Sunday, 10 July 2016

Opportunities - Y is for Yellow & Years

I've been having a play with some JOFY stamps and Fresco paints this afternoon while watching the tennis. I did a class last year with Jo and bought these sets and I'm ashamed to say I've only ever used one of the stamps.

I started with some offcuts from a book folding project and stamped and painted some butterflies before cutting them out. I then looked for a whole page to stamp on and noticed that this one had a date on it and would be perfect for the Butterfly Challenge Y is for Yellow an/or Years. I tore around the page so it would fit on an A6 card and edged it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then stamped and coloured the flowers. While painting the "grass" I accidentally got water on the top of the page and the frayed burlap ink stained the page so I put it to one side and started again. However, I really liked the stain once it had dried so decided to work with that. I stamped the butterfly on the page so I had the antenna and then stuck the page to a cream blank leaving the edges of the page free before sticking the glazed butterfly on top

This is the frayed burlap stain at the top and you can just about see the Pearl Glaze I put over the butterfly

Although I've put this on a card blank, I may cut the back off and add it to a journaling book 

JOFY stamp sets 32 & 33
Fresco Paints - Banana, Tangerine Twist, Guacamole, Tinned Peas and Pearl Glaze

Because the butterfly was stamped on an offcut of book, I'm going to take it over the Pixie's Snippets Playground - it's been so long since I played along


  1. Oh goodness me this just about takes thinking outside of the box to new heights!! I love your years aspect. Absolutely perfect. I'm glad you went with the stained sheet. I have learnt from my mouse excapade to put errors to one side and leave for a bit before deciding to chuck or not. So much can be salvaged. Thankyou for fluttering by again with this super card. It will be entered twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Hi nice to meet you and what a great idea. Fantastic. Good luck in the Butterfly Challenge. Pen x Guest DT

  3. Brilliant Kim, and what a super idea for the 'year' aspect of Mrs A's challenge. LOVE the vintage look and so lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx