21 January 2015

Winter Wishes at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Well, we've already reached the mid-point of the week and I hate to say it, but there's not much of January left now!!! Here in the UK Winter has been bearing her teeth a little with chilly temperatures and frosty mornings and it is beginning to show the first signs of getting lighter. To be honest it's not my favourite time of year so when DT member Nancy came up with the theme 'Winter Wishes' for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge I really wasn't sure what to focus on. An early morning walk with the dog fixed that! Oh, and you'll notice I abandoned the new light box to get photos of this card - the only way to capture the sparkle was in direct sunlight, and thank goodness we got a bit that day!!!


The trees may be bare but the crisp morning frost makes them magical and that's what I wanted to capture here. Rather than talk you through this creation step by step let's give you a heads up on the ingredients for different elements. The tag includes Crackled Texture Paste and Potting Soil Archival Ink put through the Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Layered Tree Stencil with a spritz of Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain. The background has White Embossing Paste put through the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Layering Stencil before being covered in Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder. After a spritz of Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain I added Rock Candy Distress Glitter with Glossy Accents in a few areas of the 'bark' for some extra glisten.


In case you haven't seen it yet there is a fabulous video HERE of Wendy Vecchi at CHA 2015 talking you through some of the techniques and options available when using her fabulous Embossing Powders. I had to have a go at mixing Wendy's Watering Can option with Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder and figured it would work best here with the License Plate Art words. As you can see there are other stencilled, inked, embossed and stamped elements which add to the 'forest' look to this card.


In case you haven't heard, there is a fabulous new challenge just for devotees of all things Wendy Vecchi; the first challenge theme over at the Make ART Challenge Blog is 'Embossing Paste', so this fits right in!

Fortuitously the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge theme this week is 'Winter Stamping' so it would be rude not to :) and it's been about 4.5 million years since I got the chance to join in Sunday Stamper challenge 'More Than a Feeling' (texture) so let's set that right.


That's it for my 'Winter Wishes' but you can see lots more over at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog where it's my Funkie team mates' turn to share their ideas. Don't forget, if you then enter the challenge you are in with a chance of winning a Guest Designer spot on the challenge blog, and one randomly drawn entrant will get a $25 shopping coupon at The Funkie Junkie Boutique - see you there!

Whatever else you're up to this week take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


37 comments:

  1. Very beautiful with the wonderful frosty effects and scene

    Love Chrissie

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  2. A beautifully put together card - love all the texture and mix of colours. That poor bird looks cold and lonely in his tree!!

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  3. A beautiful piece full of winter charm and gorgeous texture x

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  4. Beautiful Jenny. Really love the wintery colours. x

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  5. This is wonderful Jenny and you definitely evoked the feeling of a frosty morning walk. That's what we had yesterday, today ........we have snow!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  6. The layered and crackled trees look amazing and yes, very wintry indeed. I love the beautiful background you created too. Even though we are not that far away in distance, our trees have been laden with snow for days now... You have captured the winter theme so well. Anne xx

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  7. Hey Jenny! card is wonderful so the description. Thanks for taking us through your thought process to make this card and yes, your techniques are always inspiring.

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  8. Absolutely stunning creations Jenny. Hugs Veerle xxx

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  9. Terrific card with all the great layers and techniques. Love the crackled trees and the monochromatic colour, which is probably indicative of most winter mornings. Today though we have sunshine with more brutal cold. I will take sunshine.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. Hello Jenny,
    Oh! My! Word! those trees are absolutely amazing as is the whole card.
    Our tress have looked like that a lot in the past few weeks.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  11. Oh wow Jenny, this is stunning! I can completely see a morning walk this time of year coming through with those bare trees and chilling colours! Just fabulous! Isn't it funny, those light boxes...so expensive and professional, yet you get a better picture in the sunlight! lol, hugs :)

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  12. Loving your Winter Wishes, Jenny! The tag with those gorgeous crackled trees looks amazing on your gorgeous card! Love the texture. Have a warm and sunny day! Hugs!

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  13. Such a beautiful winter scene, Jenny. Love your great technique and all the gorgeous details. Wonderful design! :)

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  14. Hi Jenny! You continue to reign as the Queen of Cards! I love this!! The crackled trees is a very neat touch. <3 Candy

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  15. Love all the cracking and texture on this beautiful piece, Jenny. Makes me think of that papery tree bark (don't know what tree it's from)that peels off and rolls up at the edges.

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  16. What an amazing creation...gorgeous artwork...very artistic Jenny!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  17. Fantastic card you made, love all the details and the threes are fabulous. =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  18. oh those crackled trees! SO IN LOVE! You're right, this is the absolute perfect entry to share with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!! Thank you for sharing- loving this one!

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  19. Loving those trees and the bird that's calling. Definitely reminds me of this time of year when we're out with the dogs. Really lovely card xx

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  20. Completely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE those trees...WOW!!!

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  21. Fabulous textures from very innovative techniques! Love the palette also - and the depth! Always learn a lot from your beautiful makes! xx Lynn

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  22. Another stunning card hun, love the frosty look and those trees are just perfection.. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper after all these millennia... i have missed ya!! x

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  23. Jenny, this is really fabulous! The colors are very appealing to me, the texture on the trees is wonderful. Love the way you leave open space so the beautiful backgrounds shows through. This is an absolute triumph!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  24. Such a wonderful card Jenny :-) love the fabulous layers and textures too. The trees look amazing .......love it

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  25. Stunning, Jenny! I love the crackle paste and all of the extras that have been added to your card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Make Art challenge!

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  26. Jenny, a truly original card using so many techniques. I really love how you have really captured the mood & beauty of Winter. Thanks so much. Feeling inspired to try some of those combinations of product.

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  27. Jenny, this just hits all my right buttons! It reminds me of the birch forest that my sister and I used to walk through on our dairy farm I grew up on. the snow would glisten and those trees could never be more beautiful (of course they are my favorite trees in any season). You have really evoked a lot of emotion in me with your artwork here!


    Thank you for your lovely comment on my Gentlemen's Club post--I really had to twist your statement around in my reply...have a look for a laugh, if you need one today!

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  28. Fabulous, yummy crackly texture on those tress, gorgeous card! Ruth xx

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  29. Beautiful Jenny, that walk provided oodles of inspiration and I love what you've done with it. Crackle trees, bare branches, frosty but golden colours and a brilliant design, just delightful. xxx

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  30. Gorgeous wintery scene, Jenny! And yes--there are crows about in the Winter!! That seems to be the only bird that stays around here when the snows come--this scene that you've created is right on with the wintery scene I see out of my windows everyday!! Gorgeous, Jenny!! XOXO-Shari

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  31. This is gorgeous Jenny!! Love the textures, trees and great rustic colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  32. What a wonderful wintery scene Jenny! love the golden crackled trees!

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  33. quite simply...
    this is FABULOUS!

    glad you could join the fun & share your art!

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  34. Just wonderful, Jenny - the crackly bark, the torn layered papers, the austere winter woodland look - I love everything about it.
    Alison xx

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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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