Oct 19, 2022

Art by Marlene Bold and Bright Floral Journal Page

Hi friends!  I'm sharing one more page in my Art by Marlene Go Dutch spiral journal with you today.  This, and all of my other pages thus far, are made with gel prints.  I'm finding it a really fun way to use up my prints, though the gorgeous watercolor paper in this journal would be a great surface for direct work...  

For this page I focused on two stamp sets from the Bold and Bright collection, Floral Simplicity and Romantic Florals.  I embossed the various flowers in black onto my prints and fussy cut and layered them.  

I added some doodling and detail work with my Posca paint pens.  

I added my sentiment with an alphabet set from my stash and some handwriting.  It expresses my hopes to let my creativity be more free and less rigid/defined.  I've really enjoyed this journal to express some sincere feelings.  

Here's a recap of my spring/summer pages this year.  I hope they inspire you today!
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Oct 14, 2022

Free Jofy Christmas Classes with PaperArtsy Stamps


Hi friends!  I'm excited today to share a fun free class being taught by Jo Firth Young (aka Jofy) on her Facebook group, Jofy Jamboree.  It's so very generous of Jo to share her time to help us with inspiration for our Christmas card making.

I only had one of Jo's Christmas stamp sets, so I had to be extra creative in order to play along.  I did have a couple of Jo's mini stamps and several of her gorgeous stencils, but the majority of my collection is Jo's fabulous flower stamp sets.  I wish I had THIS set (JOFY118), but what I did to replace it was to cut a rectangle to the size I wanted my finished trees to be.  I then folded it in half and cut it into a triangle and used it as a template.  I simply drew circles and painted them with Fresco Chalk Acrylics by PaperArtsy to make the baubles.  

For both cards, I followed Jo's instructions in making the gel printed background with her stencil PS309.  If you'd like the smaller circles Jo used, use stencil PS329.

Besides my hand drawn trees, I used Jo's mini stamp JM30.  These darling presents can be used for birthdays too and I just love the stamp!  Here I stamped a bunch of them onto my various prints and stacked them into a tree shape.  I added Jo's darling little birdie, JM20.

For the stars atop my hand drawn trees and for the star border at the top of this card, I used my one and only trusty Jofy Christmas set, JOFY01.  I'm hoping to use the remainder of the images in Jo's future FB live classes this Christmas.

So make sure to join the Jofy Jamboree Facebook group HERE.  Look under the Guides section of the group HERE to find all of this year's classes, as well as last year's Christmas classes and other non-Christmas classes.  Such a wealth of information and fun to be had!  

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