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2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes


Lotte has selected her retro colours and applied them and stamps in an interesting block formation to create a wonderful journal cover with a selection of vintage genre stamps. 
~  Leandra

Hey everyone, it's Lotte here - Retro Colour Palettes, what's not to love??!  I was hard pushed to choose between 1970s orange, brown, yellow and teal - or 1950s diner style fire engine red, robin's egg blue and black and white (like the tiled floors).  But  in the end I went with the 1950s combo, because I just love the pale blue with the red - it shouldn't work, but it does!  



(I got the photo off Pinterest, unfortunately there was no mention of who took it or where it came from, or I would have credited the photographer!)

I went with red and light green-blue, and some buff to offset both:



So, I decided to make a faux Midori style journal, because you can never have too many journals, right?!  And because I wanted to make squares of colour (echoing the black-and-white tiles of a 1950s diner), I looked for stamps which were largely rectangular in shape: 



Oh yes, I fancy myself sitting in cool coffee shops, sketching and making wry observations on the behaviour of 21st Century man (and woman):


So, let's get started!  I first cut two pieces of heavy calico fabric to measure roughly 21 x 30 centimeters (the inserts measure about 10 x 19 cms), and painted the top layer (which will be stamped) with a good coating of white gesso, and when that was dry, I spritzed a wee bit of Distress Spray Stain in Tea Dye:


When all that was dry, I lightly marked out squares with a water erasable pen (or you could use a pencil) and filled in with my chosen colours - Vintage LaceLondon Bus and Mermaid Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints.  I'd already done a test run on a piece of normal paper to give me an idea of colour and stamp position: 



Next, I stamped a selection of the stamps all over, but within the rectangles, in Shadow Grey Ranger Archival Ink Pad:



And then it was time for the main stamping, which I did in Onyx Black Versafine Inkpad:


When this had dried thoroughly (Versafine takes quite a bit of time to do so properly), I glued the two pieces of calico together along the spine bit, let that dry and then punched two holes at the top and bottom of the piece, before adding silver eyelets.  Next I stitched the two pieces together on my sewing machine.  If you don't have one of those, you can just glue the two pieces together and stitch the flipped over bit by hand (next step!):


I positioned the blank notebooks inside the cover and folded over to determine where to stitch the flaps down:




Then it was time to thread some elastic cord through the holes, to keep the notebooks in place: 




Now, you can keep the cord long to wrap around the journal when not in use:


Though personally, I prefer just to keep the ends short - I would've added some beads if I could've found some suitable ones:


And a view from the back (almost the same as the front LOL!):



So this was quite a nice and simple project, for a change - as I said already, I love journals, and hand made ones are the best because you can completely personalise them and get something no-one else has.  I've already planned to make some for Christmas pressies - hoping if I start now, I might actually end up being on time LOL!

Until next time :D

Lotte x

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2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes



This is such a fun idea that can spin off into so many directions with ease. Carol has chosen Kim's retro stamps with bright retro colours, and I love the door-stop idea! There's so much satisfaction when you create a project from fabric, and then make something from that fabric too!!! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a fabric doorstop. Fabric is one of my favorite mediums to work on. I think this is simply because sewing was my first love in the crafting world and now I love to create my own fabric patterns with stamps and stencils either with plain cotton as I have here, or on ready made items that I have purchased, nothing grabs me while shopping like a nice white plain T Shirt just waiting to be altered into your own personalised item.

So if you don't fancy making a whole item like I have here grab a T Shirt and have a go; maybe that one you dropped your takeaway down and the stain has never gone away.


I added a flower embellishment  to my finished doorstop.


I used Little Black Dress to stamp images from EKD06  and EKD03 onto plain white cotton

 

I used 3 colours to paint my images Tango, South Pacific and Granny Smith


  
I added Satin Glaze to them to slow the drying time as fabric is quite slow to paint onto and gave them a little spritz of water to thin them slightly, just a tiny amount as too much will make the paint wick into the fabric.




once all my images were painted I made up my doorstop stuffed it and added dried rice to give it some weight.




