4 May 2013

Blue Skies...

Well nearly; the sun is starting to show it's face this morning and here in the UK we are set for good weather!! And on a Bank Holiday too!! Remarkable:)
Hi everyone and welcome to my newest followers. It is a thrill to see your names appear on the followers list and I am eternally grateful for your company. Let's hope you enjoy the first of my offerings today (oh yes, there will be two).


No apologies for showing you another card. I'm enjoying trying to master the art of composition using a range of media on a 6x6 scale (not always easy as they also have to fit into envelopes and make it through letterboxes!!) Scrapbook layouts are definitely a brilliant source of inspiration. This is an entry for Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge - Blue. So glad to hear you are on the mend Hels after a week of being poorly - fish and chips are a very good cure for the lurgy I hear!!


It's very appropriate that this be my entry as it was inspired by Hels herself... many of you will have seen her Melt Pot exploits on the telly recently (even hubby pricked up his ears - is it a gadget thing?) I got some Texture Treads and had a play with this peacock design. The fragment was made with Cosmic Shimmer Midnight Blue UTEE. I then added a dribble of Blending Solution into the embossed areas and added drops of White Mixative/Stream Alcohol Inks. Love the way they blend together and leave un-inked patches too. A quick rub with some Treasure Gold on the raised areas made it pop. Then I used the same Texture Tread as a complimentary stamp (DI Rusty Hinge on top of a DI Tea Dye background) - result!


The remainder of the card was the result of layering loads of media/die cut and punched elements, all of which were altered along the way. Interestingly I also discovered that texture paste can be painted with Alcohol Inks even on top of gilding wax (yes, those birds took a lot of fiddling with:)

There's another card to follow later on today so I hope you can drop by to see it. In the meantime I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x 

25 comments:

  1. Wow, Jenny, this is so gorgeous, love every detail

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  2. Gorgeous, wonderful texture and design. Love the colours and the bird is fantastic. Tracy x

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  3. Wow, so many fascinating elements and techniques again. I now feel I will have to start to watch the telly as at this precise moment in time I have not the foggiest clue what "texture treads" are... The effects you achieve are amazing, love the colours and that bird looks wonderful!

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  4. Love the moody colours on this - and the melt art bits are fabulous.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful layout Jenny, I am loving your collage effects and incredible textures.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  6. Wow, so much detail, gorgeous

    Sam xxx

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  7. Wow this is gorgeous and again so many interesting and textured elements. Love it

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  8. Your card is beautiful Jenny, loving the colours and textures and those birds are amazing. The melt art fragment just makes me want a melt pot even more now! Loving the new look of your blog too. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Lots of gorgeousness here Jenny x love all the yummy texture and the gilding wax makes it pop. Great colours x

    Have a great weekend......hope the sun shines and the temperature increases as it very cold up here in Ayrshire

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  10. Great combination of dies and the way you mixed the colours in such a creative way!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  11. Your new blog heading looks fabulous! I love this card too...your metals and homemade centerpiece area there is wonderful! I love the peacock image from the plates! Awesome card!

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  12. Oh! Wow! yet again another stunning creation
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

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  13. I really don't know how you achieved those birds Jenny - they resemble a magnificent copper verdigris sculpture. This is STUNNING! Have a wonderful bank-holiday weekend. Nicola x

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  14. What a wow of a card! The birds are absolutely stunning, and I love the varying textures and patinas - amazing work altogether. Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Alison xx

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  15. Beautiful Jenny, the colours are lush! Love the new look blog too! xxx Keren

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  16. Love those beautiful peacocks Jenny - what an amazing card. I would definitely have to frame this piece of art. Love, Margie x

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  17. One word = STUNNING... Ok, and another word... CHUFFING GORGEOUS.. ok, that was two more lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  18. Morning Jenny, WOW, this is absolutely stunning, love it, especially the texture tread work, I love watching Hels with her Melt Pot shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  19. Hi Jenny
    I love all the techniques in this, really lovely card
    Rosie x

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  20. Wow, this is stunning! This card is a work of art! Where to start..... the colours, the imagery, the textures, the composition, all are stunning! It has an amazing feel to it! Can you tell I love it? lol Chris xxx

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  21. Ohh this is fabulous Jenny! Love the metal look. So beautiful layered! Hugs, Sandra

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  22. Such fabby texture.... LOVE it!

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  23. Gotgeus, incredible,,,,,,,I love every detail here Jenny.......OMG.

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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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