28 August 2013

My Steamer Trunk - Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. It's time again to share my DT sample for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge - My Steamer Trunk. Cec wants us to create vintage or shabby chic projects that depict what comes to mind when we think of a steamer trunk - it can be what we pack in it or where we are taking it, or both.


I went with the shabby chic look and decided to record where I would take my steamer trunk. And the reason for having a go at an accordion card? Anne was kind enough to cut me some when I went to visit and then took the time to show me how to put it together. How could I resist having a play when the theme demanded so many vistas that would have needed a huge card to accommodate them!


Grab a warm drink (or a stiff one, depending on what time of day it is!!) There are lots of photos to show you each 'page' up close.


Let's start with the frames for each page- they got dipped in a mix of Picket Fence and Weathered Wood Distress Stains to coordinate with the papers from the Maja Design Summer Vintage Basics pad. One sheet contains various postcard images, including this one of Stockholm. It got a little stain applied before being layered with one of my embossed texture paste frames.


Well you can't travel anywhere without a ticket or two! The background was cut with a die, having realised when I left Anne's that I'd been chatting too much and only got enough cut from the proper die to cover three pages! That'll teach me to talk less and concentrate more in future.


Well of course this had to be on my travel itinerary! Can't live without Watering Can and Cornflower Blue now, especially with this set of papers.


This one was less about the destination and more about one of my many excursions. Actually I'm not sure whether this would suit my aversion to heights (or more the fear of falling) but I am assured that it is an experience not to be missed.


One of my favourite pages, I used the Union flag stamp with Tattered Rose and Weathered Wood Distress Stains on one of the postcard images in the paper pad to give a beautiful watercolour look. Glossy Accents were added to a number of elements to highlight them.


The stamped compass looked terribly plain without the addition of this embossed texture paste frame. You will see there are Tattered Florals throughout too. As luck would have it the last of the postcard images referred to a scene by the Eiffel Tower. I was happy to oblige! 


The final page used a spot of masking 'a la Tim' with a map of Europe in the background. It's good to know he's here in our fair land this week, hopefully having a wonderful time. I can't wait to take my first class with the Duke of Distress on Thursday alongside one of my F&F teamies, Sue Carrington and many friends, including Brenda Brown, Annie G, Rita, Alison (Butterfly), Denise (Den's Crafty Diary) and Nicola (Sunshine Girl). Got a feeling there will be lots more putting faces to names and making new friends when I'm there too. And of course the crafting will be awesome...


OK, you've made it to the end. It just remains for me to send you across to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see what the rest of my teamies have created.

I will also be entering this into the following challenges;
Sunday Stamper - Anything Metal (hallelujah, one of my projects finally coincides with Hels' challenge theme!)

See you all 'post Tim'. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

41 comments:

  1. I'm almost speechless Jenny! This is absolutely stunning and the amount of detail just amazing. A very evocative piece of artwork.
    Have a wonderful time on your class (I know you will as he's the most inspirational teacher ever).
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. a really gorgeous project, so many gorgeous details! have a ball with all those lovely blog friends an of course the crafty master Tim, take lots of pictures....would love to do a course one day!-xxx enjoy you will have a ball and I am sure Tim will love your book you made x ..and meet some of my lovely friends...enjoy hugs trace x

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  3. Fab, awesome, brilliant and stunning.....of course this means I love it !

    See you later x

    Annie x

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  4. A wonderful Shabby Chic creation Jenny and I love the travel theme and those gorgeous vintage looking colours too. Chris x

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  5. Jenny this is totally delightful. I am so longing to visit some of the places you have used. Saving madly to do so!
    I am so glad you and Anne got to visit. I can just imagine the excitement and the crafty chatting that would have been non stop I am sure!

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  6. Absolutely Stunning Jenny. I love everything about it. See you later, all ready for the off. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. A beautiful piece with great ideas and images

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Hi Jenny, I an positively stuck for words! You have taken the accordian card to new heights! This is breath-taking (sorry I did not cut enough!)and I love every single element of it. Stunning work. Speaking of Hels, I was talking about you to her in her class on Monday - only good things of course. Have a fabulous time with Tim, will be thinking of you all. Big hugs, Anne x

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  9. PS - would you mind if I Pin this please? A xx

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  10. Seeing this has just confirmed that I NEED that accordian card die!! There is so much to look at within this array of artwork - just love it.Have a wonderful time with Sir T - I know you will and look forward to hearing all about it.

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  11. Hi Jenny, this accordian card is beautiful I am not sure which side I like best I love them both. Shabby Chic is a look that always catches my eye and the little tattered garland flowers finish it off a treat. Hugs Mo x

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  12. Beautiful project. I love the soft colour scheme. I have tried to create this shade & not had success before. I particularly love the Union Jack Postcard very nice!!

