6 October 2013

Winter Distress Paints Give Away at Frilly and Funkie (and a heap of Tim Holtz)!!!


Hi everyone. Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm so pleased to have your company for two reasons. The first is the exciting news that to celebrate the release of the new Winter Distress Paints and the launch of Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 course there is a give away over at Frilly and Funkie! You can be in with the chance to win a complete set of the new Winter Distress Paints (that's all six of them) by hopping over there and following the instructions given.

Before you go (are you ready for this?) I've already got my Tim Holtz October tag challenge samples done!!! I know, it totally inspired me and as a result I won't be bringing up the rear for once!


Truth is I am totally in love with Distress Glitter and when this month's tag was launched a couple design of ideas popped into my head immediately. Here's the second, before I show you some close-ups (told you I was inspired).


I had no idea that these new Distress Paint colours were about to be launched before I picked some of them for these cards, but funnily enough as they progressed I actually said out loud "I hope Tim get's some Iced Spruce and Aged Mahogany paint launched soon". Weird eh?


The background - DP Weathered Wood/Bundled Sage/Brushed Pewter swiped over the card 'Tim stylee' with DI Iced Spruce filling in the gaps (LOVE the contrast) and DI Walnut Stain adding the finishing touches at the edges.


I chose Watering Can as my Archival ink of choice (it's so much less harsh than black) and decided to emboss both panels for a final touch of interest.


Matching sentiments of course (what did I do before this set?!)


Tim used Glossy Accents as his adhesive, but I jumped right in and added the Distress Glitter to the wet paint. In my head I wanted a graduation between Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany (but there isn't wasn't any) so I had to mix my own.


As Distress Glitter is heat stable it coped with a blast from the gun to speed things up.


The bouquets for each centrepiece came courtesy of Sizzix Alterations Strip Dies and I was thrilled with how Distress Glitter added to the look of these too.


The acorns felt like a mini triumph, with the cups all glittered and the nuts super glossy, so I needed to replicate it for the Christmas one. That's where the mistletoe came into play with a similar treatment to the acorns (and a few glossy holly berries thrown in for good measure).


Using different materials and colour mediums added the texture variation I wanted. Coredinations, kraft glassine, plain cardstock, paint, ink and alcohol inks combined beautifully.


I ended up with two cards I would be proud to display anywhere, so thank you Mr Holtz. See you on Monday!!


That's all for now but please don't forget to head over to Frilly and Funkie for that fabulous Distress Paints give away.
Take care of yourselves. Hugs, Jenny xxx

31 comments:

  1. Jenny these are utterly gorgeous , I love the Distress paints andy have rocked them here , they are gorgeous makes ...look fab against the glitter too! Beautiful x hugs xxtrace x

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  2. Good Sunday morning Jenny,
    Wow! Oh! Wow" another fantastic offering of stunning creations, I love them. I really wish I had the courage to dabble with some of the these paints.
    You certainly will not be lagging behind with these ..... Go to the "top of the class" they are brilliant
    Have a great day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  3. These two projects are brilliant as ever and that glitter certainly looks great and more subtle then many others - need some now!! The seasonal colours look good too.

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  4. You have totally inspired me Jenny to have a go at these paints again.

    Your backgrounds are always made to draw the eye for a closer look.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  5. Hi Jenny, your work is always stunning but I think you have excelled even yourself with these gorgeous creations! Love the muted colours and the distress paint and glitter look fabulous. Anyone would be thrilled to receive either of these cards. Hugs, Anne x

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  6. And so you should be proud to display them Jenny - they are superb! I LOVE all you have done here and the glitter and gloss give terrific results. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

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  7. Oh wow Jenny, love your cards!!!! The colour combos are amazing, I am completely in love with the Christmas one specially, stunning!!!

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  8. OH WOW!!!! They are both so beautiful!!!!! I LOVE them! The colours and bouquet are fantastic. I love everything about them. Hugs, Brigitte

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful creations Jenny.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Oh my gosh, Jennie, these are gorgeous! I can't wait to get the new paint colors since those are some of my favorites among the Distress inks! (I hope I win at Frilly and Funkie ;))!!!! I love your color gradation with the glitter too. So beautiful!!

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  11. Both of these cards are gorgeous, Jenny! Love your pretty take on Tim's October challenge! The embossing is a lovely touch! Happy Sunday!

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  12. OH MY GOODNESS ... I absolutely adore your deer and mannequin. Perfection all the way. Thanks so much for inspiring me!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Fabulous cards Jenny. I love what you've done. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. Your cards are just beautiful! I love the idea of using Watering Can ink--I'm definitely going to try that idea!

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  15. Scrumptious cards Jenny. I always love how you arrange things on your cards, or whatever you are creating. :o) Mo x

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  16. Hi Jenny, Love both of these cards. The sewing room is one of my favourites and I do not have the new Reindeer die yet however Anne has very kindly cut me some from hers and I cant wait to play with them now. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Mo x

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  17. Wonderful cards, I especially love how you have used the reindeer! I can't wait to get my mitts on those wonderful paints! Beautiful inspiring work thank you! X

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  18. Jenny, what a wonderful cards! Love your take on the tim tag. You're a early bird! I'm planning to do mine after Chemistry 102. See you tomorrow in class :). Hugs, Sandra

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  19. Oh Jenny these are awesome! And I can only imagine what you will do with the longed for new colours!

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  20. Gorgeous birthday card and I like the autumn dress you created! =)
    Lovely christmas card too and nice decorations on the reindeer!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  21. These are totally scrummy, Jenny
    Rosie x

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  22. Oh girl, these are totally scrumptious, yummy-licious and just simply gorgeous! xx

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  23. Wow Jenny! What an amazing showcase of glittery goodness! I love your attention to detail! Now I have to run out and add some Distress glitter to my collection! Thanks for the inspiration and enabling!

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  24. Oh... this is such a gorgeous creation!!! Jenny. There are so many wonderful details. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  25. These are absolutely stunning, Jenny - I love how you've converted Tim's inspiration into a whole new look... absolutely beautiful colours and textures - just gorgeous!
    Alison xx

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  26. Love both these glittery makes Jenny, stunning backgrounds you have created too.

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  27. Gorgeous - I want to make some now too!! Your birthday card is out of this world!!
    Sandy

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  28. I'm missing words, these are two wonderful pieces of art.

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  29. Both cards are lovely but that reindeer card is spectacular. I love the background you achieved with both cards. The perfect soft shade and exactly the right amount of texture.

    As for your fortune telling about the new colors- A: Stuff like that happens to me all the time and B: Specifically, I went to CHA July 2012 all ready to tell Tim he needed an App that would help us track what Tim Products we owned (after buying more than one or two items twice). I was filled with ideas....only to have him relewase such an app a day or two before CHA.

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  30. What beautiful cards! Love the reindeer, especially. Stunning!

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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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