Friday, 11 July 2014

Flower Card {with JoFY Stamps by Jan McGregor}

Hi everyone I’m Jan and I am so thrilled to be asked by Paperartsy to join you this month. I have been card making for many years and have been influenced by many styles, I love CAS but very drawn to all things quirky! So the gorgeous JOFY Stamps are just my thing!

For my card I have used a stamp from the JOFY 23 set together with Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints, two from the usual range and two from a JOFY Limited edition set.

I cut a piece of watercolour paper and using Antarctic and Dusty Teal paints I just painted over mixing the two colours as I went to create a background.

Using Spanish Mulberry and Chalk paints and a ‘spotty stamp’ I lightly stamped at random around the edges of the paper to give a bit of dimension. Once the paint was dry I doodled a frame using black and white pens.

I stamped the Flower image from JoFY23 on watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pens. I then trimmed the image leaving a small edge of white paper showing so the image ‘popped’ against the background. For the sentiment I stamped the sweet little tag that comes with the set, trimmed it out, stamped the sentiment and used a piece of twine to finish.

P.A Tip. our new Fibralo pens would be perfect for colouring these flower images. 


I matted the background and attached to a card blank. I then added the image and tag using 3D pads letting the twine ‘do its own thing’ then I embellished with toning sequins and brushed the image with a little of Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle.

I am really pleased how my card turned out I love the fact that it’s still my CAS style with a wonderful bit of quirkiness!!
Thank you again to the lovely Paperartsy people for giving me the opportunity to share my card with you.
Happy Crafting!

A huge thanks to Jan from all at PaperArtsy HQ, we love your style, a fantastic mix of CAS and quirky. A simple card but with well chosen colours and shapes and placement: you have shown it is possible to make it vibrant and eyecatching.

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 13th July 2014


Helen said...

What a beautiful card, Jan - I love the pop of bright pink layering behind the card matched by the lovely flowers.

PaperArtsy said...

Oh Jan I love your card, such a gorgeous colour combo and lots of little effects you have added all work perfectly together! Welcome and ThankYOU for taking the time to create for us all.

Cocofolies said...

That's really a beautiful card, I love your choice of colours and stamps, very perfect!! Coco x

Cardgenie said...

Jan, what a super card. I love the colours and the flower is gorgeous. Jean.x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the card. Neat doodling. Fresh colours. X

Craftyfield said...

It's a beautiful card, love the fresh colours and clean design.

butterfly said...

Lovely colours in your background and the JOFY looks fabulous against it.
Alison x

Siobhan Brignull said...

this is lovely, so simple yet so effective

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the way you made the base card - so right for the JOFY flower!

Sid said...

Fab card and love the stamped and coloured image !!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card love the colours x

Mariƫtte said...

A real Jofy beauty!

Kezzy said...

Oh wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous and really funky colours, I so need to have a go at this with my new pens :-) Kezzy xxx

Unknown said...

Thought I'd add my love too. Really professional and cute card. Nice colour combination xx

Linda M. Cain said...

I really, really, loved this the moment I saw it. The simplicity, the color combination, the composition....perfect!


Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so pretty, Jan!

Lucy x

Jenni said...

I love your card: the colours, composition and 'quirkiness. I'll have to seeif I can get to play today :)

craftimamma said...

Oooh Shame I've been away since Friday as I would love to have had a go at this style. Gorgeous card all together. It may have a quirkiness to it but it still retains the classy C&S look too.

Lesley Xx

Keren Baker said...

This is really gorgeous- love the sketchy border and the toned background. Just love it!

JoFY said...

Oh my word !!! love this card!! the vibrant colours against the crisp white is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card.

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