Sunday, 31 January 2016

PaperArtsy JOFY new releases !

Hello ! Tonight is a very exciting night as it's the first night of the new PaperArtsy releases ! The first night is dedicated to JOFY's fabulous new products. I had the honour of being asked to create some samples with the new stamps and that's what I'm sharing with you tonight, but first up is a video from Leandra at PaperArtsy to talk you through all JOFY's new goodies:

The first sample is especially for little boys, and the main image that Jo has created is just perfect !

I started by making a masterboard, the splats are just fabulous for this technique. The panel behind the boy is painted with Taupe Fresco Finish then stamped with the tyre tread stamp frpm JOFY44 using Dusty Teal Fresco Finish.

The boy and car have both been painted with Teresa Green and Granny Smith with a little Dusty Teal Fresco Finish and then cut out. The text has been stamped onto Smoothy card that's been painted with Taupe.

The small flowers on this stamp set are fabulous for cutting out and layering and I love the little girl !

I've used a piece of grey/white board as the base for this project and covered it with pieces of dictionary paper. I've then stencilled the background using Snowflake Fresco Finish and the JOFY 007 stencil.

I used the lovely tri leaf stamp from the new JOFY42 and stamped it around the bottom edge. I've stamped the circular flowers onto Smoothy card painted with Teresa Green Fresco Finish then added some shading using Granny Smith Fresco Finish. The flower heads were stamped onto card painted with Rose Fresco Finish then shaded with Rose mixed with a little Slate, then cut out and stuck on to the leaves. The little girl was stamped onto Smoothy card painted with a mixture of Snowflake and Rose Fresco Finish. I've added some shading and stamped the flowers from the image again, painted and layered them up.

For the last sample I wanted to use the little cute guy from JOFY42 and he fits just perfectly onto a landscape tag!

I glued some book paper onto the tag then stencilled the large flowers from JOFY's new stencil using Dusty Teal Fresco Finish. I added some more stencilling using the JOFY 007 stencil then did some stamping.

The cute little guy was stamped onto Smoothy card and painted then cut out. I stamped the flowers on the head again onto Smoothy card painted with Rose Fresco Finish and cut htem out. I've added some highlights with a Sharpie pen. The sentiment from JOFY 41 was stamped onto the tag and I've painted the word 'enjoy' with some watered down Rose Fresco Finish. That is mounted onto Kraft card taht I've stamped using part of the same text stamp with Watering Can Archival ink. The ribbons is seam binding that I've coloured using watered down Teresa Green Fresco Finish.

There are lots more samples to see on the PaperArtsy blog so do make sure you hop over there to check them out, and remember there will be more to see every night this week on the PaperArtsy blog !

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Create in blue !

Today is my turn to share an inspirational post over at Stamps and Stencils. I rather enjoyed the process of working with shades of one colour so today's post is a continuation of that theme and also, I'm hoping, will inspire you to join in with the current challenge that has a few more days to go.

Here's a snapshot of the journal pages I've created but for all the details you'll need to hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

There's a Starman ...

Hello, today we are kicking off the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge. The lovely Cec is our hostess and has chosen the theme of Sing, Sing, Sing. Here's what Cec has to say:

Make a shabby chic or vintage project with music as the central theme. You can add musical instruments, music paper, sentiments about music or even vintage images with a music theme.

When I first saw the theme for this challenge I was a little stumped, not having any musical stamps or anything else, or so I thought ....

Thinking about musical lyrics and also about the recent sad news about David Bowie I settled on one of his fabulous songs to use for inspiration. I die cut lots of stars from cardboard and glued them to my journa l page. 

I then used Ranger texture paste and spread it over the page and left it to dry overnight.

 The page was then painted with black Gesso and spritzed with Lindys Stamp Gang sprays. The colours don't show up too well in the above photo but they look beautiful in real life.

The stars that run diagonally across the page were rubbed with Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste then sprinkled with Lindy's embossing powder. I then rummaged through my stash looking for a white spray and found a bottle with no label on it but it worked any way !

 I'd got a Tim Holtz mask from years ago which I spritzed the white spray over.

 To make the stars shine a little more I rubbed some Classic Treasure Gold around the shiny stars.

 I spritzed some white card with the same Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays then stamped the words......

There's a Starman waiting in the sky.....
This turned out to be quite a dark piece in the end but I love it ! I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects on the Frilly and Funkie blog. 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Step x Step for Frilly and Funkie

It's just a quickie post today as I'm back over on the Frilly and Funkie blog sharing the step x step of the journal cover I created for the Holiday Hues challenge.

Here's a reminder but for all the details you'll need to hop over to Frilly and Funkie.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Having the Blues !

I'm back today with my project for the new challenge starting over at Stamps and Stencils. Cec is our lovely host and here's what she has to say:

'Oh So Blue' -- This time of year it is easy to start feeling blue now that the festivities surrounding Christmas are over and winter is making its presence known with less sun and more miserable weather so instead of giving in to it let's celebrate blue.  Create a primarily blue mixed media project that includes some stamping and/or stenciling.  You may add one other colour to your creation but it must be mostly blue.

I've had this shaped canvas for ages and while I was mulling over ideas I spotted it and decided now was the time to use it ! I was very lucky to attend a workshop with Tracy Scott and inspired by the techniques she shared I wanted to have another go. I painted the canvas with Oyster Blue Fresco Finish paint then started to build up the colours in segments.

I used Emma Godfrey's new stamps and stamped in the segments using Snowflake and Blue Glass Fresco Finish paints. The black lines are drawn with a black Stabilo pencil then with a damp paint brush the lines are painted in. To add the white dots I used Snowflake Fresco Finish paint and the end of paintbrush dipped in the paint.

The flowers were all stamped onto Smoothy card that I painted with Blue Oyster Fresco Finish paint. I then blended China, Smurf and Blue Glass Fresco Finish paints to add the shading on the flowers.

The scribbly circles are stamped onto dictionary paper that I've painted and then they've been cut out. 

The words Art and Bloom are stamped onto painted Smoothy card and I've drawn in the word 'in'.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Holiday Hues at Frilly and Funkie

Hello and welcome to my first post of 2016 ! Today we're kicking off the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge which is Holiday Hues. Now I know in the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but the colours associated with this holiday are my favourites so these are the holiday hues that I chose. 

I'm keeping the 'how to' high level as I'll be back later this month with a step by step of how this journal cover came together. I've used lots of layers starting with dictionary paper and then acrylic paint.

I've used the Tim Holtz stencil on opposite corners using the bumping technique and then stamped the script using a Tim Holtz stamp and Potting Soil Archival ink.

The Impression Obsession poppies stamp was used and the images stamped with Potting Soil Archival ink and they've then been painted with acrylic paint. I've used the Wendy Vecchi Artful Life set for the large flowers. They've  been painted with acrylic paint, cut out and layered up.

Impression Obsession do some fabulous sentiment stamps and the one I've used on this cover is one of my favourites. To finish I used Wendy's gold embossing paste and rubbed it around the edges with my finger, which is one of the techniques that Wendy shared at her workshop in London last year.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.