Sunday, 30 September 2018

2018 Topic 17: Colour - A Box of Eggs {Topic Introduction and Challenge}

 2018 Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (Colour Topic)

Well hello everyone, Darcy here. Our latest topic is all about colour, pale, delicate pastels with some spots of stronger hues for contrast. What am I talking about? Egg colours! Think of a box of beautiful mixed box of eggs. They come in more colours than you might imagine, whites, greys, creams, all shades of brown, pink, blue and green. 


Illia
We, helpfully, have some awesome pastel and egg colours in our Fresco paint range, this is especially true in our latest additions, designed by Courtney Franich. these new colours work in pairs; a light and a dark, but they all work beautifully well together. When you put all the lighter shades together they look like the colours of eggs! So hence this topic, a 'Box of Eggs' was born! 

All 12 of the newest colours can be seen in this post  and can be found at your local PaperArtsy stockist. 



Before we start, let's see who won the Topic 16: Reinkers Challenge...

The winner is: Alison from Craftytrog's Arty Adventures


Email Darcy to claim your prize. Darcydotneedles@gmail.com


Last year we did a colour study called 'Shades of white' . The feedback was that people found it super challenging, but loved the outcome! I guess this is a slightly more colourful version of that, soft neutrals with a hint of pastel!

So let us dive straight into some examples. 

These colours have always worked well as interior design combinations, never really falling out of fashion, restful and beautiful they work wonderfully in bedrooms. 


Sewalittlelove
But of course they are not limited to bedrooms.
Decorpad
Jewellery is always pretty and feminine when employing these shades. 


Tekaandzoe

This postcard is a great mix of egg colours and art nouveau styling. 
Bramblewood
A sweet card that uses many of the egg colours in a wonderful combination. 
Therese Calvird
This one is much more abstract, but still the pastels work well, often the duck egg blue dominates, but this time the pink takes centre stage. 


One Oliver
How perfect are these colours for wedding stationery?


Sarah Wants 
The lovely soft green isn't a colour that you would usually associate with Valentines, but here it is and this card looks perfect. 


Deb 
I just love the more muted shades on this card, brown and blue always go well together. 


Kathy 
This one, too, uses the palest of the egg colours, but just look at that pop of red, how striking! I really love the speckling effect that suggests a speckled egg. 


Cindy Hall

Of course you could decorate eggs themselves, these ones have been done with decoupaged napkins. 


Torie Jayne
If layers and dimension are your thing then look no further, how could you not get lost in this creation. So many layers and details to discover. 


Galina
Finally to journal pages, mmm these blends are so yummy. See how all the elements come together, beautiful colours, texture, layers, half hidden details, subtlety mixed with boldness. 


Pam Carikker

Another page that uses all the egg colours, blending and over layering colours to create depth before adding the focal points. 
Junelle Hallstrom Jacobsen

 A last piece, this time a canvas. This cleverly uses the warmer shades of yellows as a base, then the cooler blues are layered on top. the brown stems draw your eyes to the focal point and the white adds freshness and light. 


Donna Downey
Have fun, experiment with these delicious colours, explore layers and textures, light and dark. Remember that our newest paints already come in pairs of light and dark to help you out. 

Don't forget to follow Darcy and Leandra's Pinterest boards if this topic pushes your buttons, you will see plenty more examples to whet your appetite there! I am really looking forward to seeing what you create over the next 2 weeks!

~ Darcy



To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy voucher
Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.


The current topic link Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (colour topic) will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, October 14th 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy voucher. Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products {Lynne Perrella Collection} with Alison Bomber

NEW PaperArtsy Products - Sept 2018
 Lynne Perrella Collection


If you have seen the blog yesterday, you will know we announced some new gorgeous stamps by Lynne Perrella. These 3 sets take her up to a grand total of 40 stamps sets that she has designed for us. Today we have a post by Alison Bomber using Lynne's newest stamps! Enjoy! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Alison here from Words and Pictures and I'm thrilled and honoured to be here to share some samples made with Lynne Perrella's newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy.


