19 June 2013

Krafty Bird's Nest

Hi everyone and thank you for visiting. There were so many lovely comments for my last post and it seems to have hit a chord with many of you. Here's hoping we all learn to be kinder to ourselves. Now, it's time for the latest DT sample for Frilly and Funkie who are currently running a 'Birds and Nests' challenge.


It's another shabby chic card with tons of krafty texture and oodles of yummy ingredients from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (listed below). I'm going to let the pictures do the majority of the talking today you'll be pleased to hear, so if there are any questions just leave a comment and I'll respond asap.


A touch of colour injected by misting this embossed 'postcard' with red/blue/green inks. Make your own by adding a few drops of reinker to water in a small misting bottle. These can be picked up really cheaply in chemists at the moment as travel size toiletry items.


I love how this crinoline looks as a background, especially when painted, stamped and stencilled with texture paste. Want to see how I added the paint?


This is my own 'stamp' made from a sheet of burlap cloth (Linda is now selling white/natural versions which will do the same job). I stuck some to a piece of MDF and just pounce paint directly onto it - you can spritz it with water or your diluted inks and even add inks/stains directly too.


Aren't these large wooden buttons fabulous! Ideal for layering/nesting vellum, burlap and beads - all of which readily accepted being covered in Distress Paint.


The glass bead gel medium was spread randomly onto card which was then torn to shape when dry. The back of the card was Distress Stained and the front had some Picket Fence DP applied.


I do love layering lots of textures and (woo hoo!) got a chance to play with my new Tattered Florals strip die which combines well with other floral dies. Before cutting the burlap I covered one side with a sheet of adhesive (my guess is the Xyron would be good for this if you have one).


I find that embossing with a mixture of clear EP and Distress EP allows the layers to show through.


Forgot to say, the crinoline loves being inked and thankfully doesn't 'bleed' either.


Hope you like my interpretation of this theme. I would love to see your take - there's still a week left of the current challenge, so take a look at the inspirational projects from my teamies here and then get crafting! There is a shopping spree up for grabs for one lucky entrant too!
For now, take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

PS. I've taken the advice from my lovely blogging friend Sandra and decided to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - kraft. Thanks Sandra xx


31 comments:

  1. Love that birds nest, Jenny. A very clever interpretation and a wonderful piece.

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  2. Magnificent Jenny, the textures, the collage pieces and colours are superb.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. Stunning Jenny, just love all those different textures and how you have combined them together. The soft colour around the birds in combination with all those natural tones is brilliant too. Oh and thanks for that tip on the mister bottles!!

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  4. Fabulous card love the background idea and neutural colours

    MaggieH

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  5. Fantastic techniques and inspiration Jenny x love all those textured layers.

    Have a great day

    Annie x

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  6. This is a gorgeous card with so many beautiful elements to it

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. An absolutely stunningly beautiful creation Jenny and the textures are just amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing the burlap stamp trick (will be trying that one for sure)
    Sorry to be MIA lately too, just not enough hours in a day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. A great interpretation of the theme and as always some really interesting textures and additions going on here.

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  9. Morning Jenny, WOW, WOW, WOW, I love this project, the textures are absolutely stunning, the colours are stunning, and the embellies are stunning. WOW !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  10. Love all the layering and detail on this card also the flashes of colour, I keep looking at the hessian on our building project and wondering how I can use it when we finish. xx Flora

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  11. Another fabulous make - heaving with great techniques and ideas, and beautiful into the bargain! The delicately spritzed postcard is so pretty, and I love your layered button nest.
    Alison x

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  12. Lovely mixed media on this bird card...lovely Jenny!

    groetjes, Alie :-)

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  13. Good Morning Jenny. This is so beautiful. I love it all. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. Jenny , this is so beautiful and i absolutely love your handmade stamp! gorgeous colours, textures and layers ! hugs trace x

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  15. Fabulous Alison :)
    Von ♥

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  16. How fabulous is this? I really love that crinoline background and how you inked it. So much fabulous texture here and I adore the beaded gel medium. I need to explore that! And I love how you used that giant wooden button too - very cool. The whole piece is absolutely exquisite!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  17. Hi Jenny, really love the burlap background you created - great tip. The button layered up looks wonderful too. Another beautiful make! Hugs, Anne x

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  18. So much mixed media goodness! Love the birdie and nest card and the texture again is amazing! I need to get my thinking cap on! Hugs!

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  19. So, so beautiful Jenny! Fabulous composition and the colour palette is so subtle. An absolute treasure! Chris xxx

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  20. Love this, great background

    Sam xxx

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  21. OMG Jenny,,,,,love averything here,,,,,,,,love the texture, the comnpostion, the colors,,,,,,,thanks for yur comments to the new DT works , please takea look to the new Bird box by Melvida in my blog,,,,,,she also was working with birds,,,,,wowww,

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  22. Ooh Jenny, this is just scrummy. I would like to see this one too please,
    Rosie x

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  23. I LOVE it all Jenny! Highlights for me are the 'burlap' stamped crinoline (really interesting) and the ingenious nest and 'eggs'. Very clever piece as always. Nicola x

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  24. This is such a beautiful card! Love the bird stamp and all the Krafty texture pieces! Did you know we have a Kraft challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show? Maybe you like to enter this beauty! Hugs, Sandra

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  25. Gorgeous work... The texture is amazing...Love that birds nest! Simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  26. Oh my, the burlap is AWESOME, Jenny! Love the funky nest and eggs. You are so clever! I've just added the BlogLovin feature so will follow you that way now and unsubscribe from the email alerts. See you in blogland!

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  27. Jenny...this card is so pretty! I love all of your "kraftiness" in creating such a lovely, texture rich piece. Tim's bird stamp is a great focal point for this card. Love the burlap flower assemblage. Just gorgeous. The other little die cut flowers, laces and pieces of a doily like trim create such a feminine look. It's all so pretty! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  28. Fabulous card Jenny, love how you've used the large button ! Sue C x

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  29. Oh Jenny...there are soooo many excellent things about this gorgeous card! I love the background, and the bird stamping on the kraft postcard is most excellent! The colors are awesome too! Love the lace and all the added goodies! Gorgeous design! Thank you for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  30. absolutely love this so many gorgeous elements but the nest is pure genius !
    toni x

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  31. Wow! This is just a beautiful piece of art. All of that texture is wonderful! Also, thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! :)

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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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