Monday 7 September 2015

New Stamps. Night 1: Hot Picks

Over on the PaperArtsy blog this evening we are launching new paints and new stamps. The paints are a new limited edition winter set, full of scrummy colours and the stamps are Halloween and Christmas themed. 




Do pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the full range. 

I had a little play with the new paints and Christmas stamps and made these 2 small samples. 

I started with Mermaid. Concrete and Captain Peacock blended onto a size 8 tag. 

I blended Blueberry into the edges and added the snowflakes using Concrete mixed with Metallic glaze. Then I added a hill of Dreamweaver crackle paste. 

Once this finished crackling I added the small trees. These were stamped in plum archival ink onto tissue paper, torn out and glued on with glaze. 

I rubbed a little stickles into the crackled paste. 

I stamped one of the larger trees twice, using Professor Plum and also Moonlight. Over these I stamped the fancy tree in black archival. 

I also stamped the main sentiment in black archival. The eagle eyed among you will note that to achieve this configuration of text.. and the snowlake in the background I had to cut apart this stamp and use the parts separately... shhh don't tell Mark and Leandra lol (oops, busted, according to the video Leandra guessed I had cut the stamp apart lol)

I love how this turned out, it looks like a proper vintage Christmas card lol The snowy hill was a little bare. So I used a tiny border element from another of the stamps and created this little fence. It is just stamped onto tissue paper using black archival ink. 

I finished off by adding white dots to the tiny trees. 

for the 2nd sample i made a little card. 

This started as a gelli plate print using the same colours as above, but also incorporating Emma Godfreys star stencil. 

I painted some smoothy card with concrete and used WOW black embossing powder to stamp the tree.  i them painted Captain Peacock and stamped the row of snowlakes. 

Then all I needed to do was layer it all up. I added splatters of  concrete to the background and a bow from leftover Captain Peacock. 

All these new stamps are now available from your favourite PaperArtsy retailer so do please support them. 

Darcy x


  1. Magical, little samples, Darcy. I love them, especially the lovely snowy hill. I feel like getting my wellies on and trudging through the snow right now! xx

  2. love the samples Darcy, they look amazing! bring on Christmas!!

  3. Lovely samples Darcy and a great new release.It was great to see you yesterday, such a fab project. Hope you got home easily x

    1. Thanks Jane, was great to meet you too, really was a frantic, manic day but so,so pleased with how much everyone got done. Hope you finish it off and let me see. x

  4. You always seem to make what is already magical even more so :D XXX