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  13. Wow Jenny this is gorgeous, I love this style of card but would never have the patience to make one lol. Your 'pages' are beautiful. Enjoy your day with Sir Tim xx

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  14. Such a wonderful journey you took us on.
    I just love everything!! Very original. The shabby works so well!!!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  15. HI Jenny, Isn't that accordion die the best?! You've made a beautiful keepsake with it. I love all the details and the soft colors. I hope you have the time of your life in Tim's classes! I'd do it again if I get the opportunity!

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  16. Stunning Jenny,,,,love the vintage style and the distress stamps,,,,,,they look great my friend.

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  17. Good grief!!! I was sad when it stopped :( This is sensational Jenny. You've captured so many elements here and they all mix fantastically together. Love the movement of this project so much. :)
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  18. Oh wow Jenny, this looks fantastic, each little panel is so beautifully crafted! So much wonderful detail on each one of them! Love what you did with the accordion die! (It seems to be out of stock every where in the UK right now :( )

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  19. Love, Love, Love it, a stunning "Work of Art" as always.
    May I come with you when you go off on yours travels???
    A wonderful, creation.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  20. Wowser Jenny - you never fail to impress - this is brimful of energy, interest and beauty! Thank-you to the very lovely Anne for setting you on this accordian card journey.

    Hope you are having an amazing day! Nicola x

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  21. Utterly lovely, Jenny. I love the delicate colour palette, and the stamps look stunning. The embossed metallic frame is yummy, and that weathered blue finish on the main frames is gorgeous.
    Alison x

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  22. Very captivating project, Jenny! Love all the details and elements in this work of art! Hugs!

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  23. This is absolutely stunning, Jenny! Love the soft colors you've chose! Beautiful stamping and perfectly embellished! Hugs, Sandra

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  24. Superb accordion card Jenny. So many amazing parts to llok at. Very inspiring.
    Looking forward to hearing about your time with Tim Holtz, et al :0)

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  25. This is a glorious piece of work from you Jenny and it sure makes me wish I could pack a bag and just go and escape for a wee while!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. Wow, you made a work of art, all the details and different techniques are amazing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  27. This is one of my favorites, love every design on your card!!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  28. wow Jenny, this is a work of art, love all those layers and details... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  29. Hi Jenny, been out of the loop as our home hub packed up last week, thank goodness we're back on-line now!

    I expect that you are buzzing with excitement about your day with Tim, can't wait to hear all about it!

    Stunning creation - calling it a card doesn't do it justice! Fabulous images and I love how you've collaged them together so beautifully, keeping your colour scheme throughout and the recurring tattered florals motif makes a perfect project. Love it. MMx

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  30. Wow, that's a breathtaking project. So many fantastic details.

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  31. Gorgeous. So much detail and I love the colour scheme.

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  32. WOW Jenny this is stunning, love the soft tones you've used - give a really wonderful vintage look.
    Beautiful selection of images and embellishments.
    Avril xx

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  33. WAUW WAUW and doubble WAUW, you are such a talented lady, and I absolutely LOVE your work. This Accordian card here is absolutely stunning, and I´m completely speachless right now and can´t find enough words to cover what I feel, but it´s really amazing, but everything I´ve been looking here is, and I feel like a little girl in a candystore, who don´t know, where to look next. Absolutely amazing work everywhere you look here.

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  34. Jenny - HOW DID I MISS THIS? I am drooling at how incredible it is - I totally love it. I cant believe I didnt see it until now. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

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  35. Wonderful piece Jennie! Love all the details and embellishments, as well as the lovely colours. I have been trying to get hold of this die keeps getting immediately sold out. Love it ! Looking forward to hearing about the Tim workshops! X

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  36. WOW!!!!! What a beautiful, evocative, delightful, gorgeous, ( not enough superlatives) creation. Simply stunning! I'm awe-struck at the different techniques you have used on this amazing card. There is so much to look at.Have a fabulous weekend. Cheers, Di

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  37. Oh my word buttons you always make the most gorgeous cards. Once again I'm at a loss for words with this masterpiece. My favorite part is the embossed frames they look like real metal aged to perfection. I absolutely adore every inspiring detail! I agree with you on cornflower blue and watering can being must have inks. They have stolen my heart too :)

    Amy*

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  38. Hey there Jenny, TOTALLY AMAZINGLY made really, your project is just perfect WOWZERSSS thanksss so much for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK xxx Terry

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  39. Gorgeous Jenny and the most beautiful colour scheme
    Rosie x

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  40. Oh it's just 100% fabulous, Jenny! I love all the details and especially those rich stacked flowers. Fabulous!

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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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