Monday 3 February 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Alison Bomber {February 2020}

Eclectica³ Collection {Alison Bomber}
February 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
Alison's stamps fill the need for that p[erfect finishing touch to any project and they seem to sit well across any genre or style of stamp collection. I love how the words she curates are uplifting, positive and heartfelt. She themes them to suit seasons, topics or emotions, and that means that within a set you can find several options that might fit the bill. We have so many people who love to collect these because they can always find a sentiment to chime with an occasion or situation so perfectly.

Hello all!  I'm thrilled to be here with my newest sets of word stamps.  The three new collections - House & Home, Magic & Wonder, and The Time Edition - have quotes which I think will be really flexible - for cards, art journalling, altered projects and more.  There's wit, wisdom and wonder in all of them!

I've been having lots of fun playing mix and match with various different PaperArtsy collections, so as always there are plenty of samples for inspiration - just quick looks here at PaperArtsy, with more details coming at Words and Pictures over the next few weeks.

Let's check out these sets, and I'll share some of the ideas behind each collection, and some close-up photos later on in the post.

  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.

Eclectica Alison Bomber Set 15 (EAB15)
House & Home

The House & Home collection has a lovely cosy feel to it, and given my love for little houses (dollshouse work, anyone?!), I thought it was about time I had some quotes to go with that.  These will pair well with so many stamps in the PaperArtsy world - there are some recent Zinski houses that I think I'm going to have to get hold of now, as well as houses, windows and doors galore across so many other collections.  And of course, you could use these quotes with tiny house die-cuts, 2D or 3D.   Here's just some of what I got up to with the quotes, and you can see some close-ups later on.

I wanted the warmth and traditional feel of browns and sepia for my houses and homes, with the freshness of the blues and greens for the landscapes they are set in.  There's Lawn and Granny Smith, Smurf and Summer Sky and a range of neutrals from Chalk via Eggshell and Taupe to French Roast.  Take a look at the quotes in close-up further down the post... there are some pretty famous ones in this set!  

Eclectica Alison Bomber Set 16 (EAB16)
Magic & Wonder

Magic & Wonder is right up there with my favourite collections - it is so uplifting and mysterious... full of magic and wonder!  When you need a card to send some positive thoughts, or when you have a journal page which needs a little touch of something special, or you've created some wonderful altered art or mixed media magic, this set should have something to offer you.  Here's a taster, and later on there are some close-ups of my first adventures with this magical, wonderful set.

There's a magic and a mystery to shades of purple, I think, so for this collection the Lavender and Wisteria paints came into their own alongside the Lawn and Granny Smith and the selected neutrals. There's a twilight beauty to the palette - that most mysterious time of day, and the magic of Mother Nature also features strongly in these samples. There are some close-ups to come down below.

Eclectica Alison Bomber Set 17 (EAB17)
The Time Edition

The Time Edition has some deep and profound quotes and some quirky and humorous ones, so there should be something for most tastes and all sorts of cards and projects.  Again, there are so many clock images to be found in the PaperArtsy stamp collections, not to mention all the clock face embellishments and dies available, so it's great fun bringing the words to life with the pictures you choose.

I dived in with blues and browns (no surprises there for anyone who knows me!) but with a twist of turquoise for these timeless words and phrases.  So it's Smurf and Summer Sky with the neutrals again, but now with Mermaid, Aquamarine and Bora Bora to warm things up a little.  Take a look at some of the close-ups to find your new favourite quotes!

EAB15 House & Home

One of the most well-known quotes in the House & Home collection is actually a song lyric... I expect you'll be humming along by now!

And how perfect is this tiny little Lynne Perrella cottage to go with it?  But I can also imagine these words on a 3D little house, or as part of a journal page or a new home card... so many possibilities.

There are playful Zinskis, celebrating the joys of home, but with that little touch of quirk which goes so well with the characters.

The words the girl is saying are actually a Laura Ingalls Wilder quote - Little House on the Prairie, anyone?

And yes, I quite agree with the chap... who doesn't want to be somewhere where they understand you?!

There's another Lynne Perrella image which was just crying out to be part of the House & Home sample-making.  She carries the idea of her home with her wherever she goes, not only in her mind but in her heart.  And lots of scrumptious brick texture too, just for good measure!

And I couldn't resist these Dutch houses from the Hot Picks.  This is an all-time favourite quote of mine, and Rilke is one of my most-quoted writers.  Time to step outside of your house and experience the world outside...

But if the outside world is all a bit much for you, the magic of home will restore you.  Darcy's adorable little house would definitely be a magical place to live, even if it is only on a tiny ATC.

And of course the idea of "magic" leads us on beautifully to the next collection of quotes too!

EAB16 Magic & Wonder

The first place my imagination went with these magical quotes was to Fairyland.  And along with these magical fairies, I found myself exploring the mystery of fungi.  (They're neither flora nor fauna... what's that about?!)  Scrapcosy's wonderful mushrooms are the perfect home for the Paper Doll fairies.

