Monday 23 September 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Products: September 2019 {Kay Carley}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Kay Carley}
September 2019 New Product Announcement

A wonderful line of Christmas stamps and stencils certainly evoke a sense of a wintery Christmas! I love how Kay creates such great depth with branches, holly etc layered up with careful stenciling. And the addition of snow with snowflake paint dots is absolutely perfect! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Kay here

I'm super excited to share with you my newest release for PaperArtsy consisting of 3 stamps and 3 coordinating stencils.

I really wanted to build on last years release so you will find a lovely big holly branch that is going to be super useful either as a stand alone stamp or to dangle things from such as all the new hanging ornaments from my new stamp set EKC33 as well as my baubles and snowflakes from last years release. I have also drawn a much larger version of my snowman from last year (that was scaled to fit inside the long bauble) - this one is a great size to either stamp on his own or to use in conjunction with the winter trees that are also part of this stamp set. As always I have tried to make all of the stamps as versatile as possible as you will see below!

Today and tomorrow you will see ideas with these stamps from myself and another of the Team PA Bloggers. You can also see plenty of activity on PaperArtsy's Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. (links at the foot of this post) So no matter what your preferred social media platform, we will be sharing with you!

Let's check out these new beauties, some ideas from each set and a couple of projects.

  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 31 (EKC31)

This stamp set contains a little bauble and present that have been sized to either dangle from the snowman's arms or from the large tree. I have drawn them with short hanging threads but it is super easy to make them longer by drawing them in with a black fineliner as I have done above with the present. You can also see that the large winter tree doubles up splendidly as overhead branches.

If clean and simple is your thing then just stamp the snowman by himself and add some tiny embossed snowflakes for a little bit of interest - the card above is 5"x5".

This is one of the main reason's why I opted to have the small bauble and tiny present as separate stamps. Not only do you have the option of having the snowman with or without them - you can use them to decorate the winter tree or indeed anything else!

Eclectica³ Kay Carley 32 (EKC32)

This holly branch has been sized to go with my bauble set from last year as well as the hanging ornaments from this years release. I had been wanting to do some holly snowflakes for the last couple of years so they made it onto this sheet as well - you can choose to dangle them (or not) from the holly branch too.

I purposely didn't draw the holly branch with 'snow on it' so that it can be used any way up - besides it is super easy to add your own snow just by dabbing on some Snowflake paint.

Eclectica³ Kay Carley 33 (EKC33)

Here's the hanging ornaments stamp set that I previously spoke about that has been designed to go with the holly branch but it is a stand alone set in it's own right. As you can see this allows you to create simple and quick cards but they look really effective.

It's always a quandary as a designer whether you should design stamps as a large stamp that contains several items or whether to have all the designs as individual stamps. Personally I think having the stamps as 'individuals' provides greater flexibility as you can vary the spacing and which stamps you use in conjunction with each other. I hope you agree!

New Stencils
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 161 (PS161)

This stencil looks a bit strange so here is a little step out to show you what I had in mind! It was designed to allow you to quickly and easily add shading and colouring to the snowman as well as providing you with a stencil version of the large winter tree. Above I lightly stencilled dusky blue paint with a small domed stencil brush to create soft shading to the 'snow' areas of the snowman.

The funny little elements to the right of the tree image are so you can easily stencil through colour for the snowman's nose and hat band without risk of getting colour anywhere else.

Once you have done the hat band and nose you can then move onto doing the rest of the hat and scarf or you can do the hat first and then progress to the hat band - it really doesn't matter which way round you do it as each layer is protected.

The stencil tree image also doubles up to create wintery overhead branches.

PaperArtsy Stencil 162 (PS162)

I absolutely love this holly branch stencil as it makes it so easy to create holly branches that look as if you have painted them freehand! Although the large holly branch leaves are the same size as the stamp version this stencil doesn't perfectly match the corresponding stamp  - instead it has been designed to complement the stamp version.

On this stencil there is a triangle and a heart shape - these have been sized to match the hanging ornament tree and heart decorations from EKC33 so here is a little step out using a stamping platform to show you how to use them. Although I'm only showing the tree one here, the heart works in exactly the same way. Start by placing the card into the stamping platform. Ink the stamp and use the platform to stamp it into place - make sure you leave the stamp where it is and don't allow the card to move as you put the matching stencil over the tree image. Use the magnets to keep everything in place.

Use the stencil to mask off the rest of the card and then add your colour/colours to the tree.

As you can see, when you remove the stencil the opaque colours have hidden the stamped detail within the tree.

As long as you've been careful not to allow the card panel to move you can then simply stamp all the detail back in. Easy!

The final image with matching hanging chains! 

PaperArtsy Stencil 163 (PS163)

This stencil is pretty self explanatory! It was designed to complement the hanging ornaments by providing a 'backdrop' of hanging chains.

Project One: Winter Wonderland

This large 8"x8" Christmas card shows how this release has been designed to mix and match together.

All three stencils have been used on this card and two of the stamp sets.

As you can see it is really easy to add 'snow to the trees just by dabbing Snowflake paint onto the branches. Once again that little bauble stamp was used to decorate the large tree.

I stamped the small winter trees without some of the trunk to sit them deeper into the snow and to make them different heights. The snowman was coloured using the matching stencil.

And here you can see how subtle interest has been achieved along the top of the card by using the hanging chain stencil along with the corresponding hanging chain stamp (from EKC33) Lastly the holly stencil is the finishing touch to add some needed colour and depth.

Project Two: Table Mat & Coaster

For this project I have used two stamp sets, two of the new stencils and one older stencil.

For years I have been meaning to decorate some wooden table mats and coasters for our Christmas table - one down, several to go!!

Having all of the hanging ornaments as separate stamps enables you to vary the height and spacing of the stamps to suit each individual project.

Above is a close up so you can see how I have added subtle stencilled layers into the background using the hanging chain stencil and the holly stencil.

And here is the finished result with matching coaster. This project is so much prettier in real life as it has been finished with Platinum and Crystal glitter glue highlights which add some super Christmas sparkle! 

If anyone is interested in booking me to teach either of these two projects do please get in contact with me as I would love to hear from you. Meanwhile I do hope that this has provided some insight as to how I intended to use this release but I would love to see what you do too!

Kay xx

YouTube: Kay Carley
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Helen said...

Gorgeous designs as always Kay and some beautiful samples.

Miriam said...

Congratulations Kay.... These are gorgeous

Etsuko said...

Beautiful new Christmas stamps and stencils Kay!! Samples are so gorgeous. xx

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous new stamps. Lovely inspiring post :)

A Pink said...

Fabulous new release of Christmas stamps and stencils , Kay and love all of your samples that showcase them so wonderfully . Congratulations x

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous new stamps, Kay, and those blue wintry backgrounds are just beautiful. Love the hanging baubles and the lovely holly branches especially.
Alison x