15 June 2015

Into The Blue...

Hi everyone and welcome. So, it was another busy weekend demonstrating for IndigoBlu at Astbury Meadow Garden Centre, Congleton for the cheerful and enthusiastic stamping fans. It was great to see those fans coming along as we appear to be a dying breed in the UK at the moment! I was thrilled in particular that two of my very good friends, Anne Redfern and Tracy Evans were there to support me and pass on their collective wisdom to everyone too. It's always quite nerve-racking to be demonstrating in the presence of crafting royalty, hoping desperately to impart something that will inspire, but they seemed to enjoy it! Phew!

And so a new week begins. Don't forget, we are continuing to announce the awe-inspiring new line up for the International Design Team over on the IndigoBlu blog for the coming two weeks, so please do make sure you give them a huge welcome. I was quite overcome by the amazing comments you all posted about my own position on the team and thank you all from the bottom of my heart. As you can imagine, running two Design Teams and working in the industry full time now really doesn't give me the opportunity to get round to everyone's blogs in the same way I used to so for that I humbly apologise. I'm going to post some blog candy shortly to make up for it so do keep your eyes peeled for that.


And before I move on with today's offering how pleased was I to find out that my first ever journalling spread had been picked as a Top 3 badge winner!!! I'll be guesting there in the not too distant future as a result and can't thank Donna and the team enough for their award.

OK, on with today's card and this one is distinctly travel related...

(click on the image for a closer look)

Believe it or not this started life as a 'mop up' for this journalling! As something of a thrifty crafter I used the wet Distress Paint covered reverse of the Bubble and Splatters Layering Stencils to add some layering to this piece of 'Correspondence' paper stash. It didn't show up much on the predominantly white design but that got fixed with a good application of Faded Jeans Distress Ink (and a touch of Brushed Corduroy around the edges). And the stencilling kept on coming with Rays in Texture Paste, outlined with a Frayed Burlap Distress Marker.



There was already a lot going on in the background so then came the balancing act of adding more without overdoing it. I started with an old Tim stamp, the plane, stamped and embossed in gold on a piece of grungepaper. The Faded Jeans DI filled in the uncoloured areas and complimented the background. As well as the map (cut from the Correspondence collection) I needed some other travel related bits to layer under the plane. I was really pleased with the way the travel map from the 'Documented' set looked stamped in Cornflower Blue Archival Ink on more of the Correspondence paper and you should also be able to spot a travel ticket (Potting Soil Archival Ink on the same paper) from the same set. The tag was another mop up sat neglected in my scraps box and finally I added a die cut using the Thinlits Celebration Words (there's always a birthday in our family!!!)



Hopefully this card has given you some ideas for using these Tim Holtz sets and maybe setting off on a creative journey of your own. I'll be back with news of that blog candy in a few days, but in the meantime take care of yourselves and have a great week ahead, Jenny xxx


28 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, I was absolutely delighted and thrilled to see you demonstrate on Saturday, you were the epitome of professionalism. I loved your demonstrations and I adore your wood/plank background. I wanted to create and come home and get inky with some new IndigoBlu stamps lol. Today's piece is no exception, wonderful composition as always and I adore those rays with the edges highlighted with the pen, perfect backdrop for the mix of layered elements. Love the focal image too. It's also lovely to see some masculine makes too. Love it. Tracy x

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  2. a wonderful card Jenny - and i wish I had been able to make your demo - I saw Anne on Friday and she was quite excited about it so I'm glad you all had fun! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  3. Lots of fabulous things going on for you all round the moment Jenny - all well deserved. I would have loved to see you demoing! so much to learn from someone so talented. Perhaps one day! I love the card you have shared with us today - gorgeous colours and such a fabulous array of layers. Just wonderful. Jennie x

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  4. This is beautiful! Love the color palette and layering

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  5. Fabulous card Jenny ! Glad your demoing went well and you had some fans along too ! Sue C x

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  6. Wonderful layering and gorgeous colours! An all round fabulous card Jenny x

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  7. Beautiful card with travelling theme! =) I like the rays and the layout!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  8. It was lovely to see you too on Saturday. You are the crafting royalty, you are always so professional and give us all such wonderful inspiration!

    The new IndigoBlu team is shaping up really well so far, can't wait to see the other names now!

    I love this wonderful travel themed creation, the colours are amazing and I just love the design with the rays in the back. Another one for pinning methinks! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Loving the colour palette, another fabulous card Jenny, it so good to meet you the other weekend too. Ruth x

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  10. Fantastic card with a wonderful selection of male things added to it

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Perfect composition with wonderful 'Jenny' layering and gorgeous colours. Congrats for the journaling win too! Julia xxx

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  12. A Fantastic card! Jenny . Loving those rays in texture paste n outlined in FB .They work so well with the flying direction of the plane (hope you know what I mean) Loving the map too. As always I could look at your card for hour as its composition , layers n detail are second to none.
    Congrats on your CVC win - so deserved.
    have a great week x

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  13. Lots happening for you Jennie, which is fabulous x love this card, the wonderful details and techniques
    Hugs Annie x

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  14. Congratulations Jenny! They are really lucky to have you. You have some fabulously talented friends kid - and I only wish I could "pop" over and meet you as well as watch you work!
    Sandy xx

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  15. Speaking of popping over - your card is perfect!
    Sandy xx

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  16. Fabulous card Jenny! The blue color palette is so steady and soothing. Great work on using those scraps and mop up pages.

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  17. Wow, Jenny! This is amazing! Love the blues and the layering is perfect! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. This is marvelous Jenny! love all of the layered travel pieces - that airplane looks so nice soaring through the skys! Julia xx

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  19. Oh wow Jenny you have been busy! Congrats on your win at CVC!! Love your card, the travel theme is amazing and the background with the rays stencilling fits just perfectly. Hugs, Georgie xx

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  20. Beautiful card! The blue background looks fantastic!

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  21. Fabulous birthday card, Jenny! The travel/trip theme of this card is wonderful and fun and exciting!! I love the blue and natural tones of color that you've got at play here-So retro and fun!! XOXO-Shari

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  22. Jenny, this reminds me of a saying we have in the States. It's a compliment about one's ability to create art: "You could make a silk purse out of a sow's ear!" Have you ever heard of it? Well, that's you! This creation is spectacular, as always!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Brilliant design as always Jenny, this really is a stunning card. Golly, didn't know you had made the jump to full time, serious congrats on all your achievements. Nicola x

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  24. What a fabulous card, Jenny - you can guess how much I love the colours, and your skill with composition has given this so much movement and life. Love the layered paper elements too. I'm delighted your amazing journalling got its deserved recognition at CVC, and can't wait to see what you offer up for us there soon.

    As you see, I'm on catch up as usual, so no need to apologise to me. I think it's fantastic that you've become such an integral part of the industry - long may it continue!
    Alison xx

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  25. What a striking and fabulous card! LOVE the vintage look and all the layers!

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  26. FABULOUS! Only one word: Fabulous! This card is surely one among that I love most!! The design and the colors are absolutely perfect! 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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