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Monday, 7 September 2015

Hot off the Press - PaperArtsy Hot Picks

I told you I'd be back soon, didn't I?!  If you missed putting your name in the hat to win free tickets for Crafting at Ally Pally on 19th/20th September, you can do that here on my Ally Pally Alert post. You have until Sunday 13th to leave a comment.

But now, hello all and welcome to the first night of a whole week of PaperArtsy releases.  And tonight we're starting with the Hot Picks - new Halloween and Christmas sets which are such fun and very versatile.

I'm thrilled to have been one of the Hot Picks "wingmen", charged with creating samples with these new stamps.  And not only new stamps... there are fabulous new Limited Edition paint colours too, and they're all involved somewhere in the colour palettes Leandra gave us to play with.  You can see all the details over at the PaperArtsy blog this evening, along with sample sneak peeks from other PaperArtsy designers and one of Leandra's great videos.

I'm just going to share a quick look at my offerings tonight, and then there'll be separate follow-up posts with some how-to details.  As you'll see, there are lots of samples, and I don't want to keep you here all night!

So here's the full range of the Halloween creations, using the fabulous HPHW05...


Our colour scheme sounded delicious - Toffee, Caramel, Vanilla, plus the two greens from the new Limited Edition set, Granny Smith and Teresa Green (okay, you can leave Teresa out of the recipe, but otherwise...).






It won't surprise the regulars that my first thought went straight to bottles!  Labels for bottles...









My tags seemed to keep coming in pairs... but that's because the stamps really complement one another.








I also created a 5x7 panel.  You'll see there are elements and motifs which echo some of the July Hot Picks release - the chevrons and checkerboards for instance - so you can mix and match brilliantly.







And a final tag pair.  The green accents are done with the two new colours, Teresa Green and Granny Smith.








Now on to my (huge) collection of Christmas samples, using HPXM08 and HPXM09.  Because I ended up working in pairs again quite often, you get double your money's worth!


The colour palette for this included the other two colours from the new limited release - Professor Plum and Captain Peacock (you see what they're up to with the names here!) - along with Chalk, Concrete, Moonlight and Mermaid.





It's a really fresh, modern look for Christmas, but I didn't really find my way into it until I started adding kraft card into the mix.










I had lots of fun with clear embossing - you know me and light-reflecting translucence... 











And there's quite a lot of white embossing going on too - I love how it looks against the kraft.











Loving these tiny trees, and small images, great for little gift tags!











There are great festive greetings stamps in these two sets.













They're decorative enough to be focal images all by themselves.










The detail is exquisite and, as always with PaperArtsy stamps, you get a fantastic image from the quality of rubber.







So, as I say, I'll be back in the next few days with the full details of these, but for now do head over to PaperArtsy and see what the others have been doing.  And guess what... there are new releases every night this week, so enjoy yourselves over at PaperArtsy, won't you?

The skull is nature's sculpture.
David Bailey

The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.
Andy Rooney

Oh, and don't forget you can win tickets to the Crafting at Ally Pally show just by leaving a comment on my Ally Pally Alert post saying you'd like to be in the draw.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon.

40 comments:

Amanda said...

Oooh fab makes, loving the Christmas collection they look fab in those colours
Love
Amanda x

Gitte said...

Beautiful creations.

Julie Ann Lee said...

My word, Alison! You have been busy! I love those poison bottles - what a great Halloween collection! The Christmas makes are lovely too. It's so good to have a different festive palette and the images are lovely. You have showcased these new colours and stamps with your usual flair! Halloween and Christmas suddenly seem very close! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Just seen these on the PA blog - fabulous! Christmas is coming!! Chrisx

Helen said...

I am absolutely blown away by all your fantastic samples.. and feel even more intimidated about demoing after you at Ally Pally - thank goodness Alison H is in between (not that her samples aren't fabulous too!) I NEED those paints.. and those Christmas stamps!!

Sue said...

What fabulous samples Alison, I've said for the last couple of years that I have enough Christmas stamps but maybe I do need more ;-) xx

Dagmar said...

Wow wow wow - they are looks so fantastic!!! Unbelevable- What great artworks!!!! Many Hugs, Dagmar

sally said...

Great new colours & great new stamps......autumn could be expensive lol!

Sally

Astrid Maclean said...

Holy moly, you have been busy!!! Do you ever sleep?
Wow..... Off to check out the video.... and can't wait to see some of the details!

butterfly said...

No, not much sleep at the moment! xx

Nikki Acton said...

Good grief you have been busy and what a fabulous collection! Just love them all xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Ps cant make ally pally this time (shame!) xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects for Ally Pally, how I wish the show wasn't so far away for me.
Julie x

Fliss said...