I found some stickles in my stash that matched quite well with the Fresco paints I had used, so I added some sparkly highlights to my images.


I stamped the flower from EKD06  three times onto white cotton and stuck this onto Grunge paper. Once coloured I layered the images up to make my embellishment. I did not have a small orange button so I painted a white one with Tango Paint to match.



I stamped and coloured a couple of acrylic charms, using stamps from EKD03. I sealed the painted sides with glossy accents. I added these with some beaded ribbon to my flower.

I just cut my door stop to a size that I wanted and it has ended up approximately 14 cm square and 16 cm high and I had a rough idea of how to make it up so I just went for it. But there are lots of ideas with links to patterns on Pinterest if you want to make one and need a pattern or instructions.
I enjoyed making this as I like to make useful things and it is nice to use your crafting skills to make things you will see out and about in your home.....and my cat loves the dangly charm

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Carol x
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2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes


A really interesting start to Etsuko's background of collaged scrap papers. Her images pop on top with a 50's inspired retro colour palette. ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My favorite things with you today, and I'd like to share with you 'Tea time memo pad' using Raquel's fancy Scrapcosy stamps.
I like the design and colours in the 50's and here I expressed it using the collage technique.


These are my colours palette I used. My impression of 50's colour palette is matte, so I mixed Snowflake Fresco a little with transparent and semi-transparent colours.


First of all, I pasted various book pages, letter scripts, book papers, stamped papers, stenciled papers etc. with gel medium, added my home made stamps and colours on the Smoothy White Stamping card, and made the master board.


I chosen the master board part and made five cards, also added a little colours.




The card on the right cup is painted Captain Peacock then embossed black using ESC16 stamp. On the left is painted mixed Pixie Dust and Orchid using ESC15 stamp. Both used Smoothy White Card.


These cards used ESC16 stamps and Fresco Paints used Chartreuse on the left and Autumn Fire on the right.


The fifth card used ESC16 stamp and Fresco Paint Zucchini and each card is tagged stamp by ESC15.
This card can be used either when you were invited or when you will have guests. And you can write down what was fun at that time.


The cover stenciled the PS133 with Captain Peacock and Chartreuse Fresco and letter Tea time embossed black using PS107 stencil.


The matchbook inside is stenciled by black gesso and the flap painted by Autumn Fire Fresco.


This is the finish. it is very interesting that the 50's simple colours palette matches with adjacent colours. My project is easy and fun to make. Why don't you make some card with your colours palette. 

Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xxx

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2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes



With an almost icecream pastel palette,  Anneke has created a beautiful bead bound retro notebook with lovely layering of stencilled and stamped images.

Hi everyone, it's Anneke with you today, and I'd like to share with you a notebook I made for the "Retro Colour Palettes" topic. I folded a cover out of watercolour paper and used stamps and stencils to decorate the cover. Usually I'm stamping and stencilling on a coloured background but this time I started building up layers on a white background. 


When closed, the booklet measures 21 cm x 12 cm.


I looked for a retro colour palette on the internet. I found a lot of inspiration at The Shutterstock blog. After choosing a colour combination I looked through my paints to find likely colours. I have a large collection of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics so it wasn't difficult to find the right colours :) 
I ended up working with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Autumn Fire, Mustard Pickle, Surf's Up, Koala, Eggshell, Lake Wanaka, and Cherry Blossom.


The stamps I used on this project are from the ECF 06 set only.



I started with a sheet of watercolour paper, sized 39 cm X 21 cm. I made fold marks at 5/17/19,5/22 and 34 cm. I folded the cover as shown.


I started by applying a coat of gesso to the cover. Next I stamped leaves and text from the ECF 06 stamp set on tissue paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. After cutting out I glued the prints on the cover with Matte Medium. I added a layer of Fresco Finish Snowflake on top.



I continued building up layers. I sponged with Fresco Finish Lake Wanaka through the PS126 stencil to create flowers.



