Tuesday, 2 February 2016

PaperArtsy new stamp release!

All this week, PaperArtsy are launching new releases in their product range... and tonight is a rather special one :)
The fabulously talented Clare Lloyd is releasing new stamps and stencils, and I am very proud to say that she asked me to create some samples to support the launch! Not a difficult decision, Clare creates the most amazing face stamps, it's just a pleasure to work with them!
 Leandra has filmed a short video showing off the new release from Clare... you can have a look at it here:

All of the samples and a tutorial from Clare are now live over on the main PaperArtsy blog HERE 
I created probably too many samples, I got a bit carried away! I have a few sneak peeks to show you now though :)

 The colour scheme we used was a really lovely pink and turquoise pallette... fabulous for crazy hair colours as well as the other details!

I used a mixture of substrates for my samples... I love using deep edged pieces, I can add stripes!

Clare has created two fabulous faces, I decided to colour them with a dark and also a light complexion to show a bit of variety.

The faces in this new release are a lot bigger than before, so you can really go large with your work!!!
This last sample is 11.5" by 8", plenty of room to add in a body to the amazing faces!

I loved creating these, the whole release is fabulous, you need to check it out!
Thank you Clare for trusting me with your stamps :)
Trish xxxx

Monday, 1 February 2016

New Challenge time at Our Creative Corner!

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

Fabrics, wool, threads, lace - this months challenge is all about texture, layers and loveliness!
What scraps have you got hidden away? Any snippets of favourite clothes you can't bare to part with?
Anything sewing related can be used in your piece. You could use stitches, sewing machine or fake stitches. Don't forget to get out your sewing themed stamps and dies.
Have fun and create something!
Our sponsor this month is:

Darkroom Door is sponsoring one Rubber Stamp Set, valued at $31.95 AUD, to our randomly drawn winner.  http://www.darkroomdoor.com/rubber-stamp-sets
I decided to focus on the fabric/texture part of the brief, and used torn up fabric strips in my project!
I used inks to colour the fabric, and also to colour the card upon which I stamped the butterfly . A bit of a fresh and springlike colour scheme of pink, turquoise and green!

Don't forget to hop on over to the OCC blog to see all the fabulous projects by the DT, and to enter your own creation into the challenge!
Trish xx