22 July 2015

Raise It Up! for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! At the start of the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, 'Raise It Up!' it's the turn of the Funkie side of the DT to share their projects, including lil' ole me! Our host for this one is the wonderful Pamellia. Here's what she has requested; "I want to see lots of layers, lots of panels and/or lots of elements on your shabby chic or vintage project, BUT they must be raised up! Whether you choose to use pop dots, foam squares, silicone glue or another means of support, make sure they stand tall!" With the chance of a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, three Top 3 badges, and a draw for a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, there are plenty of reasons to join in the fun.

I was inspired by two of my DT team mates when creating this layered gift bag. Having drooled over Pamellia's recent layered challenge piece I fancied grabbing the same Spellbinders dies and putting a funkier twist to them. And I've used Shelly's superb tutorial again for creating hand made stamens to place at the centre of my flower. Here's the finished bag...

(click on each image for a closer look)

You'll probably notice I didn't include as many layers as on Pamellia's original (though a few of them are raised up on foam pads) but I did use the Radiant Rectangles die set to cut them. The rose gold/copper ones are covered in FlitterGlu and Mega Flakes from IndigoBlu - you can die cut any of your regular card once these wafer thin gilding flakes have been applied to achieve a sumptuous metallic finish. I also rubbed a little Black Soot Distress Ink over those layers to match the copper tone filigree centre embellishment.



The alternate layers were also cut using the dies. Having spread texture paste through the Vintage Quilt stencil each one was spritzed with a combination of Industrial Chic mists and a finishing touch of Crow's Nest Copper. The base is kraft card which has been embossed using a folder to add even more height to the base. On top I piled some of those little pieces of dyed seam binding that Linda sends with her little parcels of joy inside each order. You'll also see a couple of brass leaves, shaped for more dimension, little heirloom roses (defined with more of that Crow's Nest Copper) and a handmade flower featuring Shelly's idea for Liquid Pearls stamens. The flower was coloured with a combo of the Copper mist and Tattered Rose Distress Stain Spray, and I added a touch of dilute Rusty Lantern Lime Magicals to the centre. A few filigree metal corners finished off this rather elaborate gift bag topper. I hope you like it!




I look forward to seeing your 'raised up' creations entered for the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and for more inspiration please make sure you check out my Funkie team mates awesome creations.

Before I leave you, just a quick reminder that my Blog Candy Giveaway ends this Sunday 26th July so please make sure you've entered as there are three parcels waiting patiently to be sent out...

Have a great Wednesday everyone and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



27 comments:

  1. Fantastic ideas on this bag and beautiful colour combination.

    Love Chrissie x x

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  2. Gorgeous bag. Love this colour combo.

    Marjeta

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  3. Such a beautiful gift bag Jenny and a great idea for this months challenge at FnF . Love the metallic layers working with the stenciled alternative layers . Your handmade flower n liquid pearl stamen are the perfect adornment . I'm sure the recipient of such a beautiful gift bag would be as delighted with the gift bag as the gift . x

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  4. There should have been a warning disclaimer at the top of this post....I almost had to put paramedics on standby! This is AWESOME!!! I'd seen Pamellia's project, but hadn't seen Shelly's and WOW...that was COOL, but what you've created by marrying the two together....WOWWEE ZOWEE!! Now that's just something. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd be all, "Um, glad you like the gift, but I'm gonna need that bag back now!" LOL....
    Wonderful inspiration for the challenge Jenny.
    Hugs,
    Lisa x

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  5. Beautiful, Jenny! You've done justice to Pamellia's wonderful inspiration! And thanks for the link to Shelly's technique - will definitely be trying that out! xx Lynn

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  6. The bag is the gift! LOVE this...so many wonderful layers and gorgeous color!

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  7. What a gorgeous, glamorous gift bag (sorry, I've come over all alliterative!) - wonderfully raised up!
    Alison xx

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  8. What a stunning bag, Jenny! Not only are the colors so lovely, but all those precious layers! Hugs!

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  9. Beautiful gift bag Jenny ! Love the coppery colours ! Sue C x

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  10. What a gorgeous bag!! And I'm thrilled that you used my technique in such a beautiful way as well. Fantastic piece for the challenge!

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  11. Beautyful bag,love the color combination.

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  12. I'm always running short on gift bags. I love this idea. So many wonderful ideas here to try Jenny. Love the color combo. Your layers are simply beautiful. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  13. Holy moses Jenny, you could knock me over with a feather right now!! I am so in love with your gift bag! You may have gotten an idea from me, but boy oh boy, you sure ran with it and made it your own! I love the copper with the greens and kraft, what an elegant and festive mix! Thanks for the shout out, you are so sweet. And thanks for the link to Shelly's tutorial, will definitely check that out. Wonderful project! hugs :)

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  14. That is gorgeous! Love, love, love all those lovely lush layers and the colours you've used are wonderful and just perfect. I've been struggling for inspiration for this one - but I think I may now decorate a bag - thanks for inspiring me Karen x

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  15. You've done it again, Jenny! Your gift bag is SUPERB!! I love the palette, the die cut layers, and that amazing flower! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  16. This is a pretty elegant gift bag. Love the colour palette, all your layers of course and that sweet flower.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  17. Wow, Jenny; What a knock out! This is a case where the gift bag IS the gift! What a beauty it is, too! I love the copper with the green and such luscious layers you have created! As always, your homemade flower is just lovely; I will have to check out that link for the stamens, as I always come up short with just the right ones for my flowers. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Hugs!

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  18. That's a wonderful altered bag. Perect for presenting a little gift.

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  19. Gorgeous, Jenny!! This bag is a gift in itself!! XOXO-Shari

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  20. Ooh Jennie, this is just beautiful! Such an inviting little bag, who wouldn't want to peek inside after seeing the tempting taste of the front - love it xx

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  21. Sorry to be so late.... I have the pleasure of knowing just how gorgeous this bag is, the flower is superb and I just love the layers and the wonderful colours, which are even more beautiful in real life. Thank you so much for letting me have this wonderful creation Jenny! Hugs, Anne xx

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  22. Gorgeous Jenny, that bag is much too beautiful to use!

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  23. Wow, Jenny, that is one gorgeous gift bag! Love all the intricate layering.

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  24. Wow, Jenny! Love this amazing gift bag! The color combo is so pretty and love the gorgeous flower in the middle! Hugs, Sandra

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  25. your bag is so beautifully decorated Jenny and I love the amazing die you have used but my eye goes to your stung floral and the wonderful stamens.

    TFS and looking forward to our meet this weekend

    Hugs Annie xx

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  26. Fantastic make Jenny, loving all those layers. Nicola x

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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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