Tuesday 20 June 2017

NEW {JoFY Collection} with Chris Cresswell

A Garden of Flowers by Chris Cresswell

Tonight we have another take on how to use Jo Firth-Young's stamps with Chris Cresswell. Chris is a whizz at creating detailed, vibrant journal pages, let her show you her ideas with these lovely new stamps.

First, a quick reminder of the stamps...JoFY 53/ JoFY54...

Hi everyone, Chris here. 

In this post I wanted to share with you a journalling idea with Jo's brand new stamps she has designed for PaperArtsy.

I am so excited about them! As soon as I knew that the new sets were going to feature doodled flowers, I immediately knew that I was going to create an Art Journal spread with them. I really love the different shapes that can be extended beyond flowers to create heads and bodies for all sorts of quirky, fun figures (something to explore in the future). However, for this particular spread I wanted to use them to create a Garden of Flowers. 

When I create a Journal page I generally work with bold, contrasting colours, this time I wanted to create a more subtle contrast of colour, so that the focal images would not be so different to their analagous backgrounds. I was particularly influenced by the text stamp: accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.

I find my gelli plate is great for producing blended backgrounds. I wanted a colour contrast that would not overpower the stamped flowers. So a few stencils created all the interest I needed without interfering too much with what I was going to stamp on top. Here I used a mix of Kim Dellow's, Emma Godfrey's and JoFy's: PS048, PS034 (both Kim's), PS056, PS057 (both Jo's) and the mini PM008 (Emma's).

What I particularly love about all of JoFy's stamps (and I have them all) but particularly this set, is the flexibility in which they can be used. All the stems and shapes can be twisted and turned to stamp in different directions. This is really helpful when creating a lot of images across a spread. They are also relatively simple to cut out, which is an advantage when I needed to cut out so many! (Some of these will be used for another project which you can see on my blog).

Wanting to reflect the words in the text stamp, I played around with the 'empty' space in the flower head shapes and added more doodling of my own, thus 'accentuating the positive, eliminating the negative'. 

With all of JoFy's brilliant doodling in the stamp images, I couldn't resist adding a few of my own doodles, here and there, across the background to complete the spread. 
I love this Art Journal spread so much that I now intend to create something very similar, in different colour combinations and on canvas, for my little granddaughters. I think it will look so pretty on their bedroom walls. I think these new stamps sets are going to be very popular. 

Doodling is so on trend in the art journaling world but doodled flowers make such pretty cards too, as you've already seen. I'm also determined to use those gorgeous Daisy heads within circles to create some resin jewellery. Great fun. More detailed information about the paint colours I've used and the process can be found on my blog here

Until next time!
Chris Cresswell

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PaperArtsy Product Educational Links

New Products will not be available to purchase from PaperArtsy until late 2017. This means the only place you can purchase is from an official PaperArtsy approved stockist. 

We encourage you to support independent retailers; they offer you valuable expertise and a wide range of product choice outside of the big box stores. Buy in-store or online now from the following stockists:

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec www.scrapbookcentrale.ca
(Zinski, JoFY, ESC, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, LPC, Infusions, Frescos)

Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan,BC www.treasuredmemoriesscrapbooking.ca
(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
(ETS, Infusions)

Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, EEG, ELB, ETS, ESC, Ink and the Dog)

Clay with Me, Colorado www.facebook.com/Claywithmestudio
(ELB, LPC, ESA, JOFY, Infusions, Frescos, EKD, EKC, ESC, EEG)

Creek Bank Creations, Indiana www.creekbankcreations.com
(MN, Zinski, Jofy)

Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com 
(Fresco Chalks, Lynne Perrella, Seth Apter)

Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
(Zinski, LPC, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, ESC, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico www.santafe.com
( Frescos, Infusions, LPC, ESA, EEA, Zinski, MN, ETS, HP, Treasure Gold)

Simon Says Stamp, columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, EEA, EEG, EKC, ELB, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio www.stamplistic.com
(Hot Picks, LPC, JoFY, ELB, Squiggly Ink)

The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
(Infusions, ESA, LPC)

Seth Apter, New York www.sethapter.com
(ESA, Frescos)

Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
(Frescos, Jofy, Infusions)

Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEA, EKD, EKC, EEG, ESA, Frescos)

Amelia's Creative Crafts, Spernal Ash Nurseries, Alcester Road, Studley, Warwickshire  www.ameliascreativecrafts.co.uk
(Jofy, EKC, ELB, Frescos)

Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire www.afth.co.uk
(EEA, ETS, ESA,Infusions)

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex www.birdsinthebarn.blogspot.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Blade Rubber Stamps, London www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
(JoFY, LPC, Frescos)

Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Craft World Scotland, Glasgow www.craftworldonline.co.uk
(EKD, EKC, JoFY, ETS, Zinski, ESA, ELB)

Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex www.craftysnippets.co.uk

Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk www.craftylicious.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, ETS, ESA, ELB)

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,www.dandiecrafts.co.uk/
(Fresco Chalks, Kay Carley, Tracy Scott)

Everything Art, Powys, Wales www.everythingart.com
(EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

Keep on Crafting, Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk www.keeponcrafting.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ESC, ELB, EKD, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, Frescos)

LouLouPurple, Gwynedd, Wales www.louloupurple.co.uk

Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
(JoFY, EKC, ESA, ELB, Zinski, Infusions)

Paper Story, Norfolk www.paperstory.bigcartel.com
(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, stencils, ETS)

Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands www.shabbychicstencils.co.uk
(Jofy, EEA, Zinski, ELB, Frescos)

Simply Crafts, Cardiff, www.simplycraft.com
(EEG, ETS, ESA, JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland www.stampersgrove.co.uk 
(Zinski, JOFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Swanstitch, Deal, Kent www.facebook.com/swanstitch

That's Crafty, Romford, essex www.thatscrafty.co.uk 
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EEG, EKD, EKC, ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com 
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, ESC, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey www.thecraftbarn.com 
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, EKC, EKD, EEA, ESA, ELB, Fresco Chalks, Infusions)

The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire www.thecraftbox.biz
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ETS, ESA, Fresco Chalks)

The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire www.thecraftden.co.uk
(Zinski, EKC, EEG, EKD Jofy, ETS, Frescos)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.facebook.com/TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, EEG, EKD, Fresco Chalks)

Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside 
(Zinski, JoFY, Fresos, ELB)

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle www.expressionhobby.be
(Frecos, Infusions, Zinskis, EDY, EEG, Jofy)

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk
(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi www.kerudoccreation.com
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, ETS, ESA)

Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon www.toutencolle.fr
(JoFY, Infusions)

Stempeloase Munich www.stempeloase.de
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, ESC, EKD, EKC, LPC Frescos)

Stempelfee Shop www.stempelfee-shop.de
(Zinski, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ETS, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Creafine, Papendrecht www.creafine.nl
(JoFY, ETS, Infusions)

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
(Zinski, EKD, EEG, EKC, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, Infusions)

Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht www.papillon-hobby.nl
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, ETS, Infusions)

Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek www.scrap-co.nl

Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel www.stampingcorner.nl
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, ESA, Lynne Perrella, Frescos)

The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk www.thestmpingcottage.nl
(Fresco Chalks, LPC, ESA,  Zinski, Hot Picks, ETS, JoFY, ELB, Infusions)

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland www.artandsoulstudio.com.au
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EKD, EEG,  ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA)

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au 
(JoFY, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/ 
(JoFY, EKC, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW www.timetocreate.com.au
(Zinski, ESA, ETS, EKD, EEG, ELB, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Mandy's Card, Taipei www.facebook.com/mandy.card
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

TIny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots
(JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)


Miriam said...

Gorgeous journal spread Chris.... fabulous!!

Helen said...

Chris thus is gorgeous. I think these stamps were designed perfectly for you!

Clare said...

Chris, your journal page is absolutely stunning. I adore the extra polka dots that you have added to the flowers. I definitely need to speak to you about tips for the gelli printing into the journal. Gorgeous x x

Julie Lee said...

Wonderful! I love your colours and all the abundance! xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love those colours together !
Corrie x

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Chris, what an exciting spread. All the patterns and colours make my heart sing. Adore the vibrancy and sheer joy. Jo must be thrilled to bits with your creation. Certainly sold the stamps to me! Xx 😀

Mac Mable said...

Amazing, colourful and so very pretty x

JoFY said...

Chris, these are such gorgeous journal pages! I love all the little details you included! thank you!! x

craftimamma said...

Beautiful journal inspiration Chris. You are so clever with your doodling which is the perfect compliment to Jo's gorgeous new stamps.

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

A truly inspirational journal page, the doodling works a treat!

Sarah B said...

Wow - love your pages Chris - all the little extra details are perfect xx

Cocofolies said...

Fabulous Garden and pages Chris!!!
This is really beautiful, you have been wonderfully inspired by these new JOFY stamps, so perfect for you to create a fantastic scene. Love it! xxx

Artmadnana said...

Thanks everyone for such lovely encouragement in your comments. I think you can see how much I have loved making this art journal spread with Jo's new stamps.

Etsuko said...

Gorgeous pages Chris! Beautiful design and colours--I love it. xx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful journal spread Chris! x

Kirsten said...

Wow! Stunning journal pages, Chris!! You had a great time creating them, didn't you?? :-)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous and so vibrant chris! Sorry to be so late commenting on everybody,

Lucy x

Skylark said...

Love your colour scheme Chris, gorgeous journal pages! x