Monday, 10 June 2013

New stamps

At the weekend I collected a parcel from the Post Office that contained a couple of the new Jo Firth-Young stamps and this afternoon was the first chance I've had to play with some of them.

The set I got is JoFY14 and the mini with the love birds (not used that yet) I took to my journal and also a tag.

 First off I applied ice blue and sage to the background and stamped various JoFY stamps including some from the new set (love those spiky flowers!  I coloured all the images with water colour pencils. The sentiment is also from JoFY14.
Then I made a tag - I covered a tag with a piece of dictionary page and applied a colour wash of Mushroom Fresco paint (i.e watered down to make it more translucent) and again used the spiky flowers and one from JoFY12.  These I coloured with distress markers.  I added some white hightlights with my sharpie pen.

I used Renaissance Treasure Gold round the edge of the tag cos I just got that too!


16 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

Wow these are great, particularly love the tag with the dictionary paper. Fantastic makes

Darcy said...

Fabulous, especially love the tag on the book page.

Kim Dellow said...

ooo yum! great new stamps and great makes :) Kimx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Aw lush, I do think these stamps have a great style. Must order some! Take care Zo xx

sam21ski said...

Love that tag, great idea for the background

Sam xxx

Lori said...

Ooo...those are so cool! Love the page and the tag, really lovely!

jojo79 said...

Oh they are lovely, looking forward to receiving mine :) x

butterfly said...

So delicious, Helen... I love that text tag in such fantastic colours. I was sorely tempted by these - the prickly flowers are fab, and I love that new butterfly! But was also tempted by the birdhouses - couldn't make up my mind so ended up with neither... hmm...
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Looks like you had great fun with your lovely new things! Beautiful results too! xx Julie Ann

suzieq23 said...

are these stamps out yet? cannot find in PA store. When are they coming out? Just love your art.
suzschultz23@aol.com

Virginia said...

Oh lovely Helen, playing with new stamps - nothing finer!

flutterbycrafter said...

These are beautiful Helen xx

Artyjen said...

Great use of your new stash!!
xoxo Sioux

Lin said...

Very jealous cos I love this new set..great projects with your first play!! loving that tag!!

craftytrog said...

Two wonderful projects Helen, I love the book text on the tag! x

isisimaginings.com said...

They're gorgeous.