Monday 19 June 2017

NEW {JoFY Collection} with Clare Messenger

Flowers and More by Clare Messenger

Tonight we have another take on how to use Jo Firth-Young's stamps from Clare. She injects such vibrancy into her projects, and presents plenty of delightful ways with these new stamps by Jo Firth-Young!

 A reminder of the new stamps...
JoFY 53
(JoFY: Set 53}

JoFY 54
(JoFY: Set 54}

Hi everyone, Clare here. I am thrilled  to  share with you some ideas with Jo's gorgeous, brand new stamps that she has designed for PaperArtsy.

As soon as I saw the stamps, with the detailed, swirling doodles, I just knew I had to use them all in a larger project.  It of course, goes without saying that once I started playing with 
them I had ideas a plenty for cards and smaller projects.

I love the way the images lend then themselves to use in multiple layers to give your projects endless depth and dimension. The doodles create plenty of options to use as stand alone images but even with all the fussy cutting, I was fascinated as I watched this piece grow before my very eyes!

My finished project takes me to sunnier climbs and reminds me of a sunny orange grove.  I 
used every stamp from both of the stamp sets for this project, so from one extreme to another, I selected only two stamps for my next project!

I really do adore Jo's doodled leaves! I wanted to let them take centre stage so I decided to stamp them onto a sheet of sunset beach Infusions and layer them into their own dedicated bloom. 

I made this project on a smaller scale as a card but I have every intention to go big and scale up onto a canvas.  You are spoiled for choice from blooms and foliage and I'm sure you will agree these delightful, doodle  stamps are just crying out to be included in your mixed media projects?

Waste not want not! I'm a frugal crafter and in true form I rescued this spare, fizzing little piece of Infusions card. It very much deserved to have a beautiful bloom stamped, to turn it into a simple bookmark/tag.

I have always been a huge fan of Jo's delightful stamps and  I was completely overjoyed to be be working alongside her with this exciting new release!  These gorgeous stamps co-ordinate beautifully together or  work stunningly  on their own.   I can see lots of potential for some of the egg shape blooms, I think they will make fabulous Easter eggs for next  years Easter cards.  I can't wait to get out my journal so they can make a grand appearance in there  too!

Happy Crafting,

Clare x x x

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

Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan,BC
(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
(ETS, Infusions)

Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, EEG, ELB, ETS, ESC, Ink and the Dog)

Clay with Me, Colorado
(ELB, LPC, ESA, JOFY, Infusions, Frescos, EKD, EKC, ESC, EEG)

Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
(MN, Zinski, Jofy)

Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky 
(Fresco Chalks, Lynne Perrella, Seth Apter)

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

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

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

Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
(Hot Picks, LPC, JoFY, ELB, Squiggly Ink)

The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
(Infusions, ESA, LPC)

Seth Apter, New York
(ESA, Frescos)

Stamp Fever, Orange, California
(Frescos, Jofy, Infusions)

Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEA, EKD, EKC, EEG, ESA, Frescos)

Amelia's Creative Crafts, Spernal Ash Nurseries, Alcester Road, Studley, Warwickshire
(Jofy, EKC, ELB, Frescos)

Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
(EEA, ETS, ESA,Infusions)

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Blade Rubber Stamps, London
(JoFY, LPC, Frescos)

Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
(EKD, EKC, JoFY, ETS, Zinski, ESA, ELB)

Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex

Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, ETS, ESA, ELB)

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,
(Fresco Chalks, Kay Carley, Tracy Scott)

Everything Art, Powys, Wales
(EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

Keep on Crafting, Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ESC, ELB, EKD, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, Frescos)

LouLouPurple, Gwynedd, Wales

Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
(JoFY, EKC, ESA, ELB, Zinski, Infusions)

Paper Story, Norfolk
(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
(Zinski, stencils, ETS)

Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
(Jofy, EEA, Zinski, ELB, Frescos)

Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
(EEG, ETS, ESA, JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland 
(Zinski, JOFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Swanstitch, Deal, Kent

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

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

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

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

The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
(Zinski, EKC, EEG, EKD Jofy, ETS, Frescos)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, EEG, EKD, Fresco Chalks)

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

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle
(Frecos, Infusions, Zinskis, EDY, EEG, Jofy)

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, ETS, ESA)

Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon
(JoFY, Infusions)

Stempeloase Munich
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, ESC, EKD, EKC, LPC Frescos)

Stempelfee Shop
(Zinski, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ETS, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Creafine, Papendrecht
(JoFY, ETS, Infusions)

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

Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, ETS, Infusions)

Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek

Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, ESA, Lynne Perrella, Frescos)

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

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EKD, EEG,  ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA)

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria 
(JoFY, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia 
(JoFY, EKC, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW
(Zinski, ESA, ETS, EKD, EEG, ELB, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Mandy's Card, Taipei
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

TIny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
(JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)


Helen said...

wow Claire! what gorgeous projects! I love the frame with all those images bursting from it!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous projects Clare... lovely :)

Mac Mable said...

Stunning and so very creative...Thank you for the inspiration x

JoFY said...

Clare.... thank you so much for making such gorgeous projects! xx

Artmadnana said...

I so adore your framed canvas Claire. The colours are spectacular and really show the different ways Jo's stamps can be used. I love the highlighting on the top of the gelli plate backgrounds? Your card made with that pretty leaf stamp is such a clever idea. Beautiful use of infusions too. Wonderful creativity here.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love how you have shown how versatile the stamps are- especially love the 'leaf flower' Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love how you have shown how versatile the stamps are- especially love the 'leaf flower' Chrisx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Every one a winner! I confess I ooh'd and aah'd a lot when they arrived at HQ. Fab-u-lous!

Words and Pictures said...

Stunning samples with the exciting new JOFYs - fabulous!
Alison x

Dortesjs said...

What gorgeous projects love those stamps ;O)

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !
Corrie x

Sarah B said...

wonderful projects - love the card and can't wait to see this on a canvas cc

Etsuko said...

Stunning project, lovely work with Jofy's fabulous new release. xx

Kirsten said...

Beautiful samples, Clare, well done. It's obvious that you loved working with Jo's wonderful new sets.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Lucy x