8 July 2015

Something to Say... at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome to my regular Frilly and Funkie post. Today sees the start of the second week of this fortnight's challenge and I'm the host! I picked the challenge theme, 'Something to Say...'. There are so many fabulous quotes and sayings now available for use on our projects. Whether you stamp it, print it, write it or die cut it, make your sentiment the main focus of attention on your vintage or shabby chic entries.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. AND, there are new Top 3 Badges for three outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner has become so hard!

And so to my Funkie side of the DT offering. To make those words the real focus it had to be a journal page for this one, though it has to be said this didn't turn out anything like I expected!!!

(click on the images for a closer look)



I'd gesso'd the base diary pages and was all set to stencil away with a flowery theme in mind (in fact I started and scrapped the paste off again!) but as this 'journal' has developed the surfaces become less even and harder to work on. So, Plan B. I grabbed a sheet of 'Correspondence' paper (one of my favourite designs from this collection), cut it to the required length and got stamping. Part of the design includes red, open flowers which look similar to one in the 'Flower Garden' stamp set, so I added to that design with more flowers and a few stems for good measure in Red Geranium Archival Ink. These were painted with a mixture of Distress Markers, Distress Stain and a little water, though this diminished the petal and stamen details. Out came my Snow Cap Pigment ink (you could use Glacier White equally well) and a white gel pen to stamp/redraw in those details.



Now back to that stencilling; white paste through the 'Blossom' Layering stencil which then absorbed some of the inks. I tried adding some Picket Fence Distress Paint but it wasn't quite strong enough so then came a layer of 'Merci Beaucoup Mint' embossing powder - perfect! Having blended Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edges of the paper I stamped the main sentiment from the Life Quotes set, added a Big Chat and Small Talk sticker (more Frayed Burlap around that too) and splattered Black Soot Distress Paint over the lot.




Now I'd love you to pop over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see what my fabulous new Funkie team mate Shelly Hickox has created (it's positively AWESOME!) and one of my creative heroes, Linda Coughlin has conjured up (SENSATIONAL as ever!) Aren't I just the luckiest person to get to play 'alongside' these industry leaders! And then get those entries in to be in with a chance to win.

Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week I wish you a great one and remember to take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


41 comments:

  1. a gorgeous page, love the layers or colour and the white flowers too x

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  2. Good morning Jenny,
    Another of your fantasric makes.
    Love everything about this wonderful creation.
    Those sentiments are brilliant, so true
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

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  3. What a fabulous page - the paper is the perfect background for your gorgeous floral arrangements! The words -so true - stand out so well! Chrisx (trying to catch up! !)

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  4. Oooh this is lovely glad you perserveered with it! Wish I had time to play now.

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  5. A very beautiful spread of pages with wonderful colours and stamping

    Chrissie xx

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  6. Hi Jenny,
    I love, love, love these journal pages ........ the colours are amazing, a bit of an oriental look going on I think! The white texture paste really stands out against the red, and the words are so true! xx

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  7. These are amazing page, fabulous details.

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  8. Truly Gorgeous! Jenny The paper provides a perfect backdrop to your beautiful flowers n stems . Love the effect of the Blossom layering stencil n the added texture it creates .

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  9. Jenny, Your journal pages are beautiful. Thank you for taking us on the path that brought you to the final creation. The red flowers are stunning against the white blooms from the blossom stencil. And of course, the sentiment is so true.

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  10. Stunning! Love what you did on this page!

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  11. Gorgeous Jenny , the white embossed blossom really pops against the red and I love that sentiment. Tracy x

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  12. Wow Jenny, love love love!! The red flowers are so beautiful and the white blossoms layered over top is such a gorgeous contrast! There are some leaves in there that I don't recognize, is that part of the paper design?? hugs :)

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  13. Oh wow Jenny this is stunning xx

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  14. Jenny - I am in awe of this art journal creation. Love the background but the way you did the flowers on top... just FABULOUS. Looks 3D somehow... it's just STUNNING. j.

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  15. well done Jenny,what an amazing result! Love the white image over the red flowers.

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  16. This journal page is stunning. Love all the flowers and the textured branches - everything pops against the paper.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  17. I absolutely LOVE that sentiment and your journal pages Jenny!!! It's bright enough to truly grab your attention and then soft and subtle enough to let the advice really soak in. The way you've 'framed' the words work perfectly. I absolutely agree with what it says too; except for I recommend doing it outside and not in. Inside if I stop long enough I find things to dust and ewwww.....who has the time???
    HUGS!
    Lisa x

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  18. oh so true Jenny - your pages look amazing - beautiful work - and it was lovely to chat with you last night - hugs Rachel x

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  19. WOW, Jenny this is a beautiful set of journal pages. Sometimes the Unexpected is truly the best ! You've used very unique ways to design these. Amazing!
    Thanks for the fun and inspiration

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  20. Wow, wow, wow!! Love your colors and especially the red! And thank you for sharing that it took a few tries to get what you wanted - I know we all struggle with this, but I am encouraged to see how anyone gets around it! xxx Lynn

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  21. Wonderful piece Jenny - stunning colours and perfectly composed (as always!).

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  22. Completely stunning!1 Anne x

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  23. Love the white embossed flowers against the red! Jenny, this is gorgeous! Hugs!

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  24. Such a stunning journal page you created, love the colors and the sayings! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  25. This has to be one the most beautiful journal pages that I have ever seen!! I am just in complete awe of this - I really am lost for what to say as I can't think of a word as gorgeous as this page to describe this work of art!! xxx

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  26. Love your gorgeous pages, Jenny. The flowers are fabulous. :)

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  27. Ohh wow, Jenny! These pages are amazing! Love how you've layered the flowers! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  28. wonderful red blooms and white stenciling on this Jenny! what beautiful pages!

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  29. Oh My, Jenny!! The white embossing on those beautiful red flowers is stunning!! These pages are just gorgeous and love those paint splatters, too!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  30. Love everything and every little detail - awesome Journalling thank you for sharing Karen

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  31. Your sentiment is absolutely perfect, and so wonderfully showcased! I couldn't agree more with those words! Fantabulous design and LO. The flowers are white contrast are awesome sauce! Wowzers! ~Niki

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  32. Pinned!! I absolutely love this Jenny. What a fabulous piece from F&F's Say Something challenge. The additional flowers (and your coloring of them) are amazing. Love the blossom stenciling and the white outlines. Gorgeous. And the sentiments ... such a wonderful addition to your journal entry. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

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  33. Fabulous journl pages Jenny ! Love the red flowers and teh white embossed flowers over the top. Sue C x

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  34. I love the colours and the layers. Great page.

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous Jenny x love the wonderful details and layering. Love your CS makes as well.

    Take care and see you soon
    Hugs Annie x

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  36. Beautiful Jenny, love how you've highlighted the flowers with the white pen, they just pop off the page, and love that quote, it's so very true ☺

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  37. Jenny,
    Your journal page is GORGEOUS!! You are an amazingly talented artist. I am continually inspired by your creations!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  38. How beautiful. I love the white blossom texture paste layered over the bold red blooms, and the bold black wording both of the stickers and the stamp works brilliantly against the soft neutrals of the background. Stunning pages, Jenny.
    Alison xx

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  39. This page hit my heart and my eyes! I'm speechless, I love it so much! Masterpiece! 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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