3 September 2014

A (Wendy Vecchi) Summer Garden at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome to Wednesday here at PTRB. It's the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'A Summer Garden' so the Funkie side of the Design Team are in action with their interpretations. Our host Cec has asked us all to "create a vintage or shabby chic project that depicts a summer garden, but it doesn't have to be just flowers, it could be about the landscaping or even about fruits and vegetables". I was incredibly lucky enough to be sent a sample of the new releases by Wendy Vecchi herself (thank you so much Wendy!) and was determined to press a couple of these into action for this challenge...


Where to start; well although I'm a huge fan of Wendy's Archival Reinker technique I'd only tried it on Specialty Stamping Paper, so this time I used my regular white card with Potting Soil, Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink and Surgical Spirits (Rubbing Alcohol). Brilliant! It looks just like a piece of marble and not like any other background technique I've ever achieved using other mediums, honestly. You've not seen the last of that technique...


With the base done I 'mono-printed' the new Basically Bricks stencil with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint before stencilling through it with Tree Branch Archival Ink and Crackle Paste (mixed with Potting Soil Reinker). 


With the garden wall 'built' I added a kraft core die cut garden. Although we are looking at summer gardens for this challenge here in the UK the weather has turned distinctly autumnal - hence the reason for my colour choices. Having fussy cut and clear embossed some polka dot centred daisies I decided to add a coordinating butterfly. The bow from the Holiday Art stamp set was a perfect shape for using with the reflections stamping technique in combination with the Reverse Dots background stamp. I added some twisted wire and mini pearls to complete it.


Of course a garden is nothing if it's not being admired and Miss Paper Doll was perfect for this purpose. Keeping her fairly neutral a touch of class was added by painting her skin with Tattered Rose Distress Stain and her hair with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain. And which summer beauty would be complete without white gloves and matching pearls?!


Now you need to see what my fellow Frilly and Funkie DT teamies have been creating HERE before linking up your own Summer Garden creations to be in with a chance to win. You'll find all the challenge details there too, so let's see what you can do!

Just a quick reminder to finish - the draw to win one of my 'Little Touch of Tim' ATC's will close tomorrow evening, so if you want to be in with a chance of owning one just leave me a comment on the post HERE.
For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


28 comments:

  1. It really does have a feel of an Autumn garden, Jenny.I love that brick wall and the pops of orange.
    Wonderful!

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  2. Fabulous art creation Jenny. The combination of colours are perfect. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Thanks for the great step out explanations. I love that cracked brick effect. Great colour scheme too with the pop of orange.

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  4. Good morning Jenny,,
    Once again another of your stunning creations.
    Love, love, love it
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

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  5. Love this Jenny!! Gorgeous autumn colours and I love the little bow turned into a butterfly!! Brilliant!!! Love this!! oxox

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  6. Looks fabulous Jenny, sounds like a great technique to have a play with. The colours really reflect the weather you are having.

    Have to admit we are still very summery here with wall to wall sunshine at the moment. Long may it last. x x lol

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  7. Lovely autumnal colours on this one, great techniques too of course!

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  8. Fantastic colours and unusual flowers. Love the quote

    Chrissie x

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  9. wow Jenny this is amazing - I adore the butterfly and the wall - and that colour of the flowers - beautiful! Hugs Rachel x

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  10. Beautiful Jenny...great autumn colours!

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  11. Hi Jenny, I really love your card and I agree with you that butterfly has a marble look but I don't understand a single word of it when you talk about that technique. I am curious to know but for the moment it's all chinese to me what I am reading there. Anxious to know though.
    Hugs Veerle xxx

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  12. I love this!
    great idea to use the bow to create a butterfly!

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  13. Such a nice collage card Jenny and that lady looks so funny!
    greetings, Alie

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  14. SHE looks fabulous! I LOVE every detail!

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  15. Miss Paper Doll is so cute, Jenny. Great way to use her in the garden you have created. That background technique is fabulous and I love the brilliant use of the Christmas bow to fashion a butterfly!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Lovely card Jenny, love how you made the butterfly. Wonderful rich autumnal colour palette too and I love the spiky flowers. Tracy x

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the doll, she has a bit of attitude I think, the butterfly is just inspired and the brick wall is beautiful - I do see what you mean about the background having a look of marble too - another fabulous technique to try!! Anne xx

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  18. Beautiful card, love the brick wall and bow butterfly! Also love Miss Paper Doll.

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  19. What a great card! Love the bricks and the texture! So cute those flowers! Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Oh, Jenny! I love your cheery summer garden card! Your brick wall background is a work of art in itself, and the climbing vines and bright flowers are the icing on the cake! Gorgeous!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  21. Fabulous garden Jenny, lots to admire here with the wall and flowers and of course the elegant lady keeping an eye on it. I need to try the reinker background again too.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  22. Wonderful Jenny! LOVE the bricks and image among the flowers! Wonderful!

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  23. Jenny, What a fun garden your have grown! The bricked wall background with the climbing foliage is lovely and love the pearls on the classy gardener! Hugs!

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  24. Oooooh, loving the autumnal shades, Jenny! Beautiful textured background - and such a happy card! xx

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  25. A beautiful creation, I love all the die-cuts and the butterfly looks gorgeous!
    Rebecca.

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  26. Gorgeous work Jenny, I adore the design & fabulous colours...WOW...Hugs May x x x

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  27. Great step by step and I love the background and flowers. Great colour palette too.

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

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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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