Wednesday 28 June 2017

NEW DESIGNER at PaperArtsy {Eclectica³ Alison Bomber}

NEW DESIGNER: Eclectica³ Alison Bomber

It is always a pleasure to add a new designer into the PaperArtsy family, and on this occasion, she is no stranger to our family! A long-time supporter and blogger for us, Alison Bomber is well known for her elegant way with words, so it naturally follows that beautiful, wordy-stamps are what she wanted to offer you.

Literature, prose, drama, interpreting words of days' past, and the accurate portrayal of them today, is a big part of Alison's day-job, and her passion. When Alison blogs for us, not only am I excited to see what she makes, but I am eager to read every word of what she has written.

These words selected by Alison are designed to be used in conjunction with all other stamp collections and genres under the PaperArtsy umbrella. I am sure you will agree, the themes are both practical and inspirational, I'll hand you over to Alison to explain more.

Let's take a look at the stamps 

Eclectica³ Alison Bomber: Set 1
EAB01: Trees & Flowers

Eclectica³ Alison Bomber: Set 2
EAB02: Darkness & Light

These stamps are available from your PaperArtsy stockists now. See the list at the foot of this post. ~ Leandra

Hello all, and welcome to a post that I'm almost too excited to write!  I'm still in a slight state of disbelief, but here it is... the release of my own stamp sets at PaperArtsy under the Eclectica³ banner.  For those of you familiar with my blog, it will come as no surprise that they're all about the words.

Words have always inspired me - they're a huge part of my life, at work and at play.  I love it when I read something so beautifully phrased that it lights up a whole new idea for me; or perhaps the quote speaks about something very familiar but in a completely fresh way.

Regulars at 'Words and Pictures' (my blog) know that I take great delight in finding words to accompany each post that I write - words from thinkers, writers and creatives from across the centuries.  I can't tell you how happy I am that, thanks to Leandra and Mark, I can now stamp some of those quotes on any project I like.

Each plate contains a series of quotes collected around certain themes.   The two sets available now are EAB01 Trees and Flowers and EAB02 Darkness and Light

Over the next couple of nights, you'll see them in the hands of two fabulous crafters but, for now, let me share just a few of the things I've been doing with them.  I got carried away so there are several things to share.  There's a set of ATCs, a trio of jumbo tags, and a "journalling page" (it's just not actually inside a journal).

                                  'Come out of the shadows' by Alison Bomber

I wanted a simple look for the words - so that they can speak for themselves, and so that they are flexible enough to combine with different crafting styles.  So they're in a vintage typewriter font, and you can use them whole, or cut them up to spread them across a page, or just use a line or two if you want.

There are so many images among the PaperArtsy stamp collections, and in so many different styles.  It makes combining words and pictures great fun.  Sometimes I would start with a picture stamp, and see which words might work with it.

But more often, I would read the quote, and then think, "Oh, I know... I need the stamp from that Hot Picks set... or that Lynne Perrella stamp... or a profusion of JOFY flowers".  I haven't managed to make that last one yet, because I'm away from home, so I haven't got all my stamps with me!

One of the things I already love is that these quotes have made me re-ink and re-think stamps I've already got.  It's been so lovely using the words with different images and seeing the image take on a new meaning.  The Gibran quote above is on EAB01 Trees and Flowers and the tree is from the Urban Snapshots Nature Plate 1.

These samples are all fairly straightforward - inky backgrounds with simple stamping over the top.  Below, you can see the tiny stars from ELB30 paired with the starlit quote from EAB02 Darkness and Light - though I've only used part of the quote.

Sometimes I stamped the quote direct onto the project, often with clear embossing to make it pop.  I've always adored these birds from Hot Pick 1005, and the dappled sunlight of the Distress Inks seems to me to work perfectly for these Nathaniel Hawthorne words from EAB02 Darkness and Light.

