Masterboard Emma Godfrey Style

Published May 28, 2014 by isisimaginings

Evening friends, hope you’re all well. It seem to be an age & a half since I did a blog post. You wouldn’t believe the amount of draft posts I have, just haven’t got round to finishing any of them. I am not going to bed tonight until I’ve published this one.

When I was at at Ally Pally in April I had the pleasure of meeting Emma Godfrey, who was demoing on the PaperArtsy stand, alongside Leandra. Emma showed us how to create fantastic masterboards, full of layers & texture & I had a go when I got home, but it wasn’t quite right, to me anyway. Thankfully, Emma has now made a video with Leandra, where she shows you the entire process & this is my first proper attempt.


It started out with scraps of PaperArtsy’s now discontinued Thorndon Hall patterned papers, with Grunge Paste through a stencil on top.


Then I started adding Fresco paints & stamping with Ellen Vargo stamps & PA mini script stamps.


When I was finished I cut down the A4 sheet & made four cards. I used Tim Holtz chit chat stickers & a stamp set from Hobby Art called Alphabet Typed for the quotes.


It’s a pity the photo doesn’t show it, but the Florentine Treasure Gold on the GP areas looks SO good.


Looking at the finished cards I had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. While making the masterboard, I kept wanting to add more stamping, more paint, more accents & I had to really force myself not to. I remember talking to myself, saying “stop. Stop there. See what it looks like if you DON’T fill every bit of space.…” And I think I was right to stop. Yes, there are errors. The placement of the hearts is probably the biggest one, but on the whole, I quite like my effort. And I will definitely be making more masterboards.

Massive thanks to Emma & Leandra for taking the time to make the excellent video.

See you next time.


5 comments on “Masterboard Emma Godfrey Style

  • How fab, I need to go and have a play too. Really effective Kirsten. I watched Emma at Donny and her style is really special. Well done Kirsten, you’ve set me off now! Xx

  • Great masterboard and your cards have turned out lovely. I think the hearts look fine and the idea is to be very random with it and not be that accurate with them. That’s the beauty of it when you cut them up, you never know what you’re gonna get!!

    Sam xx

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