I couldn't have a collection of quotes about magic without a quote from the master storyteller of fairytales himself, Hans Christian Andersen.

And Meister Eckhart was a theologian, philosopher and mystic who also clearly knew a thing or two about magical thinking...

As I mentioned earlier, the wonders of nature played a big part in these samples.  Nature always features strongly in my crafting, so it's no wonder really.  Courtney's bubbling leaves, full of airy music were an automatic pick for me.  What springs first to your mind when you think of magic, I wonder?

There's more magic from Mother Nature in this tag using the Hot Picks birds in the grass, and the infinite power and magic of the opening of a William Blake poem.

If you know me well, you're probably wondering where Lin Brown's magical wild grasses have got to... Well, wonder no more!

And they are paired with a favourite writer of mine, W.B. Yeats, and a quote which is so full of magical possibilities and potential that it leaves me almost breathless.  That's the power of words.

And now I think it's about time we got around to...

EAB17 The Time Edition

We'll start with this trio of ATCs... These short quotes, or "one-liners" are perfect for smaller projects like this, or for tags.  But even though the words are few, the ideas are still big.  And the Hot Picks clocks are just right to draw our attention to those special moments in life.

Another delightful Zinski girl is up next... the mischievous look on her face makes me wonder exactly what she has been up to today.  But tomorrow is a fresh start...

And the glossy embossing gives a cheeky lift to the words over the dark French Roast background.  Oh, how I love being able to emboss the words!  I can see this quote being great for cards and for art journalling.

The Hot Picks clocks are in action again, just as background this time, for the next tag.

And I think Marthe Troly-Curtin hits the nail on the head with this quote... It's the perfect answer to anyone who's ever told you to stop wasting time with something they can't see the point of, but which is pure pleasure to you.

As well as wit, there's real wisdom in lots of these Time Edition words.  I think J.M. Barrie is picking up on a similar idea as Troly-Curtin here, but he puts it slightly differently.  In fact, you don't need to be doing anything at all, and you still won't be wasting time!

I thought this Hot Pick girl was the perfect match for these words - she's clearly enjoying some golden moments - but I can also see this quote in so many other ways.  How about you?

And finally a really profound and inspiring thought from Thoreau... and for me it was time to reach for those wonderful Lin Brown grasses again, and some glossy light-catching embossing.

But for an inspirational card or a journalling page, you could pair these words with almost anything and still end up with something really special.

I hope that gives you an idea of how versatile and useful these words can be.  From the homely to the magical to the eternal, there are some words here to suit your artworks and craft projects, whatever your style.  I've already got more projects on the go using these quotes, so keep an eye out at Words and Pictures for those as well as some of the how-to details for these samples.  I hope you'll be as inspired as I am by these new words, and have fun creating with them.

Alison xx

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Miriam said...

Congratulations Alison.... I love these new sets. Off for a closer look of your amazing inspiration.

Helen said...

as always, some wonderful quotes and your artwork is fabulous.

PaperArtsy said...

Fantastic Alison!! I love all your samples and the themes are fabulous!! These are always super useful stamps! Congratulations xx

Craftyfield said...

Goodness... So many samples and all wonderful! Great new stamp sets, Alison!

Redanne said...

A wonderful new release Alison! Your samples, as always, are superb! xx

Amanda said...

Another must have trio, absolutely fantastic samples to support another fabulous release
Amanda x

Etsuko said...

These are marvelous new release of quotes collection Alison!! Each piece was beautiful staging of the quote and was very inspired. Thank you so much for sharing these lot of samples. I love them!! xx

Annie said...

Fabulous new release Alison and I love all the projects created to showcase them xx
Best wishes
Annie xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Your new quote stamps are totally amazing Alison and your samples are so gorgeous. Perfect choices of colour, subject and words! So inspiring! xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Congratulations! These are all wonderful.

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Alison on yet another terrific NR. A wonderful collection of quotes and sayings that lend themselves to a whole range of creativity which you have demonstrated superbly with all your fantastic samples .

Cocofolies said...

Wow and wow, fabulous new words stamps sets and samples with them, Alison!!!! xx

Marci said...

Some really great quotes in these stamps.

SewPaperPaint said...

Alison, you've done it again my dear! I am drooling over these new sets and am happy you included a home theme. Congratulations!

Mac Mable said...

What a fantastic post with tons of inspirations and glorious creations. Congratulations on the new wonderful text/word/phrases stamps Alison x.

Fliss said...

Such fabulous samples from your wonderful new quotes. Love them all but especially the magic & wonder set which are on my wish list.
Fliss xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous samples to go with your new quotes, Well done.
Avril xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Wonderful stamp sets, dear Alison! Your samples are just brilliant, I love every single one of them!
xxx Evelyn

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow, wonderful new sets and samples, Alison. I have used your Love set for Valentine's Day today and Colin's birthday card the other week. They are perfect quotes but I would love you to do another set as I will run out for him!

Lucy x