16 May 2013

Small Paper (Part 2)

Hi everyone. Thanks for dropping by and huge hugs to all those who have been kind enough to leave comments - a return visit will happen but an all-day course yesterday scuppered plans to get totally up to date on the commenting front. However, a master plan has now been hatched to tackle this - it's the second Semi-Final of Eurovision tonight (on BBC Three at 8pm for those who need deets) so that provides the ideal opportunity to park in a chair and catch up!!! And now...


A friend of mine has requested a card for her sister (no! that wasn't obvious was it!!) and I've been 'die-ing' (seriously?) to use this lamppost die cut somewhere, so by combining it with the current Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge - A Little Paper a plan started to come together.


Thrilled to bits with the Bazzill card (a bit of a bargain from a well known tv channel:) as it is such a good weight to play with. I love adding a spot of faux stitching combined with some ink distressing to age it and add some interest/a border. The purple layer used the Papillon background stamp with a mix of the Metallic Distress Paints on white card. This then acted as a resist to some Distress Inks.


My favourite layer is the brick wall one. A piece of brown card was die cut with the Cameo Frame and embossed with a brick wall folder. I used the Ranger Snowflake Embossing Tinsel (it adds a lovely texture) with Picket Fence Distress Stain to act as a resist to the Distress Inks and finished with some script stamping in Archival Ink. Now for that lamppost...


You'd never believe this started off white! It took a mix of Metallic Distress Paints, Distress Embossing Powder, Verdigris Vintaj Patinas and a sweep of Archival Ink to get it to that stage, each layer heated/dried carefully to give a weathered feel. Don't you just love that lamp? It occurred to me that the honey coloured card would look great at the top, and a touch of Glossy Accents made it shine beautifully.

The remaining elements were stamped and distressed in the usual ways and layered in my favourite scrapping style. The Funkie Junkie Boutique has the most amazing range of metal embellishments (including the filigree elements, flower and leaves) which look even better when aged with Vintaj Patinas/Distress Paints. The flower was layered with some Tattered Florals die cut calico petals (drenched in Seedless Preserves Distress Paints and some gilding wax) and it really stands out against the seam binding and lace.


As ever a list of challenges being entered;

I've added links to many of the products used below rather than list them all in the description - if you've got any questions please just ask. This should all be about sharing and growing together. Wishing you all well, hugs as ever, Jenny xxx



39 comments:

  1. Jenny this is lovely. You are on a roll I see. Unlike me who is doing the grindingly boring business stuff :(

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  2. Such a wealth of interesting elements on this card and it is gorgeous as ever. Just love the texture on the bricks and lampost - must have a play. I did guess it might be for someone's sister - clever or what??

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  3. Beautiful elements all mixed together and they could be so versatile for a masculine card too with the brick wall and that amazing light with the yellow glow...perfection!

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  4. Hi Jenny. This creation is absolutely stunning. I'm really awestruck just looking at it. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  5. What a lovely collage Jenny. Such nice combinations.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  6. Mmmmmmmmmmm more gorgeous layers Jennie and wonderful techniques, you have such a great artistic style. Love this. Thanks for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Country View Challenges.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  7. What an amazing creation Jenny, chock full of wonderful techniques and tips for us not so adventurous crafters! I love the colour combinations and the treatment of the lamp-post is fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

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  8. So much to take in on this beautiful card! Love the lamppost taking center stage and that flower is gorgeous! I am so sure your friend's sister will be totally thrilled! Enjoy the day!

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  9. That's a stunning card and would look great for christmas too! Love the brick wall and that lamppost looks brilliant.

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  10. Gorgeous card Jenny ! Love the colours, and the brick wall is stunning ! Sue C x

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  11. Lol, you must have been an alchemist in a past life.... the effects you achieve are amazing! That wall looks fantastic and as for the lamp post? Drool!!! LOVE IT!
    Oh and enjoy the next installment of the Eurovision SF, I'm almost glad now I have a meeting tonight.....

