11 March 2015

Bring on the Bling! at Frilly and Funkie (Part 1)

Hi everyone and welcome! It's my turn to host the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie for the next two weeks and I've chosen 'Bring on the Bling!' Be it diamonds, pearls or even glitter we need to see some sparkle on your projects this time, and remember, it needs to be vintage or shabby chic style. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot over 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.

Those of you who follow regularly will know I'm officially part of the 'Funkie' team, but this time you'll see I've become an honorary 'Frilly' too! Don't get used to it mind, we'll be back to strength soon... so how have I done channelling my inner 'Frilly'? I'll let you be the judge of that (and remember, just click on the photos to get a closer look)...


Everything for this card needed to be soft and muted so I started the design by heat embossing using the chrysanthemum from the new Tim Holtz Flower Garden set with opaque white powder (both on the background and on some spare card). Next came more stamping with the one of the splatter stamps from the Limor Webber Ink Splats set using Picket Fence Distress Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Stain. I also added random splatters using a small paint brush with these two media before adding an all over mist of colour with Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stain.


I wanted a contrast with these colours so opted for my favourite Victorian Velvet - using a paint brush and the Distress Stain form I added colour to the flower heads (on the background and on the separate piece of card) before splattering the background again! You can never have enough splatters in my book - lol! To finish the background and add some texture I applied white paste through the new Flourish stencil.


Now for the bling - Rock Candy Distress Glitter was added to the fussy cut flower heads, and having layered die cut leaf stems over the stencilling I spritzed the whole background with some Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist (that's the bit that it's darned near impossible to capture on photos, no matter how hard I try!) The little pearl clusters look great scattered amongst the 'greenery' and the brass dragonfly got a complete makeover (Cranberry Alcohol Ink followed by some white gesso dry brushing). Even the lettering got a coat of Glossy Accents - can you tell yet what this will be used for?!!!


So, did I earn my 'Frilly' stripes with this make? Those super talented ladies are a hard act to follow so reaching anywhere near their standard will be good enough for me. Next week I'll be back to the comfort zone with something WAY more bright and bold (but still just as bling). Meanwhile I urge you to head over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see what Cec and Pamellia have created. Then of course it's very much over to you - we can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

For now, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



26 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card, Jenny. Great use of the TH flower stamps.

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  2. This is so beautiful with the muted shades showing off the the pretty pearls

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Jenny this is utterly GORGEOUS!! I love your colour palette and the background is just stunning. Not just a funkie then, but frilly too! Jennie xxx

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  4. Getting in touch with your Frilly side, I love it Jenny!! This is just gorgeous, your flowers are so glittery and romantic! Wonderful background and your foliage is perfectly placed! Well done!! hugs :)

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  5. Beautiful! I love the flowers and you always have things so well laid out, not just dotted here and there. I think you did the frilly side very well.

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  6. What a beautiful card! Colors and texture are absolutely stunning. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  7. Beautiful! Jenny Love the contrast of the stronger coloured flowers against the delicate muted colours of the background n yep i would say you did channel ya inner frilly - just enough for my liking anyway !;)

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  8. You do frilly beautifully. Love the colour palette and the gorgeous shimmer on your flowers. The background is terrific and the pearl clusters are the perfect bling.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. Absolutely stunning, love everything you have done on your card.
    I really like that flower might have have that stamp
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  10. Your card is very beautiful. Love the soft look.. Xx

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  11. Love the muted colour palette on this card Jenny!! Absolutely beautiful and you have definitely earned your 'frilly' stripes! Love the sparkle too!! Gorgeous!! ox

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  12. A gorgeous make , love the softness you have achieved x

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  13. Stunning card you made, great shimmer on the flowers!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  14. You certainly did earn your 'Frilly' stripes with this fabulous creation Jenny. Just the right amount of bling in my book - the flowers are gorgeous and I love the beautiful stencilling in the background - and the splats of course! Anne xx

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  15. Beautiful soft vintage colours and gorgeous design!! You do some of the most amazing work xx

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  16. Love your Frilly side too! Super gorgeous card!

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  17. Stunning card Jenny and you certainly get my vote for guesting on the Frilly side. So beautiful.
    Julie xx

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  18. I think your inner Frilly has come up trumps. The gentle sparkle on the flowers and those lovely pearl clusters work so well to make this a really special card for Mother's Day.
    Alison xx

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  19. Wow gorgeous card Jenny, love the colours and how you have done the flowers...Kath x

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  20. Very well done to your inner frilly Jenny - this is really gorgeous! Your Mum will love it. Have a happy weekend. Nicola x

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  21. A beautiful card Jenny, wonderful soft muted colours and gorgeous glittery blooms. Love your frilly side lol.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxxx

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  22. Love your card designs Jenny plus the delicate pinky hues are so delicious looking.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  23. Fabulous Jenny! Love the subtle colours - so elegant! Chrisx (On a massive catch up)

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  24. this is super beautiful!
    it's so feminine.
    love it!

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  25. Amazing Jenny. Loving all your creations xxx

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  26. beautiful card!!!! I adore the soft tone, tattered rose and Distress glitter clear rock candy is perfect !! Amazing! barbarayaya

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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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