I've always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt - the extraordinary Pyramids and temples, the art, the hieroglyphics, the golden treasures of the tombs, scarabs and cartouches.  I made these samples without having read Lynne's fascinating insights into her design process for these glorious Egyptian sets (see yesterday's launch post if you missed them), but I found that I'd been led down exactly those imaginative paths she mentions.   The art on the walls of the tombs, the decorative jewellery of a lost people, and the sense of half-buried ancient civilisations all come alive in these stamps, and that definitely inspired me as I played with them. 

In case you missed the announcement yesterday - here are the stamps themselves.

  Lynne's New Stamps
Price: RRP £17.08 +VAT
Size: 5" x 6.5" (13cm x 16.5cm) 
All stamps are trimmed onto cling foam, and are presented in a clear bag with a laminated storage/ index sheet 
  
Lynne Perrella Collection 038 (LPC038)

Lynne Perrella Collection 039 (LPC039)
 
Lynne Perrella Collection 040 (LPC040)


Project One: By the Door of a Tomb

My samples came to life in pairs.  The first two tags are tapping in to the incredible artwork found on the walls of tombs, and the stories they tell.  Here's the first one.


When I was little I had a favourite picture book that I used to get out of the library regularly, which told tales of Ra, Horus and Anubis - some of the Ancient Egyptian gods.  The illustrations were all in the style of those wall paintings from thousands of years ago, so I felt right at home with this stamp from LPC038.


I had a glorious time bringing her to life with paint on a sandy sunbaked wall.  I added a beetle or two from the same set, scurrying up the wall along the edges, just out of reach.  I used the text stamp from LPC040 to add texture to the background.  And she's standing on the sunbaked dunes of Seth's Dirty Sand Baked Texture embossing powder.



Project Two: Immortal Beauty

The partner tag uses the incredible woman from LPC040, as well as the deliciously intricate sun symbol from the same set.  Again, the inspiration is art on a sandstone wall, but this time you can also see the influence of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries - a time when interest in Ancient Egypt and archeological excavations of the tombs were heading towards fever pitch.


The golden sun beats down on the sandy walls, again with text detail and beetles trying to evade the heat.  Like the ancient civilisation she belongs to, her beauty will be remembered forever.


Just look at the beautiful, delicate details around her head - like a Mucha painting or a Tiffany stained glass window.



Project Three: The Golden Fish

These next two tags are influenced by the golden treasures found in those tomb excavations.  The Ancient Egyptians must have been one of the most decadently decorated peoples of all time... and the gold... so much gold!  As soon as I saw this fish from LPC040, he reminded me of those articulated gold fish pendants you used to see a lot, so that's what lies behind this first tag of the pair.


Initially, I was going to try to make one of those pendants, but when it came to it, I couldn't bear to cut him up, so he stayed in one piece.  (I have got a spare, though, so I will give it a go quite soon!)  He's dangling on a golden chain, carefully guarded by those sun symbols, who are keeping a beady eye out for anyone who might be trying a bit of tomb-raiding.


The background is built out of the text "brick" from the same set.  The stamp with its runic lettering is perfect to represent the huge limestone blocks of the Pyramids, which have lettering carved into them in real life... much of it graffiti from down the ages.



Project Four: Scarab Beetles

This second jewellery tag celebrates the Egyptians' obsession with scarabs.  Beetles were associated with rebirth or regeneration, so carved beetle amulets known as scarabs were hugely popular throughout the reigns of the Pharaohs, and were carried for luck, or worn decoratively in jewelled versions.  Here are mine...


The glassy jewel coloured beetles from LPC038 are mounted in gleaming gold frames, and hung on golden chains.


These pendants are guarded by the beautiful woman from the same set, again in an Art Deco style setting, keeping an eye on the scarabs from every direction.  And the text-carved "bricks" give subtle texture to the background.



