14 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge 6 - Avila Beach

Hi everyone and welcome to my latest followers. It's wonderful to have you along for the ride. Determined not to miss another challenge deadline I've ploughed on this morning with an entry for the current Compendium of Curiosities III challenge 6 - Altered Burlap Panel. Check out the technique in your own copy of Tim's latest book then link up your own spin over at the challenge blog to be in with a chance to win. As well as a pile of goodies from the generous Tim and Mario there's also a sponsorship from The Funkie Junkie again this time! Now for my entry...


I was grateful to get a flash of inspiration from a beautiful Instagram photo of a sunset over Avila beach, California, posted by Paula Cheney on her Facebook page last week. Oh, to be transported there! Funny how the mind starts to work when soaked in Distress... I started spotting Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Weathered Wood in that sky!!! So an idea was born for the colours to blend over a burlap panel.


Sunset blended I die cut an Instagram frame and cut 'sea foliage' from Kraft and Black Magic Coredinations card, inking the edges of course. There's also a few strands of stained seam binding in there too. The sea creatures, cut from the new Mini Sand and Sea dies, were coloured and textured following the techniques employed by Tim on his July tag - so effective..


Finally I added some Chit Chat stickers and a pearl coloured with Snow Cap alcohol ink to represent the sun in that beach photo - leaving the pearl shimmery just didn't have the same effect somehow.


Thank you so much for dropping by today. Your visits are always so welcome. I hope you have a great week ahead and get your crafty fix.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



39 comments:

  1. Jenny, what a beautiful canvas. I love that you see the real world in Distress colors. Me too!

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  2. Ooh this is fantastic Jenny,love the little seahorse :)

    Hugs
    Donna x

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  3. Gorgeous!! The texture you've achieved on your seahorse and sand dollar is perfect.

    I got nostalgic when I saw Avila Beach in your title. My hubby proposed to me on the end of the pier there (he was a little panicked about dropping the ring through the spaces between the boards. LOL)

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  4. Wow Jenny I love the outcome from the gorgeous photo Paula put up last week, you have transported me back to California with this magnificent panel. The background is beautifully blended and the wonderful sand and sea elements are positioned perfectly. Great job xx

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  5. that seahorse is amazing! I love everything about this panel. I've had some in my stash that I have been wondering what to do with.

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  6. Your painted burlap panel looks fabulous Jenny, all the elements work really well - lovely

    Sam xx

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  7. This is beautiful Jenny! love the soft colors - the off center black frame - and the wonderful crackle on your seahorse! Funny how pictures can inspire our creativity!

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  8. Your sentiment on the card says "something so magical" and that's exactly what this card is. So beautiful Jenny.
    crafty greetings from Veerle x
    http://veerleskaartenhoekje.blogspot.be

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  9. Another of your fantastic creations, brilliant seahorse.
    Love the textures and the Sea embellishments.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  10. Lovely Jenny! Gorgeous colours and fabulous textures what more could anyone want! X

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  11. Wonderful and clever Jenny. I particularly love the subtle tones of your sunset. Nikki xx

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  12. Jenny, your panel is gorgeous. I love the colours of the sky and your seahorse is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

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  13. Fabulous altered burlap panel Jenny, love the way the seahorse has turned out, he even has a lovely crackled eye just in the right place. Love your sandy starfish and sand doller too. Mo x

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  14. Hah... I'm just behind you at the fair!!

    Love your sunset colours and the seahorse, starfish and sand dollar all look fabulous! Love that off-kilter frame too - altogether a real treat!
    Alison xx

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  15. Just fabulous Jenny! The texture on the sea horse, sand dollar and star fish is amazing. Just want to reach out and touch. Thanks for sharing your inspired piece.

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  16. Oh wow Jenny, this is superb. I think you know how much I love the seahorse and you have used him brilliantly here. Love the gorgeous background (you really have captured the look of Paula's pic of the sunset!). Absolutely stunning work! Anne xx

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  17. A gorgeous canvas, wonderful summer feeling.

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  18. The frame looks brilliantly jaunty, very eye catching. Lots of fabulous textures goin' on. Love it all, especially the sea horse. Nicola x

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  19. Wow Jenny your shades are so beautiful and your seahorse has a real wow factor.
    Julie x

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  20. this is brilliant - loving the texture - just got my dies through today and loving then to bits - brilliant xx

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  21. I don't think any other sentiment would fit better here - this is truly magical! I love all things nautical and your altered panel looks gorgeous. I looove the seahorse! xxx

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  22. Love This Jenny! I saw that photo too, and I can see the scene completely!! Lovely creation--you captured the moment perfectly!! XOXO-Shari

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  23. Love this...I love anything to do with the sea, water, beach, etc.
    This will look so wonderful hanging up on a wall.
    Gorgeous!

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  24. This is stunning with everything set off by the wonderful background colours

    Love Chrissie x

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  25. Soft and delicate comes to mind with this piece Jenny. Love how you have made the seahorse look so proud on the die and ribbon.

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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  26. This is beautiful - i always love how you pile things on top and it looks great. I pile things and it looks like a pile!! Anyway great choice of colours and great design.

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  27. Brilliant Jenny! The soft colours in the background are beautiful and form the perfect background to the textures on the sea horse etc!! Love how you used the ribbon too, and a great composition!!

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  28. This a beautiful summery canvas Jenny...from your beautifully blended sunset to your undersea montage.. love it :)

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  29. Your burlap piece is lovely Jenny! The seahorse restrained and elegant!

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  30. Very, very, very cool. The crackle on the seahorse is mesmerizing! Thanks for entering this for CC3C!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, they just bring the canvas to life! Everything about your canvas is just beautiful! Great job and so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

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  32. Oh how I wish I was at the beach!!! Love your canvas! The background netting and the seahorse are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along on our burlap canvas challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  33. Beautiful piece Jenny! Love the sea horse!

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  34. This is fantastic, Jenny! What a great inspiration piece!

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  35. This is a delightful piece, Jenny. Love the colours and the theme. Your saying sums it up beautifully.. 'tis indeed, magical. Cheers, Di

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  36. Sorry to be late to the party - oh how I love your canvas! Wonderful texture and the seahorse is positively exquisite. Glad you joined in at CC3C!

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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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