7 January 2015

Anything Goes at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! Not long now 'til CHA 2015 - are you getting excited to see what the Design Teams have been up to? And all those new releases... don't forget, you can pre-order yours from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!!

That's what's coming. Meantime we continue to use what we already have and it's great to try new things with existing supplies. As the current challenge theme at Frilly and Funkie is 'Anything Goes' it's a great time to do just that. On top of a mountain of trade show samples I have any number of family birthday cards to create and here's one...


Having been lucky enough to get some Eclectic Elements fabric from The Funkie Junkie Boutique just before Christmas I was thrilled to see the latest Compendium of Curiosties III challenge is 'Frayed Fabric', sponsored this time by Inspiration Emporium. Tim Holtz gives the basic instructions for this technique in his latest Compendium of Curiosities III book and I was also inspired by the DT sample from the fabulous Hels Sheridan - it just so happened that she's used the same fabric that I'd chosen for this card on her own tag.


So without giving away the technique itself you can see the stitching on the fabric and the stencilled rays (Hels was right, this stuff does take Distress Inks SO well)! Down one edge you'll see some of Tim's Linen Ribbon and an Industrious border coloured with Alcohol Inks. Over at Simon Says Stamp Monday they are having a 'Make new friends, but keep the old...' challenge. I used an older stamp - the gramophone (that is new to me) with an aged heat embossed metal technique I've used before (taught by Tim and created by Shelly Hickox on Creative Chemistry 102) but this time I painted some parts with Alcohol Ink, something I've never tried before. Love the results! As you'll see from the first photo this is a die cut aperture card with a layer of plain kraft card added to contrast the fabric insert and strengthen the front - you'll see it's relatively plain as sometimes less is more! I added some rub-ons, die cut lettering and an Industrious arrow to complete the design .


So that's my 'Anything Goes' challenge card, and I now urge you hop on over to the Frilly and Funkie blog where you'll see what my fellow Funkie DT team members have in store for you - so much, so different, so wonderful!

I'm off to create more cards and will be back on Friday for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey; hope you can join me then.
In the meantime take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


25 comments:

  1. Good morning Jenny,
    Another of your stunning creations, love it.
    Everything is just perfect
    Have a great day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  2. A really terrific card for a man with a great background colour to show off the images

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Happy New Year Jenny and what a super card for Dad. Love the old gramophone stamp sitting on the musical rays. Beautiful piece.

    Can't wait to see more on Friday.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. Fab card you made Jenny.
    Hugs, veerle xxx

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  5. Oh that heat embossed metal technique is so cool. Love the way the gramophone looks. Wonderful work with the fabric and stitching too. What a fantastic card for your dad!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Just fabulous Jenny! I love the fabric you used and the stitching pattern is amazing! Your gramophone is such a great detail! Wonderful masculine card! hugs and smiles :)

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  7. This is a super card. I love the stitching on the background and the gorgeous old gramaphone... sits so well with it. Have a fabulous creating 2015. Cheers, Di

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  8. I just l-o-v-e how you did the gramophone, it looks amazing over your stitched rays and all those other wonderful little details! Anne xx

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  9. Jenny...I am loving your card with the frayed edges. I like how you've cut out the fabric using Tim's cabinet card die cut. Neat idea. I also like your diagonal sewing. Very cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C and I'd also like to thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Seeing your art is a pleasure! <3 Candy

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  10. Fabulous card Jenny ! Love the gramophone and the stitched fabric is gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  11. LOVE this...perfect for a man! LOVE the way you've done the instrument and the rays! So cool!

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  12. That's a wonderful masculine card.

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  13. Super fun card for a guy. Love the fabric with stitching and the gramophone turned out so well.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. Wonderful card Jenny. I do love that vintage gramaphone too. Looks great. Take Care. Hugs Rita xxx

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  15. Wow, you've really got a lot going on on one little old card! Great stitching on the background. I especially love the stamp and the techniques you used around it. I've never seen that before. Your Dad will love his card...

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  16. Very cool use of an aperture with the Eclectic Elements fabric. Great card for dad! I agree with you, Hels is fabulous and very inspiring. <3

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  17. Great combination of elements Jenny, love what you did! The idea of an aperture card is fab and the fabric looks fantastic!

    Sorry I have not been around much lately, but I have been away from home with very little time on the internet. Back home now, so hoping to catch up. Belated Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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  18. Such a clever design, will have to go back to my creative chemistry info and look that technique up, fabulous result and just love how you have stitched and used the fabric, very inspirational Jenny! Ruth x

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  19. I love the silver embossing. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your awesome card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
    ~Michelle
    http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

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  20. Cor this is stunning... love your stencilled rays. Thanks for joining in with the CC3C X

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  21. This is gorgeous Jenny! Love the rays. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  22. Your dad is going to treasure this fabulous card, Jenny!! You have a true gift for composition and using a variety of products. Everything you touch becomes a masterpiece! Oh, I'm totally envious you got to hang out with Ken while he was in England:-)) The two of you together is way too much talent in one place-lol!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  23. Hi Jenny! Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while!! I hate that when 'life' gets in the way of socializing (and crafting!) ;) :)
    I just LOVE this card, Jenny!! Look at your layer of Frayed Fabric! Your stitching coming out from behind the embossed phonograph, looks like the sound waves from the music being played...could it be 'Happy Birthday"? ;) :) Your Dad is going to love this birthday card!! Another wonderful creation!! XOXO-Shari

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  24. I love your card...the stitching is amazing! I am so sewing challenged and yours is just stunning! Beautiful job with the Frayed Fabric Challenge! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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  25. This is absolutely stunning Jenny! It was one of those posts you see when you stop and gasp a little. The stitched sunrays, the ink on fabric and that GRAMOPHONE! WOW! :)

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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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