Project Five: Watching and Waiting

This final pair of projects is inspired by the idea of a long buried civilisation coming to light again after centuries lost in the sands of time.  In this first one, the memory of the Ancient Egyptians is hovering in the air, waiting and watching for the time when the glories of that age will once again be revealed.


The ruined temples and palaces are half buried in the sands of the desert - all those treasures just waiting to be uncovered.  As well as the "runic brick", the crumbling buildings are constructed using the top of the tall tower stamp, also on LPC039.



This woman from LPC039 vies with the first, more traditional Ancient Egyptian one for the position of my favourite so far from these sets. Just look at her ibis headdress - could it be more magnificent?



Project Six: Taken from the Past

Finally, here's another commemoration of that golden civilisation half-buried in, half emerging from the desert sands.  I was lucky enough to visit Egypt - the realisation of a lifelong dream - and to see many of the ancient monuments with my own eyes.   They are just as impressive and evocative as in my imagination, and in some cases even more so.  It's very hard to wrap your head around the sheer scale of their ambition as a civilisation - the size of the structures they built, the golden riches they created, and the knowledge they had - let alone the mind-spinning age of it all.


Here, the gold of the decorative temple, a gold-embossed version of the stamp at the bottom of the LPC039 plate, gleams against a vivid blue sky...


... as it emerges from the sand dunes.  But all it would take is another few centuries of sandstorms, winds and erosions, or manmade interference, and it could all disappear beneath the desert again.


I think you can probably tell how much fun I had spinning stories to myself as I played with these incredible stamps.  They have wonder and awe built into them in the same way as the ancient civilisation they celebrate has.  I'll be sharing some more details of these creations over at Words and Pictures in the coming days, so do keep an eye out if you're interested in how they were made.  I can't wait to create some papyrus parchments, some more jewelled ornaments, and some more sandstone tags - and I know you'll be inspired too by these latest amazing Lynne Perrella designs.

Happy Crafting all!
Alison xx

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Below is a list of the retailers who order from us regularly. Please contact them directly to check if they will be ordering Lynne's stamps. We are shipping stamps to stockists from October 1st.

New 2018 Products are only available from the approved PaperArtsy stockists listed below:

Australia
Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland www.artandsoulstudio.com.au
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW https://artsandcraftsupply.shop  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland https://atcraft.com.au/
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland, www.bellapaperie.net.au

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW www.timetocreate.com.au

Austria
CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,office@cpmarketing.at

Belgium
Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp, cartnscrap@gmail.com
Cotrain, Kontich, www.cotrain.be

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle www.expressionhobby.be

Canada
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec www.scrapbookcentrale.ca
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC www.treasuredmemoriesscrapbooking.ca
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC https://www.facebook.com/simplyscrapbooking/

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno https://www.hurapapir.cz/

Denmark
Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk
Papir Ulven, Lejre www.papirulven.dk
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg, www.threescoops.dk

Finland
Piia Takalo, Kittila, www.piiapaper.com/fi

France
Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees, https://www.cartoscrap.com/blog/
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle h.creatif@gmail.com
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller http://www.katzelkraft.fr/en/
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine, https://www.kerglaz.com/  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi www.kerudoccreation.com
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle, hcreatif@gmail.com
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, www.scraponaturel.fr/livraison 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon www.toutencolle.fr

Germany
Paperbasics, Hessen, www.paperbasics.de
Stempelbar, Berlin, www.stempelbar.de
Stempeloase Munich, Munich www.stempeloase.de
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden www.stempelfee-shop.de
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart, www.stempellaedle.de/shop

Greece
Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea www.scrapsnpieces.gr

Italy
Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome, www.immaginelab.com
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino, clelia27@liberio.it
Marte Savona, Savona, www.martesavona.it
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), www.artisticaglo.it 
Piccole Passioni, Siena, www.piccolepassioni.it
 
