Saturday 16 September 2017

NEW PA Winter Stamps {JoFY} with Jennie Atkinson

NEW Winter 2017: JoFY Collection

It's the final night of our new products, and we wrap up with Jennie Atkinson who has some lovely ideas with JoFY's stamps to round up yet another wonderful release. We don;t normally do this many stamps at Christmas, but the designers were all keen to stir up a Christmas frenzy, and what a lot of treats we have been given! 

We hope you contact one of our stockists to get hold of something that tickles your fancy, and start planning your Christmas ideas too!

All these new products are available from your PaperArtsy stockists now. See details in the stockists list at the foot of this post.

Hi everyone, Jennie Atkinson here. 

Christmas in our house is very much about "made for you" presents with both my husband and I making presents for each other and other members of the family. I do like all my family to have a handmade card I but am normally not that organised to be making them in September ! 

Tonight I wanted to share a few possibilities with these gorgeous JoFY stamps, and for those who know me and know that my usual style is mixed media shabby vintage, then you will realise how I was really challenged! But Jo's stamps are so versatile as I hope you will agree.

Let's take a look at each set in more detail, and some ideas with them to inspire you.

'Noel' by Jennie Atkinson

I really fell in love with this little star stamp and knew it would be great for layering over some of my usual elements.  I don't normally do a "production" run of cards, but I thought this little design would be easy to replicate in multiples. The card is 4" x 4" which I always feel is a lovely size - not too big but can still pack a punch especially if you use a non-festive colour as I have here (Rusty Car Infusions).

I always love being able to isolate a part of the stamp to add elsewhere and the little Noel label was just perfect to cut out and add as part of the flower cluster.  You will also see that I have used the word "Christmas" from the lovely sentiment. 

If you prefer a more seasonal colour the design works jut as well with Tinned Peas Fresco Paint brayered onto Smoothy Cardstock.

Christmas Tag by Jennie Atkinson

I also loved the Christmas tree stamp from this set - it is just SO gorgeous. I love wrapping my presents for the female members of the family in tissue paper and ribbon and thought this stamp would look wonderful as a "centre-piece" gift tag.  My grand daughter loves anything pink and so she even gets her Christmas wrapping in a very non traditional colour.

My pink trees were stamped and cut from a piece of Smoothy Cardstock which had been primed with Chalk Fresco Paint and then coloured with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink with lots of water.  I wanted a more "wishy washy" colour and as the trees and bases are very easy to cut out and layer onto the original stamping this gave me more control to achieve the effect I wanted.

Crackled Baubles by Jennie Atkinson

I am very good at isolating a part of a stamp! it is not that I don't like the whole stamp but I do feel that it can still be as stunning using a small part of the detail on a layered background.

I thought the gorgeous bauble and snowflake stamp would look fabulous on a crackled distressed background. I purposely only used the Crackle Glaze here and there so it would not be too overpowering. I also wanted to try and achieve the same colour theme throughout the card so have used Very Berry Fresco Paint undiluted under the Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze and then brayered it again with Snowflake for the bauble. Plum Archival Ink also allowed me to achieve varying degrees of the same colour. 

All My Love Gift Wallet by Jennie Atkinson

No matter how hard you try there is always someone that you end up having to give a gift of a voucher or money. However, I like to think I have spent time in making a nice gift wallet to put it in. The large tag is cut from Heavy Smoothy Cardstock and primed both on the inside and outside with Chalk Fresco Paint before going in with the Infusions. I wanted to use vintage style elements and ink and find they work well with A Bit Jaded, which also has a festive feel to it.

I wanted to layer some text under the tag and used one of the sentiments stamping it lightly on a piece of primed cardstock. (I do find that if you start one element of the project with Chalk Fresco primed cardstock you need to do it for all the elements in order to maintain the same soft colour.) I love Jo's writing style and so this gave a more free-style feel to the card. The baubles are the perfect size for some additional stamping with sentiments to make it more personal.  

I have followed the same theme through to the inside creating a little pocket for a message tag and the voucher or money. Some wonky and not very good stamping here! but that's why I like to do shabby!

I do hope that these few samples have given you some ideas and shown how versatile Jo's wonderful stamps are as well as working wonderfully with non-festive Infusions and in my usual vintage style.  It has been great fun and they are all wonderful stamps to create with. As always thank you for joining me.

Jennie Atkinson

PaperArtsy Product Educational Links

Theses products are available now from your regular PaperArtsy approved stockists listed below.

We encourage you to support independent retailers; they offer you valuable expertise and a wide range of product choice. 

Buy in-store or online now from the following stockists:

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)

Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina

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 Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. ph 01782 636428
(EDY, JoFY, Squiggly Ink, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, ZA,  EEA, ESA, EEB, MN, EAB, ESC)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
(Zinski, JoFY,  Fresco Chalks)

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

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

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Papir Ulven, Lejre

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)

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
(JoFY, EKC, ZA, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

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)


JoFY said...

Beautiful samples! Thanks Jennie!
Jo x

Becky said...

Beautiful work Jennie love them x

Kirsten said...

Wow! Jennie, these are all beautiful!

Helen said...

Jennie, you have used the stamps so differently, these are gorgeous!

Miriam said...

Oh Jennie, your usual vintage and soft style really shows.... fantastic samples.

geezercrafter said...

Lovely colours you have used Jennie. Love the star cards, they are beautiful.

Ruth said...

Jennie you nailed it! Beautiful CAS but with your vintage touch, gorgeous samples. xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a brilliant style that really does show how versatile these stamps are! Chrisx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful shabby cards with Jofys gorgeous stamps. The star design are perfect and I love thr crackled background and bauble card too! Xx

Craftyfield said...

Very different to usual style Jennie! Beautiful samples.

Marci said...

Soft and beautiful, which is very different from the bright design on the stamp package.

Words and Pictures said...

These are so delicate and pretty, Jennie... I've been sorely tempted by that sweet trio of trees, and seeing you create such lovely cards here is adding to the temptation!
Alison x

Sarah Anderson said...

such lovely samples; my fave is the first with the star, I adore star images and love the collage style you've used

Lauren Hatwell said...

Woo hoo! Absolutely love your take on Jo.'s stamps Jenny. Pure genius! Lx

Keren Baker said...

These pastelly JoFY stamps look so pretty. Love the style Jennie! x

Jacqui Chimes said...

Hello Jennie - these are gorgeous. I hope you have had a good summer and that life on the Island continues to be good - loved meeting you in Coventry - it seems a long time ago now x

Redanne said...

Jennie, your delicate cards are just gorgeous!!! xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Jennie, you can turn your hand and transform anything into an elegant treasure! I would never have thought to make shabby designs with these stamps, but it is a beautiful alternative! I adore your gorgeous style. Hugs, Autumn

Lucy Edmondson said...

These samples are glorious, Jennie, i just love the soft non traditional colourscheme,

Lucy x

Raquel Burillo said...

Lovely! Great samples in your beautiful style! I think you've passed the challenge with flying colours, Jennie! :)