I did the large grey dots with the PS132 stencil and Fresco Finish Koala. I stamped pink leaves using Fresco Finish Cherry Blossom


I stamped the yellow branches with Fresco Finish Mustard Pickle. For the dots & text I used Archival Ink Tiger Lily. The blue circles were done with a lid and Fresco Finish Surf's Up. The small dots were stamped with the eraser at the top of a pencil using Fresco Finish Eggshell.



I decorated the front cover with a set of leaves. I used Fresco Finish Surf's Up, Autumn Fire, Mustard Pickle, Lake Wanaka and Cherry Blossom to stamp the leaves.

  
 


I folded two signatures out of regular copy paper. I'm planning to use this book to take notes and write down ideas when I'm on the go.


I made 5 holes into the signatures and into both parts of the spine and made pamphlet stitches to attach the signatures to the cover. I sewed in a manner the stitches ended up at the inside and I alternated between both signatures.


While sewing I added beads to decorate the spine.


I painted the inside of the cover plain pink using Fresco Finish Cherry Blossom..



I really enjoyed this colour challenge. It forced me to work with colours that I usually don't work with but I'm very happy with how this colour combination turned out. I would recommend you to pick a retro colour palette that speaks to you and give this challenge a go.
I would love to see what you come up with!
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2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes


It's tempting to think of retro as bold and sometimes a little clunky. Miriam has created elegant and subtle projects with an traditional technique that deserves celebrating more often.

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a set of birthday cards that I have created using 'retro' colours but giving it a contemporary twist.

I chose to add the contemporary twist as I wanted to show that retro colours can be modern.  I also chose to use the shaving foam technique as it is quite a retro technique that has started to make a come back.


I chose to use the new Sara Naumann stamps with this project as I thought they would really compliment the colours and marbling of the paint.   






I chose to use the following Fresco Acrylic paints - Captain Peacock, Peach Nectar and Mustard Pickle.  I think this photo really has a retro feel to it - what's not to love about these colours?


  



I even thought the sentiment on this card had a lovely retro font to it.  




What I love about the shaving foam technique is that no two 'pulls' of the design are the same.  It makes every card unique.


You can't really tell in the pictures, but each card also has a few raised elements to give it extra dimension.



As you may be able to tell, I had so much fun creating these. I loved the colour combination too. I think I might go retro more often!

I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go yourselves.  Get those colours out and have a play; add your own contemporary look to a retro colour scheme and technique.

Thank you for joining me this evening.....hope you have a craft filled week.

Miriam

Blog: Miriam's Creative Dreams

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 2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes


Hello everyone, Keren here with a blast from the past; quite literally! One of the great things when researching new topics is learning new things. Looking into Retro colour schemes meant a decent definition of 'retro' was needed to be found.
This descriptive term has been used since the 60's. It tends to be used in two ways; either describing something entirely new but referencing to characteristics of a previous era's style, or products/ colours/ styles that are more recent but seem like they're from the past. Looking back at history, it seems that so many artists and designers have often 'borrowed' from the past. Because of the blurring of definitions and also as we're looking at colours, I have included strictly retro examples and also colour schemes that are directly from different decades.Hopefully there are colour combos to inspire all of us!
Lotte Kristensen is starting us off with a subtle colour scheme and using Kim Dellow stamps for PaperArtsy.


As we progress through the examples, you'll probably notice a trend of flatter, less saturated colours. In fact you'll be forgiven for thinking we've added an Instagram filter over the post! This is probably the sort of image and style many of us would jump to in our minds. This gorgeous geometric design dovetails with the colours so perfectly.


Colours can have an emotional impact and often connect with memories we associate with a time or image. This is indicative for me of the 70's and early 80's; reminds me of Raleigh bikes, BMX's, party dresses and more!


Orla Kiely is a perfect example of true retro. From the colours, the designs and styles of image, she perfectly encapsulates an era. This is one of her colour combos, but is a welcome brighter palette.


This artist uses a muted palette for many of their prints. Seeing the gorgeous domino colours also reminds me of another piece of art work; Eric Carle's 'The Hungry Caterpillar'!


It's incredible that this book (which is still supremely popular) is 50 years old. The strong yet muted colours are calming yet familiar. I can imagine creating this sort of look using PaperArtsy Infusions!


