Guess who my teamies were!! All crafting heroes of mine, so quite scary to have my samples sitting alongside their fabulous work. Who were they? Well you'll have to nip over to the PaperArtsy blog to see.
...and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, here's a video
I know you will want to check out Jo's own amazing pieces. You can find her blog here and, of course, her samples will be on the PaperArtsy blog.
Here are my samples. I used the fab Fresco paints on all of them. I haven't done step-outs but if you have any questions do please ask and I'll be happy to answer them.
Bloom and Grow
I do love making my own home decor items so a frame was the first thing I thought of. It's all there for you in this set, so it was a bit of a no brainer. It was really easy to transform a plain old chipboard frame with Fresco Paints and some PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze. I wanted an alternative to paper or card so I used a roll of canvas I had lying around for the backing and stamped elements
You can see the texture of the canvas better on this close up. You can buy a pre-gesso'd roll of canvas for a couple of pounds.
Then I turned my attention to the gorgeous circles stamp at the bottom of the plate. Honestly! What couldn't you do with this stamp. I LOVE it. Here are just two ideas.
As you know, I do like to get the most out of my stamps and I think this card really demonstrates how flexible this set is if you look beyond the obvious. I used the mushroom tops to make hills, the flower stem for the tree trunks and the circle border for the treetops. All stamped and embossed in white onto luscious kraft card and then painted with Fresco's for a lovely matt finish.
I made some paving slabs using a word stamp from JOFY11 and used the circles as flower beds
...and last but not least... Here's a little bit of fun that didn't make it to the video...
I love those really fluffy/spikey caterpillars you see and I thought it would be easy and fun to pimp up my caterpillar a bit for a clean and simple card. He made me smile and I'm pleased to say Jo says she laughed out loud when she saw him, so clearly he did the trick.
That's all for today. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Do please head over to the PaperArtsy blog and leave Jo and the gang some love. Pop back tomorrow evening for Day 2 of Jo's launch. There's more to see.