22 January 2013

So what am I known for?

Depends who you ask I guess!!! There's a few of us asking this soul-searching question right now. The reason? The latest Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge wants us to demonstrate what we are known for. Some people have a very distinct style which they have perfected and just like to tinker with. I am like others who have the urge to play with all sorts of styles/media/projects (make of that what you will!) Having looked back over previous posts there is one similarity though. Embossing. Be it dry or using powder it seems to appear in most of my projects. So who am I to disappoint with my entry to the SSS&S challenge:))


Another in the Japanese style - well that's what happens when you get hooked on these Nicecrane Design images! This is from the Japanese Gardens set again. Oh and you may have noticed from my sidebar that Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs has kindly asked me to be on the Design Team! Another happy dance!!


Some close ups now to show you more detail.


I just had to make some more of that Japanese script background paper.


I embossed the kraft glassine paper with the same Postcard folder used for the frame. And the mini sewing machine got another airing. Twice is enough for me - I'll be using my big machine in future.


This is one of my silver Ferro embossing experiments onto which DI Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky were pounced. The image was clear embossed and the edges were painted with DS Brushed Cordruoy.


The jade backing paper really needed a hint of distressing and black stamping.


A bouquet of leaves kept this 'gender neutral' (there's another one for you Annie!!:) And finally some Ideology washers reminded me of those lucky coins you see on lots of Oriental projects.


So do you think this represents me? I'd love to hear what you think. Oh, and messages to the following bloggers who I can't seem to reply to:
Lorraine (in Ontario) - the digital images are fantastic to use as you can print them onto whatever your printer will allow (including vellum, different types of card and printer-friendly fabric) and resize them. And they are already coloured for you so that makes it even quicker!!
Patricia Howarth - think I am probably losing the plot lovely lady because I can't track down your blog/crafting showcase to reciprocate your kind comments. Please let me know where you are!!
Thank you everyone for spending your precious time with me. I feel very humbled and privileged to have your company. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx

28 comments:

  1. A fabulous mix of colour and texture Jenny, the bunch of leaves are a fabulous addition. Congrats on the DT position.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  2. A riot of embossing excitement - the Postcard frame looks brilliant with its Ferro texture, and your leaves are, as always, glorious!
    Alison xx

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  3. Hi Jenny, another wonderful creation from you and very definitely what you are known for, in my humble opinion! The embossing over the Ferro is so effective and the Japanese pic really fits the frame so well. The coins are a perfect embellishment too - love it. Hugs, Anne x

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  4. This is just fantastic! I love all of the layers and embossing! Very cool! :)

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  5. This is anothervwonderful make, lovethe embossed ferro...pounced with colour and perfectly embellished as always! our makes are always full of a great eye for colour and detail! Trace x hugs

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  6. Oooh its lovely - I managed to stamp out a load of images yesterday, wet emboss them and then cut them out and ink them - now they are sitting in a pile on my dining room table - will see if inspiration strikes when I get back from the dentist at 10.00am this morning! yuck - have a nice day.

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  7. This does look very you and it is a beautiful piece of art as always.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Hey there Jenny, thanksss for sharing your fabulous mix of colors and a fabulous creation, love it Thank you for your inspiration Hugs Terry xxx

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  9. Morning Jenny, OMG, I love this card, oriental is beautiful and elegant, I love the embossed ferro, I have ordered some and will definitely be giving this a go.
    Sorry, Jenny, I don't have a Blog, to be honest I don't know how you all have the time to do everything you do and still manage to Blog, but I so love getting inspiration from you to incorporate into my own cards, and I thank you for sharing your expertise.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  10. Fab mix of textures and design Jenny :)
    Von ♥

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  11. Your mixed creation is beautiful Jenny. Love the colors and your style too.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog :)

    Hugs, Dunja xx

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  12. Beautiful use of the imagery and once again Jenny it is the way you have handled the oriental theme. A stunning aged effect to it that looks so authentic.
    Amazing.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Buttons...this Japanese style piece is breathtaking. I love love all of the layers you've done on this. The Nicecrane Designs you used are really beautiful. I so love the background with all of the Japanese characters. What a perfect background for your embossed and die cut frame focusing on that gorgeous Japanese scene. The embossed leaves and branch make such a lovely embellishment. I love the machine stitching. Who would think that could add so much? Love the bits of red ribbon and the 3 little washers on each side. Thanks for sharing your project and how you created it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  14. This was a hard one to actually think about our styles! I love your style! Love all the layers and texture and of course the embossing! Beautiful card! Hugs!

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  15. Definitely a "Buttons Make". I think your style is lush, intense color and texture and always pushing the boundaries to try something new. It's always such in inspiration to come here and see what you have been up to. Congrats on joining the Nicecrane Designs DT. Can't wait to see more of what you can do with their images. This is just gorgeous. Love the embossed element and that gorgeous leaf cluster!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Yes, I "know" you because of all the amazing artworks you show to us.
    Love what you create and enjoy it!
    Good luck with the challenge, Jenny!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  17. Stunning card and great use of the image and the paper is fabulous! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  18. This is definitely you Jenny so much wonderful texturising as always. Love what you have done here with the ribbon / stitched horizontals - looks so authentic with those buttons. You are a very interesting and inspirational place to visit! Nicola x

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  19. Gorgeous card Buttons, Love all the textures, layers, colours & fantastic design.... Just Beautiful! Hugs May x x x

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  20. This is Sooo you Jenny! It's got your style all over! Beautiful colours and texture. Congrats on DT spot, well deserved as you make such beautiful things with their images! xx

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  21. I know what you mean about asking the question about our style! I have no clue as far as I'm concerned but this wonderful piece just shrieks Jenny/Buttons to me! I love the layers to your work which create so much depth and your use of colour is another stand out factor for me.
    Juliaxx

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  22. Forgot to say many congrats for the Nicecrane DT position too!! You'll have to tell me your secret!!! xxxx

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  23. A gorgeous creation with many wonderful layers and great texture. Looks really fabulous.

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  24. What an amazing Japanese card! Love the theme of it and the embellies are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

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  25. Sorry for the delay in reply Jenny,,, problems with my conmputer, LOVE THIS CARD,,,your ebossing is stunning, the vintage effect supberb,I love the unnusualo frame postcard,,,and the way you use my Japanese Garden pic,,, a Play of Art my friend,,,, you are rock.

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  26. I totally agree...you are a fabulous embosser, and so much much much more! This is gorgeous! I love it! Just beautiful, and it's amazing that the washers take on an Asian coin look with this piece.

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  27. I love the way you've jazzed up the Kraft Glassine and added so many special embellishments on this one. Another beauty!

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  28. Gorgeous card! So many great details and the framing of the focal image is great. Thank you for sharing another awesome piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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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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