13 October 2013

Not Rushing It...

Hi everyone and welcome. Like many of you I have been immersed in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 course for the past week and have taken the route of using the techniques for finished projects.


It has been fantastic to see the input from guest designers on this course as they all have their own unique spin on using the various media explored. One of my favourites is definitely the Tarnished Silver technique from Shelly Hickox. You can see her own superb example HERE.


To provide the perfect background for this frame I used a Stamping Resist technique, multiple stamping a Tim Holtz classic patterned stamp and blending over it with numerous Distress shades of blue, green and brown. There's always a quick spritz/flick involved too! You might notice I also die cut a little of this design into leaves for the autumnal bouquet.


This central panel combines two more of my absolute favourite technqiues, Monoprint and Faded Layers. Anyone who has followed me for a while will know alcohol inks have been a bit of a challenge in the past, but with a whole day focusing on them during this course I am an absolute convert. And Wendy Vecchi's Yikes Stripes stencil proved perfect for creating the illusion of corrugation on faux verdigris.


I mentioned my 'recipe' for creating these acorns HERE, and teamed them with lots of textures/media to create another autumnal bouquet. You can see more of that Tarnished Silver technique here too.


Using corrugated card in reverse is great for adding lift to an element, and this Distress Glitter Rock Candy butterfly added much needed balance to this composition.


You have no idea how pleased I am to have worked out an effective recipe for using Sizzix Alterations Strip Dies in my die cutting machine. The seasonal ones are now firm favourites, providing 'go to' embellishments from all sorts of card, paper and material. The final shot shows another of the filigree metal corners resplendent with its Faux Patina.


I may not have made it into the Gallery Spotlight at CC 102 but for me this is one of the cards that will forever represent the huge leap forward I've made in understanding and using these products over the past week. Thank you to Tim, Mario, and the myriad of other top designers who have made this course such a wonderful experience. If you haven't taken the plunge yet I would highly recommend it.

I'm entering this into;

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx

35 comments:

  1. Love this Jenny, gorgeous colours and fab aspects. xx Flora

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  2. Wow, Jenny!

    A terrific make! Your tarnished silver frame turned out soooo awesome! And the card is incredibly beautiful! Love every deatil on it (and that there is so much of it to find ;).

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  3. Great colours and details Jenny! Fab in total

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  4. Great idea to combine the techniques, I wasn't as brave as you and have tried some of my favourites out on tags first - lol

    Lots to go at this time though, it's been a great week.

    Sam xxx

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  5. You have created the most wonderful card again Jenny, I love how you have incorporated the fabulous techniques from CC 102 and made them you own. The design, layers and fabulous imagery stand out beautifully and show your amazing ability to create these superb collages. Love it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  6. Jenny, what a wonderful card, and the techniques are just beautiful! You mix and match the techniques over the days and make it in one pretty card! Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Hi Jenny. What a masterpiece you have created. All the different techniques and textures look so marvelous and a great joy to look at. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love this card Jenny, great techniques!
    Alison xx

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  9. Stunning card, the techniques are wonderful..Love each layer...Beautiful work Jennie... Hugs May x x x

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  10. This is sumptuous with the mix of textures and colours.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. Another stunning card Jenny! Love the tarnished silver, the corrugated card looks amazing with that finish and your leaves and acorns are just fabulous. So wish you had been recognised in the Gallery but maybe there is still time yet? Fingers crossed. Big hugs, Anne x

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  12. Beautiful card, I love every detail

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  13. Very fun design, great colors.

    Hugs diane

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  14. Lovely card, great colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

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  15. Another stunning "masterpiece" Jenny.
    I love those leaves, actually I love everything about this beautiful creation.
    So glad you are happy in your learning, it is certainly shining through.
    Have a great week

    Patricia xx

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  16. Truly stunning.. love all the distressing and textures you added..love it!!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at Premium Crafts Pan Pastel Challenge and good luck!
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  17. A gorgeous card with wonderful texture. Just fantastic.

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  18. Stunning, Thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

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  19. Stunnning card and love all the texture and details you added! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  20. Hi Jenny, another beautiful make- gorgeous mix of delicious colours and textures. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

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  21. Wonderful idea to join the techniques on one project it looks amazing

    Chrissie x

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  22. You really are rocking the cards xo

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  23. This looks brilliant Jenny. Will have more time to ponder later via phone - amazing techniques at play. Nicola x

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  24. Gorgeous Jenny. Just gorgeous! You inspire with everything you do :D Mo x

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  25. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  26. Fabulous verdigris effects and love your tarnished silver too .gorgeous work x

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  27. I've only watched...no time to make yet! Love love love this card! Perfection and so gorgeous!

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  28. I truly adore this!

    So very beautiful.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Butterfly Challenge.

    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

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  29. Love what you have made with this technique Jenny it is one of my faves to. Another gorgeous background.

    Have left some love on my blog for you sweets.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  30. A wow and stunning card wonderful techniques to. Hugs Sandra X

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  31. Fabulous work as always, I just adore the colour you have used for the main frame and the touches of reddish browns in the centre background.
    I must hold my head in shame, have not yet started the first course. One day ...
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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  32. Another beauty - I love those stripes in the central panel, and your autumn gatherings are gorgeous - especially those wonderful acorns!
    Alison xx

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  33. This is exquisite! I am signed up for the class but probably won't get to take it till January... living vicariously for now :-)

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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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