Thursday, 5 February 2015


The talented and very lovely Clare Lloyd has no less than FOUR new sets of stamps to release for the wondrous PaperArtsy and I was lucky enough to be asked to play with two of the sets to see what I could come up with. Well HOW could I refuse? I had such a lovely time playing with them and am now completely addicted to Leandra's Fresco chalk paints into the bargain. HOW did that happen?

Clare's beautiful stamps are launching tonight over on the PaperArtsy Blog and her own blog here

Here are my two favourite samples. I've chosen them because I LOVE the colours and because it shows how versatile the images are. I went for two completely different looks with the same stamp and was really pleased with how they came out.

I coloured the image on my tag with Copic markers and used Mermaid and Guacamole fresco paints for the background, overstamping with one of the word stamps in the set. I found a broken necklace in a local junk shop and thought it would make a great embellishment.

For this journal page I switched to my Prismacolour Pencils, using all the colour's in Clare's chosen pallette. I LOVE how she turned out. Once again, I used Mermaid and Guacamole Fresco paints for the background and one of the phrases from the stamp set, which I tweaked a little. I added some chipboard letters, which were painted with the Fresco paints (orchid and mermaid).

I'm so excited to see what everybody else on Team Clare has come up with. Please pop along to PaperArtsy and to Clare's own blog for more inspiration.

A BIG thank you to Clare and Leandra for the opportunity to play with the wonderful stamps and paints. It has been such fun. I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a lot.



  1. Lauren your samples kick serious BUTT. I hope you don't mind, but the purple flower girl is now my pinterest avatar!! LOL But like you, I think the green one is my fave!! She looks adorable in the pink/purple tones! FABULOUS! Thanks for helping out Clare.

  2. wow! love what you have made with them - great stamps and fantastic colours! Great idea with the necklace too x

  3. Wow! Both your projects are incredible! You cemrtainly show off Clare's stamps at their best :-)

  4. fabulous work lauren, thank you. x

  5. Love your samples, and that stamp set, it's on my shopping list x

  6. Fabulous samples!!! I love the way you repeat the word phrase!!

  7. OMG! You kept that quiet matey!!! Your makes are lovely and how lucky you are to have got your hands on these babies before everyone else!


  8. These are fabulous Lauren, you have coloured her beautifully - I especially love the tag with your beautiful jewel embellishments and lovely background.


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