Sometimes I stamped the words on a separate piece of paper and added them that way, and sometimes I combined the two.  You could use any one of the phrases from this long quote by Louisa May Alcott by itself, I think.  I wanted the whole thing for my dawn page using HP1005 again, with added branches from HP1008.

Given how often I seem to end up with Nature as my theme, the Trees and Flowers quotes of EAB01 are going to be much used.  Just think of all the flower stamps there are to go with this Monet quote besides the HP1005 one I've used here.

I loved matching the words with some of my favourite Lynne Perrella women (step up LPC034 and LPC036)...

... and I think the white on black is a dramatic reflection of the themes of EAB02 Darkness and Light captured in the words.

You can pick out individual words or phrases.  And of course you can stamp either with or without the author of the quote, depending on your project.

By the way, they're also great as prompts in a journal... I've been adding them to the pages of my Traveller's Notebook, alongside simple stamping (including the fabulous new Scrapcosy tangled branches and ESC03 botanical flower, as well as Lin's glorious ELB30 and ELB33 grasses), ready to provide inspiration when I'm writing.

I hope that's given you some starter ideas of just some of the ways you might use these quote stamps.  I think you can probably tell how excited I am to have so many lovely words to play with, and I hope you'll find them as inspirational as I do.  I can't wait for you to see the artwork my brilliant collaborators will be offering up over the next couple of nights... my thanks to them for creating such lovely projects.  Thanks also to all of you for stopping by, and huge thanks to Leandra and Mark for making these words come to life.

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Helen said...

I am in raptures.. what fabulous quotes, and such stunning samples. Going shopping again!! Congratulations Alison, what a triumph.

Corrie Herriman said...

Well done Alison ! Love them ! Great projects too ! More to go on my wishlist *sigh* ....
Corrie x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Congratulations Alison :) great quotes xx

Miriam said...

What a great addition to the PA family...I can see me using these loads!

geezercrafter said...

Great projects, love the font and the quotes, fab for so many projects and creations.

PaperArtsy said...

They are an absolute delight Alison! Huge congratulations. You did it! Leandra xx

Evil Edna said...

I absolutely adore them, wonderful quotes and love that they have references on them!

froebelsternchen said...

This are all fabulous quotes, and such stunning samples - wonderful!

Julie Lee said...

These are an absolute 'must have'! Wonderful, wonderful stamps! Well done PaperArtsy and Alison for creating these! There is nothing else quite like them - brilliant! xxx

Ruth said...

I am so thrilled that Alison has released some word stamps, wonderful phrases and the font is perfect. Congratulations they are fantastic, on my wish list now ...and the samples are just wonderful too. xxxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a treat! Brilliant to see the quotes and Alison's fabulous examples! Chrisx

Amanda said...

I feel a purchase coming on..... fabulous words x

Kirsten said...

I love all of these quotes, the font is perfect & the samples are stunning. Congratulations, Alison, on being a PA designer.

Craftyfield said...

I'm a woman of a few words so I'm more than happy to borrow somebody else's! I am so excited for Alison! The samples are wonderful, a real talent for images as well as words, methinks...

JoFY said...

Lovely quotes.... I can definitely see these amongst my flowers ;o)) Nice job Alison!! x

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous stamps, wonderful words and huge congratulations to Alison on these stamps. The designs you have made are inspiring. Love how you have so beautifully paired them with other PA stamps. I adore the white on black stamping / Lynne P tags - stunning!!! Nikki xx

Elena said...

Absolutely wonderful and so inspiring, they could be journal prompts. I love them all and your projects are stunning!

Caz said...

Great quotes- definite 'must haves'
Congratulations xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Just ordered mine. A perfect addition to a growing family of wonderful stamps. This quote from Helen Keller sprang to mind. " Once I knew only darkness and life was without past or future....but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living!
Thanks Alison, you are a star...great stamps and wonderful pieces of art....scurrying off to my craftroom filled with ideas! Xx

craftimamma said...