Design is everywhere and this clothing design is reminiscent of the Atari brand stripes. Love the gradual colour change.


You can see the translation of colour combination from that last example to this one with the addition of a ubiquitous 'retro colour'; brown. The pattern here looks a whole decade or more before and it's interesting that combinations of colours are so recognisable to a particular period of time.

 

There are so many quirky prints linked with retro and I love the fabric design and brighter colours here.


Fashion is a great place to scout out combinations. You can imagine 1000's of people looking exactly like this woman. It's a slight shift in the colours we've featured so far.


As the trends changed over time, so did the colours. This modern print encapsulates the retro look perfectly.


Home decor styles have always changed with time, and this colour palette and image could easily have been in vogue in the past. The style of lampshade and even the sideboard are reminiscent but with a slight modern twist. If you follow the link, there are a whole bunch of inspiring retro schemes.


Mustard tones (or Spiced Honey) fits in well with many retro colour schemes. Fresco Finish Mustard Pickle has all the right retro tones and would go perfectly with Fresco Finish Pine Grove, Mulled Wine, Mahogany, Mermaid and so many more! The retro look below plays with shapes, fabrics, pattern images and so much more! 


Pippa Shaw is a contemporary designer, whose designs have the perfect retro feel; current in look yet with a distinct previous era's stamp on them.


Leandra reminded of one very retro feeling colour scheme; Avocado. We had a bathroom suite in that colour when we moved into our current house. You might be surprised to find that it's making a (partial) comeback. Could this be the ultimate retro scheme?!


We'll finish the romp through retro with an example that screams retro, with perhaps a little adorable kitsch thrown in for good measure!


Hopefully the variety of schemes we've showcased have got you thinking about a set of colours that might call your name!

You're going to love the projects we have coming up for this topic. We are not doing the linked challenge  for 2019, so if you want to create along with us and this topic, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world! 
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 Hot Picks Collection
July 2019 New Product Announcement


A note from Leandra:
Mark always comes up trumps when I nag him enough to design some new stamps! To be fair, he is always juggling all the other designer, so for him to find a space to knuckle down to doing some himself is always a challenge. Once he gets started he is fine, its just getting him in the zone! Lauren has weaved her magic wand over them beautifully! Lots to enjoy here! 

Hi everyone, Lauren here and I'm super excited to share with you Mark's newest Hot Picks release for PaperArtsy. 2 stamp sets and I can honestly say these are two of my favourite Hot Picks releases EVER! I had an absolute ball with them and I know you will too.

Today you will see ideas with these stamps from me. 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
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on EZ mount: RRP £18.74 +VAT (EZ)
unmounted: RRP £14.15 +VAT (UM)

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.

   
Hot Picks Set 1903 (HP1903/ HP1903EZ)

I just LOVE these stamps! So much so, in fact that I was only supposed to do one sample for each stamp set but I ended up doing extra. I literally could not put them down. The moon, or planet stamp is going to be SO useful! There are so many great moon and planet related quotes and so many amazing techniques for creating gorgeous skies. I really can't wait to play around some more with this set.
 
Which Planet Are You On? (HP1903EZ)



I thought this one stamp from the set looked so good just heat embossed with black ink over the top of a cool background.  It almost looks like a wax seal and it was so quick to do. These great images really do go all the way from clean and simple to full on grungy!

 Shine! (HP1903EZ)

Hot Picks Set 1904 (HP1904/ HP1904EZ)

Be still my beating heart! I had a great time colouring this but I know it would also look really great stamped over a really nice background. The image is so strong and so striking; AND there's a butterfly! I LOVE a butterfly! The little tape measure image really is a favourite and started me off thinking about measuring things like time. The small one, as you can see, is perfect to make a butterfly body. What can I say? It HAD to be done!

The Butterfly Counts Moments (HP1904EZ)


Beware! I am Fearless! (HP1904EZ)

So, as I said, I really just couldn't stop! These images are just so great and this girl would work so brilliantly with set HP1903 too! Halloween is around the corner and she will be great for that, but I couldn't help think of a fantastic quote by the wonderful Mary Shelley. "Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." 


