Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Stamps with PaperArtsy! And A Giveaway!

Hello!

OMG!!!!! I have been waiting for this day for a LONG time!  I've been hinting at a secret project and today is the day I can share it!  Back in November I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the PaperArtsy blog, which was a thrill in and of itself... but then it turned into an opportunity to get my beloved hand carved stamps (plus a few new ones!) produced and offered for sale through PaperArtsy's Eclectica Guest Designer series! YAHOOOO!!!

Before we go any farther I just want to say the biggest thank you *ever* to Leandra and Mark (aka Mr. & Mrs. PaperArtsy) for "getting" my abstract art, and seeing some potential in me, and in my hand carved stamps.  This is a dream come true on so many levels!  THANK YOU!!!

And here they are!!!  You'll probably recognize many of the designs as I've been using them in their hand carved version for over a year now... and they truly are my favorites!  I sure hope you like them, and if you liked the hand carved stamps, these are an exact match!  (I've done the side-by-side comparisons! LOL!)

OMG Leandra just sent this to me.... my stamps and samples at the Stitches Trade Show !!! Hyperventilating!!!





Set #1 (EEV01) - Bold Shapes



Set #2 (EEV02) - Scratchy Shapes


Set #3 (EEV03) - Borders and Textures


and Set #4 (EEV04) - Leaves and Pods



I've been having an absolute *blast* making samples with MY new stamps for the Stitches show.  I can't believe they will be on their very own sample board at the biggest trade show in Europe... goosebumps!!!

Here are some of the samples - first up, the abstracts...

All stamps from EEV01-Bold Shapes.  Repeat stamping for great patterns, plus some paint pen detail.  All on a base coat of fresco finish paints.
Lots of fresco paints, some PaperArtsy Hot Pick stamps, diamond texture stamp from EEV03, and some tissue collage stamping with the rectangle from EEV01.

Fresco finish paints applied with palette knife, stripes from EEV03, striped pod from EEV04, hand painted squares (solid and outlined, with paint pen details.

Fresco finish background - all paint applied with palette knife, bold rectangle stamp from EEV01, paint pen dotty details, and a simple squiggly line to separate the (almost) black paint from the brighter blue section.

And some cards.... using Lin Brown's new quote stamps...

Scratchy pod shape from EEV02 - repeat stamped over entire background, then stamped again into tinted Grungepaste, and then stamped again *multiple* times for the layered flower.  Circles pod shape from EEV04 used for leaves.

Fresco brayer painted background, scratchy triangle from EEV02 stamped on the edges and the swirly circle (swircle?) from EEV01 stamped in three spots.  Paint pen squiggle lines, and red painted dots as accents.

Leaf from EEV04 repeat stamped for vine pattern, diagonal stripes border from EEV03, diamond pattern stamp from EEV03 and scratchy circle from EEV02 in background (they are hard to see, but they're there...)

The trade show starts tomorrow, and my stamps will begin shipping by the end of next week!  As soon as I know some US sources to order I will share asap.  For now you can order directly from PaperArtsy's on-line shop (click HERE).

If you've been following along on the PaperArtsy blog, you'll know that they have been revealing all of their new releases this week, leading up to the big Stitches Trade Show which starts tomorrow.   Be sure to go check out all the amazing new things they've got to offer - gorgeous new stamps, new stencils, and some new designer paint colors from Lin Brown and Jo Firth-Young (limited edition so act fast if you want them!).

I will be sharing more samples with full tutorials over the next three days, as they just so happen to be my days on the PA blog as a Guest Designer.... and we didn't even plan it that way (honest!).  Seems like it was just meant to be... stop by tomorrow for a sneak peak of my first project, with the full tutorial on the PA blog.

To celebrate my big "debut" I'll be giving away four of my new stamp sets (one of each) - drawing comments from all four days (Saturday, Feb 15 through Tuesday, Feb 18). Leave a comment here on any or all of those days and you'll be entered in the drawings!  I'll do the drawing on Saturday, February 22nd and announce the winners here.

