11 November 2015

Let There Be Light at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome to the first of two posts from me today. As we enter the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Let there be light!' it's the turn of the Funkie side of the Design Team to share their projects with you. Our host Sue says "One of the things I don't like at this time of year is the lack of light to craft by in the evenings. So, for this challenge I'd like you to include something in your project that makes reference to light, this could be a lamp, lantern, rays of light or even gradients of colour that get lighter!"


At the end of the challenge the Design Team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

So here's my (edited) offering - a mixed media canvas using a colour palette that is somewhat out of my comfort zone...

(click on each image for a closer look)

Knowing I wanted to use the IndigoBlu 'Industrial Lamps' stamp set I decided to combine these with the current Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge. With very much Autumnal colours to the fore this canvas began with lots of texture paste and layers of lace pressed into it. The over the top came more paste, this time stencilled over the larger piece of lace. With all that texture completed it was time for the 'frilly bits'.



Each of the main elements was created individually before being added, so the leaves were embossed with two colours, the lamps were originally embossed and stamped onto card before having colour added (but then I changed my mind and stamped over a Moon Shadow Misted background) and the die cut paper flowers had pearl centres added. As each of these were placed on the canvas I interspersed copper metal charms, lacy flowers and the stamped sentiment.



Finally I added colour to the whole piece - Starburst Sprays, Moon Shadow Mist, Magicals and swipes of gesso over the central design in increasing intensity. To 'frame' the finished piece I mixed Rusty Lantern Lime Magical with gesso and painted a rough border.



I'm going to take the plunge and enter this into the Lindy's Stamp Gang November 2015 Color Challenge.


Hope you've got a little inspiration from this mixed media canvas. For even more from my incredibly talented team mates make sure you head on over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Then it's over to you! We've already had many fabulous entries, but with prizes and Top 3 badges up for grabs there's still plenty of reasons to join in the fun.

I'll be back in a few hours with something completely different - and not just that it's inspired by the Winter season. Hope you can join me for that.
For now thank you for stopping by.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


25 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, love your canvas. The colours may be out of your comfort zone but it's turned out wonderfully. Sue X

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  2. OMG, I completely LOVE this canvas Jenny, wow! The textures with all that lace and past, the additional elements, the absolutely stunning colour combo, this is a new favourite, - love, love, love it!!!!!

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  3. This is stunning with the wonderful textures and amazing flowers

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. The lamps look wonderful in their flowery bower, and I really like the warm autumnal colour palette - I think you've completely cracked that. Wonderful lacy texture at the base of it all (!!).

    So lovely to spend time with you too, and I've just remembered I was going to send you a calligraphy link, so will hurry off and find it before I head in to town.
    Alison xx

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  5. This is so beautiful Jenny x gorgeous layers of texture and amazing details. Love the florals and lace

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  6. Stunning Jenny!! I just love this style of project, it has a very European feel to it that I am really drawn too! Your colours are so beautiful and I love that lamp set you used, perfect choice for our theme! Love it! hugs :)

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  7. Lovely mixed media canvas, Jenny! so hard to think you are out of your comfort zone with this palette, because it is absolutely STUNNING! I seriously could sit and stare at this for HOURS! Pinned, so I can do just that whenever I want! Oh, I could see this on my walls of my "morning" room, with the way the light shines in at this time of the year. Can you tell I LOOOOVE this???? Hugs!

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  8. Fab-u-lous! ! Gorgeous textured layers and beautiful colours. Love it !! Xx

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  9. This is wonderful Jenny. Glorious autumnal colours and so much luscious texture. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  10. I am (nearly) stuck for words on this gorgeous mixed media canvas Jenny - it is stunning! I love your colour choices, the flowers are beautiful with their pearl centres and those lamps - simply wonderful. A truly beautiful make!

    It goes without saying, it was amazing seeing you at the weekend, thanks so much for taking the time!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Oh Jenny, the beauty in this really does shine! So many contrasts, and yet everything just goes together so naturally...and the flowers on the lamps is pure genius.
    Beautiful art.
    Dot x

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  12. I love this colour palette and you did a beautiful job with it. The vintage lamps topped with the flowers are so pretty. The femininity of this piece is also pulled together with the bits of lace.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  13. a gorgeous canvas jenny - really pretty work! Looking forward to seeing you at the weekend! Hugs rachel x

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  14. Wow!! This is over the top gorgeous Jenny!! The colours may have been out of your comfort zone but you rocked it!! The background has such amazing texture from the lace and the stencil work and I simply adore the flowers with their pearl centres!! Definitely my new fave!! Loooveee this!! xx

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  15. Gorgeous Jenny! I would never have known you were out of your comfort zone. You rocked this colour palette. I absolutely LURVE the flowers! Beautiful home decor piece. :)

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  16. This is gorgeous Jenny! I love the contrast of colours between lamps and flowers. So vintage!

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  17. What a lovely canvas Jenny - beautiful design and flowers with all the glitter! Julia xx

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  18. Wow. wow. wow. So in love with your gorgeous canvas! You should move out of your comfort zone more often!! Love it!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lindy's Stamp Gang for the Color challenge!!

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  19. What a beautiful colour palette, I'm intrigued by the flowers, they are so pretty...a fabulous canvas and a fabulous theme! Ruth xx

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  20. Oooohh this is lovely
    Thank you for joining us at Lindy's Stamp Gang!!

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  21. Beautiful Jenny, gorgeous colours and love all the layers and texture! Deb xo

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  22. Inspired use of the lamps stamps Jenny and brilliant take on the theme. Beautiful canvas! Hope it is on display - it should be. Nicola x

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  23. A truly beautiful canvas ! Jenny so much fabulous texture , detail , embellies and wonderful use of the Industrial lamp stamp. Such a gorgeous blend of colour tones too. An Inspirational work of art for sure x

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  24. I think I say this every time, Jenny, but the usual adjectives just don't seem adequate when I see one of your works of art like this, worthy of a gallery!! I am in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

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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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