I'm in total awe Alison and can see you were very inspired by the new stamps and paints with such a breathtaking array of stunning creations - love every one too!
Fliss xx

Florence said...

Fabulous creations Alison.
Flo x

Meggymay said...

Gosh you have been busy, these peeks at the new range look awesome. Think I will end up with another few additions to my wish list.
Yvonne xx

Kimberly Cobb said...

Alison, I cannot keep up with you. Love both your Halloween and Christmas makes. Looking forward to upcoming posts with details. I want some of your energy :) Kim

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! Really fantastic samples Alison! Great Halloween and Beauuutiful christmas project. I love all and stunning brush lines. xx

Tracy said...

Alison it`s been too long since I hopped over to swoon at your many artworks, been scrolling through and loving what I see, you are amazing!!!
Thanks for your lovely words over on mine, life happens and I promise to take time to pop on by as well.
Sending much love and hugs your way xoxoxoxoxox

Lynn Price said...

Oh my, Alison!! How you've managed to create all of these incredible pieces (shown to perfection in Leandra's video!) AND still do all of your voice work commitments - all I can say is WOW! Each is lovely, and I look forward to seeing more details as you reveal pieces over the coming weeks. AND also a profound thank you for visiting and commenting..... I am in awe of your time management and your kindness! xxx Lynn

Lauren Hatwell said...

I can't believe how many wonderful things you've made! I've so enjoyed looking at it all. Lx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh my gosh Alison, what a fabulous collection! I adore the Halloween creations, the colour palette is fabulous (love those gorgeous greens!) and what amazing stamps, I will have to suss out somewhere to get my hands on those fabulous PaperArtsy stamps here in Canada! The Christmas collection is beautiful, an unusual colour palette but have to say I love it with the kraft card (and the names, makes me want to break out the board games!!). Fabulous creations as always and can't wait to learn the 'how-to's'. Thanks so much for sharing all of them Alison! Deb xo

chrissie said...

You have been very busy making these wonderful collections and showing off the products at their best.

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of wonderful eye candy, I need to keep going back and picking out new details. fabulous work Alison xxx

Marci said...

Loved seeing these on the video. Looking forward to details.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous samples Alison, and I agree, the colour schemes are delicious! xx

Marci said...

Loved seeing these on the video. Looking forward to details.

Sophie said...

WOW!!!
Was für ein gigantisches Werk. Ich falle hier grade vom Stuhl :-)
Einfach großartig, liebe Alison.
Ich bin schon mal gespannt auf weitere Werke...

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

hazel said...

Wow! What a fabulous collection of amazing makes - lots to look at and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Shirley Chillman said...

OH MY all is just GORGEOUS off to have a look at everything.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Mrs.B said...

Wow you have been busy, a fabulous collection of samples and all so different. Love the Christmas colours.
Avril xx

JackieP Neal said...

Crazy beautifulness with that purple and blue!! Love that scheme together!! Looking forward to more info! xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Man...you were busy with all of these! LOVE all of them! The Halloween bottles are great and love the color scheme for the Christmas ones. So COOL!

Paper Profusion said...

My goodness what a stunning display Alison - they all look very impressive. Lucky you being soooo set up for Christmas already. Terrific work. Nicola x

Team Clark said...

Love these colorful Christmas creations! So pretty and unique!

Coco said...

I'm late commenting and seeing in details, sorry Alison... Anyway my pleasure is entire tonight!!!! Love love this bunch of fabulous first samples using these new Hot Picks stamp sets made for you, as all the Hot Picks... and many other stamps collections by the way, when thinking more about that lol :)
Fabulous idea to put the skull tags on the TH bottles... Also to paint the little metal skull in apple or similar green paint on another fab sample, the colours are wonderful. Great work my dear Alison, whatever Halloween or Christmas, everything is fab tonight to my eyes...
And big congrats also for demoing in ally Pally soon! Looking at the sneak peeks showed on the blog, you will shine like a star in my opinion.. I would have loved seeing you demoing!!!
Hugs, Coco xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that saying "Christmas is more than a season; It is a feeling." It's a feeling I seem to lack! LOL! But I like the color palette you used for it, very wintery and the kraft was the perfect touch. I am in love with all your Halloween stuff for sure! I love those stamps--POISON! ARSENIC! SULPHURIC ACID! OH my gosh! Too cool. And those muted colors with the pops of green--so lovely!

Monika Gulyas said...

What a collection! I'm impressed!

Shari Trumbull said...

Fantastic collection of new PaperArtsy goodness, Alison!! WOW! Look at all of that creativity!! Amazing projects, Alison!! Looking forward to your upcoming posts with all of the details :) :) XOXO-Shari

Elly said...

Oh wow....coming here after watching the PaperArtsy videos to tell you that i'm blown away from your collection of cards and tags (:o)