Saturday 4 April 2020

2020 #6 Jungle Vibes: Flower Power with JOFY {by Claire Snowdon}

2020 Topic 6: Jungle Vibes

Claire attests to the mood boosting power of creativity and has created a 'blooming' wonderful journal page. She's used lots of stencils to cleverly create a real jungle vines background effect.

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share a 'jungle vibes' journal page I've made in my square Dylusions journal. 

I really love using the PaperArtsy Fresco Paints on the Dylusions paper - they give a wonderfully smooth, matte finish - which is just the effect I was looking for with this project.

I used Fresco paints in Gumboots, Beanstalk and Pistachio for the background.  And added some stencilling using two JOFY stencils (PS010 and PS149).



I then added some lighter elements using the Pistachio again and also Eggshell.  This time using the numbers PaperArtsy stencil (PS021) and an Emma Godfrey stencil (PS015). I just kept on layering up the stencilling until I was happy with the background - adding stencilling on top of stencilling is a great way to create depth and interest to your pages.

Next for the focal elements - these big, beautiful flowers from JOFY91 were just the standout pieces I was looking for.

I used my Stamp Platform to stamp a rough image of each flower and then coloured them using Fresco Finish paints in: Blah Mange, Sorbet, Bougainvillea, Cerise, Plum, London Bus and Bubble Gum.  Then stamped them again before fussy cutting them and adding the highlights with a white Posca paint pen.


I added some additional stamping - the stalks for each flower are from JOFY sets (JOFY23 and JOFY54) and the spiky grasses are from JOFY22 - stamped in dark green to give extra contrast.  Then a little touch of script in Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide using the script stamp from ESN11 as I love to have some form of script in all my backgrounds!

I love the quote from Tracy Scott's stamp set (ETS29) and felt it really fitted this page perfectly!  Finally I mounted the flower heads to the page with foam tape to give them a bit of dimension and coloured in the leaves with Pitt pens.

I really enjoyed creating with these lovely bright colours - it cheered me up no end.  This was the first time I'd used the stamping platform with JOFY flowers - it made the colouring process so easy and I will definitely be using it more often in the future. 
I hope you'll join in with the Jungle Vibes theme and find some time to be creative soon.


Miriam said...

I love this Claire. Such wonderful colours too

Helen said...

Beautiful bold colours Claire!