Sunday 3 September 2017

NEW PA Winter Stamps {ZINSKI ART}

NEW PA Stamps Winter 2017: Zinski Art

Over the course of this year, Elena's little monsters have become affectionately loved the world over! 

As you can see below, she has created some lovely seasonal stamps that allow you to create those somewhat quirky Christmas cards - very handy for those of you with a wicked sense of humour.


Over the next couple of blog posts Elena, along with Dounia and Keren will be sharing with you some fabulous ideas with all of these new sets.

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Hi everyone, Elena here. It's time to start thinking about Halloween, Christmas and all the lovely crafting that the end of year seasonal period offers.

Designing for Christmas and Halloween is full of inspiration in itself, so coming up with ideas for stamps is like having a basic recipe and simply adding extra spices and a touch more pepper. A little traditional with a twist of quirky and many of them can be used away from the holiday theme depending on how you colour them.

Tonight I wanted to give you a sense of what I might get up to with these stamps, but tomorrow, you'll get more lovely inspiration from Dounia, followed by Keren the following post.

Let's take a look at each set in more detail, and some ideas with them to whet your whistle...

The inspiration for the Halloween plate came from the double meaning of spirits, so I named them Vodkanov, Ginny, Rumbo, Martinez and Whiskers and I didn't want them to be too scary, just naughty but nice. But scary they can be if you use darker muted colours.

Candy time by Elena Guzinska 

The spirits have been stuffed in their bottles for a whole year so they're eager to squeeze out because it's Halloween and that means candy time! I think these will be great for both male and female birthday cards too or one hidden amongst a shelf of 10 green bottles in a journal layout.

I've used them in a row here on the kitchen dresser but they don't mind being separated at all, they really are quite independent. I love the size of them, even just one standing alone coloured in neon colours would create a fantastic contrast if it's peeping through a black window card or stamping just the neck and face and doodling some string they'd make fab balloons!

I really love that these are so versatile, if they're coloured in Christmas colours they're very Christmassy, use a different palette and they will fit in anywhere

Chickens aren't just for Christmas by Elena Guzinska

This little fella was flying around with not a tree in sight for him to rest his tired wings, so Haphazard Hatted Harry climbed on Chunky Charlie Chicken and caught him just in time...

I love little characters and one of my favourite things to do is stand them on top of each other and a fun bookmark is the perfect platform.I'm going to make more in different combinations and this time around i think I'll laminate them!

Christmas isn't Christmas without trees, holly and baubles with a Robin thrown in for good measure, but look closely, are they trees? Is he a Robin? And just like chickens, baubles aren't just for Christmas!

Happy Jolly Days by Elena Guzinska 

Traditional Christmas Card you say? Not on your Nelly! Who wants to stick to Red and Green when there are so many beautiful colour combinations and even though there are blues,pinks and yellows in this card, it works. These trees are calling out to be used as hats easily by masking out the trunk and cutting out a head image to paste into place. 

I used the baubles as an edging on one side and I love how there's enough space on the rubber to cut and separate them if chosen to then they can be used to make backgrounds in random order so it doesn't end up too repetitive and regimented. 

Whatever happened to finger puppets? I guess they got lost somewhere in time along with paper chains and magic markers, but I'm bringing them back! .

High Five for Christmas by Elena Guzinska 

I drew a hand, not a very good one, i should have just drawn around mine, but they can be stamped, coloured and cut out with tabs to fit around fingers of all sizes. Not a fan of finger puppets?.... worries, these little peeps, again, can be separated and used simply as little folk art Christmas characters on cards and journals, but also as tree decorations and hangy danglybobs if stamped either directly onto chipboard or on tissue paper and decoupaged. I know I'm going to use these every Christmas, why? because they don't involve much fussy cutting due to their  simple shape!

I've so loved loved loved doing this blog because I'm a kid at heart and Halloween and Christmas is just magical don't you think?! Thank you big giant lots for joining me here tonight and hope you've had as much fun as I've had. Love Elena x

Elena Guzinska (ElenaZinskiArt)

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jojo79 said...

Love the new christmas stamps - can't wait to get them x

Helen said...

Love the Hallowe'en set and Happy Jolly Days. Love the idea of you out and about in the park with your monsters!

Gabrielle said...

Love, love, LOVE!

PaperArtsy said...

Fantastic stamps Elena!!! Congratulations! Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Another amazing release! You are THE cleverest person the whole of Cleverdom. Fab samples missus. A sample fact... Lx

Elena said...

Thank you so much guys <3 xxx

Miriam said...

These are fabulous Elena...and they work so well with your other sets!

Corrie Herriman said...

great stuff Elena ! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! These are all so brilliant!
I NEED Chunky Charlie Chicken to come and live with me!
I am now totally distracted from packing!!! Chrisx

Wendy Mallas said...

🎢🎢 Walking in a Zinski Wonderland 🎢🎢
Love love love. Obvs. 😍

rachel said...

these are amazing - love them all!!! Brilliant ideas xx

Keren Baker said...

Fantastic Elena! I adore you finger puppets on a hand; I hadn't even clocked that they were finger puppets (duh!!) These will fly!! xx

craftytrog said...

Super fun stamps Elena!

geezercrafter said...

Love the finger puppets, they ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steven said...

Super fun sets.... love them all!

Elena said...

Thank you so much beautiful peeps, I don't know how to answer individually on here so big giant mwahs 😊😊😊

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous seasonal sets - these look like such fun to play with!
Alison x

Etsuko said...

Fabulous new stamps Elena!! These are so pretty and fantastic for the seasons. Love them. xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Wowser Elena! Amazing Christmas stamps. Got to be honest, the Halloween ones are stunning too but I don't do Halloween.
The Christmas stamps are must haves, and like Keren says, they will fly out of the shops. Congratulations on a fantastic launch! Xx

Sarah B said...

oh these are so fun x

Words and Pictures said...

Terrific new stamps, Elena - full of imagination and quirky delights! I adore the hatty trees and little baubles of ZA18 - and I've so enjoyed seeing your samples and those of your fantastic wingmen (I'm working backwards!). Fabulous release.
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Many congratulations on these wonderful new sets, Elena, I need them all!! Your samples are stunning.

Unknown said...

Wow!Your writing style is amazing & very creative. I am sure that you will also write on significant uk double glazing companies creative too. Bravo!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love your new stamps Elena !
Corrie x