28 May 2014

Vintage Seaside for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's week two of the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie blog. Nancy has chosen the theme 'Vintage Seaside' for this challenge - that means any vintage project that focuses on the sea and/or beach.
As ever the winner (picked by the Design Team) has the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and one lucky entrant will win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Well worth entering then!


You may have seen the background to this card before... remember the mop up pieces from the Distress Paints tutorial? I die cut the smaller piece with the Honeycomb Frameworks die and layered it over the larger piece as a base.


How do you make two layers of the same card stand out against each other? Drawing around the hexagon shapes with a Pumice Stone Distress Marker and softening the edges with a fine nib water brush helps no end. Then I flicked some Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top.


As soon as I'd created this background it spoke to me of the beach so teaming it with the Nautical Blueprints stamps was obvious. Three of them were stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with coordinating Distress Stains before being fussy cut and covered in Rock Candy Distress Glitter (having been inspired by Richele Christensen's ideas). Thankfully the sun put in an appearance to show you the sparkle it achieves.


With so much going on already I kept the finishing touches simple, layering the shells over muslin and adding Glossy Accents to the name tags. I know 'Simple Sayings' seem to go on most of my cards, but as they are genuinely used or sold it's a practical matter as well as a perfect way of balancing the design. One of these days I'll invest in the 'hashtags' set to mix it up a little!


Hopefully this has put you in the mood to create a little something for Nancy's brilliant challenge, but if you're still stuck for inspiration hop on over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the super projects from our special Guest Designer and my fellow Funkie team mates.

Enjoy the rest of your week and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


37 comments:

  1. Oh! My! Word! Jenny ...... I wish I had just a "tiny fraction" of your creative talent!!!
    This is truly amazing, everything is so beautiful, I LOVE it, another of your wonderful "works of art"
    Keep thinking what to use the "bits" from the Honeycomb Die for, I now have some idea, thank you.
    Have a fantastic day
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  2. Fantastic colours of the seaside and wonderful collection of images to use

    Chrissie x

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  3. Jenny, this is so beautiful...this is my favourite stamp set of Tim's ever and I love how you have used it, the fabric behind the seahorse looks wonderful and I love how you 'sparkled' up the elements - beautiful!! Anne xx

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  4. An amazing watery scene - off to check out the paint tutorial which I seem to have missed. Great choice of colours here and also the added elements are so right.

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  5. WONDERFUL Loving the background (but then I always love your backgrounds) and yes, shading always helps. Love the arrangement of the blueprint stamps too, looks fabulous with the glitter. I have never been a great fan of the blue prints for some reason, but after having seen Anne R's and yours now, I think it will just have to pop into my basket next time I shop....

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  6. Absolutely wonderful Jenny. I'm not really a fan of glitter but the rock candy is perfect here. And I like how you've used the centres of the honeycomb die to add dimension to the background.

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  7. Gorgeous card making superb use of your mopped up paints... I adore those layers of colour and the wonderful splatter adding another dimension of depth. Beautiful, Jenny!
    Alison xx

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  8. One word - Droolworthy!!!! Chris xxx

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  9. stunning use of these stamps jenny. wonderful x

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  10. Gorgeous card Jenny, the colours are delicious, really eye catching as is your design. Love he touches of muslin in the background too. Wonderful. Tracy x

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  11. Wow...this is so cool Jenny, fabulous background and your sea themed layers are beautiful...Love It!! Jan x

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  12. LOve the seaside feel you have created here, Jenny!

    A beautiful background too and the shading in of the tiles is done perfectly!

    A lovely card!
    Claudia xx

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  13. Gorgeous colours and layers, make this card so lovely, Jenny!
    Great creation.
    Kind regards, Alie :-)

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  14. I adore it! The colors are amazing. You have captured vintage seaside perfectly. Great idea to use the honeycomb in the background. Will have to remember the pumice stone marker trick. Thanks for the inspiration Jenny.

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  15. I adore the delicate sparkle and coloring in the sea side die cuts! I was trying to avoid "needing " these but after seeing this creation I have lost my will to resist them :)

    Beautiful!

    Amy*

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  16. So beautiful and the glitter just makes it over the top GORGEOUS! Love it! TFS

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  17. What a wonderful feel of the ocean you have created here Jenny! with the glittery seahorse and beautiful background!

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  18. this is wonderful Jenny! thank you for sharing!

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  19. wow I can almost smell the sea,
    its beautiful!
    Groetjes Karin

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  20. Wow Jenny. This is a fantastic creation. The colours, the textures and those wonderful seahorses make it so appealing. Hugs Rita xxx

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  21. Truly gorgeous Jenny :)
    Von ♥

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  22. Absolutely Stunning Jenny!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about this--the colors, the seahorse, the starfish, everything!! Of course, I especially love the splatter of Picket Fence DP :) Just Fabulous!! Such a great inspiration for Frilly & Funkie's challenge theme! AWESOME!! XOXO-Shari

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  23. I'm missing words again - such an outstanding ceration. The colors, the images and the texture and all.... FANTASTIC.

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  24. I love the colours, the work of the background, and the sea horse is so cute!

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  25. Terrific techniques and art Jenny, all so beautifully balanced. And I love the splatters! Nicola x

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  26. Stunning card you made, love the details and the texture! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  27. Wow wow wow! What a fantastic card Jenny! I loooove the colours and the nautical theme. Superb make! Greetings from Poland! xxx

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  28. This is fantastic Jenny....I love the colours and the wonderful background. The seahorse is fabulous with emphasis on the fab!! TFS and best wishes

    Annie x x

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  29. Well, that's just fantastic! I love that it spoke nautical to you as I found it looked like that too. Your use of the cheesecloth to extend the texture of the sea horse was a wonderful idea. Gorgeous card and beautiful colors. :)
    Lisa x

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  30. How I love the overall feel of this card and your colour palette is stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  31. Absolutly gorgeous card Jenny. You won me over straight away with the seahorse, but also the clever way your hexagon pieces pop out against the background of the same colours. I would never have thought to colour the shell blue but it really works against the sand dollar. The addition of the muslin is a lovely touch, and I think personally you cannot go wrong with the simple sayings as they are so versatile. I love the way your cards are always so perfectly balanced so your eye is drawn into all the right areas. Mo x

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  32. Ooh, gorgeous background, love the paint flicking and the whole card has that wonderful sea green effect, the seahorse framed by 'net' is perfect x

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  33. Gooooorrrgeous I love this make, the colours, textures and my beloved Seahorse, ahhh........... Elizabeth xxx

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  34. Again you have my little heart a pounding! Jenny, as always this is beautiful with so much interest! Love that background the sea creatures! Hugs!

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  35. Such a gorgeous card! Jenny. I love the beautiful background and the texture. Love your fabulous stamping, too. Great design :)

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  36. Wow What a beautiful card,absolutely stunning.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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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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