Wednesday, 22 May 2013

JOFY - workshops at the Stamp Attic

Last weekend, I was mostly at the Stamp Attic, hardly worth coming home really!!

Saturday was card making, and Sunday was a wall plaque, both with the JOFY stamps from Paper Artsy, and led by JOFY - Jo Firth-Young herself.  Two great days, really fun, really productive.

These are the cards from Saturday's sessions.  Jo's card were more pink than mine, as I really wanted to go down a blue route, not using Blood Orange quite as much as she did!! (Blood Orange is a lovely colour, honest, but I love love love the Pea Coat, which is a gorgeous translucent blue.  Of course, it found its way, with several friends, and some more of the JOFY stamps, into my basket...)

The wall plaque is an 8x8 canvas board.  This has loads of layers on it, and lots of sanding.  I killed a sanding block!  The Grunge Paste from Paper Artsy is extremely hard wearing!!  The flowers are predominantly Blood Orange (see, I CAN stick to the rules!).  Jo showed us a great way to use paints to create the base for her stamps, which we used both days.

HUGE thanks to Jo for putting up with me, and sharing her knowledge and insights (and providing us with a cool circle template!!), and to Wendy at the Stamp Attic for hosting these sessions.  Great fun!


Inks and Paints
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - I know I used these (but there were others, I think!):  Pea Coat, South Pacific, Toad Hall, Tinned Peas, Nougat, Blood Orange, Haystack
Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Archival: Olive Green, Jet Black

PaperArtsy JOFY, the full range!

Bling and other stuff
Andy Skinnner Baroque Stencil
TCW (I think!) Clocks Stencil, Agapanthus stencil
PaperArtsy Grunge Paste
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Spellbinders die cuts


  1. WOW! I can't wait to go for the July workshop. These look fab!!

  2. AMAZINGLY beautiful - I love that blue, too!! You guys in the UK have all the coolest stuff :)

    1. Beg to differ, Christi! You guys have the Distress Markers in the seasonal colours already (which I am gagging for, esp Picked Raspberry), and there is still a fair amount of the March CHA stuff NOT available...grr. Having said that, of course, PaperArtsy is WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing my love of Blue!

  3. Wow, love your blue cards, loved them on the day and still love them now lol I especially loved sharing a table with you on Sunday, if only for your Fruit Pastel pot!!! No just joking, we had a laugh.