29 October 2014

A Grateful Welcome at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's Rebecca's turn to host the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Here's what she has to say; "I love this time of year and really enjoy dressing my home for Thanksgiving. For those of you who don't celebrate this American holiday, just think about gratitude and how you can express it. Create an invitation, table decor, decoration for a door or home decor item with gratitude or the Thanksgiving theme in mind!" The winner will earn a Guest DT spot at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog, and everyone who enters will have the chance to win a randomly drawn $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Rather than go for a wreath I went down the wall hanging route for this theme taking an idea from one of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas as inspiration. This home decor piece has actually been created with two special recipients in mind as a thank you.


The base started as a wooden heart plaque plucked from a sale bin at a local DIY store. It needed texture and colour (plain weathered white was never going to cut it) and I loved what Linda had done HERE. So having added scraps of muslin to the centre of the heart I covered the whole thing with Scattered Straw Distress Paint. However...


... once dry it looked too yellow. Having applied a thin coat of white gesso I added the stencilling with embossing paste and then attacked it all with a mix of Antique Linen and Tattered Rose Distress Stain Sprays. It looks quite pink in these photos but irl is more akin to Tea Dye. It was finished with a thin layer of wax sealant and a shear ribbon tie.


Moving on to the flowers, these were all cut from watercolour paper using the Jumbo Tattered Florals die and the Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Florals dies. Then it was back to those Distress Stain Sprays and the original Distress Stains to colour, dip and mottle each individual bloom, and of course edges just aren't the same without a brush of Vintage Photo Distress Ink. If you are ever stuck for ideas for the centres of your flowers Linda has so many in store at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


So that's it from me for today. Now I highly recommend you take a look at the projects my fellow Design Team members, including our 'newbie Nicole Wright', have created for a real blast of inspiration HERE. Then it's over to you with your take on creating 'A Grateful Welcome', so you can be in with a chance to win one of those great prizes.

I'm off to continue on my quest to conquer a never-ending pile of cards and hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
Whatever you're up to, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



23 comments:

  1. Oh! My! Giddy! Aunt! Jenny,
    Today's offering is AMAZING I love, love, love, it.
    Another of your "works of art"
    Have a good day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  2. Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous.
    Stunning project. Hugs Veerle x

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  3. Stunning hanging with lots of depth in the flower colours.

    Lucky recipients :)

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Love the depth of colour in those flowers and it would look great at any time of year!! Elaine xx

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  5. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous Jenny! The colors, the background texture, the wonderful flowers are all fantastic. That huge central bloom is such an eye catcher! You made an incredible piece for Rebecca's challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Awesome technique! Don't you just love the cheap bin! I find so much inspiration when things don't look like they can be much of anything! Thanks for the shout out! WEEEE! Love my new DT <3

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  7. Love the rich colours of your flowers Jenny. Stunning and elegant.
    Julie x

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  8. Wow! Jenny this heart is breathtaking and what a gorgeous hanging for any home! Such a beautiful way to say "thank you" and a treasure! Love this. Hugs!

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  9. Soooo beautiful! These flowers are perfectly made, so rich, and this creation really gives a warm welcome home!

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  10. What gorgeous flowers! This is sure going to be one fine gift for a friend!

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  11. And it is a wow from me too! The texture on the base heart looks fabulous and those flowers are simply stunning, I love the design and colour of them - so, so beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Love your hanging Jenny and the flowers are drop dead gorgeous. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Beautiful Jenny ! Love the colours and the blooms are gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  14. You can't get more beautiful or romantic. Love your background and your flowers are divine!!
    Sandy xx

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  15. Gorgeous heart hanging! LOVE the flowers too!

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  16. Absolutely stunning Jenny!! The base is amazing with all the texture and the flowers are incredibly life like. A real gift of thanks.
    Talking of which - thank you so much for all your kind and encouraging words on my blog and fb posts, I truly appreciate them all ((Hugs)) xox

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  17. That's a wonderful heart with fabulous details.

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  18. This is stunning Jenny! what wonderful deep colors on your blooms - and I love the texture on your heart!

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  19. Wow! This is amazing, Jenny! Love the rich color of the flowers! Hugs, Sandra

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  20. It's so hard to believe that those flowers are not real, Jenny! This is magnificent in every way! I want to thank you for following me recently! I thought I had followed you months ago when we met, but when I just double-checked the thumbnails, thank goodness, the follow window popped up, so now I'm following you, too. (Perhaps it was back when we were all having trouble getting the darn button to work!) I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. I agree with Darnell - they seem so real - you have worked wonders with your colors and that die. A beautiful hanging!

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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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