Tag: PaperArtsy

She’s a Dreamer #412

EEG18 PaperArtsy Stamp

A bright fun tag today.  Today I have worked with EEG18 PaperArtsy Emma Godfrey stamp set.  This fabulous bold flower is perfect for this tag.  I started by applying PaperArtsy chalk paint in Bouganvillea, Coral and Limelight using a brayer to get that rustic background on the tag.  Then stamp in the paint using the circles and the squiggle line stamp to add some extra detail.

On separate card, I applied a mix of the coral and bouganvillea paint and then once dry, stamped the big flowers and cut out.

A few white highlights and a hand-drawn border, and then stamping the lovely wording at the bottom was the finishing touch.

Products used:

EEG18 PaperArtsy stamp setBougainvillea PaperArtsy PaintCoral PaperArtsy PaintLimelight PaperArtsy Paint





Happy Crafting!



Dates for your diary – Bead Sale in store on Saturday 28th October, Papercrafting Sale in store on 4th November – come and grab a bargain!


PaperArtsy Make a Wish (EKD04) #410

This panel has been created using Alcohol Inks in a mix of rich oranges and reds.  I’ve applied the ink using the applicator to glossy card and then sprayed it with Stazon Spray stamp cleaner.  The cleaner is how I achieve all the white speckles (don’t spray Blending solution as it is flammable!).

PaperArtsy Make a WishThe flowers and side pattern are from the Kim Dellow PaperArtsy stamp set – EKD04 – a fabulous bold flower design which has dots that I’ve accented with Stickles and then added some white highlights with my white sharpie pen.

The make a wish is from the ELB28 Lin Brown PaperArtsy set – a favourite of mine as I love my sayings!  This is a nice, quick easy project to make – as the designs are so fabulous you don’t need to add a lot of detail to make an eye-catching design.


Stamps used:

We don’t sell our alcohol inks online (due to postage restrictions) – but we have a huge range of colours available in the shop!

happy crafting



PaperArtsy Cone Flower #396

paperartsyconeflowerOne of my most favourite pieces I have created this Summer.  This lovely vibrant panel was made at our Inky Addicts day, playing around with Distress Paints and PaperArtsy stamps.  I used a brayer to apply the background colour, layered up foliage stamps with paint before stamping my main flowers.  They were then stamped again on brightly painted card and cut and paper pieced.

I’ll be running this as a workshop at Creativity in Harleston on Wednesday 14th September (£15).  This will be a 2 hour workshop with everything provided and suitable for any level of crafter.  It’s such a fun technique to do!

Contact the shop on 01379 855491 to book your place!

We are just launching our latest workshop and demonstration list.  I’ll post up a copy tomorrow!

We are off to Sincerely Yours at Thetford this coming Sunday – come and say hello!

happy crafting



Blue PaperArtsy Flower #387

paperartsy blue flowerI recently attended a training weekend with PaperArtsy and then time has just whizzed past and I haven’t had a chance to do anything with the stamps I got on the day.  I’ll be soon getting these new designs in stock – once time allows!!  So a quick and easy tag idea for you.  I started by stamping and embossing my flower stamp in White embossing powder (have you seen we now stock loads of Wow embossing powders – they are fab!!)… sorry – easily distracted…back to my design.  paperartsy blue flower2So, once you have embossed, then go over the top with distress inks – I’ve used Blueprint Sketch and a mix of the other paler blues applied with my applicator for smoother blending.  A final addition of some ink through a stencil adds a bit of further detail.  Finally take a soft cloth and buff up your white embossing to remove any distress ink resting on top of it.
Its a fun technique that can be ideal for a quick card idea.

happy crafting




PaperArtsy Birdies #382

PaperArtsy Bird StampsI’ve started this collage panel just on a piece of greyboard.  Either use the backing sheets off your paperpads, or you can buy the grayboard precut to size from us.  I started by stamping my PaperArtsy birdhouses and the tweet tweet words.  I then added the basis of the tree around the edge.  I then added colour roughly around the shapes using Distress Paints and painted in the detail of the birdhouses.

PaperArtsy BirdsI stamped the birds and loads of leaves onto dictionary paper and coloured them with Distress Paints and cut them out.  I added my flowers to my tree and then assembled my birds and leaves to finish the design.  A few white highlights with the White Sharpie finishes it nicely.

happy crafting




Blue on Green Flowers #377

PaperArtsy Harebell Stamp

Back to playing with the PaperArtsy flowers today!  Another of my pieces with a Distress Paint background topped with the flowers from the PaperArtsy Harebell set.

I quite like the randomness of the background on this piece.  You don’t always have to cover every part of the background with colour – white patches are good! (more…)

PaperArtsy Christmas #375

PaperArtsy JOFY04 Snowman stampAnother play with the JOFY04 Snowman stamp set from PaperArtsy.  I’ve stamped out the Christmas tree and the snowman before adding colour so that I can keep the snowman’s body free from colour.  The background is made wet before applying broken china Distress Paint in a stipple technique. (more…)

PaperArtsy Snowman #372

PaperArtsy Snowman StampLove this little chap!  This piece has been done with JOFY02 Snowman PaperArtsy Stamp set.  I started this piece by stamping out all my elements as I wanted to know where the snowman would be so I could work the background colour around him.

Once stamped I spritzed my card with water and applied some Broken China Distress Paint to my mat and watered it down a little.  Then with a wide brush I stippled the colour onto the background.  As the card is wet, it softens and disperses the paint to give you a snowy sky. (more…)

PaperArtsy Tulip #371

PaperArtsy Tulip StampThis turned out to be such a pretty piece.  The background has been created by using Distress Paints.  I have been demonstrating with them quite a bit recently, which has meant I have a lovely stash of backgrounds ready to work on.  This soft background is the second pick up – by that I mean that I have applied the paints to the non-stick mat and then picked up the colour with my card.  Then I have spritzed the paint and a new piece of card with water and picked it up again.  On this second swoop your colours will be much softer, more watery and you get some pretty results. (more…)