

Step One: Stamp the face and sketch figure onto sheet of canvas. NB the finer the weave of the fabric, the more detail you will get from the stamp, or you can add layer of gesso or white fresco paint to the canvas to 'fill in' the weave before stamping too if you prefer.

Step Two: Paint figure and background using Mermaid, Candy Floss, Bora Bora and Bougainvillea. Then mask the figure and stamp clouds onto the background using Antarctic and Bora Bora.

Step Three: Add shading using Fibralo Water Soluble Pens, colouring pencils etc. You could also add black to the outlines of the stamped image if you wish too.

Step Four: Time to finish off my fabric wall hanging…embellish the panel using the birds and quote. I added more detail and shading to the figure using water colour pencils; then sewed the canvas onto a quilted fabric panel. 

Project Two:'Memory Box Girl' using stamp sets ECL09 by by Clare Lloyd

I've also made a pretty memory box... 

Step One: The box was painted with Antarctic and then I stamped all over it using Mermaid. 

Step Two: To add some contrast colour I then used new stencil PS023 to add some Candy Floss dots.

Step Three: The girl was stamped onto Smoothy card and coloured using alcohol pens and pencils. The flower, leaves and butterfly embellishments were simple stamped onto painted card, cut and a layered up onto the box.

I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with my new stamps and stencils. Any creations I find on my blog hopping travels or on social media get pinned HERE

Find me at: clarelloyd.blogspot.com, on Pinterest HERE and if you want to see my latest projects or WIPS then look for me on Instagram. Also on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.


Another amazing post, and a huge round of applause to Clare and her support team. They really came up with some fabulous projects, certainly got my mind ticking!

All tonight's wing-men have detailed step out's explaining how they made their samples on their own blogs, so do drop by and take a look by following the links provided.

These new Eclectica³ Clare Lloyd stamps are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist. As you know,  we do urge you to support independent retailers, online and in store by shopping with them regularly.

EDIT: Each night prior to this post publishing, Leandra does a live stream demo via Periscope to show a technique or idea with these new stamps. This time, she shows how to blend paint on a stamped face to add shading and definition with Fresco Chalk Paints. Great tips for you to practise shading.

Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy, so don't wait, visit them now!

Enjoy and we'll see you here again in 15 minutes for another announcement!!


United Kingdom
Artist Trading Post, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex.
Blade Rubber Stamps, Bloomsbury, London.
Clacton Arts and Crafts, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire.
Craftylicious, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Imagine That..., Upminster, Essex.
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh.
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent.
That's Crafty, Romford, Essex.
The Artistic Stamper, Faversham, Kent.
The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey.
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
The Craft Den, March, Cambridgshire.
The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin, Hockley, Essex.

Continental Europe
Expression-Hobby, Marcinelle, Belgium.
PaperiSaDe, Turku, Finland.
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi, France.
Stempelfee-Shop, Hilden, Germany.
Stempeloase Munich, Munich, Germany.
Bianca's Toko, Drenthe, Netherlands.
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Leuke Stempels, Nijverdal, Netherlands.
Big Time Stempel, Gockhaisen, Switzerland.

USA/ Canada
Frantic Stamper Inc, Eagle Point, Oregon.
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio.
Tupelo Designs LLC, Sugarland, Texas.
Vintage in KC, Johnson, Kansas.

Asia/ Pacific
Tiny Dots, Chiba, Japan.
Crafters Cupboard Pty Ltd, Berwick, Victoria, Australia.

If you would like to sell PaperArtsy stamps, stencils, or paints in your store, please contact Leandra or Mark: sales@paperartsy.co.uk or call us 0044 1277 212911


Miriam said...

Fabulous stamp sets- and the samples are lovely.... off to watch the video now!

Julie Lee said...

So many amazing ideas from Clare and her team. The use of colour in all the samples is just fantastic. What a beautiful combination these stamps and Fresco Paints are. Well done everyone once again! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Totally fabulous! Well done Team Clare. I ooh'd and aaah'd my way through all the samples. They're absolutely awesome. Congratulations Clare. Lx

craftimamma said...

Another brilliant release of stamp designs and awesome projects from Clare and her wingmen!

Lesley Xx

Ruth said...

Yes, totally fabulous, amazing samples from Clare and wingmen! Ruth x

Kirsten said...

Fab stamp sets, the girls are so pretty. Well done to Clare, Chris, Christine & Trish for the gorgeous samples.

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous makes from the whole team!

Helen said...

gorgeous colour scheme for these sets, and great samples! Well done everyone.

yoursartfully said...

Congratulations Clare, your new stamps are awesome. I'm in love with the girl with the hair bun, such a genius idea to be able to remove it to create a completely different style. The artwork from both you and your team are all so inspiring, I'm itching to try them out myself.

Lin x

Etsuko said...

Stunning stamp collections and brilliant samples. These are so many ideas and beautiful colours scheme. Just wonderful!! xxx

Unknown said...

Whohoo it's all very exciting isn't it lovely designs
Happy craftin

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the colour palette on these samples, gorgeous work and congratulations on your release, Tracy X

Unknown said...

Fabulous stamps and truly stunning samples xx

Catie Cuddles said...

Fabulous stamps and stencils! Love them all. Well done Clare and your wingmen!
C xxx

Catie Cuddles said...

Fabulous stamps and stencils! Love them all. Well done Clare and your wingmen!
C xxx

Artmadnana said...

Thank you Clare for the opportunity to play with these beautiful stamps and produce some of your samples. Thankyou especially for your lovely, generous comments. I really love Chris' and Trish's samples. That fabulous quirky one where the stripy legs (?) support the cups is hilarious and makes me smile each time I look at it. And the tryptich from Chris is awesome. So much detail. Everyone has done justice to such gorgeous stamps. Congratulations!

rachel said...

oh so pretty - gorgeous stamps and samples - fabulous x

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely to see Clare's charming girls growing bigger (literally!)... and fabulous work from the whole wingman team.
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful samples from everyone that made me smile! Great ideas and wonderful colours! Another great launch! Xx

Kathyk said...

Your stamps, stencils and samples are indeed AWESOME, Clare, best of luck with this release


Chris said...

Fabulous stamps Clare and I absolutely loved working with your girls! Amazing makes from team Clare, such inspirational work. Thanks everyone at PA and I've looking forward to the rest of the week of reveals. Chris x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fantastic new stamps Clare, and the samples from everyone were stunning! Excellent! Hugs Debsxx

Kay Carley said...

Such fantastic makes x

Kim Dellow said...

Ahh Clare supremely gorgeous! I'm loving the big size! And wow to you and your wingmen samples. Feast for the eyes! Kx

Cocofolies said...

Amazing creations by everyone, and the new stamps are gorgeous!!! Coco x

Gillian .... said...

Bravo Clare the new designs are awesome ... As are all the samples wow >3