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Thursday, 2 May 2013

JOFY and Blue....

Hello Blog Friends

Thank you to my latest followers, I am thrilled to have you along on my crafty journey, I hope you will find a little bit of inspiration.

I have not entered Sunday Stampers Challenge, which is run by the the amazing Hels, for a few weeks now, so I thought it was about time.  The challenge is BLUE.

Another challenge I have not entered for ages is Anything But a Card where Challenge 18 is to make an ATC.  I have combined the two challenges and made this ATC.



I used one of Jo Firth-Young mini flower stamps by Paper Artsy - love these little beauties.  The base of the ATC was coloured with a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Peacock Feathers and Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint in Mermaid swooshed over the top.


I then added Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste through a chevron stencil.  I  took several colours of Perfect Pearls and sprinkled these over the wet embossing paste.  I then took my heat gun and heated the paste until it puffed up.  This gives such a wonderful shiny and puffy finish - love it!

I stamped the flower onto white card with black Archival ink and then coloured the flower heads with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  The stem is coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

The words are from a separate JOFY stamp set, these are stamped in black Archival ink, cut out and mounted on the ATC with silicone glue.

The edges of the ATC have been coloured with Black Soot Distress ink and I then mounted the ATC onto another base to give it some strength.


And there is my ATC.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, I really appreciate it.  Hugs, Anne xx

42 comments:

  1. this is just wonderful Anne - love that chevron stencil and those jofy stamps are definitely growing on me!!! Brilliant work Anne - hugs Rachel xx

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  2. Soooooooooo cute, just LOVE it!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  3. What a beautiful ATC, the richness of the colour and the textures of the chevron are perfect to-gether Anne. Hugs Rita xx

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  4. Fabulous design Ann. The jewelled tones are wonderful and the puffy chevrons really ROCK! Nicola x

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  5. I love the chevrons they look stunning. Great little ATC and I agree, the new Jofy stamps are great. x

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  6. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the design with such beautiful shades of blue and wonderful textures
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Beautifully bright and vibrant and the chevrons are a great touch, love your ATC Anne.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  8. You give such wonderful descriptions of your process. Makes me feel like I'm right there next to you. This is a lovely little ATC. I bought my first set of ATC blanks a few days ago. I'm inspired!

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  9. Hi Anne,
    Love this little ATC, and the new JOFY stamps are fabulous - just wish I could get around to using mine! Great colours, and the chevron looks really cool with the Perfect Pearls.
    Congratulations on your Tim Tag win too!! It was well deserved.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments this week. Have a great weekend. Hugs Linda xx

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  10. Wow! These strong blues are so uplifting...I like this ATC...the raised chevron and the strong blue and great shading gives it a sort of masculine strength and then the gorgeous flower brings it back over to our side...teehee

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  11. ...this is a little beauty of grand proportions, the jofy stamps are awesome (don't have any yet but love the collection) and you've done this one proud, your colour choice is wonderful so bold and vibrant, fabby eye grabbing stuff Anne...Melxx :)

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  12. Lovely Anne, I love the combination of the blue with the embossing paste and the paste adds wonderful texture to the background. You have reminded me to pull these stamps out. Gorgeous. Tracy x x

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  13. Love the design of your ATC Anne,gorgeous colours.xxx

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  14. Lovely card Anne, I have just dusted off my little ATC book as you have got me going and I may make some after the weekend! They are great flower stamps and you have used it very well. Hugs, barb x

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  15. This is lovely Anne will you bring it on Thursday for us to look at xxx

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  16. Wow! Absolutely stunning. I adore the blue and the shimmer is just gorgeous. Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  17. This is great, love the puffed up embossing paste,

    Lucy x

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  18. Oh Anne, this is superb. Love the colours you've added to the puffed paste as they work so well against the flower and script. So much loveliness in one small package, hugs Jenny x

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  19. this is gorgeous and I love the technique with the paste - it looks awesome! I neeeeeed some Jofy stamps - I keep thinking about getting some - now after seeing your ATC I neeeeeed them! xx

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  20. Love this - my favourite colours of blue, black and white. Great idea with the chevron pattern and those flower stamps are lovely!!

