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Hi I'm Clare, and as you can probably tell by my blog name I love to craft. It is a hobby of mine which I fit in my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

I'm up on Paperartsy 3UP!

Good evening folks, as you can imagine I was uber excited to find out that I was to be included in Paperartsy's  3UP project.  When the stamps arrived I could hardly contain my excitement and I set about planning my project.  The challenge was to use JoFy stamps along with inks.  Using JoFy's stamps are never a chore more of a joy and I'm always thrilled with the crisp clear stamping that the stamps produce.


I decided for this project that I wanted to work on a small box canvas.  Read on to find out how I created my mini canvas of blooms and flutters!



I started of by applying some torn dictionary pages, I then scrapped some gesso over the canvas to leave behind some texture.



I applied my chosen colours of distress inks to the canvas using a blending tool.  Peacock feathers is one of my favourite distress ink colours.





Through a JoFy stencil I scraped through some grunge paste to give the canvas some more background layers.



I stamped the dandilion heads from set #38 with clear watermark ink and heat embossed with holographic embossing powder.



To the grunge paste dandies I added some aquamarine Treasured gold and later added some dots using a white pen.



With the canvas set aside I stamped the images onto watercolour card and some old dictionary pages and  heat embossed with embossing powder.  I watercoloured the plump blooms with seedless preserves Distress Inks and fussy cut around them ready to sit on the canvas.



The dragonfly, from set #13, was stamped first onto a dictionary page and heat embossed with holographic embossing powder and then onto some watercolour card.  I water coloured with seedless preserves.  The wings were fussy cut and applied to the dictionary dragonfly.  He looks as though he may flutter off the canvas!

Remember to pop over to the Paperartsy blog where you will find two more fabulous projects using the wonderful JoFy stamps!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by I love to hear your comments and thoughts on my project.  If you have enjoyed your visit feel free to follow and see what I get up to next.

Happy crafting,
Clare x x x 

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous canvas Clare. love the colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  2. Gorgeous creation, love the butterfly and the stencil. A real cheery make.

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  3. Wow I love your glittery sparkley dragonfly!! Stunning

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  4. Wow I love your glittery sparkley dragonfly!! Stunning thanks for joining us !!! ~Leandra

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  5. This is beautiful - love the dragonfly!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous....love the colours, the sparkly dragonfly is beautiful and so much texture in the background.....
    Well done Clare
    x

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous....love the colours, the sparkly dragonfly is beautiful and so much texture in the background.....
    Well done Clare
    x

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  8. Gorgeous! Love the colours xxx

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  9. Love it, especially the dragonfly

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  10. Such a gorgeous layout, I love the use of book pages and the embossing twinkles beautifully. Thanks for joining us.

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  11. Thank you all for your kind comment and special thanks to Leandra & Darcy for letting me join in the fun X X X

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  12. Wow!! What a fabulous canvas - so much to look at and such beautiful images, colours and texture. Super project!
    xx

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  13. Such a dreamy and whimsical project! The color is perfection! My favorite detail is the gorgeous stencil work and lovely texture you created for your critter to perch upon! <3

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  14. Stunning design for the PaperArtsy #3Up week and beautiful showcasing of JOFY stamps. Love the colours you chose and the inclusion of the book page flower.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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