2 April 2014

Time to bloom...

Hi everyone. It's the second week of the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge, 'Time After Time' and our host, Nancy, has requested that we create a project with clocks and time as the theme.
This gave me the perfect opportunity to reach for my Tim Holtz 'Clockwork' stencil and some Wendy Vecchi embossing pastes.


The main panel was created on a jumbo manilla tag in several stages; after using Tim's 'Eroded Metals' technique on it (with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint) I smeared some Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste over parts of it before applying her Crackle embossing paste through the stencil.
When dry I blended Cornflower Blue and Fern Green Archival Ink over the raised areas.


Putting papers from the Tim Holtz 'Wallflower' collection is becoming something of an addiction and a Tumbled Glass patterned piece coordinated perfectly with the stencilled panel (ever noticed how you start looking at colours in terms of their Distress Ink equivalents?)


Some of Wendy Vecchi's recent stamp collections have the most fantastic 'border' designs on them and this one from the Blooming Art set proved perfect for edging the metallic panel. You can see I also used the sentiment, foliage and bloom stamps from this set too. Over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique all Wendy Vecchi stamp sets and stencils are discounted until 4th April so now is definitely the time to invest in them!


It's always good to use new stamps alongside old favourites, and the Tim Holtz 'Mini Blueprints 4' worked so well with this theme. Fussy cutting each stamped element may take time but it allows you to layer them in ways that compliment each other and help combine the colours used.


You might just spy the shot of bright yellow behind the flowers. I love using little pieces from the 'Patchwork' Texture Fades embossing folder and in this case added Crackle Accents to the debossed/unsanded areas of the Coredinations card.


I used more sanded Coredinations card in one of the new Frameworks dies and for the mini alarm clock. Texture and colour all in one hit - great! It's difficult to see clearly but in the top right hand corner there are more glimpses of  that 'Eroded Metals' background. As the tag was longer than the card blank the top bit got chopped off. Never one to waste a scrap I stamped it and ran it through the same Frameworks die, fitting some of the inside shapes into the spaces. A quick suggestion if you have any of these dies; keep all the spare grids and inside shapes from each die in a box so that you can create the perfect patchwork pieces with any offcuts.


Having put it all together something was missing... the joy of having little embellishments to hand means you can always play around and see what fits. In this case I chopped into a bronze daisy and tucked pieces in.


So there you have it, a bright Springtime card with a time-related twist. The rest of the Frilly and Funkie team have also provided some amazing inspiration for you too so a look is highly recommended.

Then it's time to get your thinking caps on and put together your own clocks/time themed project so you too can join in the fun over at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog. The winner will get the chance to join the DT for a guest spot in a future challenge and there will also be a random draw for a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique (and don't forget that time-limited discount on Wendy Vecchi stamps and stencils).

For now thank you for joining me today and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


28 comments:

  1. Beautiful Jenny, the way you pack so many techniques and layers into one card is stunning love the sentiment. Mo x

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  2. Fantastic clock card, I like the background and the sentiment too. You always have so many lovely details added to your creation! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  3. Such a timely card Jenny full of the joys of Spring. Love the layers of colours starting with the blues, toning into the greens and gold before topping off with the pinks.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  4. Wonderful make as always Jenny especially love the splash of yellow :)
    Von ♥ thank you for your comments I'm getting used to being back at work

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  5. Wow Jenny, brilliant card!! So many wonderful techniques!! (Totally LOVE that background panel!!!). The way you have layered all the other elements looks fantastic too, I think this is one of my favourites of yours, totally love it!!!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Jenny! Love the beautiful crackle! It's perfect! Hugs, Sandra

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  7. This is beautiful Jenny! Fabulous layering to achieve such a wonderful design! Chris xxx

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  8. This is gorgeous!!!!!!! I love all the layers and texture and, well, everything!!! :)

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  9. So many layers, so much to see and appreciate... this card is stunning! Anne xx

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  10. Oh wow this is just stunning with a wonderful old world feel.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  11. Oh! My! Word, Jenny ...... How many beautiful techniques and textures can one talented person get on such a wonderful creation??
    Love, love everything about it
    Thank you for your comment on my Blog, I really appreciate it
    Enjoy the rest of the day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  12. Your background is wonderful. Love all the techniques yo used to create this beauty!
    You have combined the layers so well...great card!

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  13. A wonderful combination of clocks and flowers - lots of textures and interest going on - very clever

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  14. Beautiful inspiration! Love all the layering. Stunning!

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  15. I like the lighter colors on your project...the pinks and the teals are great and the embossing paste looks gorgeous too?
    great card
    bibiana

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  16. This is lovely, Jenny
    Rosie x

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  17. That's a wonderful card, great crackled areas in the background. Love the flowers.

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  18. Loving your fabulous card Jenny. Have just been looking at all the products you've used.......obviously a case for a second mortgage...lol

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Those pretty flowers work an absolute treat alongside the clock - what a wonderful card this is.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Jenny, what a beauty you have created!! I am absolutely in love with your card! Your flowers are so sweet and pretty, and so much luscious color going on. You have also made me feel I NEED more ink pads. Like Sue, you are an enabler:-))
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  21. A gorgeous card Jenny and love wht you have done with the background! Hugs x trace x

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  22. Wow! What a gorgeous project! I love all the texture and fabulous shading! Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful and so many wonderful elements! Thanks for your step by step and for sharing your beautiful card.

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  24. Ooh, gorgeous - what fantastic crackle, a lovely shabby chic background, and the flowers look wonderful. Beautiful composition as always - a delight!
    Alison xx

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  25. Wow! Stunning work, thank you so much for coming to visit my blog and leaving such fab comments, I too am now a follower of your blog, very inspirational stuff here xx Zoe xx

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  26. Gosh one weekend away and I missed so much on your blog, this is an exceptionally beautiful card full of all the wonderful layers that are your amazing trade mark. I am always astounded by the next creative design you come up with. Love it. xx

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  27. Oh the layering.... LOVE the layering! So many fabulous elements add up to another stunning Buttons' creation. TFS!

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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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