12 June 2018

AALL & Create - Exterminati Sunt by Olga Heldwein

Hi everyone and welcome. I'm back with you today to share a new project for AALL & Create - this one is a real favourite as it has a simplicity in design that helps the stamp do all the talking.

Exterminati Sunt by Olga Heldwein



When I saw this border stamp from AALL & Create I knew I just had to have it. Olga Heldwein has included so much detail in this design with a patchwork of intricate pieces of script creating the perfect backdrop for a collection of winged insects.

Having applied layers of Dina Wakley paint onto the white card I stamped the whole image using Black Archival Ink. You'll see below how I then painted out the insects to create a contrasting white background for them. I then re-stamped the insects onto white card, cut them out and layered over the background to add some much needed dimension.


Here are a couple of close ups of the finished card so you can see the the true beauty of this border stamp in more detail;



You can purchase Olga's stamp set 'Exterminati Sunt' from AALL & Create HERE and it's also available from many of your favourite retailers across the World (listed on the same page).


That's it from me for today. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the beauty of this stamp in action here. Do make sure you pop over to the AALL & Create Facebook page to see more from the other designers and guests. In the meantime take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx

6 June 2018

Letter Perfect for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are at the beginning of a new challenge, 'Letter Perfect'. This is what our host for this challenge, Sara Emily Barker, has to say: "According to Merriam Webster, 'letter perfect' is defined as "correct to the smallest detail". We're not asking you to be immaculate or flawless; we just want to see letters or words on your vintage or shabby chic project. They don't have to be the focus, but be sure we can see them!"

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Trust Your Heart Card



There are relatively few times I can truly say I love one of my projects once it is finished - maybe it's the fact that my attention is already turning to the next one on the list! On this occasion I can honestly say it's a real favourite, one where I really did follow my heart. So you'll see, the words are very much at the centre of this in reality and spirit.


It started with the background where a mix of Marine and White Dina Wakley Media paint was brayered under and over a torn strip of Tim Holtz Ideaology Worn Wallpaper. With Texture Paste stencilling through Tim Holtz Roses Layering Stencil used to define the design lots of die cut Funky Florals #2 were arranged over the top; the florals were die cut from white card painted with more of the Dina Wakley Media paint in coordinating and contrasting colours. I love the detail of these florals when they are added together. They really help to draw the eye in to the Quote Chip words, surrounded by Gumdrop Hearts altered with Alcohol Ink.

The Close Ups


Now here's a couple of close ups so you can see the finished layers in more detail;



That's it for my lace layered card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have also created lots of amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage lace projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx



31 May 2018

AALL & Create - Gabriel by Fiona Paltridge

Hi everyone and welcome. I'm back with you today to share a new project for AALL & Create. This is another of the samples I created for the AALL & Create shows on Hochanda. A few more have been shared on my FB page and IG account recently too.

Gabriel by Fiona Paltridge



Fiona Paltridge has designed a whole collection of fun and quirky characters for AALL & Create, including this little fella, Gabriel. With his party hat on or off, he looks great with one of Autour de Mwa's new stencils in the background. I used another of my Dina Wakley Media paint brayered backgrounds and added extra detail with one of Autour de Mwa's new stencils. It repeats the word 'human' which seemed rather appropriate. Gabriel was stamped, painted and re-stamped in Archival Ink in order to allow the intricacy in Fiona's design to shine through. Here's a 'work in progress' photo so you can see what I mean;


Helpfully Fiona has left the hat as a separate element in the set so you can pop it on Gabriel's head, in his hand, on the floor or even turn it upside down and use it multiple times to create a birthday banner. The sentiment stamps beautifully - some fonts seem to work better than others in stamp form and this one is really easy to use if you want perfect results.

Here are a couple of close ups of the finished card so you can see the stencilling in more detail;



You can purchase Fiona's stamp set 'Gabriel' and Autour de Mwa's stencil from AALL & Create HERE and it's also available from many of your favourite retailers across the World (listed on the same page).



That's it from me for today. I'll be sharing more show samples on my FB page and IG account so keep your eyes peeled for them. In the meantime take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx

30 May 2018

Layers of Lace with Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are already half way through the latest challenge, 'Layers of Lace'. This is what our host for this challenge, Autumn Clark, is looking for: "Lace, oh so lovely lace! Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we'd love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace. Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we'd love to see your creations inspired by this topic."

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

A Layered Lace Card



Linda's boutique has so much gorgeous lace in stock and it was wonderful to use it as the essential element for this layered card. I added a delicate 2 inch wide piece to the gesso resist background (Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink over brayered White Gesso) and added some machine stitching to echo the vertical design. On top I used a variety of paper off-cuts, including some Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper and Classic Kraft Card, with yet more lace. The flowers were cut using more of that Classic Kraft Card with Tim Holtz 'Funky Floral #1' Thinlits dies from Sizzix. Drops of Glossy Accents added dimension and shine to the leaves and flower centres. The message on the Typed Token was highlighted with Picket Fence Distress Crayon whilst the Adornment Star and Index Clip were given a shabby chic look with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

The Close Ups


Let's take a look some close ups so you can see in more detail the layers and lace;




That's it for my lace layered card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have also created lots of amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage lace projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx


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