23 October 2013

'What's Your Poison?' at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. Thank you for tuning in to see what I've been up to as the rain has poured. Apart from getting my head round setting up for a last minute craft fair entry this weekend (weather permitting!) there have been longer term plans formulating. Hmm, over-thinking things is an 'area for improvement' methinks!!


In the midst of it all has come this project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, 'What's Your Poison?' Trace has set us the task to create a Halloween themed piece using black and green but NO orange. An initial attempt at a witches tool kit ended up in the bin. The new box had to be built from scratch using plain green card altered with the Metallic technique and a very handy take out box template. It has an acetate front with the medicine bottles image from The Chemist stamp set added to the front, but try as I might the reflective quality meant taking decent photos failed at every attempt.


At least you can see the added die cut details - the altered grungepaper straps and gravestone decorations given a mix of media used to give an aged feel. The skull shot glass had crackle paint and copper alcohol ink added to it before I dripped Moss Vintaj Patina onto it. Boy, does it make a difference knowing how each of these will react/not react with each other! If you hold it up to the light it will actually glow from inside too. Then there's a couple of altered poison bottles and a spare wand (essential for any witches tool kit in my book).


I love altering little containers that would otherwise find their way into the recycling bin, with texture paste, vintage gold gilding wax, alcohol inks, crackle paint, Stickles and of course some stamping. Bit of a tip here; if, like me, you find your Distress Crackle just crumbles off no matter how little/much you add to prepped surfaces, try adding a single ply layer of plain paper napkin before the crackle layer as it seems to give a better key without affecting the translucent quality. Finally, no self respecting witch can be seen forgetting their most important spells, so a few prompt cards are always helpful.


If this has put you in the mood for whipping up a little of your own Halloween magic we'd love to see you playing along over at Frilly and Funkie, where you can win the chance of a Guest Designer spot for one of our challenges or a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I'll be entering this into the following challenges;
Country View Crafts challenge - Something Spooky
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Spooky
Make My Monday - Halloween
In the meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


39 comments:

  1. Oh! My! Word Jenny, no wonder you have not had any Posts this past week.
    You have been busy "creating" once again. I would LOVE just a little of your brilliant "imagination" and "talent"
    This is unbelievable, stunning, different, and just so amazing.
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you have done on this project.
    Thank you for the tip of adding a layer of tissue to plastic to form a "key" for the addition of some media.
    Have a wonderful day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxxx

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  2. Fabulous!! Absolutely love it!! Hugs x

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  3. Wow Jenny, I love your wonderful creation! The texture on the box is fantastic and the bottles are amazing - what a lucky witch! Please can I have some of the Forgetfulness rub...? Thanks for the great tips too. Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Welcome to the club of "well equiped witches", Jenny :)

    Love the prompt cards (yes, every witch has her own way of dealing with forgetfulness) and your container looks fab!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  5. Love your new weekend bag Jenny tehe
    Von ♥

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  6. Amazing Jenny, you never cease to amaze me. Any witch would be proud of that kind of tool kit! The colours and texture have come out so well, and like a few of us I think, I could do with some of that forgetfulness rub!!

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  7. A stunning creation. Love the box texture and all the things that go inside as well.

    Wonderful!

    Chrissie x

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  8. What strikes me the most, other than how fabulous a creation this is, the absolute attention to detail and they way you have followed it through.
    The skull shot glass is remarkable, the patina you achieved is outstanding.
    An incredible piece of Halloween art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. Oh my, what a brilliant project! And a good excuse to eat takeaway LOL

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  10. Absolutely fabulous!! - love all the textures and little details. A stunning Halloween project.

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  11. Fabulous art piece Jenny. I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. Yeah, my Chemist is on the way! I just love your poison! The embossed box is simply amazing! Love these treats!

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  13. Fabulous project Jenny ! Love the box, the embossing looks amazing ! Sue C x

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  14. Wow, loving everything about this piece. Amazing!

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  15. Wow, I'm missing words, that's a fantastic piece of art. Gorgeous.

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  16. wow o wow, Jenny! this is fabulous! Love every piece of it! The beautifully metal box and all the bottles and container. Really stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Brilliant project jenny. Hope the craft fair is a success
    Rosie x

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  18. Wow, I am loving your witch's tool kit - it's a cool kit! lol. The embossing looks amazing! xxx

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  19. Wow! What an amazing ensemble! I love all the texture and metallic detail Jenny! I'm speechless!

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  20. Such a clever design Jennie with lots of fabulous details. I love the way the box has come together especially the metallic technique and all those gorgeous potion and pill bottles and container. A fabulous Halloween project.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  21. Fantastic! Love your witch's toolkit. The metallic effect on the box is wonderful and the little bottles, jars and skull cup are perfect. Great inspirational piece ! X

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  22. How creative and inventive these creations are Jenny! Big compliments!

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  23. Wow - my jaw dropped when I saw this - fabulous project, thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  24. You truley made your own chemistry! I love the textures on the box, so cool! Your bottles look Fabulous! Alot of mixing and experimenting and you made this a great Halloween project. I would give it as a gift too, especially a birthday for someone my age, Love the Forgetfullness Rub!!
    Have a great day,
    Kelly

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  25. Wow, wow and wow again - what a completely fabulous project, Jenny! The whole collection of pieces is fantastic - so many textures and techniques to get stuck into... huge inspiration to get going on catching up with the CC102 videos. Fab use of those chemistry stamps too... LOVE it all!
    Alison xx

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  26. Brilliant project Jenny, love all your little altered bottles and jars, plus the metallic embossing. Good luck with the show. Hugs Mo x

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  27. Completely amazing! You have such an amazing talent Jenny and all you do is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing :0) Mo x

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  28. Fantastic project, love all the details and the added die cuts too. The texture is amazing and I love your altered containers/bottles. All wonderfully unique and your attention to detail is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, great to have you join in with your wonderful art. Tracy x x

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  29. Hi Jenny, Oh my! LOVING this and I've just been over to F&F - going to try and squeeze in an entry as this challenge looks like so much fun! MMx

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  30. Brilliant! I love the metallic details. the skull in the cup is fantastic. Glad you joined us in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge spooky fun!

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  31. WOW! This is an incredible piece that I had to just keep staring at! I was so impressed by the textures and patinas you achieved. Really unique and a beautiful new way to create Halloween decor. You have more than inspired with this project and I'm so grateful that you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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  32. Terrific, and so stylish and beautiful, not words usually used when describing Halloween art, just love this. X

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  33. This is so cool Jenny! Love all the textures, details and all the distressing.

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  34. Wow - how did I miss this project - amazing and the box looks like a real metal one. Those bottles and little altered pots are brilliant too. A toolkit worthy of any witch.

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  35. Oh my Jenny, this is stunning! Love this! Thank you for adding your sparkle to our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

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  36. Oh Wow Jenny this is awesome your project is amazing.... love it.
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

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  37. Amazing texture... OH MY GOODNESS! Love it.

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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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