9 July 2014

Summer Heat at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. My first post of the day and it's a DT project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, 'Summer Heat!' July brings with it the heat of the Summer, so for this challenge we want to see those warm colours in your project. Think red, orange, sunshine yellow and as an added twist you need to include a summer bloom somewhere on your project.


The background for this card has been lurking in the back of my head for a while and this was the perfect time to use it. The warmth of a piece of burlap attached to card, covered in Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste and stencilled with her Archival Inks provided a fantastic base for the summer bloom. If you haven't yet used these inks over a metallic base (be that paste or paint) please try it. The effect is mesmerising.


Having been inspired by a vignette piece by Lynn Whipple seen on Claudine Hellmuth's 'Composition for Collage' course I knew that would be the way forward for this card, allowing the background to shine through without being the focal point. Don't I sound arty now!!!!


The central bundle consists of mulberry paper (haven't used this in ages and it's fab!) chipboard, a piece of book page, a kraft core large ticket and the stamped, water-coloured, fussy cut, embossed flower (stamped from the Studiio 490 Wendy Vecchi stamp set 'The Beauty of Art') all tied together with some coloured twin and one of those wonderful Tim Holtz Idea-Ology hearts. You will also spy a remnant rub (the number 21) - I coloured the inside with a white gel pen to make it stand out further.


With my summer flower as the focus for this card I'm entering it into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge - 'Flowers' sponsored by Flonzcraft.


With two more posts coming up this morning I hope you can join me again later.
In the meantime make sure you pop across to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see what my fellow Funkie team mates have been up to before submitting your own summer floral projects to be in with a chance of winning.

Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



26 comments:

  1. Love, love, love, this beautiful card.
    Your flower is stunning and a wonderful focal point.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

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  2. Hi Jenny,
    Very beautiful card. I do love the deep red colours. Great idea this one.
    Thanks for stopping with me aswell.
    Luv Veerle x

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  3. If a PC has to die on you then what better time than summer. New one up and running just having to get to grips with windows 8. Now this is a challenge.

    Just been mooching and checking out what I have missed Jenny. Such a treat to scroll down and catch up. Love the globe but this summer creation totally blings with colour. I can see rays of sunshine bouncing off the embossing. Your cards are always so inspirational.

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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  4. A stunning card with a beautiful background and amazing flower colours.

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. I can see how you took inspiration from Lynn in this stunning card Jenny. I love the burlap background in those gorgeous warm tones and the flower is superb with it's glossy finish. A truly wonderful little masterpiece! Anne xx

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  6. Beautiful Jenny, this is such a lush card, wonderfully designed and layered and you have the most perfect vignette. Love it. xx

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  7. Gorgeous project! Love the beautiful blossom! The little heart charm adds a nice touch!

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  8. Lovely card Jenny, so rich and opulent , the background is stunning and I love the layers to the central panel. Tracy x

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  9. Another stunning card Jenny, the background looks fantastic with all those layers and that flower looks fabulous!

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  10. really love the colors on this one!
    really pretty!

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  11. Stunning - love the colours, background and indeed all of it

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  12. Wow!! Love the background and that flower is amazing

    TFS
    Annie x

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  13. I think you just kicked up our heat a notch with this hot card! Oh how beautiful it is and I love that stenciled background and big gorgeous bloom! Hugs!

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  14. Your background on the burlap is wonderful Jenny! and your layered bloom is so bright - a beautiful card!

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  15. stunning work Jenny - the burlap panel is lovely and your flower just pops - love it xx

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  16. The orange and red in this flower couldn't say "Summer Heat" any better. The entire card is just beautiful.

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  17. Wow, Jenny, that background is absolutely FABULOUS. I never would have thought to cover burlap with the gold embossing paste - it looks absolutely INCREDIBLE. What an awesome piece you have created for Sue's Summer Heat challenge. LOVE IT!!!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  18. a gorgeous make ...almost the colour of flames...you certainly captured the colours of summer heat here x

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  19. Love the stencilling over the burlap with the gold paste in the mix - such a fabulous fiery glow and great texture. Wonderful flower taking centre stage too...
    Alison xx

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  20. Hi Jenny, What an amazing background on this card,love the shine. Gorgeous effect with the embossing on the flower and beautifully displayed.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

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  21. Love your colour palette on this card and the accent of the little heart hanging from the flower is such a nice touch.
    Julie x

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  22. A wonderful creation. Love the fabric background. It's perfect for the flower.

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  23. Wow stunning card Jenny, love the stencilled burlap background. Great colours. Mo x

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  24. Wow, your background is exceptional! Looks like luxury carpet. Very clever to do on fabric. I love too the very complimentary upper layers. Then the fantastic flower is the icing on the cake. Amazing card! Nicola x

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  25. Hi Jenny! I apologize for the lateness of my comment, but wanted to express to you how gorgeous your card is. Love the background technique and the flower just pops! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

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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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