Play pages

Things have been busier than normal so I haven’t been crafting as much, and I missed out on a couple of the PaperArtsy challenges. 

But the small amounts of play I have managed to squeeze in have resulted in some interesting pages. 

I took inspiration from Kim Dellow in using leaflets/books that have been mailed to me as my journal. I’ve been using envelopes as my substrate for a while now but those have been plain with no writing or images on them. 

These pages have built up over a number of weeks often just adding one element or layer. And they are still very much works in progress. 


This is the front cover and as it stands I absolutely love this page! 


This is one of the “finished” pages (because it has a quote 😉 , but who knows I might add more to it at a later date. 


Another page that could be finished but I’m not sure yet!!!! I hand drew the flowers and subsequently made a hand carved stamp using some of them because I really liked the shape. 

You can really see the original print from the booklet in this page and I used one of the title words as the main message for this page. 


Another couple of pages that are one their way. I’m liking the pink page a lot! And I like that the last page is monochrome which wasn’t intentional. Originally it was very colourful. 

This is the hand carved stamp from the “be bold” page. 

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Mini mixed media trinket box

I finally decided to finish a project I started last year here is my mini mixed media trinket box garden….thing 😜!

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So I previously painted a paper mâché box with Mermaid and Guacamole Fresco paints added some tissue paper and picked out my main 3 embellishments, being the dragonfly, birdcage and the other brass embelly that reminds me of a golden snitch from the Harry Potter books/movies! 😂

To finish my project I used Faber-castell PITT artist pen in caput mortuum, light cobalt blue and permanent green olive to add some shading and distress the edges. Added some lace around the top and the top of the base of my trinket box.
Next was to add some mossy stuff (there is a proper name for this but I can’t seem to remember it!), paper flowers and a teenie tiny wooden ladybird (that I think I bought in Amsterdam ☺️).

Quick Card using PaperArtsy Paints and Stamps by JoFY

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Made this quick card this morning. Really love how it turned out!

I started by using a credit card to swipe paint across my card stock (the colours I used were PaperArtsy’s Banana and Bougainvillea from Lin Browns limited edition set).
Then where I had used a previous colour on another page had transferred over (because I didn’t clean up properly (oops!)) I decided to cut that piece off and then ended up using that piece instead!
I added some swipes using PaperArtsy’s Mermaid paint (one of my favourites).
Then added some scraps of tissue paper that I had left over from previous projects.
Did some stamping of Leandra’s favourite stamp 😉 which is one of Ellen Vargo’s stamps (EEV06) in Snowflake.
Then using stamps from JoFY sets JOFY22 stamped some flowers on to old book paper and used the stem from JOFY24. Added some white highlights to the flowers and stems and added a jewel in the centre of each flower.

Really quick and not bad for a background that was initially a mistake!!