22 May 2014

Richly Floral

Hi everyone. I wasn't planning on posting today but then yesterday heard the news that I'd been given a Highly Desirable award by the team over at Vintage Stamping Challenges for my Flights of Fancy card! What an honour and a thrill, especially as it's not often I get the chance to enter challenges these days and this is such a wonderful one. Thank you so much to the VSC team.


Talking of challenges, Linda is still calling for you to 'Love Those Leftovers' over at Our Creative Corner, IndigoBlu are looking for 'Monochromatic' projects and Eileen Hull's Art with Heart challenge this month is 'May Flowers'. This card ties all three themes together (though bear in mind it's not a DT piece or my entry to Eileen's challenge - that's yet to come!!!);


This started as a 'mop up' exercise from something I can't share right now (sorry, so many things in the pipeline I'm dizzy!) but involved stencilling the central panel through a TCW stencil called Mini Flower Garden using altered Translucent Embossing Paste leftover from another project.


As well as spritzing it with various mists (including Biscotti Perfect Pearls spray) I used techniques demonstrated so clearly by Vivian Keh at Contadina K. She showed the different effects you can get by adding water at different stages of the inking process. Having stencilled 'borders' allows you to flood those areas with colour and the water helps to give a more 'organic' feel to the finished project.


I lined up the central panel on a piece of card from the Prima Cartographer collection and stencilled onto it with Distress Ink so there would be a continuous pattern across the card. The delicate embroidered lace strips created a frame for the panel - I love the little rosebuds on this lace!


Then it was down to finishing touches. Keeping with that monochromatic theme I went with metal leaves, a couple of layered May Arts white ribbon flowers layered and some burlap string. The sentiment was stamped onto a coordinating piece of card from the same Prima collection.


Once in a while things just fall into place when you least expect it, so grab some of those leftovers and throw some inks and sprays at them - you never know where it's going to lead you! As there just happens to be a 'Botanical' challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday (sponsored by Simon Says Stamp) it would be rude not to enter - have you seen the design team's samples this week? off the chart gorgeous!

Happy Thursday everyone and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


37 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card, monochrome works so well with all these lovely textured areas. Thanks for the various links too.

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  2. Me again - I forgot to say congratulations on the well deserved award!

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  3. Firstly, congratulations on your well deserved award. This card is so beautiful, I love the beautiful flower, the lace is sumptuous and the stenciling is wonderful. This is one of those cards you just want to reach out and touch.... love it! Anne xx

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  4. Good afternoon Jenny, your award is well deserved.
    All your work is "awesome" as is this wonderful creation for today.
    Please do not overdo things, remember to take time to breathe.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  5. Oh my goodness...this is fabulous. I love all the different techniques you used. i will watch for the other cards you mentioned that are upcoming as you say there are more deets there.

    I am just getting started on my inking journey and have so much to learn.

    This card is wonderful!

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  6. Ooooh. So inky rich and lush! And so much still to look forward to! Congrats on your award! !! Xxx

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  7. Lovely card jenny, love the visual effect of the 3d stencilling placed next to ink stencilling , gorgeous colour and like your explanation and the effect of 'flooding' will be popping over to Contadina K , xx

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  8. Congrats upon your highly desirable and on this beauty too! Adore it xxx

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  9. congratulations on your award Jenny and I adore your latest card, Annette x

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

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  10. Congratulations and very well deserved.
    Your card is so rich and full of fabulous texture. As always, perfectly designed!
    Sandy xx

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  11. Congratulations - well deserved :) Your new creation is fantastic again. Great texture.

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  12. Jenny
    Congratulations on this recognition and award!
    This beautiful card certainly feels organic and you had me fooled as I believed that central panel to be embossed metal.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. this is so beautiful Jenny - gorgeous xx

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  14. Jenny, you are so deserving of the award!! Congratulations! What a totally gorgeous and elegant card. I love how exciting this is with the use of monochromatic colors! Love it!

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  15. Very eye catching piece Jenny, the colours really draw me in. Beautiful design and I love the lace trim. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Days Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  16. Jenny this is gorgeous! You have aged this project so beautifully and with just the right touch. And btw thank you so much for the shout out - so happy to see you having fun with misting.

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  17. Amazing card! Found you through Vivian's FB post. The texture is stunning and just want to reach out and touch.

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  18. Came over from Vivian's FB post. Stunning card. Love all the texture. Congrats on the award.

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  19. The monochrome makes all the textures really pop Jenny. A very pretty card.

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  20. Congratulations Jenny, on a well desrved award. This card is BEAUTIFUL! so elegant looking. Love the soft monochromatic colourways,gorgeous lace and a touch of pearly shimmer. Mo x

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  21. Fabulous Jenny, another beautiful, elegant card, love the tones and will now hop across to watch Vivians video. Ruth x

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  22. I LOVE everything about this card, Jenny! Love the colors, and textures and LOVE LOVE LOVE that white ribbon flower!! This is just so darn pretty!! Fabulous card! XOXO-Shari

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  23. Beautiful Jenny! Love the muted color palette and fancy blossom! Thanks so much for joining along with the simon says stamp Monday challenge!

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  24. Sooo beautiful Jenny! And congratulations again on the well deserved award :o) x

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  25. Gorgeous Jenny! I am in LOVE with the embossed metal background! This is elegant and edgy...love the contrast! Sorry to miss some of your posts...I am not getting any feed to any blogs. Frustrating!

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  26. As always, this is just stunning Jenny!! I love that gorgeous embossed metal background, which is just perfect and the colours are fabulous!! It's another great piece of art and thank you so much for sharing it and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... xxx

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  27. Another beautiful card Jenny, I love the delicate blending and texturing contrast. The bow under the flower finshes it off perfectly. Congrat's on your award too! [s] Chris xxx

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  28. Jenny...your card is gorgeous! <3 Candy

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  29. This is so gorgeous Jenny! Love all the texture, floral elements and the great colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  30. Gorgeous, Jenny! Love the botanical card! The white flower is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  31. What can I say that 31 people before me haven't already said...except..HOLY WOW!! That's pure neato and I LOVE IT!!!! Dadgum gorgeous :)
    Lisa x

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  32. Hi Jenny, This is a gorgeous card, love the central panel with the added lace.
    Congrats on your award at VSC, well deserved.
    Avril xx

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  33. Gorgeous elegant gilding - this is so beautiful. I love that central panel - amazing! Congrats on your well-deserved honour at VSC too!
    Alison xx

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  34. So very elegant! Congratulations!!

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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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