Sunday 4 June 2017

NEW PaperArtsy Products {Eclectica³ Kay Carley} by Kay Carley

Eclectica³ Kay Carley

Following on perfectly from her successful releases at the start of the year, Kay brings us more glorious flowers, and I can see the new stencil is going to become an oft-used staple in my stash!

Let's take a look!
(Eclectica³ Kay Carley: Set 08}

(PaperArtsy Stencil 061)

Over the next 3 nights we have Kay Carley and 2 of our talented bloggers presenting these fabulous new products to you in totally different ways. 

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

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Kay here to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy.

I am sooooooooo excited to be releasing another stamp set and stencil. This time my focus for the stamp set was foxgloves and bees combined with a leaf stencil. 

With this stamp set I purposely designed a couple of delicate flowers which I felt would provide a good contrast to the bigger flowers on this sheet. You'll notice on my samples below that the delicate flowers can be stamped multiple times to make taller versions, multi-headed versions etc... I also incorporated some twirly tendrils again - a left one and a right one, in two different sizes - these can be added to any of the flower stems or they can double up as 'bee trails'! Talking of the 'bees' I have given you three different sizes to help with 'creating the illusion of depth' as well as  having them flying in different directions!

As for my leaf have got four different sizes of 'sprigs'!!! When using them with paints, ink pads etc... think about joining the sprigs up. (Just like I'm always saying to do with the flowers.) They have all been designed with a 'slight curve' so that when you flip the stencil you can have them leaning either to the left or to the right. The large sprig would also make a great tree or tree branch!! I know that I will be using this particular stencil a lot - not just with this particular stamp set but with all my others too!!

Tonight I wanted to give you a sense of what I might get up to with these stamps, but over the next 2 nights, you'll get plenty more inspiration from 2 other fantastic bloggers in their preferred style.

Pretty in Pink using EKC07, EKC08 and PS061 by Kay Carley 

With this stamp set I chose to add a few different sizes of bees but in 'my world' they have to be 'friendly bees' so you'll notice that mine do not have 'stings'! 

I often add elements to a sheet that I feel can be stamped multiple times to create multi-headed flowers etc.. The blue spikey flowers here were stamped three times to create that taller, multi headed version. I was lucky when I stamped mine as I got all the stems to join together perfectly but if you 'miss' just use a black multi-liner to fill in any gaps and no-one will be any the wiser!

The soft foliage along the base of my panel was achieved using my brand new stencil (PS061). I am thinking that these leaves would look fabulous used with Grunge Paste which I can't wait to try out!!

The 'twirly tendrils' allow you to change the look of the flowers - these can be added to any of the flower stems or you could make a border with them. (The tall white flowers in the background are from EKC07.) This whole panel was created to give the impression of a lovely summer's day.

'Dusk' using  EKC06, EKC07,EKC08, PS059 and PS061 by Kay Carley  

For my second project I wanted to show how well my February release of stamps (in particular EKC06 and EKC07) and my PS059 stencil work seamlessly with my new stamp set and stencil. I feel this is because I drew all these sets at the same time so I had it firmly fixed in my brain how I wanted all these stamps and stencils to work together.

You can see how I really like to build up 'layers' of stamping and stencilling which was why it was important for me to have stamps and stencils that would all complement each other. My EKC07 stamp set (from my  February release) was purposely designed with imagery that I felt could be used time and time again to support all my other stamp sets. For the first time I actually stamped and embossed my background flowers (from EKC07) - I wasn't too sure how it would turn out and if I would be able to successfully stamp on top of them - it turns out I could!!

Another 'first' for me was painting a whole A4 sheet of cardstock!! I thought it then gave lots of possibilities!! The image above was taken before I added words and 3D elements and to be honest I very nearly stopped at this point as I really liked it how it looked at this stage! I even thought about cutting it up and making it into a triptych as that would have worked well or I could have cut it in half and made two cards/pictures out of it. (See......lots of possibilities!!!) 

Having different sizes of the same image, I personally feel, makes the whole composition come alive........... what do you think??? You might also have noticed how I stamped multi-headed flowers again and angled some of the smaller flowers  so that they weren't all upright - this gives a more relaxed appearance to those flowers which I think makes the whole composition look more natural. Now all I need to do is find a deep box frame to put my picture in!!

I really hope that this has given you an insight as to what I was thinking when I was designing this release and I would honestly love to hear your thoughts. Do you think it is a good idea having smaller and larger imagery contained within a stamp set or would you prefer to have different imagery altogether???

I am now super excited to see what treats we have coming up over the next two nights using EKC08 and PS061 from two of our super duper bloggers!!..............

Love Kay xx

You can find me teaching at the following venues over the next few months:

Lingfield Community Centre for The Craft Barn - 25th June 2017 and 27th August 2017

Oh my goodness!! It's really is a joy to see more from Kay. Her attention to detail is always such a joy, and I really think the combination of stamps released this year offer so many creative options and layers. Lots to explore! Congratulations Kay! ~ Leandra

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 so that they have strong businesses and so that you have valuable expertise and a wide range of product choice outside of the big box stores. So please support your local stockist. 

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Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
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Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan,BC
(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
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Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,

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Clay with Me, Colorado
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Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
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Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky 

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Frantic Stamper, Oregon
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Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico
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Simon Says Stamp, columbus, Ohio www.
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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
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Blade Rubber Stamps, London
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Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
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Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
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Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex

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

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,

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Everything Art, Powys, Wales
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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
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Paper Story, Norfolk

(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire

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

Simply Crafts, Cardiff,

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Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire.

(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland 
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Swanstitch, Deal, Kent


That's Crafty, Romford, essex 
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The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent 
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The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey 
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The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
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The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
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Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside 
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Expression Hobby, Marcinelle
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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
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Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
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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, Infusion)


pearshapedcrafting said...

Such beautiful samples! Looking forward to inking mine - so happy to get my hands on these today at Doncaster! I'll have to manage without the stencil….for now!!!! Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry! Yes I do like having different sizes of the same image in the set - just like in our garden!!

Helen said...

wow, Kay, the new stamps are beautiful, the stencil is amazing, loving the different sizes. Fantastic samples too!

Gabrielle said...

Fab new goodies Kay - your designs are simply beautiful x

Hazel Agnew said...

Fantastic new additions Kay. Love them and your samples are stunning! Xx

Kirsten said...

I love the new stamps, the stencils is a must-have and the samples are gorgeous, looking forward to the next few nights.

Keren Baker said...

Beautiful- and I agree with Leandra- that stencil is amazing!

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely flowers - and the different sizes give the composition so much more life and depth. Love, love that stencil!
Alison x

Miriam said...

Gorgeous the new stamps and stencil :)

Kay Carley said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Glad you like the new stencil!!! :) xx

Etsuko said...

Such a lovely new stamp set and stencil, these samples are so beautiful and looking forward to release. xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful addition and so glad I bought the stencil yesterday day at Doncaster, the different sized images is a lovely idea so you can add depth in pictures. Congrats Kay. xx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous new stamp set Kay and it kinda jumped into my basket along with the stencil and another set from the last release yesterday at Stampmagic! Can't wait to play with them all. I love different sized stamps of the same image for exactly the reasons you describe.

Lesley Xx

Kay Carley said...

Whoop, whoop!!! I'm so pleased to read that some of you have already been buying them!! I want to see what you make with them though!! ;) xx

Artmadnana said...

Lovely colours for your pretty designs Kay. Great stamping.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Just beautiful! I can almost hear the bees buzzing from here. Gorgeous samples and fabulous stamps. Lx

rachel said...

oh Kay you really have gone and done it again - beautiful xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !
Corrie x