18 March 2015

Bring on the Bling! at Frilly and Funkie (Part 2)


Hi everyone and welcome! I'm currently hosting the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and have chosen the theme '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.

This week I'm back to being a Funkie team member which meant I could go wild with colour. This was SO MUCH fun to do! Hope you like the results (and remember, just click on the photos to get a closer look)...


A little while ago I picked up a couple of really cheap coloured glass bottles in one of those post-Christmas sales. With this challenge on the horizon I reached for the yellow one and started playing with some of the Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi pastes. Having applied the Gold Embossing Paste down the sides in a random fashion and let that dry I added further lines of Crackle Texture Paste. Since the glass coordinated so well with my choice of colours I wanted to make sure some of it remained visible.


Next came the fun/messy part! I started by blending Red Geranium Archival Ink over the Crackle Paste using a mini blending tool (hint: you can pre-colour your Crackle Paste with Archival Reinkers, but muggins was in too much of a rush to remember to do this!) Next I mixed Orange Blossom Archival Reinker with surgical spirits (rubbing alcohol) and dribbled it down from the neck of the bottle to the base. In places it mixed with the Red Geranium to create an extra colour and also ensured the cracks became even more visible. The final addition of colour came from mixing Aged Mahogany Distress Paint with a little water and once again let it dribble down the sides of the bottle. Another hint here; if your paint stops moving mist it with a little more water to encourage the drips to run further.


I'd already decided to add ornate brass decorative corners around the base of the bottle but they looked a little lost down there on their own. By using the small filigree stamp from the Studio 490 'Art and You' set with Jet Black Archival Ink I was able to add a repeat pattern to the main part of the bottle. If you use the stamp without a block it's easier to push the ink into the uneven surface. Then came embellishments. The card and book page flowers were die cut and coloured with Distress Spray Stains, with the larger ones given alcohol ink altered gumdrop centres. I used the same Cranberry Alcohol Ink to add definition to the brass leaves, the dragonfly, the heart and the tiny jingle bells, whilst the black die cut leaf stems were dry brushed with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. Here are some close ups so you can see more of those details;





So that's my Funkie side well and truly satisfied and lots of bling on show! And there's even more bling over on the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog right now as my Funkie team mates share their own amazing creations. A visit is highly recommended to help inspire you to join in the fun if you haven't already. With those prizes up for grabs there's a great reasons to do just that!

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you get the chance to create and play soon, and whatever you're up to, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


32 comments:

  1. love the richness and depth of colour you have created here..it looks pure indulgence x hugs x

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  2. Jenny I LOVE this!!!! The colours are so rich and really pop. I also have flower envy as I really struggle with delicate skill required to work with all those petals. Hugs, Becky :)

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  3. Fab colours on your beautiful bottle Jenny, love all the textures and the bling of course!

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  4. Wonderful colours and texture on this fabulous altered bottle Jenny, love that cluster of flowers at the top too xx

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  5. Stunning! It would look wonderful anywhere.

    Love Chrissie x

















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  6. Beautiful Jenny, this would make a stunning centre piece wherever it was placed and certain to be the talking point of the day. Love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  7. Good Morning Jenny. Wow. How fabulous your bottle looks after having its makeover. The colours and finishes alone look stunning , but the flowers just top it nicely. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Jenny this is fabulous! I love the wonderful rich colours and all that gorgeous crackle. Love it! Jennie x

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  9. Oh! My! Giddy Aunt!! Jenny,
    That is truly AWESOME love, love, love it.
    What about those stunning Flowers??
    Absolutely brilliant, don't have all the ingredients, if I did I would definitely have a go.
    Have a wonderful day
    Patricia xxx

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  10. Gorgeous rich colour palette! So much texture n detail - love how you've used a combo of techniques! Jenny n thx for sharing them with us . Adorned perfectly ! (I've recently altered a bottle but it doens't come close to this! ) This si a real beaut! x

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  11. Gorgeous altered bottle Jenny. Love the warmth of the colours and the fantastic texture and gorgeous flowers and bling. Tracy x

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  12. Love the rich colors and gorgeous embellishments and texture!

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  13. Love. love, love the texture and the vibrant colour. That giant flower is so pretty and your metal bits are a perfect addition.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. this is a real...WOW!
    looks great!

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  15. What unbelievable colors... this is fabulous!!!

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  16. Incredible hot lava flow hues Jenny and stunning array of textures. Definitely looks like a brilliant party centre piece. Nicola x

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  17. A real stunner Jenny! Just love the texture and the colours! Julia xx

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  18. Warm and exploding colours on a beautiful texture work... I love it!

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  19. I want to touch it! The texture and colors are fantastic! Gorgeous alteration!

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  20. What a gorgeous altered bottle Jenny! Love the fiery colours and that big blossom is fabulous! Wonderful touches of bling too! hugs :)

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  21. I just wanna hug it!! WOW!! You can't help but drool at the depth of texture and color on this make and the bling is subtle, classy and fabulous!! I absolutely love this Jenny. Nicely done and so very inspiring :)
    hugs to you,
    Lisa x

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  22. Oh, I'm just lovin' your funky side Jenny :) :) This bottle is AWESOME!! I love the color yellow, so I just love this bottle and the colors and textures you've got goin' on here :) Just Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

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  23. I love your blingy bottle! Gorgeous alteration and the red is so rich. Love that flower! Hugs!

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  24. I am not sure I can put into words how beautiful I think this is... it really is a stunner Jenny and I love the gorgeous flowers and the wonderful colour choice. Absolutely beautiful! Anne xx

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  25. Beautiful bottle Jenny! Gorgeous colours ! Sue C x

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  26. How cool, that's a fantastic altered bottle.

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  27. So beautiful and bright, reminds me of a beautiful sunset in the country xx

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  28. That is amazing Jenny, love the colour and texture!

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  29. Ha! I was thinking exactly what Georgie was picturing! Jennie, this is such work of art on glass! How wonderful you've added those corners at the bottom and stamps to give them more importance! It's just a textural dream! Love!

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  30. Stunning bottle you made and it sure has sparkle and bling! =) Lovely colors too!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  31. So rich and gorgeous, what a wonderful piece!

    :)trisha

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  32. Wowzer - what stunning fiery colours and amazing texture... it looks like molten lava! Fabulous alteration.
    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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