Monday 1 February 2016

NEW PA Products {Feb 2016} Kim Dellow

Hi Everyone, 

I know, boy are we getting busy tonight here on the PA Blog, 2 massive annoucements! The next lovely designer we have added to the PA family is the fabulous Kim Dellow. We are thrilled to share her new stamps for 2016 with you!

Kim is a full-time freelance crafter who has long been writing for numerous craft publications in the UK, and has a great number of crafting years under her belt. She is one of those very versatile people who can turn her hand to most styles and genres with ease, so to narrow down her skill set for some stamps was an interesting process. You may know Kim for her 'show your face' feature on her blog every Friday which has been encouraging everyone to draw faces,  and then draw some more to master all kinds of ways to depict faces.

While discussing design options, we stumbled across a minimal-retro style that Kim immediately explored with gusto, and here we are with 2 rather minimalist stamp sets with a slight hint of geometric style about them too. I really like where this is going, they are different, and I think they will work for mixed media as well as tags or cards so easily.

Kim's hand drawn style shines through as clean, but not too perfect, and both sets have coordinating elements, despite one clearly being circular and the other more square in style.

Here's a video introduction showing you the stamps and lots of samples made with 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 Kim who will introduce her support crew, and has some of her own work with these new stamps to show you too. Enjoy!


Hi everyone, Kim Dellow here and I am thrilled to finally be able to share my new stamps designed for PaperArtsy with you today, as well as the amazing work from my super-talented support crew.

So welcome to my first two PaperArtsy stamp sets! Leandra was amazing and picked up on the retro elements from some of my scatty, all over the place sketches and we honed them into these two fun and quirky geometric-themed sets, which I love! 

I am a bit of a dabbler in all styles and types of craft, as Leandra says, and I'm really pleased we could develop some sets that have a little bit of everything! There are background stamps, focal point stamps, texture stamps and phrase stamps, so hopefully you will find these two sets very versatile. I think when you have a look at what the team came up with then you will see what I mean.
So shall we get started?

First up is Keren Baker. 
Keren has a fabulous clean and simple style that works really well with the minimalist style of these stamps. I just love how she has used the stamped elements to build little stories with a wonderful sense of fun to them too.

'In The Clouds' using EKD02 by Keren Baker 
Kim says: I love the way Keren has used one of the large flowers from the EKD02 set as a balloon for the little birds to cling too. How cute is that?

'Let Yourself Grow' using EKD01/02 by Keren Baker
Kim says: And another great idea from Keren, she has used the cloud-like stamps from EKD02 as little hedges! Fab!

Next up we have Tracy Evans.
Tracy has given us a different look again. Her lovely paint style has really demonstrated how even though these stamps have a minimalistic look you can easily adapt them to more arty or painty projects too.

Ever Growing Circles using EKD01/02 by Tracy Evans
Tracy says: I love these quirky birds and flowers they work on their own or combined with other stamps and will be something I use over and over. I want to try a journal page soon with these images using lots of colour and also in a monochromatic palette.

Blossom and Grow canvas using EKD01/02 by Tracy Evans
Tracy says: This sample was all about having fun, messy fingers, paint and texture, something I love and these images are just perfect for that. I would also like to challenge myself to do some CAS samples too as I know these will work beautifully and make a bold statement on their own.

Our third contributor tonight is Lauren Hatwell.
Lauren's vision has shown how you can stretch these stamps and with a bit of imagination take them just that bit further. I adore her creative brain and could happily go around seeing the world the way she does for a day!

'Sitting Here Thinking of You'  using  EKD02 by Lauren Hatwell

Lauren Says: Cool, funky, strong imagery. What's not to love? The chair was easy to make from the cloud case you're wondering.

Geared Up for Success using EKD01/02 by Lauren Hatwell
Lauren Says: This is what I want from a stamp set. Versatility equals value for money. The more I can do with it the better. Every single element in both sets is a multi-tasker.

Right, my turn now and I have some step outs showing the process to share with you too. For my makes I've used the Cheesecake, Chartreuse, Hey Pesto, Autumn Fire and South Pacific Fresco paints.

