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