Monday, 22 July 2013

Design Team Project #1 by Astrid

Featuring JOFY 14

Hello everyone and welcome, lovely to see you here.
As regular visitors will realize by now, this month we are featuring the amazing JOFY collection of fun and funky stamps. Make sure to check out what my teamies have made so far!
This is the set I have been using, - No14

The moment I saw these stamps they said "Art Journal" to me, so that's what I decided to do.


I started by tearing some bits of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Melange and glued them onto my page in random places with gel medium.  I went over it with watered down Gesso to blend it all into the page and then I painted with my 3 favourite colours of Distress Paints of the moment, Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Faryed Burlap until I was happy with the background. I used a wet baby wipe to blend them and some crumpled kitchen roll for some added texture. All very sophisticated as you can see.
Next I stamped the various images from the set onto water colour paper, tore around them and then coloured them with water colour pencils and my refillable water brush.


The butterfly was stamped and coloured in the same way, but this time on a little tag cut with the Tim Holtz tiny tabs and tags die.

Some random stamping straight onto the page, a bit of Remnant Rubs and some hand journaling finished it all off.
Hope you like it, all of the JOFY stamps are great for journaling and stamp just amazingly well!!

Don't forget, every month there is the chance to win a prize, all you need to do is leave a comment on Gillian's first post HERE

32 comments:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love this project! Looks great!!

Leandra Franich said...

Wow gorgeous journal page! Love how u used those!

Connie said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
As instructed I am leaving my comment here, I agree it looks very sophisticated.....It actually looks stunning, I love how the flowers Pop and your doodling around the edge, is is original and fabulous.
Smiles:)
Sue

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great artsy paper I really love the combination of the Jofy stamps and the other stamps, You give me again some inspiration , thank Astrid!!!

Greetings
Maria

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful Astrid such lovely colors and the way you have put it all together fabulous thanks for sharing your work.
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Helen said...

I absolutely love the colours here, Astrid - JoFY stamps are indeed perfect for journalling and the extra bits you've used looks fab.

Lin said...

gorgeous!!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

I soooo love the blue/purple shades here Astrid and your entire project looks so awesome as always. Just amazing artwork hun.

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab journal page Astrid.

Suzi B said...

I DO like it! in fact I love it!
Suzi B xx

Aquarius said...

I love the way you've incorporated these quirky stamps into your journal page and they look somehow different when used with these delicate blues and your hand drawn elements.

Buttons said...

What a great way to incorporate these images into your journal. They fit so well. Hugs, Jenny x

xxx Myra xxx said...

wowwww love it!

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous journal page Astrid. I love the soft colours and how you made the fun quirky JoFY stamps mix so well with the realistic images of the tissue in the background. Fabulous stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this, the colours work so beautifully together xx

Annie said...

A beautiful page Astrid. A fab set of stamps indeed, particularly when they are presented in your wonderful style

Hugs Annie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous journal page Astrid. Love those stamps and the way you presented them. Love the background too and the beautiful shades of blue you've used. Altogether stunning!! ox

Marianne said...

What a beautiful page and lovely colors.
Great use of the stamps too.
xxx Marianne MW

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Inspirational!
You are most definitely opening my eyes to various styles of art journaling and how I now sense I could adapt my style into this are.
Absolutely love your background.
Wishes
Lynne

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning!!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous page and I love the colours
Rosie x

Dorthe said...

A beautiful page my dear,- I love the teared tissue- and the colouring over gesso looks wonderful!!The sweet stamps are lovely ,and your schripture around the torn pictures looks great!! A wonderful new page to your growing journal!!
Hugs and xx
Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous page, the background looks beautiful with the Jofy flowers.
Yvonne

Chris said...

Fantastic journal page, I really love that you used the stamps this way, such an inspiring idea!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Really wonderful color palette - gorgeous background and lovely images. I really love how you tore around the stamping and then added the hand written verses. Another sensational piece of work, Astrid!

Hugs,
Linda

May said...

WOW...What a fabulous journal page... Love those stamps & the design is amazing... Simply Beautiful.. Hugs May x x x

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous page, Astrid... the JOFYs look wonderful as cornflowers - delicious!
Alison x

Susie Bentz said...

Love your art journal page - great use of the stamps!

Almo said...

Beautiful journal page Astrid, I love the delicate colours you have used with your watercolouring. Hugs Mo x

Dianne said...

Stunning page Astrid you have showcased the stamps beautifully, thanks for sharing..

Minxy said...

You always manage to make the stamps your own.. A lovely unique piece xo