4 February 2015

Be My Valen-Twine at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's the second week of the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie - 'Be My Valen-Twine'. Here's what our host Pamellia has in store for you; "Pamellia here hosting my very first challenge at Frilly and Funkie! With the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, I thought it only fitting to start working on some some vintage or shabby chic projects for Valentines day...or should I say Valen-Twinesday!! You can make any type of creation you want, but you must include some sort of twine, jute, cord or string somewhere on your project."

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I've tried to get this design right before but wasn't totally happy with the outcome last time. This version hits the mark! As those of you who are regular visitors will know I love using paints on my cards and this card really relied upon the properties which are distinct to Distress Paints; they are slow drying and reactive with water when wet. You'll see this design is based on a collection of dry embossed die cuts created from white card. Having settled on a basic composition and added some lace and a coat of gesso, I created four distinct areas of colour by applying small amounts of paint and lots of water. The paint pooled and dispersed as I blasted it with a heat gun and dabbed at some places with a clean tissue.



I adore getting filigree metal pieces and Idea-Ology embellishments from The Funkie Junkie Boutique; tucking them in between the layers helps to add little accents and in this case framed the central heart. And that heart... die cut from chipboard it got a good coat of Distress Crackle Paint and then I added Walnut Stain Distress Stain over the top to emphasize the cracks. After adding dabs of Tarnished Brass Distress Paint around the edges I wound some burlap twine around it to finish.



Now I'd love you to hop on over and see the gorgeous Valen-Twine projects created by my fellow team mates over at Frilly and Funkie for some more inspiration, and then we want to see what you can do.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I'll be back on Friday with a new project for A Vintage Journey. Until then, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


38 comments:

  1. Wow! Oh! Wow! Jenny, that's what I call a "work of LOVE"
    Everything about it is beautiful, I love it
    Have a great day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  2. Fabulous! Great layers and textures and I love how you did the heart!

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  3. After seeing this oh so romantic looking make Jenny the paints are being dusted off and coming out for a play.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. Glad you persisted with this design, it is wonderful. Great technique and colour combos. Nikki x

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  5. Wonderful colours and layering and the heart is the made the feature with the binding.

    Love Chrissie

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  6. Such a cool watercolour effect, I love these arty style cards. You'll never see two the same... Love the layering that's been built up and all the texture you've applied. xx

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  7. Love the soft gentle feeling this card evokes. It has almost a springtime feel. I always enjoy seeing how you layer everything together and the paint technique you used is fantastic. Such a pretty card!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Wow Jenny! This is just so unique and I love it! All those wonderful colours and fabulous little elements layered together, WOW! What a completely dreamy card! hugs :)

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  9. Fantastic! Your composition and layering skills just get better and better! ( no pressure :)

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  10. Great layers and colours Jenny...a stunning card!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  11. You already know how much I love your cards and I really, really love this one, there is just so much to see. Your design and layering are wonderful and I love the soft, muted tones too and the hints of metal here and there! Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Art With Heart too! Anne xx

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  12. This can't be a card! It must be a canvas ready to adorn any wall! WOW Jenny WOW!!! I'm blown away! PINNED!!!

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  13. A great love hommage to Paris! I love your heart!

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  14. Love the colour palette on this card, the crackle heart all wrapped up and the paint technique that is fabulous.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  15. Wow, love everything here, texture, layers,colors (I could not make out they are distress paints initially) and brilliant composition. I pinned your card, Jenny

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  16. Love this Jenny, the design is gorgeous, great textures and layering, hugs Carole Z xx

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  17. Hi Jenny, No wonder you like this layout, there's so much interest and texture with wonderful colours. Love it.
    Off for a catch up now as I've been the most absent blogger this year!!
    Avril xx

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  18. Fabulous! I love how you've collaged so many elements and then added colour! Thanks for playing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  19. Lovely card Jenny, I love the four read of co,our you created and the background is lovely, love all the elements you added x x x

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  20. So much texture and gorgeous colours.. It certainly cheered me up! :) xx

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  21. beautiful layering Jenny and amazing crackle here and there - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

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  22. This is just lovely Jenny! What great soft colors - wonderful layers of die cuts and inks - so soft and subtle - you really need to look at it carefully to see all the wonderful little details!

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  23. Love your collage! Fantastic layers and colors. The Eiffel tower die is on my shopping list and I would like to the heart die too. May I ask what die you used to cut the heart? I don't see it listed in your supplies. Many thanks. Hugs Nan

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  24. Gorgeous!! Love the colors you used, especially how they pooled around those embossed areas! Love that! And then all of your wonderful layers--paper, lace, metals!! Just Gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

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  25. Such a wonderful romantic piece of art.

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  26. Wow!!!! Pure magic Jenny!! Love the composition and adore the colour palette!! Brilliant work!! ox

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  27. gorgeous card, Jenny! Love the soft colors! Amazing layering and texture! Hugs, Sandra

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  28. What a change of look! The faded pastel look of the paints is really cool on all those layers, and the crackled twine-bound heart is a fabulous centrepiece.
    Alison xx

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  29. This is amazing Jenny, I love the wrapped heart, and the way your got the four different coloured areas xx

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  30. Oh, My, Jenny! This is just supercalefragelistic expeealladoucious! I just can't find words to express my sincere feelings toward this beautiful card! Your composition is just perfect, and the painting superb! I'm bookmarking this for future inspiration! LOVE it!

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  31. Beautiful card Jenny! Love all the layers, texture and colorful background! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

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  32. I love this card Jenny!! Such wonderful layers and textures and the paint effect is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  33. Fabulous - I want to touch it! Thanks so much for playing along at The Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  34. Gorgeous! I'm swooning over the wrapped and crackled heart!

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  35. Very cool!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)

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  36. WOW, Jenny I love how you layer. It's like peeling back an onion as I look through your card. I love your color choice and all the texture! Thank you for sharing with us at Art with Heart Challenge! Hugs, Nicole

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  37. Frilly and funky. Well, yes. What a wonderful description. I love how you have achieved so many layers but also kept everything so subdued with your use of white. Thanks for joining us this month at the MMCC.

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  38. Congratulations on your card being chosen as a highlight at Mixed Media Card Challenge! This is so gorgeous, a well deserved win!

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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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