Saturday, 24 February 2018

Bright Blooms

Coooooeeeeeeee!! Here I am again. This time I thought I'd share a card created with a bright and vibrant colour scheme!!


Once again I used PaperArtsy's gorgeous Fresco Finish paints to achieve this. I hardly seem to use anything else now as I truly love these paints. I find them so easy to work with :). The stamp set of choice for this card was EKC14 along with mini stamps EM26 (butterfly), EM31 (swirl along the top and base of the card) and EM32 (mini flowers).


 





You will notice that once again I have used my new stencils combined with my new stamps to create some interest in the background. Stencils used were PS076 and PS080 (for the little stencilled butterflies).

 
The picture above gives you a closer look at two of my mini stamps - EM26 (the butterfly) and EM32 (the flowers).


All of these new stamps and stencils are available to buy now from PaperArtsy stockists and from my own website www.kaycarley.com.

I have several teaching dates coming up throughout March and April which you can find under my Classes tab here on my blog or on my Classes page over on my website. If anyone is interested in booking me for a class, workshop, demo or event please do get in contact with me via any of my social media.

Kay xx

Friday, 16 February 2018

Pretty in Pink

Oooohhhh get me..........I'm blogging again!! Today I thought I'd share a card that I recently made for my Newbury demo using (of course!!) my new stamps and stencils for PaperArtsy along with their fabulous range of Fresco Finish paints.

This A5 sized card was created using a combination of stamps from EKC12 and EKC17 along with stencils PS075 and PS080.

You can see that I wanted to do a little something with the wording on this card so I chose to cut around some of the words with a craft knife and sink them!!

 I did the same here as well to keep it consistent.

I really like painting these puffball style flowers to make them look dimensional. This is achieved by using different colours of paint - normally 3 or 4 colours. To make them catch the  light I added a few dots of White Fire Fresco Paint to the blue flowers.

This card was all about 'layering' and creating a scene with depth so I chose to mount a couple of the blue flowers.

I can't tell you just how much I've enjoyed working with all the products from my latest release for PaperArtsy! All of my new stamps and stencils are available to buy now from PaperArtsy stockists and also from my own website kaycarley.com.

I have several teaching dates coming up throughout March and April which you can find under my Classes tab here on my blog or on my Classes page on my website. 

Kay xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Dancing Daisies

I'm back again - this time with a closer look at one of the cards I created using EKC13 combined with EKC17 - both from my new release of stamps.

 I truly love the textured look of the background to this card which was achieved using a combination of PaperArtsy's Green Man Infusions along with PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint in Granny Smith.

 I then added some soft interest to the background using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint through stencils PS076 and PS077.

 The beautiful  large Field Grass stamp from EKC17 was stamped in green to create a soft backdrop for the daisies.

 The wording was taken from the grass stamp sheet - EKC17.

I chose to make the swirly element from EKC13 into dotty flowers just by adding dots of paint to them.

All of my new stamps and stencils can be bought from me at kaycarley.com.

I have several teaching dates coming up throughout March and April which you can find under my Classes tab or on my Classes page on my website. If anyone is interested in booking me for a class, workshop, demo or event please do get in contact with me via any of my social media :).

Kay xx

Friday, 2 February 2018

3D Flowers

Hi! I'm back again!! This time I thought I'd share another detailed look of a card created with another of my new releases - EKC15.


This stamp set in particular was designed with journalling in mind as there are loads of different flower heads on this stamp set along with the curly stem stamp that you see above, a separate straight stem and a couple of leaf stamps.



All of these were designed to be easy to cut out and of course can also be layered on top of one another to create dimensional flowers.


Once again my little bird (EM25) just had to make an appearance on this card - both of the birds on this mini stamp are such a useful size to pop onto a card or page to fill an empty space.


For the flower I used a combination of PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints and PaperArtsy's Infusions.


The wording for this card was taken from another of my new mini stamps - EM27. The swirl going down the left side of the card was stamped using another of my new mini's EM31.