All I will say is......That's the coffers empty again! I would love reading Allison's own blog posts just for the quotes she always includes at the end of each one as well as her stunning artwork. I'm so happy to see these in stamp form.

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

This post is packed with inspiration! Amazing samples and stamps, Alison! Congratulations on your new releases! The stamp sets are AWESOME! Xxx

Fliss said...

The most beautiful quotes Alison, so uplifting and full of serenity too. The array of artwork with them is absolutely stunning and so inspirational to see how the right words lift a background.
Many congratulations.
Fliss xx

Seth said...

Gorgeous art and wonderful quotes. I can see so many uses for these stamps.

McStamper said...

So excited to see these wonderful word stamps. My favorite things.

rachel said...

absolutely thrilled for you Alison - great words .... big hugs Rachel x

Redanne said...

Completely thrilled for you Alison!!! The quotes are all wonderful and you have used them beautifully on your samples. Love, love, love!! Anne xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

I am so pleased for you Alison I adore the quotes and they will be a necessity to all kinds of creations. Huge Congratulations and very well deserved. Hugs Debsxxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so exciting, Alison, and I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful selection of quotes! Your samples are absolutely perfect to show them off,

Lucy x

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my friend, congratulations! What a thrill you must feel. You have inspired me so much with your launch projects. I hope so much to get my hands on these, but they are hard to get in the States. Love love and can't wait to see more! Hugs, Autumn

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Alison!!! This is amazing!!! What great news!!! Congratulations!!! I love your beautiful quotes and your inspirational makes!!! Big hugs

Astrid Maclean said...

BIG congrats Alison!! Wonderful quotes and great samples!! Super themes too, you go my friend!!!

Marci said...

Wonderful word stamps to go with beautiful backgrounds and stamping. I love your samples.

Cocofolies said...

Huge congratulations Alison!!!!
Wonderful quotes and stamps, no hesitation for me I MUST have them, I will order them as soon as available easily for me... Through French retailer Kerudoc I hope.
The samples are all magnificent, some perfect precious cases for your quotes, so beautiful in their simplicity.
Thank you Alison and PA to have enabled this! :) xx

Sarah B said...

well done Alison - I always love reading your blog and the wonderful words/quotes you use - it's fantastic we can now all share these xxx

Jackie PN said...

Brilliant Alison!! Huge congratulations to you and PaperArtsy for your additions to their family of wonderful creatives!! xx

Suzanne C said...

Love love love the quotes! Congrats Allison!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Many congratulations Alison. I am SO looking forward to using these beautiful words in my own projects. Your samples are beautiful and so inspiring. Lx

Raquel Burillo said...

Congratulations Alison!! Beautiful samples and beautiful words! They are perfect for many occasions! :)

Words and Pictures said...

Thank you all for the amazing response. I'm thrilled that so many of you are as excited as I am by these word stamps!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Very many congratulations again Alison!! I absolutely love your choices! You probably agonised to narrow down your selection given your encyclopedic knowledge and range. This is a fabulous lineup!! Wonderful samples too that set them off brilliantly! Nicola x

Etsuko said...

Congratulations Alison!! Stunning your quote stamps, I'm looking forward to use them__your samples are so beautiful. xx

sarascloset said...

Huge congratulations to you Alison! What a lovely collection of words that I can see being used on so many projects. You've given us me so much inspiration here with all your beautiful works of art--they do pair so perfectly with these Paper Artsty collections. You are a star, Alison, and I'm thrilled for you! I can't wait to get my hands on these! Fabulous post, as always!

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations Alison, a fabulous collection of quotes and you have showcased them perfectly with wonderful samples.
Avril xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Congratulations on your stamps Alison ! They are fab and now on my wishllst !
Great projects too !
Corrie x

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful quotes Alison - huge congrats on your lovely stamps - your projects certainly show your love of nature AND quotes! so inspiring! Julia xx

Kay said...

These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. I love the colouring in the harlequin patterns against the stark white. I love collecting quotes and these stamps are wonderful and versatile.