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  21. ooh this is gorgeous, loving the chevrons and the flowers, stunning.. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  22. Love your puffy chevrons Anne! Also very envious of your flower stamps - I do like the look of those. Your ATC is a real beauty. Love, Margie x

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  23. How gorjus, Annie, simply gorj!! I want to play in the WOYWW ATC swap, but I'm hopeless at them. I should have worked a deal with you when Julia first announced it whereby you made me one and sent it to me and then I could claim it as my own and send it on to the person below me on the hop. "Nice try," they'd say! "I recognize Annie's stunning work anywhere! You are a thief and an imposter!"

    Instead I shall study from your blog and be your grasshopper! In awe! xxoo Darnell

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  24. Gorgeous and sooo clever - love it! :)xx

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  25. Lovely effect and I really think it would make a lovely CARD!!!
    The background and the colour scheme are both superb.
    Have a good weekend...
    Love jo x

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  26. Another stunning piece of artwork Anne. I love the stamp, the colour and the texture looks fab! Think I'm going to have to buy some new goodies! Karen x

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  27. All the different techniques you use Anne - I think you should start your own school - or at least make a book of "Anne's Favorite Techniques". I think it would be a best seller. Well done!!
    Sandy

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  28. Love all the texture there, loads of stuff on an ATC brilliant. BJ

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  29. Love this Anne, gorgeous colours and textures - I do like these JOFY stamps! Hugs, Carole Z X

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  30. Oh, yum! Your pearly, puffy chevrons are just fantastic, and I love the little JOFY in blue and gold - delicious ATC, Anne... I love it!
    Alison x

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  31. What a beautiful ATC Anne. The Peacock feather's DI is such a fabulous colour. On the top of my wish list. Have a wonderful weekend :0) Mo x

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  32. The blue is awesome with these fun and whimsical PA stamps! I love this ATC!!!

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  33. WOW..What a fabulous ATC... so much detail on such a small space.. Great colours.. Love how you have done the chevrons & the flower is Gorgeous...Hugs May x x

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  34. Love JOFY stamps and the background you have created is fabulous, what a great techinque. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.Lisette x

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  35. Absolutely love this Anne, wonderful!xx

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  36. Gorgeous atc, Anne. I love how you made the fabulous chevrons...great technique. The JOFY stamps are so fun. This one looks wonderful coloured with the Distress inks.They are so rich and vibrant. Beautiful make!

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  37. Just lovely! Good for you being able to hit 2 challenges with this pretty card. That blue is such an intense color...wow! And loved the golden chevrons, that just popped off the space. Is this paste like the Dreamweaver's stencil paste? If not, it's a new product to me...you did some fantastic things with it, the pearls really made it sparkle & shine. TFS

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  38. Oh Anne how beautiful... I just love the mix of colors and shine over the textured paste. Gorgeous!

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  39. This is absolutely stunning Anne, It really caught my eye and is totally inspiring. what a beautiful piece
    hugs June x

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  40. Cool ATC! Love the depth of colors on the chevron. And this JOFY stamps...lucky you.

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  41. Such a fabulous ATC Anne - those wonderful colourful chevrons just steal the show! Thanks for joining us at ABAC x

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  42. More catching up Anne, I'm ashamed to say!
    This catches the eye beautifully and it's hard to believe it all takes place on one little ATC. Those chevrons are fab and yet again you've enticed me to get my purse out by using those stamps. . . . shame on you! I see what you mean about the Peacock Feathers DP too - delicious.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.
    Juliaxxx

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Apologies, due to a spate of unwanted Spam comments I have had to resort to comment moderation. Hugs, Anne x

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