PaperArtsy's Crackle Medium was used to create the distressed background.

All of my stamps are now available to buy on my very own website!!

I have several teaching dates coming up throughout March and April which you can find under my Classes tab but if anyone is interested in booking me for a class, workshop, demo or event please do get in contact with me via any of my social media :).

Kay xx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

A Little Birdie

Hellooooo!! I'm back again with another detailed look at one of my samples that I created for my latest stamp release for PaperArtsy this time using my Spring Trees stamp set EKC16 along with the grass stamp set EKC17 and a few of my minis - Birdhouse (EM25), Butterflies (EM26) and Swirl (EM31).


PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics were used throughout.


You can see that I chose to add the little birdie and butterflies afterwards so that I could shape them to give them movement and dimension.


I even added the suggestion of fallen spring blossom to the base of all the trees. Stamping the tall grasses along the base of the panel is a great way of adding depth to a scene too - it was this sort of scenario I had in mind when I was designing them.

All of my stamps are now available to buy on my very own website!!

I have several teaching dates coming up throughout March and April which you can find under my Classes tab but if anyone is interested in booking me for a class, workshop, demo or event please do get in contact with me via any of my social media.

Kay xx

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Friday, 26 January 2018

Bloom

Hi everyone. Today I thought I'd share in detail one of my creations that I recently did using a combination of my new stamps for January 2018.

This 6x6" greyboard panel was created using PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish paints along with my stamp sets EKC12, EKC13 and EKC17 combined with my fabulous matching stencil PS075 and my cute little bird mini stamp EM25!! 

 This little guy is just hilarious!! 

 The daisies are from EKC13 and the dotty twigs are from EKC17.

 This really shows the shadows that I have created using the matching stencil PS075.

You will see that my little bird makes an appearance regularly on my samples!!

All of my stamps and stencils can now be bought directly from me at kaycarley.com - I offer FREE postage to anywhere in the UK on orders over £20 which equates to just buying one stamp set :).

I'll be back again soon with some more inspiration for you. 

Kay xx

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/carleycards 
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Saturday, 20 January 2018

New Stamps!!!!

Hi everyone!!! It's been ages since I've posted anything and that is because I have been extremely busy behind the scenes both with designing this HUGE collection and also working on a new website!! This brand spanking new website means that I will have a place to list all of my classes, demos etc...plus you will be able to buy all of my products from me as well as from all the other PaperArtsy stockists!!

Anyway without further ado below you will find all of my January 2018 releases but please do head on over to PaperArtsy's Blog where you will find some inspiration - both from me at 7pm and my wingmen - Ellie at 7.30pm and Helen at 8pm.


 Eclectica Minis




Stamps Sets (A5 size), Stencils (6.25" x 7")

Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 12 (EKC12)


PaperArtsy Stencil 075 (PS075) 


Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 14 (EKC14)


PaperArtsy Stencil 076 (PS076) 


Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 16 (EKC16)


PaperArtsy Stencil 079 (PS079) 


Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 13 (EKC13)


Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 15 (EKC15)


Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 17 (EKC17)


PaperArtsy Stencil 077 (PS077) 


PaperArtsy Stencil 078 (PS078) 


PaperArtsy Stencil 080 (PS080) 

Over the next few days I will be loading up plenty of inspiration for you on here as well so please do keep stopping by and if anyone fancies buying a set or two you will find my new website link below!!! I offer FREE UK delivery on any order over £20.

Kay xx

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Blog: http://kaycarley.blogspot.co.uk
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/carleycards 
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Teaching Schedule:
If anyone is interested in having me teach at their store or demo at an event please do get in contact with me via my social media pages. Meanwhile you will find me at the following venues.


3rd March Kay's Craft Classes at Lingfield Community Centre


18th March Kay's Craft Classes at Lingfield Community Centre


14th April The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin


28th April Kay's Craft Classes at Lingfield Community Centre

12th May Amelia's Creative Crafts

27th May Kay's Craft Classes at Lingfield Community Centre