Thursday, 11 July 2013

DT Project #2 showcasing JoFY stamps for PaperArtsy (by Lesley)


Hello again Snazzy's Visitors

I'm back with my second project for this month showcasing these lovely stamps from Jo Firth-Young of the PaperArtsy team of designers.  This time the stamp that I wanted to showcase from my DT kit is JM19 but I've added stamps from other JoFY sets to make up a little scene on an MDF plaque ..... love how you can mix and match all the JoFY stamps!

I will apologise in advance for the colour quality of the photos.  Even at 7.30 this morning the sun was so bright I just couldn't get any pics that didn't leech out the colours (especially as I had chosen to keep the shades subtle anyway) but I did eventually find a spot that didn't show any shadows, lol!


Firstly I gave the whole plaque a coat of Fresco Finish Nougat paint and once this was dry I stamped the little house (my showcase stamp) using Archival black ink and the tree trunk from the JoFY15 set using Sepia Archival.  I also stamped both these onto masking paper and cut them out.  Once the images were totally dry I covered with the masks and using a torn piece of paper, dusting brushes and Distress Inks I created the soft mounds/hills on the ground and the very pale blue sky.  This particular photo shows the truest colours I think.


I followed this with building up the foliage and blossom on the tree again with individual little stamps from JoFY15.  Next came the grasses.  For the zig-zaggy grass I used a Marvey marker on the small sections of the grassy bottom of the daisy stamp on JoFY13 before realising that on JoFY10 there is a stamp just like this all on its own, lol!  Never mind it shows you can utilize the big stamp for a teensy bit.  The squiggly taller grasses also come from JoFY10.


The phrase at the bottom is from the same set and stamped in Archival black in.  I then set about colouring the images using various Distress Inks throughout.  The last bit of stamping was to mask off the house again and I used a little fairy stamp from my stash to make her look as though she's peeking from behind the rooftop of her home.  Just to finish off the plaque I embossed the Grunge Board letter A in a folder and then inked it with Picked Raspberry DI before attaching with 3D foam.  







I used the letter A because my plan is to give this to my Granddaughter for her new bedroom and I haven't put any means of hanging on the back yet until I find out how she wants to display it.  I found making this fun little scene such a relaxing pleasure to create especially if you don't like getting messy with texture pastes and other such techniques.

There was another lovely mini stamp, JM21, in my kit this month which I haven't had time to use but I'm hoping to rectify that during the next week or so and will have to show it on my own blog. 

Don't forget if you want to be in the random prize draw you need to leave a comment HERE to be in with a chance of winning some of these fab stamps.

Minxy will be here next week and I know which stamps she's been pla.....er, working with, lol, so I can't wait to see what fun stuff she has to show us.

Till next time








16 comments:

Val said...

Fab card - these are really fun images. Valxx

Helen said...

What a beautiful creation - I love the delicate colours and those JoFY stamps are so cute!

Maryann Laursen said...

Awesome creation and such sweet stamps-This is sooo cute and would be sooo great for a card to a close friendd or familymember I think.

Redanne said...

Hi Lesley, I love the fairy's house! You have created the most wonderful, magical scene, so soft and delicate. I cannot get enough of Jo's stamps, this little house has now gone on my wish list........ Hugs, Anne x

Paula Whittaker said...

Your granddaughter is going to adore this....gorgeous plaque.

Aquarius said...

Love the delicate colours on this and the quirky little house. I'm sure grand daughter will just love it in her room.

Beryl said...

It's lovely Lesley. Great stamps and fab scene created with them.
Beryl xx

snazzyoriginal said...

This is so pretty, I'm sure Alexa will love it xx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's so lovely!! The little house is fab.

butterfly said...

It's enchanting, Lesley - so delicately pretty!
Alison x

Paula (PEP) said...

My favourite is the way you built up the tree - those leaves have such a lovely shape & I like the bark detail too.
Paula (PEP)

Carol Q said...

aw that's so clever Lesley and beautifully coloured

Elaine said...

This is so pretty, lovely soft colours and great colouring. I love the way you constructed the little scene. I know someone who will love this little gift! Fab project Lesley. Elaine x

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally gorgeous and pretty and just right for a little girl, love it!!

Lin said...

Your plaque is lovely Lesley and your DG is going to love it!! beautiful soft colours too!!! xx

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous plaque Lesley, I love the subtle colours and I think your grand daughter is going to love it too!