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  12. Hi Jenny,
    Gorgeous creation, love those colours especially.
    Torn now - Rod or Eurovision!
    Rosie x

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  13. Jenny...I love all of the elements on your card. Wow...what a lot of techniques and ideas thrown into one little 6x6 card...it's wonderful. I totally love your lamp post. All of the layers of heated embossing powder really give a wonderful patina metal feeling. Love the Glossy Accents in the windows of the lamp post, too! That cameo die cut brick background is amazing! Love the texture and color you achieved on it as well. The whole card is beautiful and I'm sure your friend's sister will love it! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  14. Such a fantastic project, so many wonderful details.

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  15. Fabulous card Jenny and one to be treasured. I love all the colourful layers you have created here using a variety of techniques.

    Best Wishes

    Annie xx

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  16. Wow, wow, wow! That lamp is out of this world... I need to touch the texture - so unbelievably cool - and the glossy lamp glass glowing too... brilliant!

    Love the layering of the rest (sorry to relegate it to the rest, but the lamp has really stopped me in my tracks!) - and the layered flower is fab with the metal elements. This is a stunning make, Jenny!
    Alison xx

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  17. Stunning card Buttons, Full of wonderful texture & layers... Love the lamppost... The detail is fabulous.. Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  18. JENNY...what a beauty!!! The lamppost rocks with all that embossing! I love all the LAYERS of paper and stamped images...so wonderful! There is just so much to see here! What a gorgeous make! Thanks for making a big impact with a little paper this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  19. This looks great , love how you combine all the elements to make a beautiful,piece trace x. Hugs x

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  20. Yet another wonderful creation from you. Love the darker colours you have used and the addition of the lamp post is pure genius.
    Thanks for sharing at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  21. Morning Jenny, This is gorgeous, loving all the textures and the lamp-post is fantastic, I have that die and haven't used it yet, but will be getting it out after seeing your gorgeous creation. I absolutely adore the brick wall and how you have done that, it is beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  22. Wow, Jenny, your project is gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  23. What a gorgeous color combo! Love that lamp post and the beautiful stacked flowers... so much texture!

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  24. This is beautiful, love the colors and gorgeous layers. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog too :)

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  25. Hiya Jenny, such a beautiful card, just love all the different elements and the faux stitching is sew realistic. Thanks so much or sharing it with us this fortnight at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. Xx

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  26. As always so much to take in :) a wonderful card for your friends sister :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  27. Fab card - love all the layers..thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

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  28. How can anyone be this talented - I just do not know. I love your work!!
    sandy

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  29. This is just lovely. Thanks for joining us at FSC!

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  30. Stunnin card, I loves all those wonderful layers you have created... they are your trademark :O) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  31. Jenny, what a stunning card! Love the color combo green and purple. Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  32. Oh my! Another beauty! This is so beautiful! I love how you've combined the elements in layers, the way it all comes together is brilliant. Chris xxx

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  33. Back again Jenny, for CVCC - what can I add? This is a fabulous piece, stunning. Thank you for sharing it with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

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  34. Yo Buttons! thats an ace card! Tons and tons of work has gone into that and its great. Cx

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  35. Absolutely stunning Jenny,,,,,, I love the way you are all time mixing texture and colors,,,,you are so talented.

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  36. LOVE this collage card! Wow you are the queen of layering! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  37. This is just gorgeous Jenny. Such lovely detail and I love those rich colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our FSC Anything Goes challenge, so lovely to have you with us.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  38. Totally gorgeous Jenny, I love how you have so many layers all fitting together beautifully. I can't believe we didn't win Eurovision - oh wait a mo, yes I can :-) xx

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  39. A wonderful creation Jenny, full of beautiful layers. There's so much to see that I've had to scroll up and down for a while! I love that lampost and the 'patina' style look you've given it!
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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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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