Sunday 10 February 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Products: February 2019 {Kay Carley}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Kay Carley}
February 2019 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
The start of the year is super-exciting here at PA HQ, and we have another week of new releases ahead of us just before we head off to yet another trade show later this week - Stitches, or CHSI (Craft hobby and Stitch International) in Birmingham, UK, Feb 17-20. 

I have been beavering away getting all the kits sorted out for the 12, yes 12 !! classes which several of our designers and I will be teaching to retailers at this event. I think we still have a few spots left in classes, so any qualified retailers can book directly with us on our wholesale website. Worth heading on over for a look as we have been updating photos in the past 2 weeks for many of the classes!

So tonight we can finally share with you Kay's new stamps. She started on these such a long time ago last year, and they are beautiful! Her attention to detail is always stunning. Kay has changed it up to go super-size with this release!. Each stamp set has super sized flittery critters, which could be a lot of fun from shrink plastic through to large canvas art as you will see in the ideas below! I can't wait to see what she gets up to with these, and her stencils have, as always, some really innovative opportunities too! So how big does your garden grow!?

Hi everyone, Kay here. I'm super excited to share with you my newest release for PaperArtsy - 3 stamps and 3 co-ordinating stencils.

Recently I have been wanting to make/decorate larger projects such as bigger wall art, tote bags etc... so I thought it would be great to have some super sized flitters and flutters to help me achieve this and having seen Jofy's recent release they can be combined beautifully with her super duper large blooms! The beauty of having such large butterflies and dragonflies is that they look great when used with shrink plastic as you will see from one of my projects near to the end of the post. 

You will find that the stencils co-ordinate beautifully with the stamps - the larger dragonflies and butterflies being the exact same size as their stamped counterparts. With the dragonfly stencil you also get the 'mask components' of the 2 bigger dragonflies allowing you to add detail onto your stencilled dragonfly simply by popping the mask back into the 'dragonfly aperture' of the stencil and stencilling through your chosen medium. 

Although you have 2 huge dragonflies on stamp set EKC24 I have actually provided you with two smaller versions as well (!!!) - look at both dragonflies and you will see that you have got 'inner wings' as well as 'outer wings' - this allows you to stamp them onto separate cardstock and cut them out along the 'inner wings' to give you smaller dragonflies - just trim away part of the body/tail of the dragonfly accordingly to suit the smaller wings and adjust the antennas. You will find a smaller butterfly using this method on EKC26 too ;).

I had hoped to show you all the different possibilities using these stamps, but due to recent events over the last few months I haven't been able to make many samples. Hopefully, as the weeks go by I will be able to share more samples with you via social media, showcasing all the different ways this release can be used. For now I have got the super talented Keren Baker giving me a hand for this post. Then, over the next few days, we will be sharing ideas with my newest products from 2 of PaperArtsy's lovely talented bloggers. You can also see ideas on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. So no matter what your preferred social media platform, we will be sharing with you! Happy New Year!

I'll now hand you over to Keren and I'll see you again for the projects near to the end of the post.

Let's start with some ideas with each of the new products.

  New Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

Eclectica³ Kay Carley - stamp set 24 (EKC24)

Kay's artwork has such a natural elegance and with these new stamps, I can't wait to create projects like wall art and wearable items with them. The beauty of having larger images is that they make beautiful backgrounds come together so quickly! They lend themselves to acetate and stitching so perfectly.

Eclectica³ Kay Carley - stamp set 25 (EKC25)

I've combined this stamp set with the PS128 stencil- such a great idea. You only need one of these images to make a real statement so these will be so useful for CAS projects. I just love all the details that Kay has designed into the butterflies.

Eclectica³ Kay Carley - stamp set 26 (EKC26)

The flowers in this set are simply gorgeous. Perfect as sunbursts or fireworks too. I love how graphic the stencils are when you simply use them as an outline. 

New Stencils
Mini Size: 3.5" x 3.75" (9 x 9.5cm) Price: RRP £2.50 + VAT
Regular Size: 6.5" x 7" (16 x 18cm) Price: RRP £4.60 + VAT
Large Size: 6.25" x 9.5" (16 x 24cm) Price: RRP £5.40 +VAT
PaperArtsy Stencil - large (PS127)

PaperArtsy Stencil - large (PS128)

PaperArtsy Stencil - large (PS129)

Project One: Something New
 by Kay Carley

Intro: I've made an 8x8 piece of wall art incorporating the fabulous flower heads and leaves from EKC26, shrink plastic butterflies from EKC25 and embossed grass stems from my previous grasses stamp set EKC17.

If you look behind the flower heads that have been stamped onto the greyboard (you will see some white stencilled flower heads too! The 2 larger circle/flower designs from stencil PS128 were designed to provide a backdrop to the flower heads from stamp set EKC26 in order to help stand them out from a background ;). Of course you can use the stencil counterparts to create backgrounds, borders etc... too.