Project One: A Cool Technique Using Infusions and Distress Ink on Glossy Card


Ok, so a slight cheat but this technique is SO easy and SO flippin' cool that it needed to be shared. I needed a bit of a sexy night sky to go with my planets and I had half an idea in my head about the way glossy photo card works. It basically sucks pigment in and fixes it PLUS it reacts with water to form water marks.... I used this technique in some way, shape or form in all my projects. I love the way it works.


First I sprinkled some Raspberry Infusions onto a piece of glossy photo paper (I used an inexpensive brand called Maxi that works with ink jet printers). Spritz with a modest amount of water in the usual way and then carefully dried it with a heat tool. I quickly found that if you hold the heat tool too close or too still the coating on the paper bubbles and bursts. It IS quite a good way to add texture but not the effect I was going for here.


Now you choose your Distress Ink (Distress Oxide not an option here because it covers up your Infusions). I used Chipped Sapphire. I dabbed the pad onto my glass mat a few times as you really do want quite a lot of ink, and then used a piece of cut and dry to blend the ink onto the piece of glossy card. 


What you find is that the Infusions AND the water you sprayed on the paper act as a kind of resist. The ink glides over the top and stays glossy on the card. You get the most amazing effects. You can obviously use whichever colour combinations you wish. I used this one for a sky and then tried Spiced Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber on my other projects.

And finally buff the card with a dry cloth to remove any excess ink and you are ready to add whatever you like next. If you buff with a damp cloth you will remove some of the brown and get a cleaner, brighter end result. I did find if you stamp on it you are best to either use StazOn OR to use something like Versafine Clair and heat emboss to fix it.

So "WHERE is the project?" I hear you cry...

I used the background above to make a postcard. I stamped the moon with white Brilliance Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The butterflies are from the girl on HP1904 and the sentiment is a quote from EAB11. I DID try embossing the butterflies on vellum using white embossing powder so that they looked like moths. It looked great but, well, I love to colour so I did....


I loved this technique so much that I did end up using it on nearly all my projects. I made small pieces of card and much larger pieces using the same technique and it all worked the same. I was able to use one large piece as a border for one of my larger cards and you can see I die cut some smaller circles to use as a border along the edge. 


Phew! That's me done! I hope I've given you some ideas and I'm certain you will have loads of ideas of your own bubbling away in those crafty noggins. A big BIG thank you to Mark and Leandra for letting me loose on these amazing stamps. I had such a blast with them. There just isn't enough time or space to go through all the great things you could do with these stamps, but if you do what I did and start off writing a list of your favourite quotes about the moon and planets - I got to about 20 - that will give you a start. NEXT write down your favourite quotes about fierce women, and THEN go through Alison Bomber's amazing stamps for fabulous quotes.  Like me, you will quickly see that you are NEVER going to run out of ideas for ways to use these amazing new stamp sets. Now what are you waiting for? Go get 'em....

Lauren x

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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
Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania https://www.bevscrosscrafts.com.au/
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/
Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW https://www.scrapbooksuperstore.com.au/
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth http://www.thethreadstudio.com/
The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA http://thescrapbookstore.com.au/
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
Emerald Creek, Clagary, Alberta, https://emeraldcreek.ca/ 
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/
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta https://www.scrapaddicts.ca/
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta http://scrapandbean.com/
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta https://www.paperandinkboutique.com/

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
Käsitellen, Lempäälä, https://www.kasitellen.fi/
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
Scrap by Nini,  Uzerche, Limousin https://scrapbynini.fr/ 
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
Scrap it Easy, Rome, https://www.scrapiteasy.com/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
De Scrapheap, Sprang-Capelle, https://www.descrapheap.nl/ 
Doe@ding,Spijkenisse https://doeading.nl/
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant, www.hobbidee-breda.nl
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
Kimya Verpakleingen, Arkel, https://kimya.nl/
Noor! Design B.V. Waspik, https://www.noorenzo.com/
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 
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July 2019 New Products
Eclectica³ Collection {Courtney Franich}




I can see Nikki has had some fun with these new stamps by Courtney! Beautiful colour combinations and gorgeous contrasting layers! Absolutely dreamy! ~ Leandra




Hi everyone, it's Nikki with you today from Addicted to Art and I am very happy to be here sharing some designs with yesterday's new release from Courtney Franich. As you hopefully saw yesterday there are three new wonderful stamp sets which work beautifully together or on their own.


