27 May 2015

Feeling Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!! at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's the Funkie DT's turn to show you their take on host Georgie's theme 'Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!' over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog. This could be a project you love doing, a product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you have fun!!

Nothing makes me happier than learning about and playing with new 'stuff''. Inspired (but of course!) by this month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 May tag I set to work with those Tiny Tattered Florals and came up with this...

(click on each image for a closer look)

First twist (as ever) it's a card not a tag. Adding burlap as a background to a card gives a great starting point and having made sure it was stuck down firmly with Glue n Seal I edged it with Potting Soil Archival Ink. On Tim's original he added mixed ephemera and I loved the collage look but by adding the pieces of paper from the Wallflower stash I got to include those beautiful botanical images into the background.  A layer of Glue n Seal fixed them in place permanently and protected the Brushed Corduroy blended edging. Next came the stencilling using the Blossom Layering Stencil coloured with a mix of Fossilized Amber, Stormy Sky, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.



Now on to those Tiny Tattered Florals. To get the perfect coordinating colours I cut each bloom from Watercolor Cardstock and used the same Distress Stain Sprays on the 'roses' and cornflowers. As for the little 'daisies' I blended Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the outer leaves and left the inner ones uncoloured so that they became two-toned when rolled. Recommendation here - if you've used Distress Inks on your die cuts use hot glue or silicone glue to get them to stick together permanently... With the addition of Peeled Paint leaves my flowers were ready to layer over the stencilling alongside some Heirloom Roses. Tim used Remnant Rubs to great effect so I followed suit, then finished the card with some of those new die cut celebration words and an Industrious Trim.



Have to say I was happy to experiment with these and even more happy with the results. Now, it's time for you to show us what projects or products make you happy. And to inspire you further please head over at Frilly and Funkie where my fellow Funkie DT members are showing you their own happy projects. Stay happy everyone and whatever you're up to, take care of yourselves! Jenny xxx


28 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous creation Jenny. Love the burlap background.
    Hugs, Veerle x

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  2. The burlap background sets off all the wonders you have added to this wonderful project

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Brilliant and original take on the master's example Jenny, love your happy flower garden!

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  4. Beautifully composed piece of art Jenny. The flowers look amazing against the burlap base, a fabulous card! Nikki x

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  5. LOVE this take, I adore that you always do cards for this and put your own special spin on it. This is stunning and my favourite May Tag so far! Fabulous 'happy' piece too. Wonderful work Jenny! Can you tell I like this? Ruth x

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  6. Fabulous card! Great idea to make a card instead and it looks gorgeous with the burlap on the background! X

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  7. Absolutely Stunning Jenny. So much to see and every piece is fabulous. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Gorgeous Jenny!! I love all the layered panels, what a great backdrop for the beautiful flowers you made! Amazing version of Tim's tag hugs :)

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  9. A Gorgeous take on Tims tag n Georgies theme! Jenny You have created such a beautiful botanical scene with as always so much attention to detail . x

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  10. Very cool, Jenny. Looks like you have mastered the Tiny Tattered Florals beautifully. Love the way you grouped the ephemera and left some burlap to show through. Terrific birthday card!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  11. This is very beautiful Jenny! I love the colors and the details!

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  12. Such a lovely card Jenny. Your flowers are so pretty on the burlap background and the trim adds such a nice touch too. Thanks bunches for sharing your HAPPY! j

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  13. And this makes me Happy, Happy, Happy! Love that burlap background for the great beginnings and beautiful finish! Gorgeousness! Hugs!

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  14. hiya Jenny - I love your twist on tims tag for may - its brilliant and really works wonderfully well! Clever use of those flowers too - beautiful make! Hugs rachel x

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  15. Really beautiful card, you should be very Happy, Happy, Happy!!

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  16. Super card. Love the burlap background and all the tiny flowers - so summery.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  17. As always Jenny, this is a fabulous take on Tim's tag, I love how you used the wallflower elements and your flowers are superb! Anne xx

    PS - yes I will bring the bag, I have not stopped using it since Rita made it. xx

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  18. Just had to pop over for a closer look Jenny. Stunning as always. Hope you win.
    Julie x

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  19. Fabulous card Jenny ! Love the burlap background, now there's something I need to try ! Sue C x

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  20. So cool how you spinned the tag into this gorgeous gorgeous piece! LOVE this!

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  21. Absolutely stunning Jenny and I love it all !!! The details are wonderful and those toy tattered florals look divine !!

    TFs and huge hugs Annie xx

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  22. I love your version of Tim's Tag! The burlap is such a fun foundation! Amazing HAPPY project!

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  23. Wow, Jenny I love what you have done, this burlap panel is just phenomenal!! Such gorgeous rich tones and an amazing layout!!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  24. Gorgeous interpretation of Tim's May tag Jenny, love how you incorporated the floral papers from the wallflower paper stash and then stenciled with multiple colours through the blossom stencil. Lovely flowers and a perfect sentiment to set it all off. It certainly makes me happy to see it, thanks for sharing!

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  25. This definitely makes me happy! I love the rich, warm colours and the fabulous collaging, and those flowers look just fantastic. A wonderful reworking of the May tag - I love it!
    Alison xx

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  26. You've exceeded the objective Jenny as this is exceedingly happy indeed. Gorgeous piece. Nicola x

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  27. A lovely 'happy' piece and a great take on the tag.
    Avril 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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