17 July 2013

Enjoying the Sunshine

Hi everyone and welcome to Wednesday! It's the second week of the 'Summertime' challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Terry has set us a fantastic theme - "This time I thought it is Summertime... so you can make whatever you like as long as it has everything to do with... THE SUMMERTIME... it can be a scene, a project, sunshine, bright colours, etc." So with that in mind here's what I came up with;


The whole thing started with a healthy dose of early Sunday morning inspiration courtesy of my FB friend Mo 'TwinkleToes' Allan who posted a most wonderful and colourful flower project. I'd already started the background (glass bead gel medium through a stencil over some gesso scrapes) but it needed more, much more to match the sunrise and warmth intensifying outside.


A combination of paint and ink gave a vibrant background, and stamped detail was added using the servietten technique before I added the gold paint and gilding wax.


Next came the flowers. Linda has some brilliant tutorials on crinoline flowers and I took inspiration from her sunflowers HERE, adding more layers and using different colours of ink for each each one. The centre buttons were altered with a sprinkle of Distress EP and some gilding wax.


To finish the design I added lace and brass leaves, both treated with paint/gliding wax. Sunglasses required again but it really captured the sunshiny mood of the day - all topped off with an Andy Murray win at Wimbledon! It was a truly magnificent Sunday all round.


So how about having a bash at making something summery of your own for the Frilly and Funkie challenge. We'd love to see your take on this theme. I'll leave you with that thought and see what another day brings.
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx

30 comments:

  1. truly gorgeous make, love how you have used the gel medium through a stencil, used some on my piece...inspired by you! been meaning to play with it and you wet my appetite! a great make hugs trace x

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  2. Oh my Jenny this is gorgeous and so full of the wonderful colours we are experiencing at the moment. I love the background with the textures and images and those beautiful flowers top it off perfectly. Your Sunday morning inspiration worked wonders.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  3. Definitely sunny sunflowers - brilliant background too.

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  4. oh boy this card is absolutely adorable *Stunning!!
    xoxo SanDee1899

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  5. Sensational card Jenny!! Love the wonderful subtle yet bright background, the flowers are stunning and the whole composition is just perfect, LOVE it big time!!

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  6. A real stunner Jenny, just love those vibrant flowers, and all the gorgeous textural qualities of your piece. xx

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  7. Fantastic background and the flowers look amazing against it

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. You really have captured the feeling of summer here Jenny ☺
    Von♥

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  9. Fabulous work Jenny. I love the richness of the colours and the addition of the lace. So Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. A huge wow Jenny! Stunningly and beautifully vibrant. Those flowers are amazing and I LOVE the background detailing. Nicola x

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  11. Loving your wonderful card with all its fab textures and those great flowers, hugs Annette x

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  12. Fabulous Jenny, love the vibrantflowers.
    Suzi B x

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  13. Jenny, I love the burst of summer in these gorgeous flowers! Such a pretty creation and the touches of gold is so classy! Love this!

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  14. Awesome, original, unique, and I love it!!

    Happy Crafting
    tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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  15. I really love this! The colors are so beautiful and they just say summer! Thanks, Jennie, for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I had a lot of fun putting that collage together and I thought it would be perfect for Frilly and Funkie!

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  16. Lovely to see you using Mo's colourful piece as inspiration and love your wonderful crinoline flowers too on this beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

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  17. Lovely summery project, Jenny
    Rosie x

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  18. Hi Jenny, Love this project, gorgeous colours, gorgeous flowers, gorgeous textures, and the strips of lace are like little 'crowns', absolutely beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  19. A wonderful card, real summer feeling.

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  20. Gorgeous project Jenny, the flowers make a real statement and the background colour is beautiful. Sue C x

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  21. So sensational!!! I really love the background - the stenciling with the beaded gel medium is absolutely brilliant! Your crinoline flower turned out awesome and I love how you altered the bronze leaves! Super sunny card!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  22. Fabulusly scrumptious! Thank you for the compliment Jenny, I am truly flattered :0)

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  23. Stunning orange blooms and the background texture is fabulous! Gorgeous make!

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  24. Fabulous and well done to Mo for providing such great inspiration

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  25. Beautiful Jenny! A fab design and the choice and blend of colours is delicious! Chris xxx

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  26. Oooh lovely card Jenny, great background

    Sam xxx

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  27. How gorgeous, Jenny... I love the spectrum of maroon - red - orange - gold for the sunrise and then the hit of vivid green, and that the green is on two such contrasting textures. The harlequin bead gel is so cool!
    Alison x

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  28. Hi Jenny. WOW!!!!! Love the colours, the flowers, the vibrancy and life in this card. STUNNING!!!
    It certainly brightened a very grey day here, just by looking at it. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

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  29. Beautiful card Jenny, the textured flowers look superb! Enjoy the hot weekend! xxx

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  30. thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the gorgeous artwork and signed up as a follower. I visited Twinkle Toes also. I finally added Bloglovin to my PC it is on my iPad but it seems that I make too many mistakes when posting from there, either old age or the klutzes! looking forward to inspiration and laughter along the bloggers road.

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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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