Sunday 23 February 2014

JOFY inspired

Good afternoon, I have been playing with JOFY's new stamps and had a go a decorating one of my journals. Jo showed some covers she had decorated on the Paper Artsy blog this week, you can see her ones here.

I started by brayering some snowflake on to the cover then dried this and used a small foam sponge to add more. I really liked where it picked up on the braying.

The colour was added in small dots and then blended in. Once I had all the blue on I wanted I added some Orchid and then some French roast to grunge it up a bit.

I used some of my homemade stamps to add some more depth in contrasting colours using archival ink as when it is heat set it becomes waterproof.

Once it was dry I stamped JOFY stamps from JOFY 24 and from her mini JM16 in black archival ink.

I filled in all the areas with snowflake so that I could paint ontop and get a colour more true to the original.

I used twinkling H2O's to colour the stamps 

I also used some liquid pearls to add some mor texture.

Next I stamped a sentiment cut it up a decorated itbefore sticking it in place. 

I am really pleased with the finish look especially the effect of the book cover being grooved as it added more interest.

Thank you for looking.

I would love to read you comments

Hugs Debs xx


  1. I absolutely love this Deborah. It looks good enough to eat. Don't know but maybe a little Kate Crane influence crept in. Love orchid colour looks amazing against everything else. Fantastic, you clever thing you! X

  2. so bright and cheerful - love the texture of the background xx

  3. Stunning!!! Gorgeous effects... I love the colours too!

  4. You've created a lovely scene, and you are right the ribbed texture is great detail.

  5. This is such a nice piece Deb, really like where you went with it. Your step outs are great. I really love the abstract feel of the background, it complements the focal images beautifully.

  6. Love it Debs, great colours.


  7. This is so pretty. I love the colours and the background. It's all really effective. Julie Ann xx

  8. Your hand carved stamps really add dimension to your background. A beautiful page full of warmth and magic :-) xxx

  9. This page is beautiful Deb, I love the colours! Your hand carved stamps look fab too!
    Alison xxx

  10. Really scrumptious - great stamping, and I love those vibrant colours over the wonderful grooved texture - very cool!
    Alison x


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