My first sample features the great 'Half a Man' stamp from ECF09 combined with the quote from ECF07. On this design I have only used parts of stamps - cutting out the elements I wanted once stamped. These stamp sets are ideal for this - use the entire stamped image or just one part. I love a stamp that can be used in different ways and isn't a 'one trick pony'!


I have more details on how I created the background and used my Fresco Acrylic Paints at the end of this post.


I also made some card A6 cards, again layering and combining images. 



This bright background was created using a credit card to swipe various paints. The main image is embossed with white embossing powder, for extra impact. I added some extra elements from other stamps including words from the quote stamp used above.




The second design is similar but different! Again the main feature stamp is overlaid with elements of others. The black inked matt layer is created by just randomly stamping a few different stamps from the sets. (Love a stamp that makes a background too!)




The theme running through these sets is crocheted textures.  I have used one of them for the grey stamped background above (Watering Can Archival ink) and you can see I have also stamped in Sepia Archival and punched out the circles as accents on both cards.



For the cards and the 6 inch board I used the same range of Fresco Acrylic paints: Blue Lagoon, Eggplant, Bougainvillea, Tango and Banana are all either semi opaque or Transparent. Blue Oyster, Lilac, Blah Mange, Butter and Chalk are opaque. This allowed me to layer my colours with my brayer to create backgrounds and layers, sometimes tone on tone and other times with contrasting colours.

  



These brayered strips were the starting point for the 6 inch panel. I stamped each one with various stamps from Courtney's sets in a complementary ink colour to the painted surface, before tearing into strips. 




I then layered them with matt medium starting at the bottom of a  6 inch greyboard panel.  I added some splatters with Little Black Dress Fresco Acrylic and also added the same paint with my finger around the edge to frame the piece.



Some more brayered card - I used Smoothy Heavyweight card - to stamp my images and words. The pink background contains the tiny script stamp from ECF09.





I hope I have shown how versatile these stamps are: on their own, with others, foreground, background, whole or chop 'em up!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.


Nikki x

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 Eclectica³ Collection {Courtney Franich}
July 2019 New Product Announcement


A note from Leandra:
Courtney has really followed her own instinct on this collection. Many of you are aware how much she enjoys crochet, she always has a project on the go, and in this collection, she wanted to explore how she could bring crochet and paper together. I think she's come up with some great stamps in the process too! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, Courtney here

I'm super excited to share with you my newest release for PaperArtsy. 3 new stamps.
So I am a little bit obsessed with crocheting at the moment, or rather I have been for the last 4 years. I decided to merge both paper craft and soft crafts into one with this release. I was happy because to start my idea going I had to sit and crochet the pieces that eventually became my final ideas for the stamps. I think this might be my best release yet from the perspective of my editing skillz in photoshop. Not even University taught me what I'm teaching myself at the moment, and it is very satisfying to have an idea and figure out how to make that a reality. 

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 Courtney Franich Set 07 (ECF07)
 

I have always liked collaged elements, so this series is a mix of vintage elements and soft  wool from my crochet pieces.


The image itself was stamped with StazOn pigment onto acetate, so hard to get the depth on camera properly. I wanted to have some of the background visible from behind the acetate, and some was blocked out by painting the reverse of the acetate. More detail on the layers is explained below.
Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 08 (ECF08)

Some of these elements are ephemera that we have lying about in our PA HQ stash we use for stamp design, and so I snaffled some bits up and edited them further with sections of my crochet. I'm a bit obsessed with squares and circles, so it was a blend of photoshop and actual crocheted squares that made the final cut for these designs.


A few different things going on in this sample with some crackle, shrink plastic and reverse-painted acetate, all layered onto the same Heavy smoothy brayered card. More details below.

Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 09 (ECF09)

Script is compulsory when I create my stamps. Luckily we have plenty of examples of hand written text from vintage postcards collected over the years. I love the 'half a man' collage, and of course more crochet circles, this one is a great layer stamp for gel printing or use it directly onto your layers with white paint is nice too.

The 'half a man' stamp works particularly well on the acetate, same technique as before. I just love how the background shows right through the acetate, and I raised it up with foam pads so that in real life you can see the dimension so much better than in the photos. There are so many details in the background, just look at that gorgeous new script stamp, in fact, you may have noticed some of Seth's new minis in there too if you look closely!


Project One:Half a Man

For all these samples you can see that 2 contrasting backgrounds were created. I started on 12x12" smoothy, one sheet with blue brayered Frescos (Twilight, Antarctic, Beach Hut, Seaglass, Chalk and Mermaid) and the other with orange Frescos (Tango, Haystack, Butter, Tangerine Twist, Chalk and London Bus). All 3 cards were made and layered from the 2 heavy Smoothy 12 x 12" sheets and the lovely new PaperArtsy brayer.



Onto some packaging acetate, the images were stamped in black with the new Tsukineko StazOn Pigment ink. This is an amazing ink, it dries like the normal StazOn, pretty fast, with no need to heat set onto shiny surfaces, but because it is also a pigment, it is opaque, and therefore it has good coverage, nice sharp detail directly onto card, glossy or matte but the thickness of the pigment ink means you also have time to clear-emboss should you wish. It is so nice and dark black, so it is really good on top of paint. For those of you struggling to stamp on shiny paints, this is the answer! In effect it is a hybrid solvent-pigment ink. Crazy but perfect! I really hope they come out with some new colours, there are only 12 so far, and a few of them are a tad boring if I'm brutally honest, but the turquoise is divine, its just the red and green that are a tad boring. But good for Christmas I guess!

Once the image was dry on the acetate, I painted it from reverse, just picking out a few features so that some of the image was left clear to see through to the layer below, and others were in contrasting blue.Occasionally there were pops of Gold added too.


Project Two:Art

The only difference on this sample is the tinted Grunge Paste at the foot of the card. That is Raquel's stencil (PS049) and I tinted 3 ways, with Tango, Smoked Paprika and London Bus. This way I could ad some 'shading' as I put the tinted GP through the stencil rather than just a flat colour. You only need 1 drop of paint to tint a teaspoon of GP, so take it easy on the paint!


I found a chipboard word in our Art Stash, and put some of the blue card behind it, painted it dark blue with Twilight and then applied Ranger white Crackle paste on top very thinly. In the heat we are having it was all cracked within 15 mins.


The little tag is translucent shrink plastic. I sanded it lightly in both directions, then washed it with watery chalk paint followed by watery Caribbean Sea and finally watery Beach Hut. You want watery thin layers so that when it shrinks the texture remains smooth. If you layer it thick, and then shrink, you will get bubbling, which can be cool, but not what I wanted here.



Project Three: Genuine
Final blue-orange sample, this time a few Prima tiles at the top, and the quote on the left has been embossed. 


The Grunge Paste again used as a border at the top and at the foot (another of Raquel's stencils PS050), often I will tap it gently before lifting the stencil with my finger, and you get a bit of extra texture.



Project Four: Postal Tag
Again, a brayered background, but this time a bit more colorful. The dots are from my second release (ECF04) and I love how they pull the background together. I also knocked it back a little with some chalk paint before adding the top layers.


Stamping onto book paper must be one the first ways I ever used stamps, and to this day it remains a fave way to bring a bit of book page into a project.


A Time Holtz fabric flower from one of his trims was painted in China Blue to adorn the top, and dry brushed with Chalk to highlight the frizzy tips.


And at the base some simple layers as an embellishment.

Project Five: Bright Half Man

I tried to repeat the background colours onto some stencilled GP, and on the collage itself/ It really comes to life with colour don't you think!

You can see the layers in the brayered background a bit more here.


