Saturday, 26 April 2014

JOFY Masterboard Project

Inspired by Jo Firth-Young's masterboard makes on the PaperArtsy blog, this is the project that I was working on last weekend. For details of Jo's masterboard technique, see the tutorial here and for her inspirational makes look here.

My masterboard started as an A4 piece of white stamping card and I used, mainly JOFY set 24 with one element from JOFY 13 and the leaf from JOFY 09. The flowers are stamped in black archival ink and the little twiggy things stamped in green. The stars are stamped onto a book page and stuck to the card then coloured with inktense pencils. When the colouring was finished I quite liked the pencil effect but brightened it by using a water brush. Here are the before and after masterboards.

I made a book cover by cutting two panels and mounting them front and back on this long slim book.

There was plenty left for two 6 x 6 cards. Both inspired by Jo's examples but not exactly the same.

The colouring took a long time but I did enjoy this project and I have a few bits left that will probably make their way on to an ATC at a later date. I missed the deadline to link this up on the PaperArtsy blog, nothing new there, I guess the work deadlines have to take priority.

Sunday, 20 April 2014


My second post today and probably inspired by our very wet rainy Easter Sunday.

Here is my twinchie for the Twinchie Challenge blog where the theme is "Clouds".

My clouds are hand drawn on a background scrap of card with random splodges of pewter distress stain and the raindrops coloured with Promarkers. My clouds are mean.

Happy Easter

A quick simple card for Easter.

Background : Kraft card embossed and die cut with a Marianne Designs embossing folder - Tulips.
Tando Creative eggs, bows and chicks painted with PaperArtsy Fresco finish paint.

Happy Easter.