Wednesday, 28 September 2016

New JOFY Stamps

The latest PaperArtsy releases are fabulous
and here we have Helen Chilton to take us
through a super project using JOFY 46

Over to you Helen


For this project I'm using some of the lovely new JOFY stamps and a couple of tags from Woodware, one card, one acetate. The idea is that the acetate tag should be overlaid onto the card tag, but that both can also be viewed separately.

Take your two tags:


and on the card one, start by stencilling with Grunge Paste:



Next paint over the top - I used Lilac, Blue Oyster and Teresa Green Fresco paints:


When dry, scrape some Snowflake paint over the top:




Then, using brighter colours, (I chose China, Chartreuse and Professor Plum), add more stencilling:


After that, place the acetate tag over the top to work out where you want to stamp the JOFY images and stamp them in black StazOn:



Flip the acetate over and paint on the back - I've used Tango, Granny Smith, Captain Peacock and Bubblegum:


Keep flipping the acetate over to make sure you're staying in the lines. Clean off any stray blobs with a cotton bud:


When that's dry, stamp on the cardboard tag in black using the acetate tag as a guide and loosely paint in:


Here's the two tags side by side:


Materials used:


Thank you Helen for a great project

For anyone curious about Inky Fingers Club, 
this is a flavour 
of the kind of thing we do


Mickie x

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Two Weekly Challenge Winner

Don't Tuesday's come round quick? 

I've no sooner posted the winner of one challenge 
and it is time to do another!  

So who is it going to be this time I wonder?

The challenge was to use something from

Around the House

There were fourteen entries for
this one but I'm afraid there can
only be one winner..........................

All the numbers were given to the
Random Generator, who has chosen.............


Congratulations Maggie!!

Please contact me at

Mickiecraftbarn@gmail.com

so I can send you your prize.

Thank you to all who entered and better 
luck next time

Mickie xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Two Weekly Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hope you are planning a lazy day recharging those batteries
ready for the busy week ahead.

No rest for me today, I'm off to 

Kathy Byrne's Book Club 

to make a Perpetual Calendar. 

And you thought it was all books.  Haha!!

Now this leads me quite nicely into the Challenge

Can you guess what it is?  Yup - its...................

Books

You can do anything you like from illustrating the title
of your favourite book, or perhaps the story you are
currently reading with younger members of the family,
to decorating a book (or even making one). 
Maybe you just want to make a card or journal page 

Here's a notebook I decorated:


Should have warned you -
 I'm probably the world's worst photographer!

So whatever comes to mind - go for it

As usual, you have two weeks to upload
as many entries as you like via the link
If you can't use the link then email
your pictures to me at

mickiecraftbarn@gmail.com

and I'll add them for you.
The link will close at midnight on
11 October 2016.
The winner will be picked by Random Generator 
on Tuesday 04 October

Good luck all

Mickie x