Japan
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots

Netherlands
Creafine, Papendrecht www.creafine.nl
Creatotaal, Barendrecht, www.creatotaal.nl
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden, www.dehobbystudio.com
Doe@ding,Spijkenisse https://doeading.nl/
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant, www.hobbidee-breda.nl
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht www.papillon-hobby.nl
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek www.scrap-co.nl
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest, www.scrapbookdepot.nl
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel www.stampingcorner.nl
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk www.thestampingcottage.nl

New Zealand
Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, www.artofcraft.co.nz

Norway
Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik, www.Hobbygarasjen.no
Hobbykunst, Rasta, www.hobbykunst-norge.no
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe www.hobbylageret.no

Spain
Arts & Crafts, Barcelona, pebdesign@hotmail.es
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,  www.100x100manualidades.es
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra, endulze@gmail.com
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao https://ideas10manualidades.com/
Marakiscrap, Tarragona, www.marakiscrap.com
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona, www.mundomint.es
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona, Info@casonadequintana.com

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona www.scraphouseshop.es
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, www.facebook.com/theparadisecorner 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, www.endulze.com 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion, www.kcraft.co.za
Stencil Art, Gauteng, www.stencil-art.co.za 

Sweden
Butik Elva, Staffanstorp, https://www.butikelva.se/
HC Design, Svedala, www.hcdesign.nu

Taiwan
Mandy's Cards, Taipei www.facebook.com/mandy.card

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, http://www.atripdownmemorylane.co.uk
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire  www.ameliascreativecrafts.co.uk
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire www.afth.co.uk
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire www.bellacrafts.co.uk
Blade Rubber Stamps, London www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex, http://www.clactoncrafts.co.uk/
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow www.craftworldonline.co.uk
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down, craftyourartout@outlook.com
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex www.craftysnippets.co.uk
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk www.craftsandcandlelight.co.uk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex, http://www.coldfusionglass.co.uk/

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs, https://www.craftrange.com/
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter http://imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/

Kay Carley http://www.kaycarley.com
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk www.keeponcrafting.co.uk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire https://www.facebook.com/KraftCrazy/
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent, http://www.lisabdesigns.co.uk/
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, http://www.letscreateartandcrafts.co.uk/
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
Paperstory, Norfolk www.paperstory.bigcartel.com
Poppycraft, Wallingford,  https://poppycraft.co.uk/

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands www.shabbychicstencils.co.uk
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall, www.scrapbookmagic.co.uk

Scrapcosy, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Scrapcosy
Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex, www.shedloadofcrafts.com
Simply Crafts, Cardiff, www.simplycraft.com
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire. https://www.facebook.com/snazzystampingandscrapbooking/
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland www.stampersgrove.co.uk
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
www.stampsandmemories.co.uk
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent www.facebook.com/swanstitch
That's Crafty, Romford, essex www.thatscrafty.co.uk
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire www.thecraftbox.biz
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire www.thecraftden.co.uk
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs https://www.garnersgardencentre.co.uk/crafts/
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall https://www.facebook.com/thecraftstudio/
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.facebook.com/TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth, stamp-pad.blogspot.com
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside


USA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
Clay with Me, Colorado www.facebook.com/Claywithmestudio
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado debbie.knight@centurylink.net
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana www.creekbankcreations.com
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida www.everythingscrapbook.com
Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia, https://www.goldenshillpapercrafts.com/
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico www.santafe.com
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, www.joggles.com 
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Old Lyme, Connecticut, http://papercraftclubhouse.com/
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon www.paperparachute.com
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia, https://www.facebook.com/sherriesstuff.va/
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio www.stamplistic.com
The ink Pad, New York, www.theinkpadnyc.com
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina https://topflightstamps.com/
Seth Apter, New York www.sethapter.com
Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, http://whimsodoodle.com/ 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas, http://vintageinkc.com/

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