Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The secret is out!!!

My guess is that many of you know that Jan/Feb is a really busy time in the craft industry as the two main trade shows are scheduled for these months. With that in mind it will not be a big surprise to know that PaperArtsy HQ has been buzzing over the last few weeks, working their little socks off to bring together all their new releases in time for the trade show this coming weekend.

So at last I can say phew, the secret is no more and I am delighted to finally be able to tell you about my new PaperArtsy products. Keeping secrets is really quite difficult but now that all has been revealed over on the PaperArtsy blog this evening, I can tell you all the nitty gritty without worrying that I am doing something that I shouldn't. WARNING!!! Long post, cuppa and biscuits may be required!!!

Oh my goodness, I have been fit to burst with excitement over my new stencils. I really do love a stencil and now that I have been able to put some of the designs I've longed for, in stencil form, I am one happy bunny. More about the stencils in a mo.

Not only do I have six new stencils but I have new paint colours too!!! Anyone who knows me well, will know that I just love Autumnal colours so when Leandra invited me to create four new colours, you can imagine my excitement. I spent two days mixing colours, trying to get them balanced so that they all work well together and it was important that they were very different from existing colours in the Fresco range. When you think about Autumnal colours, you usually imagine warm, rich and usually quite dark colours, well I was very aware that I couldn't put four dark colours together, I would need something with a bit of zing to make the palette of colours work....enter Chartreuse....I absolutely adore this colour. The box of four paints (Chartreuse, Tikka, Seaweed & Chutney) are a limited edition release, they won't be available for ever, so if you think you might like to add them to your stash, don't wait too long or you may well miss the boat!!                                                             

Next up....stamps. Now, two of these will not be a complete surprise as they were featured on the PaperArtsy blog a few weeks ago. I just love quotes and phrases and always pop one on my work. I just feel that you can never have too many of these in your stash.



The next three sets of stamps were designed by Mr PaperArtsy (he's one clever dude), they all work with my dies that were released last year. This first set all stamp on the die cut shapes and will leave a bit of a border.


On set ELB08, the images with the line around them, will also leave a border but the other images are larger than the die cuts so that the image will be stamped over the edges, giving complete coverage.


All the images on set ELB09 are the larger variety........lots of fun ahead, me thinks.


Here's an example of how they work.



Now back to the stencils......giddy with excitement is an understatement!!!!







First up, a few pics of some of the samples I've made, followed by a little bit of useful info regarding a couple of the stencils.







Now for the info regarding stencil PS003 & 004. Each of these stencils have images that are designed to layer up. Here's a little step by step to explain.

On a painted background, I used Chartreuse to stencil the solid flower from PS004.


Reposition the stencil over the image with the dotty border flower. I used Chutney for this.



I then repeated the same process with the flowers on stencil PS003 but this time I added a little bit of shading with a tiny amount of Chutney over the Tikka flower.


Now for the dots, I used Chutney again.



You can of course use the dots on their own to fill in the gaps.


I do hope that you haven't fallen asleep, sorry it was so long......I had a lot to say!!!!


29 comments:

Helen said...

Congratulations on all these new products, Lin, I love them - and I know they went down a storm on Sunday. Gorgeous samples, amazing what you can do one-armed!

jojo79 said...

Love them Lin, great additions to your range. Can't wait to get my hands on them and play - need to get a 2nd job to pay the bills though.

Jo
x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Lin! Fabulous things, fabulous post. I'm bookmarking it so I can look up the tips when I start using your lovely things. I love the samples! I have the stencils, the stamps, the sentiments and the new colours and I can't wait to have a play. I want to play with fabric more too! Thanks for all you did with one arm! Do hope you'll be using both soon! Julie Ann xxx

Dina said...

You go, girl! All of it looks awesome, huge mega congrats!

Hazel Agnew said...

With all these new resources I should be able to improve my techniques of layering. Can't wait to put everything together. Sounds heavenly. Congratulations Lin. X

sam21ski said...

Absolutely fantastic new stuffs Lin. But my fave is your new paint colours, I am lucky enough to have a set already and I LOVE them.

I also love your stamps with the script over the images, LB08 is on my wish list!!

Just one question, what size are the stencils as they look bigger than 6x6??

Cheers - Sam xxx

craftimamma said...

I definitely haven't fallen asleep Lin! I'm mega excited so goodness knows how you feel. These are all glorious and I so would like them all. Love all the scripts over the stamps and stencils are one of my favourite tools. Thanks for the extra tips now I just need ALL the stencils, lol! I already got your new paint colours today and they are so my choice of colours but I will be afraid to use them ....... will be so upset when the bottles are empty, lol! Well done on such a fabulous release of designs. BTW your samples are beautiful!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Mark said...

Congrats on your new products, Lin! I love the layering of the stencils, that is really clever!

Anonymous said...

Love the stencils, the paint and the sentiments a lot. And your samples are gorgeous as ever.
Margriet

massofhair said...

Very excited about your stencils Lin, will be getting 03 & 04 was drawn to them immediately!

Huge congratulations on the release of your
stunning stamps, paints etc. Good to see you back.

Hope your shoulder is recovering well:-) xxx

Rebecca said...

Amazballs what a way to start, love them all will be bankrupt at this rate LOL wish you every success with them but we all know they'll be popular 😊
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Linda M. Cain said...

Absolutely LOVE everything! I've become addicted to the stencil...and the new colors ROCK!

~Linda

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Too much loveliness is always a good thing!! Love every new product you created! Fabulous!

finnella03 said...

You're not helping me be good, and save money! I love them all!

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ellen vargo said...

Congratulations Lin! I'm absolutely in LOVE with your new paint colors - STUNNING! Already having fun playing and can't wait to check out some of the new stamps and stencils I don't have yet... fun times ahead for sure! All the best to you, Ellen x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous new goodies Lin, I just love your autumnal colour palette, they work so well together and great stamps and masks too xx

ionabunny said...

Congrats on this fabulous release. Love your tag

Anonymous said...

Oh Lin - such wonderful ideas, and such gorgeous samples. The stencils combine so beautifully with the whole collection - the colours are yummy - and the whole ensemble is "blooming" fantastic!!!! Have to get my hands on it all FAST!!!
xoxoxo Sal

Nikki C said...

Congrats on the whole new release looks fantastic :)

Paula Pascual said...

Fabulous release, and very true to your style. Love it all!

Susan said...

Hi Lin...your paint and stencils are amazing! I am so happy for you! I wish you much success! Congratulations from one of your B Line friends
Susan

Sarah B said...

Saw these and the fab samples on Sunday - need them, want them all ! Love the stencils that layer up, brilliant idea. You must be so thrilled xxxx Sarah

isisimaginings.com said...

Congrats Lin, you should be very proud of all of your designs. The stamps are fantastic & I seriously love the paints & stencils. And well done on managing to create such beautiful samples with your poorly shoulder.

butterfly said...

Congratulations on a magnificent new release... stamps, paints and stencils (gotta get my hands on some of these!) are all wonderful!
Alison x

Sheena Hobbs said...

These all look wonderful - so when are you going to post some classes so we can get to use the with you?!

Sheena Hobbs said...

These all look wonderful - so when are you going to post some classes so we can get to use the with you?!

Rose said...

Congratulations Lin, what amazing stencils and stamps. Love that they work with your earlier designs.

ionabunny said...

Congrats on the new release. So many gorgeous must haves