This shows how the stencil butterfly (PS128) perfectly matches the stamped butterfly (EKC25). I had stamped the butterfly onto clear shrink plastic, painted it on the reverse side and then stippled Snowflake Chalk Acrylic paint over it using the matching stencil to do this really quickly and easily (as you can see on the right side of the above butterfly).

This shows that same butterfly now it has been shrunk!

Project Two: Follow Your Dreams
by Kay Carley

Intro: Here is another 8x8 picture using the smaller of the two dragonflies from EKC24. I combined them with the tall flower stamp from EKC26 and matching stencil PS127 along with one of my existing stamps from EKC07.

Here you can see how the tall flower stamp and matching stencil work so well together; both being sized to complement each other. The smaller blue dotty flower has been taken from a previous stamp set EKC07.

Depth has been achieved to this composition by incorporating some smaller stencilled dragonflies in the background. 

My larger dragonflies were stamped and painted onto acetate, cut out and glued into position to add depth and dimension.

Project Three: Believe In The Magic
by Kay Carley

Intro: I've used both sizes of butterflies for this picture (all stamps from EKC25) which fit beautifully onto this 8x8 greyboard but they would look equally good when used on bigger canvas's and would still provide impact.

Before stamping my butterflies onto the greyboard you can see that I used the matching butterfly stencil to give me a white background to create my watercolour looking butterflies onto as well as giving a ghost image around the stamped butterflies where when stamping I haven't perfectly lined them up! As you will see from the picture below - it really doesn't matter :). So don't be frightened to try it!!

The butterflies have been painted with Frescos but you'd be forgiven for thinking that I had used dye based inks or watercolours! I love the translucency that I've been able to achieve using the Frescos. (As you can see I am never that bothered if I don't stay within the lines either ;)!!!!!

I really hope you enjoy using this latest release and if you make anything please do tag me on social media as I would love to see your creations!

Love Kay xxx

YouTube: Kay Carley

If any retailers are interested in booking me to teach workshops/demonstrate etc... either with my current release or previous releases please do get in contact with me as I am now back to taking bookings for 2019 - meanwhile here is my current teaching schedule -

Teaching Schedule:
16th February 2019, Crafty Bunch,
15th June 2019, Amelia's Creative Crafts,

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Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,

Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Emerald Creek, Clagary, Alberta,

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
Papir Ulven, Lejre
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg,

Käsitellen, Lempäälä,
Piia Takalo, Kittila,

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
Marte Savona, Savona,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), 
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Creafine, Papendrecht
Creatotaal, Barendrecht,
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden,
De Scrapheap, Sprang-Capelle, 
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant,
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Kimya Verpakleingen, Arkel,
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest,
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk

New Zealand
Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty,

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
Hobbykunst, Rasta,
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
HC Design, Svedala,

KRL and Co, Payerne,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
Abermaw Quilting & Crafting, Gwynedd, Wales ph 07818556758
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex,
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down,
Crafty Bunch, Telford, Shropshire,
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
I Love Mixed Media, Cromhall, Gloucestershire,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter

Kay Carley
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Paperstory, Norfolk
Poppycraft, Wallingford,

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall,

Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex,
Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent
That's Crafty, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth,
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside

Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
Clay with Me, Colorado
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,

Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 
My Rusty Crown, Escondido, California,

PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR,

The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN,
The Ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Seth Apter, New York
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas,

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Miriam said...

Congratulations Kay.... Love these!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Gorgeous stamps and samples Kay! Many congratulations. Lx

Helen said...

Your stamps are as always, stunning and so are the samples - I still can't believe your attention to fussy cutting!! Hope this year will be easier for you and I am so sorry to see the news of your Dad. Much love.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous stamps and stencils and great inspiration in your samples!

Words and Pictures said...

The new stamps are delightful, Kay - and so well thought out for larger projects, and in combining with the stencils. Fabulous samples from both you and Keren!
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow! Totally exquisite Kay and what amazing samples. Very exciting! Xx

Etsuko said...

Gorgeous new releases Kay, they are so beautiful as always and I agree to Helen your fussy cut is amazing, new stamps are so beautiful. xx

Helen said...

These are just stunning Kay.

Annie said...

So beautiful and uplifting xxx

Mac Mable said...

Wow what stunning creations and wonderful inspiration, thank you x.

Kay Carley said...

Many thanks everyone for your kind words and thank you Keren for helping me out :) x

Raquel Burillo said...

Beautiful release! I love that the stamps and stencils coordinate so well always! You can really add depth and layers! Beautiful samples too from both of you!! Congratulations!!😘😘

SewPaperPaint said...

Kay, these projects made the stamps a MUST HAVE! We were so happy to pick them up at a booth at stamp convention here in the States! :) We tried a similar project to the 8x8 canvas, but our fussy cutting of that flower head is nowhere near as detailed as yours! Yikes! You are so precise and inspiring. The shrink plastic bfly is a jaw dropper! Congrats on another amazing launch. Hugs, Autumn