Project One: 'Enjoy The Little Things' Scene Panel using stamp sets EKD01/02
by Kim Dellow

For my first project I decided to make a little summer scene using masking and stencilling techniques. I thought that the large circle on a stem stamp in the EKD01 set would make a fabulous sun too so this Summer-inspired make was born!

Step One: I started by stamping out the two clouds close to each other on a panel of white cardstock and then again on spare paper to cut out into masks. I inked up one of the large circle stamps then covered the stalk with repositionable tape before stamping it over the masked clouds.

Step Two: I added more clouds to the top of the panel then stamped out the smaller circles on stalks a few times along the bottom of the panel to make a continuous line of circle flowers. 

Step Three: I then covered the clouds and sun with paper masks and used a stenciling brush to stipple the paint over the top part of the panel. The stippling gives it a great textures but if you prefer you can go for a more blended look using a sponge or by swirling the brush.

Step Four: For the bottom part of the scene I used a smaller stenciling brush to add some colour to the flowers bed. I didn't bother to mask the row of circles but just worked carefully through the space with the brush. Then I painted the sun and the flowers with an ordinary brush. Finally, I slightly curved the phrase and stamped and cut it out to stick along the tops of the flowers with 3D foam.

Project Two: Little Hedgehog Card using stamp sets EKD01/02 
by Kim Dellow

This next make is all about stamping with paints and building up stamping texture. It is one of my favourite things to do at the moment - stamping with paints. But don't forget to wash your stamps as soon as you have stamped with them!

Step One: Using a brayer I added some thin colour with the paints to a piece of white cardstock I then used this as a base to stamp on. I used the concentric circle stamp to add some texture to the background.

Step Two: Next I stamped the row of rectangular shapes on stalks in paint and painted each of the heads with a brush.

Step Three: Then I stamped the hedgehogs with the Little Black Dress paint and painted them as well before cutting them out and sticking them to the panel with 3D foam.

Step Four: To finish I stamped out the 'Enjoy The Little Things' phrase with the Little Black Dress paint and cut the phrase into words to stick to the panel with 3D foam.

I have just got to say a huge THANK YOU to each sample designer! I am overwhelmed by the amazing job everyone did with their samples. Each designer has bought her own amazingly creative vision to the stamps and I just love the different ways they have been used. Please do go pop over to their blogs and give them some love: Keren Baker, Tracy Evans and Lauren Hatwell. 

Plus of course my own blog has info on this release too.

Another huge THANK YOU to Leandra and Mark for accepting me into the PaperArtsy family, I am so happy to be here. But also a massive THANK YOU for all their help getting these stamps from crazy sketches to usable rubber!

I really hope that you enjoy these new stamps and I am totally looking forward to seeing what you make with them!

In case you don't know me this is me...

Do come over to my blog, Kim Dellow, to say hello or you can find me under my name on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, Pinterest and most other social media outlets!

A massive welcome to Kim from us here at PaperArtsy! Please make sure to let her know on her blog and here what you think of her new stamps. Bringing new products to life is such an exciting process to be part of, and I am sure that she will be eagerly awaiting your thoughts! 

In addition, this past weekend Kim was announced as one of the contributors to a collaborative video produced by Traplet/ Craft Stamper Magazine, along with Trish Latimer, Tracy Scott, and our own Clare Loyd. It will be a great resource to ahve to hand, so you can find out more here. Congratulations Kim!

Don't forget that 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 their respective links.

These new Eclectica³ Kim Dellow 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: 30 mins before we published this blog post, Leandra did a live demo with Kim's stamps on Periscope. You can view Periscope streams live in the Twitter app, or get the Periscope app to view on your IOS device, also available on android. 

In this scope, Leandra shows how to make the tag above with an ombre background, and shading with fresco paint blending tips.

Here's the live scope from Kay's release...

Below is a list of the retailers who are ready for you to buy NOW, so don't wait, visit them now to purchase Kim's stamps before they sell out!

Enjoy and we'll see you here again tomorrow night!!


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: or call us 0044 1277 212911


Jennie Atkinson said...