I may never sleep again!  So excited!!!  See you tomorrow!

~ ellen.

61 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Huge congrats Ellen, glad the sekrit is finally out! I need them all lol x

Janet said...

Love your new stamps,I went to Stevenage show (uk) last weekend & got set 2,3 & 4, now ofcourse I need set 1,oh why didn't I get all 4. Looking forward to your blogs on Paperartsy over the next few days.
Janet

Susan said...

They are amazing, Ellen! Couldn't be more proud of you! What a beautiful addition to the Paperartsy line!

Terry said...

Wowwwwzersss Ellen, Congratulations on your OWN stamps woww this is fabulous and in tho the Paperartsy Line amazing, well this fabulous news was worth the wait hun, So well deserved sweetie, Love them woww xxxx

Bernice Hopper said...

Fantastic news. Love your stamps.

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey you... I keep saying this I know... I am so chuffing chuffed for you... I am so proud of you I could literally burst... and I am so needing to get signed copies of all of them. Your eye for design and your determination to make *your* art has shone thru... GO YOU !!! XXX

Judy Wood said...

Oh lovely! Congrats on so many different levels! <3

jojo79 said...

Congratulations on your new stamps. They will be in my collection soon.

Jo
x

whyducks said...

Wow how fabulous, I love them you clever girl. Well done you. Can't wait to get some. x

Helen said...

Congratulations,Ellen - the stamps looked fabulous on the stand at Stevenage last weekend and as soon as I can I am going to get some - more so now I have seen your wonderful samples. Can't wait to see what you have lined up on the PA blog for the next few nights!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Way to go girl huge huge congrats on all your stamps. I need them all. Loving your samples too. Happy playing. Cannot wait to see what you are doing over the next three nights xx

Linda M. Cain said...

WTG Ellen!

stampdiva said...

It is so inspirational that your handcarved stamps are now on sale for all to purchase.
Wonderful samples. Your use of colour and composition is so fabulously bold.
Wishes
Lynne
http://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations, Ellen! This is such exciting news - you must be over the moon! So very happy for you!

Laurart said...

Brilliant news! Lovely stamps - well done! xxxx

shari said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting. I'd love to get my hands on any of these new stamps, thanks so much for the chance.

Helen said...

Congratulations - you must be so over the moon!!! How exciting for them to be displayed at the NEC for everyone to ooh & ahh over. WELL DONE!!!

Helen said...

Oops, Stitches Trade Show. My apologies all the way from Australia!

Bast said...

Congrats! How exciting. LOVE your funky eclectic designs. Cannot wait to get my hands on some for my art journal.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Annette Green said...

Well this is just fantastic news Ellen! Way to go girl. I'm so proud of you. This is a huge wonderful accomplishment. Congrats to you, my friend.

suzieq23 said...

Congrats Ellen! Love the stamps. I just hope they are available somewhere in the USA! The shipping from the UK is a bit high. Let me know if Patti at Queens Ink might be able to carry them. Wow, you are just moving at the speed of light! Again, congrats. Sue

Myrna said...

Love your stamps! Congrats!

TH said...

Ahh.... so exciting how kool! Congrats Ellen well deserved!

Lori said...

Huge congrats Ellen! That IS exciting! No wonder you've been so excited! So happy for you! They look fantastic!

Dara Lynn said...

Congratulations Ellen! Well deserved spot in "Dreams Do Come True"!

Heather Davis said...

Congratulation, I am very excited for you.

Heather Davis said...

Congratulation, I am very excited for you.

Nan G said...

How exciting for you! Huge CONGRATS! I love your abstract art and hope to have some of your new stamps soon. (Wink wink) if I win the drawing.

sara j said...

I have been loving your abstract work with the stamp - what fun versions are now amiable. Many congratulations!

Susan said...

Congratulations Ellen - what a wonderful accomplishment! You deserve it!

Buncobuddy said...

Congrats! Love your stamps!

Inkypinkycraft said...

huge congrats on the stamps...and well done for following your heart with your art! trace x

aquablues said...

