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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Launching Clare Lloyd's new stamps

Hi everyone. Thankyou so much for stopping by. Tonight is the launch of the gorgeous new stamps designed by Clare Lloyd for www.paperartsy.co.uk. I was really chuffed that Clare asked me to make some samples for this launch and really enjoyed the challenge! I was given two sets of gorgeous stamps to play with and limited to just a few fresco chalks for each set. This was very good for me as I usually go mad using as many colours as I can get my hands on! Anyway, here are the new stamp sets!

Here are the samples I made with these soooo cute Halloween stamps!

This one and the next incorporated Golden's coarse pumice gel as a base layer. I pushed it through the Gothic arch stencil on the tag and coloured it with primary elements silks and treasure gold. I just adore that little cat. He's going to be well used! The hat on the tag has a layer of glossy accents to make it shine. The bat is coated with Golden's glass bead gel. Love that stuff. The fresco colours are: inky pool, egg plant, Tango, yellow submarine and limelight. 


Next up are the Christmas samples:

 The wings on the Christmas angel are coated in viva's 3D 'schnee'. Sorry have no idea how that translates but it does make realistic snow! (AnneMarie designs)  I then sprinkled TH glitter over before it dried. It does take a long time to dry and harden. I like the simplicity of this design. Just white embossing on Kraft card with circles of text around the focal image. The black and white card uses a simple contrast which I hope you agree is effective, if well used. I use this idea a lot on Christmas cards!

 This last sample is my favourite and one I really enjoyed making. I see this girl more as an Ice princess and the limited colour range helped here too: cheesecake, mermaid (yummy), antarctic, tinned peas and London bus. We were allowed to add silver, Snowflake and Little Black Dress. I really love Clare's linked up snowballs especially stamped on text. Here I used ripped cardboard to create a textured background then collaged her skirt with vintage text strips. Fiddly but effective. The wings are coated in the 3D schnee again.

I do hope you love these new stamps as much as I do. Thankyou so much Clate for allowing me to play with them. I have made a few more tags, journal pages and cards with them, but will blog those later this week! 
Thankyou for dropping in, especially if you were patient enough to read through to the end! Thankyou Leandra for the opportunity to showcase some of my work! Please leave a 'hi' so I know who dropped by xxx

22 comments:

  1. Fabulous samples from Clare's new stamp sets Chris. I love them and how you have used the images
    x catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine but as I said elsewhere, I'm sooo envious of your backgrounds. But you've given me some great ideas for journaling these. Actually all the wingmen came up with so many inspiring ideas didn't they?

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    1. Thankyou for allowing me to make them Clare. Weren't the samples fabulous? Shame Anneke's didn't make the video but love them on the blog! Can't wait to make some Christmas cards now and Halloween party invites!!

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  3. Great samples Chris, love how you've used the halloween stamps and the colours are great. Lovely xmas samples too especially like the card - well done xx

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    1. Aw Thankyou Sam. You are so encouraging!!

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  4. great samples Chris..I love the black and white one very clever xxx

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  5. well done Chris, they look great, love how you've interpreted the stamps. Congrats!! and another blog too, lol!

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    1. I know! After all this time and just like buses three come along all at once lol! Thanks Helen.

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  6. Well done Chris both on your fab samples and getting blogging again! I love the little cat too but wonderful showcasing of all the stamps.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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    1. Thankyou so much Lesley. I adore that little cat. I'm really enjoying blogging especially when I have such lovely, encouraging comments!

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  7. What a lovely blog you have, Chris! I really loved your samples on the PA blog and it's great to see them here. My favourite of all is the girl with the book text dress; but the ones with that lovely little cat are fabulous too! I feel all Halloweeny and Christmassy now and saying Goodbye to Summer isn't quite so sad thanks to you and Clare and PaperArtsy! xxx

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  8. Again that is such a lovely comment Julie. You have no idea how that makes me feel. Thankyou xxxx

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  9. Fabulous samples Chris. Really great work. Lx

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    1. Thankyou Lauren. I loved seeing your samples too. It's so great to see other people's creative ideas. It was great tonight to look at yours too and think 'oh yes! Why didn't I think of that?' I was blown away by all of the samples.

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  10. Beautiful samples Chris. So great to read the nitty gritty about how they came together!! Thanks again. Leandra

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    1. Oh Thankyou Leandra! They are such cute stamps.

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  11. Beautiful samples, love the skirt of your ice princess!

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  12. Great samples with Clare's stamps - love that dimensional skirt and the fabulous colourful sky on the first one!
    Alison x

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