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, working with, lol, so I can't wait to see what fun stuff she has to show us.

Till next time