Wednesday, 30 April 2014

{3UP} Night 4: JOFY

Hi Everyone, it's Leandra here for the fourth night of this semester's 3UP challenge. This is the halfway point! 

3 volunteers were selected to be featured each evening this week on the blog. This is the perfect opportunity for us to feature the work of you, our blog, twitter and face-book followers, and a wonderful opportunity for you to show us your preferred style with our newest products.


Tonight's #3UP volunteers are working predominantly with JOFY stamps and ancillary products released in February 2014. 


FIRST UP: It's Janet with a mini inspired Journal Page
Janet has created a colourful page here with Jo's stamps and paints using a mix of 2013 and 2014 JOFY stamps. Jo's new stamps always add versatility to the existing ones. With so many flowers on offer, Janet's project is perfect for the lovely spring weather we've been having of late! (touch wood it stays)

Name: Janet Warren
Blog: www.dash-paw.blogspot.com
Stamps: JM34, JM35, JM40 JM24 JOFY15, JOFY12


 

 

Janet Says: I'm Janet, partner to Brian, mum to two daughters and grandma to three grandsons. I work full time, I started paper crafting in 2002 making cards and very quickly got in to scrapbooking. Over the last six years or so altered art and now journaling are also added to my crafting list. I started my blog in 2005  (dash-paw) to take part in challenges. I am thrilled to be taking part in this 3up challenge with PaperArtsy.


All the base colours used on the page are from the JOFY fresco finish Limited Edition Paint Set: Chalk, Dusty Teal, Dolly Mix and Amethyst. Onto the background I stamped the potted trees  JM35, and I masked the end ones to stamp the tree and bird from the JOFY15 stamp set. Still using masks I stamped stones and the grid from JOFY12 and the Beach Hut (JM24) which is now looking more like my garden shed. Lastly I stamped the flowers, JM34.

There is a lot of masking in this page, but once it's done, the painting and shading follows. For the tree-tubs I used Pewter shaded with Chalk. The 'shed' is (appropriately) painted with Brown Shed and shaded accents with Chocolate Pudding for depth. You can see the page developing below once stamped and some of the colours start to emerge.


For the flowers I painted a piece of smoothy card with Amethyst, Dolly Mix and Hyde Park, stamped lots of JM34 flowers  and the leaves from JOFY15, cut them all out and then added white dots to the flowers. I glued these onto the stamped background images. The leaves were glued on and around the trees. The text JM40 was stamped onto card and the letters were painted in distress inks to shade and then raised up on foam pads.

SECOND UP: It's Lesley with a deep amethyst Mirror Frame
What is going on with all the purple tonight? It must be those lovely JOFY paints! We love this mirror, Lesley has arranged the flowers like a true professional...was she a florist in the past?

Name: Lesley Ebdon
Blog: http://craftymammalovenhugs.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: @craftymamma2
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/craftymamma2/
Chosen stamps: JOFY22, JOFY24, PS007


 


Lesley Says: Hi, I’m Lesley, a crafter from childhood who came to rubber stamping about 8 years ago and I love nothing better than getting messy in my craft room when time allows, lately more often than not using PaperArtsy products. I supposedly ‘retired’ 5 years ago but somehow the extra crafting time I was expecting hasn't materialised, lol!




I love all things PaperArtsy but for the challenge I requested the JOFY22 stamps and was thrilled when they plopped through the letterbox. I decided to use a wide framed mirror for my substrate and except for an initial basecoat of Snowflake Fresco I have used all JOFY’s Limited Edition paints plus Eggplant Fresco Finish Paints throughout, mixing them to get the shades I wanted.  

I used a large paintbrush for my first two coats of Snowflake followed by Dolly Mix which I knocked back with a wet wipe.  Then I switched to using a makeup sponge to first of all pat the paint on, and then blend the layers in one corner finishing with Eggplant for the darkest shade.  I wanted to fade the shades out and also keep a streaky look to follow the wood grain of the substrate and I found I had more control with a sponge.  Here is the blending part way through when I began to think it was never going to look anything but a mess, lol!



I also used a couple of additional stamps from JOFY24, the JOFY stencil PS007, Grunge Paste, Treasure Gold, and Satin and Metallic Glazes.  The toadstool border was stamped with Jet BlackArchival Ink.  The rest of the images were stamped onto smooth white card (I don’t have PaperArtsy Smoothy card ….yet!) with Royal Purple Stazon and cut out. I prefer to colour after cutting if possible so I can get rid of the white cut edges and I finally gave the flowers and leaves a coat of Satin and Metallic Glazes mixed together – love the subtle sparkle this gives  - and then shaped them before positioning on the mirror.  

The number 1 and heart were given several coats of a Gloss Glaze.  I flipped the stencil upside down in the top left corner, applied Grunge Paste followed by Royal Amethyst and Pewter Treasure Gold and then decided to add a coat of Dusty Teal Fresco which I buffed up once dry. This has given a really nice subtle shine on the high spots but I couldn’t get it to show in the photos.  I do hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my project and I can’t wait to see all the other fab creations.

Best Wishes

Lesley  Xx

THIRD UP: Doreen's JOFY Doorhanger
It's not often you see black as a background, and where Doreen has added the soft tissue on top, it has resulted in a really cool effect for this doorhanger.

