14 October 2013

A Little Bit Extra!

Hi everyone. It's lovely to see you here. Who else was surprised/excited to see an extra set of videos from Tim Holtz appear in their Inbox? He gave us some really creative ideas for putting those tags to good use. Must admit I'd already picked up on one from the UK workshop (as those of you kind enough to keep in touch via Facebook will have seen).


Here's a tag from last week, the result of playing with a couple of super Wendy Vecchi stencils, Brick Wall (regrettably discontinued by Stampers Anonymous) and a new favourite, From The Garden. It seems a number of creative talents are picking up on the possibilities for using your stencils. In Creative Chemistry 102 we learned about Paint Monoprinting and Stencil Sketching, and Vivian Keh (Contadina K) has a couple of fantastic videos HERE with her take on the same subject.


And here's what a bit of chopping and layering can achieve. You get to select the bit you really like (and get rid of the bits you're not so happy with!!) This card was always going to be about the background, hence the reason for keeping it simple.


The paint had left some delicate detail from the leaves but it wasn't as distinct as I wanted so I emphasised it with a couple of pigment gel ink pens. On the other hand the extra paint blotches around the leaves really added to the organic feel.


You can see that detail even more from these two close ups. That distressed feel was continued through the spritzing/flicking of water droplets onto the Distress Ink background.


Keeping the embellishments was easy. Distress Glitter Rock Candy on the coordinating butterflies added some much needed sparkle and softened the colours. I suspect even the Royal Mail will like the lack of dimension on this too!!


I'm going to enter this into;

As my mojo is now in overdrive with all this amazing inspiration I'll be back soon. In the meantime take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx

34 comments:

  1. absolutely blooming gorgeous Jenny...hugs kath xxx

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  2. Jenny...I was surprised and need to open up those videos this morning and have a look. :) I was late to sign up for his CC102 classes so just getting going on them. Your cards are always gorgeous...but using Tim's new techniques on several of them are outstanding. I love how you mix die cuts and layer them. Your use of stamps and color is so good! You always have such wonderful attention to detail, too. Thanks for sharing your art and your techniques! <3 Candy

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  3. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous. I have no idea how to use stencils, I keep reading and next week I need to perfect it as The Cheerful Stamp Pad's challenge is to use a stencil. It posted today sans mine. BTW Buttons is cute. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. That brick wall is amazing, I can see that being such a useful stencil to have for so many styles.
    The butterfly is a gorgeous addition.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. I love your work Jenny and this one is super! Must admit I'm still trying together my head round all the techniques in 102 but you are certainly a master! I love the brick wall stencil it looks so real, brilliant work. X

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  6. From a tag to a card, great inspiration vids to show what you can do with the tags wasn't there and an added bonus!!!

    Love how you've incorporated yours onto a card, looks perfect.

    Sam xx

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  7. Simply stunning - love the colours plus I'm a big fan of stencils and monoprints.

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  8. Wow! This is just gorgeous! I love how you layered the leaves over the brick wall. And I love the extra videos. I so want one of those ruler holders :)

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  9. Yes, I was happily surprised to see extra videos! Jenny this is absolutely breathtaking! Love the bricked background and why would they discontinue a great stencil? Who know! Well now that I am done with class, I am catching up! It was such a treat to see all your samples! Hugs!

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  10. How could they discontinue it! Love what your did with it and the white pen on the leaves looks amazing and as for the butterfly, it is stunning! So is your card. Must admit I enjoyed the Blooper video today, good to see that even the master makes mistakes..... Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Fabulous Jenny. The colours alone do it for me along with the fantastic textures. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. Stunning, stunning work Jenny! Amazing background with wonderful depth, definitely not just 'another brick in the wall'! Love the sparkling butterflies too. Nicola x

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  13. Jenny your work is always soo inspiring!...gorgous.
    Suzi B xx

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  14. Wow! Jenny this is absolutely wonderful, I love the background and all the other textures you have achieved.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  15. Fabulous! ContadinaK's videos are wonderful to view. I would love to see your work videoed. Is it something you may be thinking of doing Jenny? :o) x

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  16. Wonderful background Jenny, that stencil seems to give such wonderful depth. Love the white highlights.
    Thanks for sharing at FSC
    Avril xx

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  17. jenny you have achieved such rich depth in the background for this card! the process of laying paper into pigment is so exciting because of the immediate interest and depth possible. thank you so much for sharing my site with your audience!!!! i really appreciate it, and i'm so jazzed that you are finding it helpful.

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  18. Lovely work Jenny.
    I did notice that you were doing CC-102 which I enjoyed no end. Lots more to do from those videos but it's been great to come back to the desk after a long spell away.
    You inspire me to have a go at the monoprint technique this afternoon.
    Cheers,
    Ros.

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  19. Amazing use of the stencils and terrific colour choices for the tag.

    Love Chrissie x

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  20. Sorry I've missed a few comments - time escaping from me!! This looks like a must do for me to enrol on CC 102 but have to do 101 first I think if I can make a few more hours in the day. Fab work!!

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  21. Beautiful, I love those colours and textures! Such a great idea too! Chrisx

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  22. Hi jenny just catching up with your last few posts now that 'school's' out. I'm afraid I rushed through mine as I wasn't sure I'd get them done. I have really enjoyed CC102 , and am looking forward to using what I've learned. Your tags and resulting cards are gorgeous, it was great to get the bonus vids. That Tim Holtz is a very clever fella ! Have fun Toni x

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  23. Wonderful card Jenny and I love that really unusual colour combination. The stencils are sued brilliantly and I absolutely adore the added doodling with the white pen, stunning and arty, love it!!

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  24. I think this is really beautiful, Jenny
    Rosie x

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  25. Oh Jenny, your mojo is definitely in full swing - and this card is superb! Love your take on the techniques and your little Button's touch! xxx

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  26. Yeah, I was surprised too! Loved them! Really cool ideas! And wow, your tag, and now your card, looks so pretty! Love the sketching of the leaves! The bricks really look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  27. Fantastic stencils and details, its a wonderful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  28. What a unique and gorgeous background! Love the butterflies! Fab card!

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  29. A fabulous card, the background and the butterflies go well together.

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  30. What a busy bee you are Jenny with stunning colour tones as usual. Fabulous dimension plus the added texture from the butterflies.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  31. OMG...this background looks incredible Jenny!!! And I love how you have left it so that we can see it too. It is too good to be hidden. It is one thing to do the classes, and quite another to make it your own. Well done!!!
    Thankyou for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
    Dot x

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  32. Absolutely stunning Jenny. Just love the shabby effects and love your use of the stencil (which happily I have too). Wonderful detail on the leaves too.
    Thanks for joining in with our FSC challenge.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Sorry to be a bad blogger lately!

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  33. Delicious - I love the penwork just bringing those details to the fore, and gorgeous stencilling in any case. Fab glittery butterflies too!
    Alison xx

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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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