14 May 2013

Small Paper (Part 1)

Hi everyone. I'm sitting here with the Eurovision semi-finals playing in the background - sometimes it doesn't matter how bad something is, you get a huge compulsion to watch anyway?! For those of you outside Europe this may not mean anything - trust me, you are probably better off not knowing:)) And here, sat in my chair, with so many women (in white) warbling on as if their lives depended on it, I have a million (slight exaggeration) comments to leave, loads of friends to catch up on and my first entry for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - A Little Paper.


Why so confident this is only my first entry this week? It's because this challenge feels like it was written for me. Anyone who visits regularly knows my favourite projects are 6"x 6" cards - often using paper pads - in which I am increasingly interpreting scrapbook layout sketches. This is no exception. The paper (love the typewriter keys:) is a Bazzill cardstock, somewhat altered.

OMG! Just a quick Eurovision update, one woman has been brought onto the stage by a giant and now there are rapping spacemen!  What next?


Back to the card. The paper was great but needed attacking so I started by applying torn pieces of bookprint in a strip. A wash of gesso was brushed over the top and blended roughly onto the cardstock too. Next lots of fun stamping with Archival Inks and Distress Paints - some postal stamps were used and then I used a pen lid for the circles and the edge of a blending mat for the lines. The outer edges of the cardstock were ink blended slightly and had a faux sewing stitch applied. Then time to rip into it (best to do this with double-sided cardstock. You can see some coordinating cardstock and cotton lace peeping through. To finish I added some plain cream cardstock die cuts, a sentiment stamped on some TH faux verdigris card and another UTEE embellishment coloured to match.


Final Eurovision update - we've just seen a woman dressed up like a lava lamp and now there are topless Irishmen banging furiously - on very large drums! I wonder why this show is so big in Brighton...

OK, time to leave you and get one with those million comments. Don't forget tomorrow to look out for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and some amazing projects from the other half of the Our Creative Corner team. For now take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

27 comments:

  1. ...this is yummy! gorgeous papers and composition and just love your utee embellies, lovely work Buttons...Melxx :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Jenny.....love the layers you have created here. The colours used are my favourites.

    Hope you received my email thanking you for my surprise. I had a fab day and hope to be posting soon. Off to bed now

    Take Care

    Annie xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your scrapbook style layout Buttons. Hugs Annette x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Jenny,
    I didn't know that was on, like you, I love Eurovision, I keep threatening to have a party! - maybe next time.
    Love this card and your choice of paper is wonderful,
    Rosie x

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a hilarious post Jenny. I have not watched Eurovision for years. Anyway, on to your card and it looks fantastic. I need to give the gesso wash a try. Hugs Rita xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jenny...your card is so cool! I love how you have altered the paper to create an even neater look. Love the little UTEE embellishments that you've added to it as well. Yes, this challenge was perfect for you and the gorgeous cards that you make! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

    ReplyDelete
  7. We get bits of the Eurovision Contest over here - usually the absolute awful bits! Lava lamp women and topless Irishmen - very scary indeed.
    Unlike your card which is terrific.
    Aren't Utee embellishments such fun to make.
    BTW are you practising your singing as you work? Don't think I've seen a Crafter Extraordinaire at Eaurovision yet!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jenny you have bowled me over with this gorgeous design. I love DPs too but rarely get them out to play with. You have inspired me to do something but I am lacking in supplies lol. Looking forward to seeing the next one too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sweetie, I hear you about the comments! I am so far behind with taking almost a week off! This 6x6 is packed full of goodness and I love that typewriter! Enjoy the rest of the day or night!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi jenny love that you've got the eurovision on ! Love your card also i need to get to grips with papers i don't use them nearly enough. I like the way you've altered this one, have fun toni x

    ReplyDelete
  11. I so struggle to use patterned paper but you use it for all the right reason an always for gorgeous creations...love the typewriter piece in the centre too! hugs trace x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just love how you layer things up Jenny :)
    Von ♥

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh Jenny, your Eurovision Song Festival commentary made me laugh out loud, I didn't even realize it was on...This is a fabulous card, I just love your treatment of the paper, - great make!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I just had to smile about your comments on attacking the background paper - a great job you've made of it too. I wonder sometimes what the original paper designers think of our efforts to alter their work!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hello! At first you cannot see the amount of work and thought that has gone into that card, I love your use of gesso as well. Your cards are becoming artwork in themselves - really lovely. Cx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Morning Jenny, I recorded the Eurovision last night, so after your post, can't wait to watch, sounds ooooeeeerrrrrr !!!
    I love your card today, loving the background paper and all the textures and gorgeousness.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Jenny, this is the first year I have not watched it.....I wonder who won? I really love that typewriter paper in the background and the way you have altered it. Also love the typewriter embellie, it is fabulous, just like your card! Hugs, Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  18. I just love your updates about the show! I wait until the final and then end up crying with laughter half the time - the politics of the marking never cease to amuse me!
    Your card is brilliant Jennie. I love how you've altered your DP first - I really should do some of this! That paper is such a good palette and I like the keys.
    Really love how you put it all together then topped off by your UTEE typewriter in just the right shade.
    A lava lamp, topless Irish men. . .
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Did my comment register or did I click it off before sending?? Grrrr.
    Julia :( xxx

    ReplyDelete
  20. A gorgeous card... your altering of the paper gives it such texture and depth - beautifully distressed for a real sense of age. Fabulous, subtle composition of your added elements too - a really great make, Jenny!
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  21. A fabulous card, great layers.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh, Jenny, I so love how you layer!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a fabulous layered card! I love the paper, and the type writer keys...so cool! The images about everywhere are wonderful and really keep the eye moving! Love the tears too! Awesome card...weird show though...lol! Thanks for making a big impact with a little paper this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

    ReplyDelete
  24. LOL, I'm still laughing about the things you said about the songcontest. I know what you mean! Okay back to business! Love your card. The pattern paper is stunning! the typewriter is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow Jenny, this is stunning. What can I say? I love the mix of colours, the imagery and the composition is fab - a great card, love it! Chris xxx

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love your card. A wonderful design and great faded colours! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

    ReplyDelete
  27. This is fabulous with a capital f! I love what you have done with the paper, and the UTEE embelishment is brilliant!

    ReplyDelete

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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...