19 January 2013

Brrrrr, it's a bit cold!

Hi everyone, and for those in the UK hope you are not too badly affected by the snow. We've got a good few inches here and it's been at it again this morning. Right in the middle of the country we've got the snow from the west, more from the east, and the distinct possibility of even more tomorrow! The dog is loving it of course, but then she's got a 20 tog duvet coat and webbed feet!!! And now for today's offering...


For those who joined me on Wednesday you will have seen some of the elements of this card on my workdesk. Although I knew the colours in this beautiful Japanese Gardens image from Nicecrane Designs matched perfectly with the last of my 'Tammy Tutterow' backgrounds the tricky bit was working out how to combine them. And so I dug deep into my memory banks and hit upon using a swivelling panel.


Using Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder on the corners and along the edges of the image I layered it with co-ordinating cardstock befofre mounting it on the central panel.


I used Tim Holtz' shattered stains technique on the grungeboard letters with DS Tarnished Brass.


The butterfly was stamped onto antique gold card and white vellum using Coffee Archival Ink and some of the edges were painted with DI Victorian Velvet/Pumice Stone to match the background.

I think it must be something to do with the cold that my head is taking forever to work out what to do at the moment - is this what people mean by 'brain-freeze'? So with the cards for this month done (one left to put on the blog) I'm gonna take it easier this afternoon with a few ATC's. Might try putting the electric heater on and hugging a nice hot chocolate too:) Wherever you are hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Jenny x

21 comments:

  1. Those warm tones are such a tonic when there is snow outside.
    Gloriously elegant but with a hint of the rustic to it I say this is a stunning creation.
    Oh Jenny how I can relate as I've had "brain-freeze" (I'm happy enough to go with that term!) for weeks now with no sign of it abating!
    Wishes and enjoy your restful afternoon.
    Lynne

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  2. A very beautiful piece of art, Jenny.
    Get well soon and have a nice weekend

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  3. Oooh this is lovely - I like the colours - have just sent you an email asking about the weather there! I am cold here too.... maybe thats why I can get my mojo to make an appearance??

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  4. Beautiful card Jenny, love the shattered distress stains on the letters. Hope you enjoy your afternoon and your hot chocolate ! Sue C x

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  5. The swivelling panel format is perfect for the Japanese theme, Jenny. Beautiful!

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  6. Hi Jenny, this is beautiful, loving the warm tones and the embossing at the edges give it a real vintage feel. The image is so pretty and fits in well with the wonderful background you have created. Really like the 'swing' element too. We have quite a bit of snow too but it is the ice that is a real problem round here. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. It's a great card - love the red and gold colour scheme which fits the Japanese theme perfectly. Good idea to stay in, keep warm and craft!

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  8. This is beautiful and a clever style with the swivel. Love the Japanese image. Stay safe and warm.

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  9. jenny this is beautiful, the colours you have used echoed so well in the imgae..the letters look great.another beautiful piece..keep warm.. hugs Trace x

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  10. Gorgeous as always! Such a beautiful card. Genius swivel btw! Much love Laura xxxxxxx

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  11. Love this card Jenny and the central image is perfect for the stunning background. The letters personalise this treasured piece.

    Sorry to hear you have so much snow. Just for a change we don't have any....but it's certainly cold enough so that might change.

    Keep warm and enjoy that hot chocolate mmmmm!!

    Annie x

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  12. This card is absolutely beautiful.I love the colours.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  13. Your swivel is immaculately cut Jenny - it looks fabulous! I really love the background you have created. Very beautiful card. Hope the snow abates soon over there. Nicola x

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  14. Love the architectural structure provided by the swivel - the resulting panels are so Oriental in style... Fabulous use of the stencil, and I love the golden touches!
    Alison x

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  15. A beautiful warm card in every way with wonderful features on it. Just right for any Mum

    Love Chrissie xx

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  16. Oh, how lovely! I do like Japanese/Oriental artwork anf the colours you have used are just luscious. I saw this on your desk on Wednesday and was looking forward to seeing the finished article so thanks for sharing. Keep warm if you can! xxx Keren

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  17. A wonderful card in great warm colors. Perfect during these icy days.

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  18. Woww,wowww Jenny,,,,love this Japanese Card,,,,, especially your back,,,so vintage , so old,,,and your embossed "Mum" is great.......What Can I say,,,,??? PERFECTLY WAY TO USE my Japanese Garden picts,,,,, my friend,,,,

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  19. What a beauty! The colors are mouth watering and the background just delicious. The image is breathtaking and I love the letters you used. Such a lovely piece of work!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  20. Love the mix of lettering and your gorgeous swivel/swing... so clever! Hope you're dealing with all the snow. Hugs from NY.

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the vintage feel and colors and the butterfly is awesome!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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