Friday 30 June 2017

NEW {Eclectica³ Alison Bomber} with Nikki Acton

The Beauty of Life by Nikki Acton

Alison Bomber stamps - EAB02 - PaperArtsy - designed by Nikki Acton

How often, when we experiment with a new product, or play about with a new stencil, do we create something that just doesn't really need anything more except perhaps, a thought provoking phrase? Well, it seems to me that Alison's stamps are just the right answer. Be it a background in a journal, texture on a canvas, or perhaps a card for someone special. 

It looks like Nikki has her infusions and stencils out, with Alsion's words giving that perfect finishing touch. Enjoy!

Oh, and here's a reminder of the new stamps Alison has created for us all to enjoy!

All these new products are available from your PaperArtsy stockists now. See the list at the foot of this post.

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Nikki from Addicted to Art here to share some designs using Alison's wonderful new stamps.

Since I started crafting I have been an admirer of, not only Alison's art, but also her eloquent and inspiring writing. This talent she has is expressed in the beautiful and meaningful quotes she has chosen for her first PaperArtsy stamp sets. 

I found the uplifting words immediately generated imagery in my mind - not necessarily an interpretation of the quotes but of a feeling it evoked.
Alison Bomber stamps - EAB02 - PaperArtsy - designed by Nikki Acton

One of those ideas was images of Monet's Waterlily paintings. I aimed to create a setting for my quote that was a little ethereal; something happy and peaceful for the uplifting words.  

Alison Bomber stamps - EAB02 - PaperArtsy - designed by Nikki Acton

To do this I used Grunge Paste, Fresco Acrylics with matt glaze (to allow blending and increase transparency) and Infusions. The quote from EAB02 - Darkness and Light - was heat embossed so it shines against the chalky background.

Alison Bomber stamps - EAB01 - PaperArtsy - designed by Nikki Acton

Having created my first sample I had to do it again but this time added a quote from EAB01 - Trees and Flowers. You can see how beautifully these stamp!

Alison Bomber stamps - EAB01 - PaperArtsy - designed by Nikki Acton

What I haven't done yet is cut the quotes up and use them like chit chat stickers. This is certainly something I will be doing, allowing me to position the words around a project.

I really am inspired by these stamps! I love that they evoke feelings which, for me, is important in my art.


PaperArtsy Product Educational Links

New Products will not be available to purchase from PaperArtsy until late 2017. This means the only place you can purchase is from an official PaperArtsy approved stockist. 

We encourage you to support independent retailers; they offer you valuable expertise and a wide range of product choice outside of the big box stores. Buy in-store or online now from the following stockists:

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
(Zinski, JoFY, ESC, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, LPC, Infusions, Frescos)

Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan,BC
(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
(ETS, Infusions)

Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, EEG, ELB, ETS, ESC, Ink and the Dog)

Clay with Me, Colorado
(ELB, LPC, ESA, JOFY, Infusions, Frescos, EKD, EKC, ESC, EEG)

Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
(MN, Zinski, Jofy)

Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky 
(Fresco Chalks, Lynne Perrella, Seth Apter)

Frantic Stamper, Oregon
(Zinski, LPC, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, ESC, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico
( Frescos, Infusions, LPC, ESA, EEA, Zinski, MN, ETS, HP, Treasure Gold)

Simon Says Stamp, columbus, Ohio www.
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, EEA, EEG, EKC, ELB, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
(Hot Picks, LPC, JoFY, ELB, Squiggly Ink)

The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
(Infusions, ESA, LPC)

Seth Apter, New York
(ESA, Frescos)

Stamp Fever, Orange, California
(Frescos, Jofy, Infusions)

Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEA, EKD, EKC, EEG, ESA, Frescos)

Amelia's Creative Crafts, Spernal Ash Nurseries, Alcester Road, Studley, Warwickshire
(Jofy, EKC, ELB, Frescos)

Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
(EEA, ETS, ESA,Infusions)

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Blade Rubber Stamps, London
(JoFY, LPC, Frescos)

Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
(EKD, EKC, JoFY, ETS, Zinski, ESA, ELB)

Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex

Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, ETS, ESA, ELB)

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,
(Fresco Chalks, Kay Carley, Tracy Scott)

Everything Art, Powys, Wales
(EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

Keep on Crafting, Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ESC, ELB, EKD, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, Frescos)

LouLouPurple, Gwynedd, Wales

Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
(JoFY, EKC, ESA, ELB, Zinski, Infusions)

Paper Story, Norfolk
(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
(Zinski, stencils, ETS)

Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
(Jofy, EEA, Zinski, ELB, Frescos)

Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
(EEG, ETS, ESA, JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland 
(Zinski, JOFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Swanstitch, Deal, Kent

That's Crafty, Romford, essex 
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EEG, EKD, EKC, ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent 
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, ESC, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey 
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, EKC, EKD, EEA, ESA, ELB, Fresco Chalks, Infusions)

The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ETS, ESA, Fresco Chalks)

The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
(Zinski, EKC, EEG, EKD Jofy, ETS, Frescos)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, EEG, EKD, Fresco Chalks)

Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside 
(Zinski, JoFY, Fresos, ELB)

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle
(Frecos, Infusions, Zinskis, EDY, EEG, Jofy)

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, ETS, ESA)

Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon
(JoFY, Infusions)

Stempeloase Munich
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, ESC, EKD, EKC, LPC Frescos)

Stempelfee Shop
(Zinski, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ETS, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Creafine, Papendrecht
(JoFY, ETS, Infusions)

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
(Zinski, EKD, EEG, EKC, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, Infusions)

Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, ETS, Infusions)

Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek

Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, ESA, Lynne Perrella, Frescos)

The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk
(Fresco Chalks, LPC, ESA,  Zinski, Hot Picks, ETS, JoFY, ELB, Infusions)

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EKD, EEG,  ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA)

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria 
(JoFY, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia 
(JoFY, EKC, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW
(Zinski, ESA, ETS, EKD, EEG, ELB, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Mandy's Card, Taipei
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

TIny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
(JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)


Helen said...

Very Monet-esque! gorgeous colours.

Words and Pictures said...

So lovely, NIkki. I love the dreamy softness of the delicate Infusions tinting - it really does remind me of those vast Monet water lilies, with the feeling of serenity they give you. And the quote looks so amazing in the dark red. The second one is incredibly pretty too - at first I thought you'd stamped on vellum, but I think it's just soft chalky layers of paint, right? Either way, it looks great. Thank you so much for creating such wonderful samples - I'm so glad you enjoyed playing with the words.
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Great use of the Infusions and Alison's new stamps of course! Gorgeoys makes...

Craftyfield said...

Great use of the Infusions and Alison's new stamps of course! Gorgeoys makes...

Miriam said...

Beautiful project it!

Marci said...

Beautiful! The quote stamps go so well on these pieces.

Kirsten said...

These are lovely!

Artmadnana said...

The colours and textured stencil images are gorgeous. Great concept.

Etsuko said...

Fantastic project Nikki, love how you have used Alison's new stamps and beautiful colours. xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful project! Love the stencilig and the soft colour combo. Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What brilliant stamps and I do so love how you have used them here Nikki! Chrisx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What gorgeous samples, Nikki, I love the dreamy Monet's waterlily's look you have created, just perfected for Alison's wonderfull new stamps,

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love your creations Nikki, so elegant and show off the sentiments a treat! Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Great project Nikki; it shows off Alison's stamps so well ! Congratulations Alison !
Corrie x