PaperArtsy JOFY New Release!

January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm 10 comments

So! It’s time to welcome another beautiful collection from Jo Firth-Young. PaperArtsy have brought out 4 sets of new stamps plus matching stencils too.

You can see the whole collection on the blog tonight and I’m just going to show you what I did plus Jo & Sarah have got even more inspiration for you to see on the PA blog.


For this design, I wanted to use the flowers upside down. I created all of these stamp samples before Christmas, so had door decorations in mind whilst I was creatingimg_9319

We had a gorgeous colour palette to work with14725609_10210886062448046_8228509146012474587_n

I’m not one for doing much with paint, but I’m getting braver. So, I simply added layers of the paint to give depth and shade and then added lots of white gel pen to give a look of sparkle! Jo’s attention for detail makes creating really easy.


This second set has so much versatility. I created something with a little dimension using the flowers. They’d be really gorgeous built up, using multi layers of the stamped flowers.img_9318

I stamped the flower stamp onto a piece of Smoothy and then using a craft knife, cut around the flower edges so I could lift them up and simply backed the piece with pink cardstock. I painted the flowers and then added gel pen detailing.

I also wanted to create a circle shaped sample using the butterflies. I wanted to add as much movement to it. I added some random strokes od coloured paint onto sheets of cardstock, then once dried, stamped and trimmed them out. It’s much quicker painting this way! I arranged them around a circle in different directions having folded them in half so they could stand proud from the base.




For this set- I thought I’d create a more complicated flower by simply building up stamped layers. I stuck the bottoms of the petals to the edges of the previous layer. It would make a beautiful sun too. The centre would be gorgeous as a shaker style card.


I’m not a big stencil girl- I do love creating embossed details using a tan mat and the stencil in your die-cutting machine. Instead, I just added Distress Ink in layers and then traced ont vellum to create the soft layer. I sewed it onto the base for ease of attachment (so you don’t get the adhesive showing through).img_9565

The stencils come with detachable inners so you can create with the outside and inside and end up with wonderfully intricate designs that you can add multi layers of colour to.


For my last sample, I stamped a pattern using these lovely images. It ended up looking a little like period wallpaper /fabric.img_9353

I stamped the flower image separately, coloured with alcohol markers and then added a grey line around the edges to bring the image forwards. I just painted around the edges to give the background colour.

PaperArtsy have produced a fab video to accompany the release. Do have a closer look

If you’d like to see more details- visit Jo’s blog and Sarah’s blog to see how they created their beautiful samples.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the incredible new collection. The JoFY range is the last of this week’s release posts- there are so many new products all with such a varied style. If you haven’t visited and seen- do pop over to the blog .I’d love to hear which set is your favourite.

I’ll see you soon!

Keren x

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pearshapedchris  |  January 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Fabulous samples with these gorgeous stamps and stencils! Love the door decoration tag especially! Chrisx


  • 2. Sarah Anderson  |  January 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Gorgeous samples Keren, really beautiful


  • 3. Ruth  |  January 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful, delightful samples Keren…..just wow!! Ruth xx


  • 4. Michele F  |  January 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Your eye for detail doesn’t need much help, but I can totally understand what you’re saying … the packaging surely makes it simple, but YOU have brought them all the life in my eyes, Keren! Just outstanding … I might be a BIT partial to the butterflies…


  • 5. conil  |  January 21, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    What an amazing garden of delight. Wonderful way to show off your considerable crafting skills…so many ways to use these terrific stamps and you found a bunch. Sorry I missed your call…love talking to you.


  • 6. Ruth Andrews  |  January 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Oh you are so clever and I am so loving the colours of those paints. I’m not anywhere near brace enough to try them out, so I salute you! I ado the stencilled background! Xx


  • 7. Denise Fletcher  |  January 23, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Your design and quality look exemplary! You really have a big talent!
    I love them all, especially the butterflies one!


  • 8. Ros Crawford  |  January 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Stunning creations once again Keren … I may take a peek over there… Hope all is going well in your world…xxx


  • 9. vickiscraft  |  February 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I really love these stamps, they are very tempting and I just love your samples too! xx


    • 10. kerenbaker  |  February 22, 2017 at 9:09 am

      We must get together and you can have a play xx



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