Ellen, your new stamps are fabulous! Big congratulations on your wonderful achievement. I am not sure that I can wait for these to arrive in the U.S. It would really be something to win these!

ionabunny said...

Ellen, big congrats. I have only just found you after really enjoying your first guest spot at PA. You have really inspired me to go wild with colour and experiment. Thank you so much. Love your stamps. Love your samples. Really looking forward to seeing what you have for us the next few days at PA. Try and get some sleep. So happy for you

Dieverdog said...

I heard about this from Patti Tolley Parrish - and so very glad! LOVE your stamps! They are awesome and I want them ALL! Just lovely - no wonder you are SO excited. I hope I win a set!

craftytrog said...

Huge congratulations Ellen! I absolutely love your abstract style, & your gorgeous stamps are going to be so useful!
Looking forward to your coming week on PaperArtsy!
Alison xxx

Candy C said...

Ellen...I am so super duper proud of you, girlfriend! Like I said on your facebook page...just think, a little over a year ago, we were sitting in a room at CHA and you were sharing your amazing art journals with us. You'd just started playing around with making a few of your own stamps and look at you NOW! WooHoo! Your stamps are amazing and the samples at Stitches are really cool! Huge congrats to you! <3 Candy

Pat Cooke-Porche said...

Absolutely wonderful! Congrats!!

chrisg said...

Huge huge congrats Ellen. I'm loving the borders and textures and cant wait to order. Possibilities are endless with these beauties.

margaret said...

Hi Ellen love your new stamp sets for Paperartsy, they are now on my wish list Margaret

Hazel Agnew said...

You got me on board Ellen with your fab brayer technique, can't wait for the next playtime. Xx

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! They are all awesome!! I love the designs!!

Caz said...

How fantastic are these?!?!?!?! You must be so thrilled to have your own range of stamps in production - so pleased for you Ellen, you so deserve to have your talent recognised in this way!!!
xxxxx

Lin said...

Was lucky enough to see your new stamps last Sunday bu was sworn to secrecy..no tweeting lol...well done they are fantastic!!

Coco said...

I absolutely LOVE the two last stamp plates, they are fab!!! Coco x

Dawn Louise said...

Well done and congrats, expect you're still grinning hugely and rightly so. Fantastic stamps

Teresa Goodman said...

Love love love these new stamps!!!

Natalie said...

Congratulations!! the stamps look awesome!!

Wanda H said...

Huge Congratulations!!! Ellen, I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!! Love the all the possibilities with your stamps!!!! And your samples are all fantastic!!!

HelenM said...

I love the colors!! I am definitely putting those stamps on my must have list!!

Jamie s said...
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Jamie s said...

Congratulations Ellen. Fab new stamps

Cynthea said...

Amazing new stamps! I want them so much LOL…..

Jules Bettinson said...

Your designs and work are stunning!

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Ellen, so sorry I missed the launch of your fabulous stamps here on your blog. Whilst I was away at the trade show with Leandra, my phone had not even a sniff of internet connection! Better late than never, I just wanted to congratulate you, wish I could do it in person to give you a hug and I also wanted to say that your samples in real life are just fantastic, so vibrant, I loved them.

Lin x

Anita Houston said...

I know I keep saying it, BUT I am super stoked for you and proud of you! Amazing designs! I wish you the most success!

sam21ski said...

Huge congratulation Ellen, these are fantastic new releases and so pleased the cat is out the bag so to speak!!

I have set EV01 already - yay!!!

Sam xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Many congrats Ellen on your fantastic range of stamps. It was wonderful to see them on the PaperArtsy stand at Stamperama last week & at Stitches this past weekend. The samples & your projects are gorgeous.

Glennis said...

Congrats Ellen - they are fabulous -thanks for the chance to win

Kezzy said...

Wow I can imagine you being mega excited. All your stamps and samples are truly unique and awesome. A huge congratulations on your new stamp venture and I hope your working on some more lol :-) Kezzy xxx

Denise Spillane said...

I am hoping for a us source . But I may have to order direct. These are great