Wonderful stamps and so many fabulous inspirational samples! Jennie x

Helen said...

Welcome Kim. Gorgeous fun samples, great stamps

Julie Lee said...

Kim, these stamps are lovely! I love the retro look of them and I've fallen for those hedgehogs. Their style reminds me of the charm of '50s and '60s design. I can't wait to use them in backgrounds and journalling. xx

Trish Latimer said...

LOVE these Kim! Amazing projects created by you and your wingmen ! :) xxxxxxxx

Ruth said...

Such fun quirky and versatile stamps, love all the samples, congrats on a wonderful release as well! Ruth x

Clare Lloyd said...

love them! don't know why but i think clarice cliff when i see them! x

Miriam said...

fabulous!! Love the stamps and the stencils- and great ways of interpretation!!

Gabrielle said...

Fabulous designs, samples and general gorgeousness! Congrats on becoming a PA designer!

Catie Cuddles said...

Kim has made a great contribution to the already fab designers. Love all these stamps!
Catherine x

Debs M said...

Great stamps and great samples from the team x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations Kim, Leandra and the team in a fabulous release, I really enjoyed working with these, thank you. My fellow wingmen designs are fantastic. Hugs . Tracy x

Unknown said...

Reading this post was QUITE THE TREAT. Wow. You are all just so beautifully creative. Congratulations KIM. You must be sooooo proud of all the wonderful ways these stamps were used in these INCREDIBLE projects. It just blows me away the variety and versatility. Each one was just a great as the next. Going back through them all again now.... really really YUMMY inspirations. j.

Words and Pictures said...

Your stamps are such fun, Kim, and the samples from everyone are fabulous! Congratulations on another great launch.
Alison xx

JoFY said...

Love these images! Well done Kim on your stamps- they're going to be a lot of fun to create with. x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Way to go Kim xx

Kirsten said...

CCongratulations on a wonderful PA designer debut, Kim!! These stamps are completely wonderful & I cannot wait to get my hands on them! Well done to you, Keren, Tracy & Lauren on your gorgeous samples.

Unknown said...

Another release of amazingly versatile stamps as ably demonstrated by Kim and her wingmen. The little hedgehogs are gorgeous as are the birds. All the samples are such fun but have to love Lauren's interpretation of them!

Lesley Xx

Bothiecat said...

Love these stamps, so many possibilities for both cards and mixed media.

Unknown said...

Congrats to you Kim ! Well done ! The hedges are so cute !!!! Love them ! The birds are cutes as well !

Unknown said...

Cool stamps & artwork well done you
Happy craftin

Unknown said...

Fab stamps, love how versatile they are with all the fantastic samples x

Artmadnana said...

Ha I'd spotted the retro look on the sneaky peeks. Great ideas in the samples. The girls did you proud. Congratulations Kim.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love those new stamps - artsy and funky! Great projects!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful stamps, Kim, so versatile! I love the samples, that cloud sofa is great!

Lucy x

yoursartfully said...

Congratulations Kim, what a fabulous release. I'm loving those cute little birds and much fun! The samples by you and your team this evening were awesome, congratulations to all of you.

Lin x

Kim Dellow said...

Thank you so much everyone. I'm so glad you like the stamps and thank you for such a warm welcome to the PaperArtsy team. I was totally blown away by the wonderful samples from the wingmen, aren't they amazing?!

Kay Carley said...

Such fab samples by you and your wingmen Kim. Huge congratulations to you :) xxx

Etsuko said...

Lovely stamps and wonderful samples, so cute!! xx

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Redanne said...

Such quirky and fun stamp sets Kim, these will be SO versatile - all the samples are fabulous too! Huge congratulations on this wonderful release! xx

SCarol said...

Gorgeous new stamps and love all the projects.

Cocofolies said...

Super cute stamps and samples!!! Good luck to you Kim Dellow, wishing you the success in this new venture here :) Coco x

Gillian .... said...

Congrats Kim on this new collection and fab samples everyone.


Marina said...

These are my favourite of your new releases and I have reviewed them at my new craft consumer blog