Saturday 16 August 2014

Good Luck Gift [with JoFY Stamps by Sarah Baldwin}

Hi everyone, my name is Sarah and I’m very excited at having the opportunity to create a project for the PaperArtsy. I’ve been crafting for as long I can remember, trying out many different crafts over the years. But my love of ink, paint and stamps started a couple of years ago after seeing Leandra demo.

I wanted to make something fitting to the time of year and decided on a wedding good luck gift. I‘ve used a small wooden rolling pin and horse shoe as the base. 

These were both painted in Spanish Mulberry, once dry crackle glaze was applied to some areas. I left this over night to ensure it was fully dry. The top coat is Vintage Lace, to ensure good “crackles” make sure you’ve enough paint on your mat and apply in bold strokes, don’t go back over the same area because as soon as the paint begins to dry the crackles appear. I then sanded back a few edges and applied a hint of treasure silver.

I next painted swirls onto to light weight card using various colours for the flowers, trying to achieve a variegated effect, I used Sherbet, Orchid, Amethyst and Dolly Mix. (Thank you JOFY for the tip). I also painted variegated strips for the wording.

Once dry I stamped a variety of flowers and the words “Mr& Mrs” – I used stamps from JOFY 21, JoFY 22 & JoFY 24.

JOFY 21,
JoFY 22

I cut out the flowers I preferred and added white highlights and ultra fine glitter. Then it was time to assemble everything.

I’ve had great fun creating this project, thank you for the opportunity PaperArtsy.
Sarah x

A huge thanks to Sarah from all at PaperArtsy HQ. How lovely is this, such a gorgeous take on a traditional wedding gift, a real treasure for any bride. Those variegated flowers are so pretty, it is so much easier to create this effect before stamping

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 17th Aug 2014


Helen said...

oh, Sarah, that's so pretty, and a lovely gift for a bride.

Ruth said...

What a lovely idea Sarah, great swirls, very effective way to create flowers, really pretty project! Ruth x

Hazel Agnew said...

Congratulations Sarah on your Design debut. What a brill idea for JoFY stamps. Crackle and flowers look super! Xx

Anonymous said...

That's so lovely!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow big congrats Sarah and what a fab project for debut. Love it xxx

Etsuko said...

Congratulations Sarah! What a stunning idea for Jofy's stamps. Flowers are so pretty xx

craftimamma said...

How pretty Sarah and definitely a unique gift that any bride will be thrilled to receive.

Lesley Xx

Karen R said...

What a great idea to use a rolling pin. Love the colours you have used looks fab x

Julie Lee said...

Sorry, I'm so late commenting, Sarah! Life's been a bit hectic! This is such an inspired idea! What a lovely wedding gift. Brilliant! xxx