And I applied the GP, then added paint to it once it was dry. If you add the paint, and then sand it back a bit, you get a lovely contrast where the white GP pops back - handy feature that Grunge Paste is sandable!

Project Six: Card of Squares
And a super simple final card. On to yet another brayered background (I never tire of making these!) 3 stamped crochet collage from ECF08 again I used those Tsukineko pigment inks in Pink, Grey and Teal. Cut and layered.

Thanks for joining me tonight, I hope you find these new stamps might be useful for you too. All these stamps have been shipping to our stockists, so they will have them in stock now, see the list below to find one near you. 

I've set up a new Insta for my crafting related posts, so you can follow me at the link below if you are interested.

Thanks

Courtney

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Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/
Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW https://www.scrapbooksuperstore.com.au/
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July 2019 New Products
Eclectica³ Collection {Seth Apter}



Chris has done a wonderful job of bringing so many products together in this post, stamps (of course) but also Frescos and infusions pair together along with numerous colours of ink. Its a veritable feast for our creative eyes! ~ Leandra




Hi everyone, it's Chris with you today to share my projects with Seth's new mini's EM41-48.  I very much admire Seth's art which is all about layering and his new mini's are perfect for making that easy and enjoyable as they all go together so well.

You can create depth and textural interest with the stamps by stamping in different colours and overlaying with black and further down the post you can see how I created my base layers with very quick and easy techniques. 


My first make is a large Birthday Tag. I stamped with all of the stamps over my base layer in various coloured inks and finally with black. 


Outlining some of the stamped images in white pen helps to bring them forward and add interest. Glossy dimensional glue has been added to the die cut letters and on the circles on the focal star from Seth's stamp set ESA03 for extra shine.



I used a couple of Seth's embossing powders to create yet more texture on the die cut scalloped frame and on the wood star embellishments. 


I cut a smaller tag from the same base layer outlined in white and also die cut some stars to add to the painted and glossed wood stars. I cut out the word 'create' from EM42 and used it for my sentiment.


I love the grunginess of some of the mini's in this collection. Stamp EM47 has those lovely grungy lines and will be hard to put down!


Similar to the tag above and using the text 'your story' from MA46.


For this tag, I used the stamps with a gel plate print and the bolder design mini's work particularly well with the gel plate. The words are taken from MA46.


I love the texture you get with mono prints, I used thin brayered layers of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics for this tag.



I like the more feminine colour scheme from the part of the mono print I used for this card, colours tend to get mixed on the gel plate so you can end up with quite a variety of colour schemes which is perfect for batches of tags or cards as they will all be slightly different to each other.



The die cut heart is covered in glossy dimensional glue which I used to highlight areas of most of the samples.


Another card from a mono print.


All the ribbons I added were dyed with Infusions; damp the seam binding ribbon, sprinkle with Infusions powders and dry off. 


I started off with a master board base layer adding various complimentary colours of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics with a large brush, a few sprinklings of Infusions and finish with a lighter colour or two on top to bring it all together. This is a nice base for stamping all over with all of the stamps in various colours of ink.




The final touches are stamping in black and some outlining in with fine liner pens.



My second substrate is an easy splatter and squish method! Spatter watered down Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints Blue Lagoon, Terracotta and Claret on to two sheets of Heavy Weight Smoothy cardstock, smoosh them together paint sides facing, pull apart then allow to dry.



Repeat the process using Infusions in Slime, Royal Blood, Violetta and Olive Tree diluted in water. I stamped in black over these pieces and used for some of my layers and die cuts.



I usually keep a few paints in this little wood crate on my desk, it's patiently been waiting for some colour and pattern and the Mini's are lovely for creating random abstract patterns


I didn't mount the stamps on a block just dabbed on Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and randomly stamped around the box, overlapping and not thinking about it too much.

As you can see, I enjoyed creating from my substrate pieces and decorating my paint crate which is the beauty of these mini's, they're going to be useful for so many projects and they work together perfectly due to the mix of solid and more delicate images, there are even words in there that can be accentuated or cut out.   

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.

Chris x

Blog: www.sketchingstamper.blogspot.co.uk
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