Name: Doreen OBrien
Blog: www.doreensdream.blogspot.com
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/doreenobrn/
Stamp: JOFY24

Doreen says: Hello Doreen here, My journey into crafting came about after I retired  in 2009 and found I had a lot of time on my hands. I must say I am really enjoying myself. I have always done something crafty as my children were growing up but nothing like I am doing now….I have a blog that I use on a daily basis and use it to show all I make. I am now on the design team for Chocolate Baroque and love working with stamps.



I started by giving my hanger a coat of gesso and then black Fresco Finish paint ,while this was drying I stamped my images onto some white  tissue paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, turned it over and painted the images with Sky, Rose, Hey Pesto and Vanilla Fresco paints.
                    

I then coated the hanger with watered down  PVA and attached the tissue to this cutting the hanger's hole out and and coating it all with more PVA. The tissue, being white, dries into the black and gives a more grungy, textured look.



Thanks to all of our 3 upsters tonight, please make sure to visit their blogs and say Hi! We love to see what people do with our products, thank-you for your enthusiasm and participation in this challenge.

If you would like to play along with our #3UP this week, then feel free to link up by Sunday May 4th at 5pm and go in the draw to win a surprise prize at the end of the week. As it's the end of the semester, the prize will be a special goody bag with a variety of items to the value of £50. 

Each entry generates you a ticket in the draw to win. Maximum number of entries per person is 3. Your entry must be a new creation made this week, and explain which person's 3UP entry inspired you to play along. Good luck, winners will be announced on Sunday May 4th, 7pm.

42 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

Fab projects once again. Love Lesley's frame and Doreen's hanger. Decisions decisions!!!!! Lol

Helen said...

Wow, these are all fabulous again - love Janet's journal, and Doreen's hanger, and the colour on Lesley's frame is fantastic! HURRAH for purple, I say! Well done all of you.

Rainbow Lady said...

more super projects again tonight... well done everyone xx and yes purple always for me

Darcy UK said...

Well done 3upsters, gorgeous journal page and tag and that frame is so lush!

Lin said...

Beautiful..beautiful and beautiful...well done ladies..gorgeous projects yet again!!

keren said...

Super projects- that Jofy range is fab. Love the deep purples on that frame!

Laine said...

Such stunning and beautiful projects. Well done to all for providing such fabulous creations.

isisimaginings.com said...

I am thrilled to see that Lesley is now a 3Up-er!! Her mirror is gorgeous - he colours & layered flowers look so beautiful. As are Janet's journal page - I love all the stamping - & Doreen's door hanger - the flowers look so good against the black.

Pat K said...

Fabulous creations done by all. A real treat to view. xx

Carol said...

Brilliant projects tonight.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic projects from everyone tonight! Especially love Lesley's beautiful mirror!
Alison xxx

Miriam said...

Stunning projects - love these stamps... a lot!

butterfly said...

Beautiful projects... Love that altered frame from Lesley with the fabulous dark shadow creeping up from the bottom and adorable mushrooms!! Brilliant work all round...
Alison x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Three lovely makes ladies, love them. Xx

Kathi said...

Oh my! These are all fabulous! I love them all!

Best part is that I learned something new from each project. So thank you!

Ruth said...

3 beautiful projects again tonight, well done!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous makes! JoFy will be proud...

massofhair said...

Three fab projects, all as good as each other. Well done Janet, Lesley and Doreen, thanks for such great inspiration:-) xxx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Wow three fantastic projects very talented ladies. Alison x

JoFY said...

Great projects! I love what you have all made with the JOFY stamps- so exciting for me to see the different ways my stamp designs are used!
Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Jo

Steven said...

Another brilliant round of 3Uppers! Great work all of you

Loz said...

All Fabulous projects..loz

Cazz said...

What amazing projects tonight - love them all. Well done everyone x

Julie Bell said...

Fab projects tonight, loving the door hanger xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Once again three stupendous projects! I love the colours and the imaginative use of the stamps. What great imagination and expertise from all three participants. Julie Ann xxx

Lesley Macgillivray said...

Wow! Love the home decor going on tonight....love the mirror & the door tag.... Love, love, love the art journal page. x I'm a massive fan of JOFY products, well done everyone, beautiful x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What wonderful projects from all three of you! Such variety! Lovely to see people I know pop up. Well done all of you. Really enjoying the week,

Lucy x

Rebecca said...

Whoohoo We're on a roll, great work, well done everyone
Happy Craftin
Rebecca

Tammy said...

Gorgeous creations!

Sue B said...

Wow! these are all gorgeous!! all very different but equally beautiful !! :-)
Hugs Sue B xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful three project again! xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous projects!

Jackie said...

Fabulous artwork everyone, Love Doreen's door hanger :o)
Jackie xx

Marjorie said...

Stunning work by everyone..
Hugs,
Marjorie x

Jane Savage said...

Wow, amazing projects all! Fabulously creative and inspirational! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Once again Doreen you have made a gorgeous creation. I love the technique you've used and the stamps and colours are fabulous, Kate x

kanda said...

What fabulous projects and such a varied way of using these fabulous stamps xx

ionabunny said...

Fabulous projects. Love the colours and ideas. Thanks for sharing ladies

Mau xx said...

All fabulous creations! Love the grungy look on the door Hanger.
A great technique.

Coco said...

Wow, fabulous projects with these JOFY stamps I love so much, all so very inspirational thanks to all of you!! xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous projects again,fab stamps and great inspiration xx

Kezzy said...

Wow mega gorgeous fun creations, especially the colours :-) Kezzy xxx

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