15 October 2014

Autumn Colours at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's the beginning of the second week over at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog and our host Sue has set the theme 'Autumn Colours'. Here's what she has to say about it; "I love Autumn, the beautiful colours of the trees and here in the UK the cooler temperatures are now upon us. So let's celebrate this time of year by creating a project using the gorgeous colours of this season." With the new Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing powders and Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains arriving in the mail I was in the mood to experiment for this one...


Have you seen Wendy Vecchi's faux graniteware tutorial? Awesome! Had to try it especially having stumbled on a couple of mini metal baking tins for £1 each. I managed to apply the Cornflower Blue powder to the tin without burning any fingers (always a plus) and added a little twist remembered from a FabergĂ© tutorial I did ages ago...



...by applying a little Cornflower Blue Archival Reinker mixed with surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol) to the embossed surface and reheating it I got a more aged look and retained the sheen. Finally the whole lot was stamped with a splatter stamp - in the absence of Snow Cap Ink I used some 'Pantry White' English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint.



Transforming a tin into a 'clock' was the fun part. A die cut clock face covered in a mix of Gold embossing powder, and Tarnished Brass and Black Soot Distress Paint was cut to size for the base of the tin. The paper flowers and leaves were all handmade using a mixture of die cut and hand cut petals all spritzed with Distress Spray Stains. I love how they give a mottled 'past their best' look that is difficult to replicate with inks or paints. I also used some kraft core Coredinations cardstock for other die cut leaves to add a mix of texture and there's even a kraft glassine pinecone tucked into the bottom of the arrangement.



Then there were the long hoarded metal filigree elements. A butterfly covered in Tree Branch embossing powder was painted in the centre with Orange Blossom Archival Reinker for contrast. The metal flower was snipped between the petals to enable me to bend them inwards for added shaping before they too were embossed. A couple of filigree metal leaves blended in well with the rest of the flowers, and to help support the clock I added a couple of box corners and dyed seam binding.


Hopefully this has got you inspired to create your own Autumnal project. For even more inspiration the rest of the Funkie team at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog have pulled out all the stops and produced some amazing pieces too so please make sure you head on over there. And remember, there are great prizes up for grabs with the chance to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the offer of a Guest Designer slot on the challenge blog for the winner.

I'll be back on Friday for the launch of a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Until then take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


25 comments:

  1. Fabulous Jenny! Never has an old baking tin looked this good! Such a cool idea and that granite technique really suits it. The colour you chose forms a great contrast to the other lovely warm colours too!

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  2. Brilliant repurposing of the baking tin! I love that aged blue against the autumnal colours.

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  3. Amazing way to use the tin and so beautiful now you have altered it into something special

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Great idea Jenny, love the transformation. Let me see what I can find in the kitchen to try it out, lol. Gorgeous techniques and colours, TFS. Nikki xx

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  5. Oh My Goodness!!! This is spectacular Jenny!! Saw it on fb and had to come over for a closer look. It is amazing and soooooo gorgeous!!! You are so clever ... loooove this piece!! ox

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  6. OMG how do I follow Wendy Vecchi lol, love this Jenny it's fabulous, off to raid the re-cycling ;) Elizabeth xxx

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  7. Ohhhh great idea using a tin! That's it, I'm heading to the $1 Store. Beautiful colour combo you've used and so much great detail. Love the technique. I'll have to check it out. Stay warm! We've been lucky and it's been sunny and warm in my part of Canada. Still now snow in the Rockies or Banff. Weird...by now there's snow.

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  8. This is gorgeous Jenny. Love the colours.
    L xxx

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  9. Fab transformation of the £1 tins Jenny, love the blue against the rustic colours xxx

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  10. I actually thought this was Tim's clock that you took all the bits off! You did a great job on this and now I am off to see how you did the granite look. I do remember seeing the tut but clearly did not pay attention as I don't remember the details.

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  11. Jenny, your altered tin is just breathtakingly gorgeous! From the background to that lovely butterfly and oh boy, those autumnal flowers - looooove! xxx

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  12. This is beautiful Jenny and you would never think had started off life as a baking tin. Love your colour choice and must check out this link about faux granite. Gorgeous piece.
    Julie x

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  13. This is so cool, Jenny! Love it! The flowers look amazing! So stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Fantastic transformation and beautiful autumn tin decoration you created! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  15. I saw Wendy's technique and I love how you have used it. Your pie tin looks fabulous as a clock and the embellishments look beautiful too! Anne xx

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  16. This is just crazy amazing, Jenny. The colors are fantastic and your faux enamelware came out absolutely PERFECT! And I totally adore the way you enameled the filigree metals with the EP - WOW! What a lovely little fall home dec piece this is!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  17. What a pretty Autumn project, Jenny! That really does look just like enamelware. You have rocked that technique. Love how the clock face fits right in. Love this. Hugs!

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  18. Fabulous,ours altered tin Jenny, love the details and wonderful colouring . Gorgeous . Tracy x

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  19. That's a wonderful project, great details.

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  20. Stunning piece! A lot of work went into this and you did a fabulous job! I need to go look at the graniteware tutorial as I love the finish.
    Awesome!
    Kelly

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  21. You totally nailed Wendy's technique...looks grand! LOVE all the Autumn foliage too!

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  22. Another transformed magical piece Jenny. This technique is definitely on my to do list. Thanks for the heads up on it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  23. Wow, an old baking tin, really? I've had a quick look at the tutorial, will have to go back to study more closely. The colours are just stunning on this, love the whole composition, flowers just perfect Jenny, so inspired and inspiring. FAB! Ruth 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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