17 September 2014

From The Heart for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome to my offering for this Wednesday. Today it's the turn of the Funkie side of the Design Team over at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to share their take on the theme this fortnight, 'From The Heart'. The challenge is to create a vintage project that has hearts as the focal image; you could make a dimensional piece, a card, ATC or tag, as long as hearts are the main focus. And my offering is definitely just that, something created from the heart with a heart...


You'll be familiar with my jaunts around 'Blogland' getting inspiration from the good and the great of this creative planet. I'm a big fan of the videos produced by the talented team at Prima Marketing Inc - there's a whole range of styles and media on display and if your mojo takes a hike I can highly recommend you sit back and indulge yourself. The one that set my heart racing was posted by the amazingly talented Limor Webber HERE.


Armed with a tonne of ideas I set to work and got lost in the whole process, chopping up a sheet from the Menagerie collection, using the Holiday Knit stencil to apply Distress Paint and White Embossing Paste, dripping more paint and alcohol inks mixed with water over the layers, and adding a touch of stamping with Watering Can Archival Ink. This was all layered onto a piece of plain card coloured with Iced Spruce Distress Ink with the layering emphasised by adding a blended Distress Marker line along the edges.


Venise lace is beautiful and, though a shame to cover so much up, it is also great for adding extra dimension. Using the same papers as the base for your upper layers is also great if you feel a pang of guilt about covering the lower layer. I adhered the heart to some grungepaper to give it extra strength and inked/painted to match.


Final elements included lettering cut from the same paper, coloured with Bundled Sage Distress Stain and paint, a couple of fabulous filigree metal embellishments altered with the matching alcohol inks and Tattered Rose Distress Paint, a circle of burlap string, and a dyed crinoline flower (centred with one of the gorgeous gumdrops and some little pearls). As for the general colour scheme? Another of those 'Distress Mini match ups' with Iced Spruce, Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage. I LOVE Tim's combos...


That's it from me - hope you like what you see as much as I liked making it - and now I urge you to head over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to check out the pieces created by my uber-talented team mates. If they don't get you in the mood for creating 'From The Heart' (and linking to be in with a chance to win) I don't know what will!

For today, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


22 comments:

  1. Good Morning Jenny. What a fabulous card. Lots to see on this one and the colours are wonderful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Stunning!! Love the stenciling work and this colour combo looks fantastic!! Like you I love Limor:) Always inspirational!

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  3. Good morning Jenny,
    Love, love, love everything about this stunning creation.
    Fantastic colours, embellishments, and design.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

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  4. This is stunning. So many things to admire on it and beautiful colours.

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Wow Jenny, I could go on for ages (!) about all the techniques you have used but I will spare you and just say - this is gorgeous, stunning, elegant ..... I just love it and love your clever use of the techniques. Anne xx

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  6. Jenny I love this piece, gorgeous layers textures and super soft and gorgeous colours x a wonderful piece x

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  7. Lovely card, great composition.

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  8. Wow Jenny! I am always so blown away with your creativity ans natural style! This is stunning! What a great colour palette and your background texture is fabulous!! Just love it all! hugs :)

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  9. My word! This card is just breath-taking! All those wonderful details just make it perfect!You have managed to make an almost neutral palette come so alive. I don't even have the right words to describe the loveliness you shared with us here.

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Jenny, completed with your usual flair, I just love your style of textures and layers and love the soft subtle colours too. Mo x

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  11. Beautiful card and great layering! Nice colors you have combined too!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  12. That's an amazing card with fantastic texture and elements.

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  13. This is so lovely, Jenny. I absolutely adore the way you used the hand knitted stencil. I haven't even opened mine up, but you have inspired me. LOVE the soft muted colors and beautiful shades. Beautiful texture too...well, I guess you can see that I love every aspect of it. Sensational take on the challenge theme!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  14. Beautiful, Jenny! Perfect composition, so many lovely layers and textures combined with such a pretty color palette! Another masterpiece!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  15. Jenny, I love the soft pastel colors. What a pretty card with again that great texture. I just received that stencil from Linda! Love this!

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  16. So so so gorgeous! Love the lace!!!

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  17. Beautiful. Soft. Feminine. Prefect!♥ big hugs xxx

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  18. Oh for Pete's sake...this is wonderful. Your dainty pink twine wreath with velum leaves just tugged at my heart strings. Such a sensational card of love!

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  19. So stunning, I love all those gorgeous layers!
    Rebecca.

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  20. This is so lovely, Jenny - all those beautiful layers are so eye catching and I love all the different textures.

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  21. This is so beautiful Jenny!! Love the colour palette and the stencil work!! Absolutely stunning card!! ox

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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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