1 December 2015

Silver and Gold for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome! I'm so excited today to be a Guest Designer for the latest Mixed Media Monthly Challenge entitled 'Silver and Gold'. This month the challenge is sponsored by IndigoBlu. Check out the challenge blog HERE for all the details of the amazing prize up for grabs and to see the gorgeous projects from the super talented Design Team.

So as promised in my last post HERE I'm sharing my Guest Design piece (which doubles as the first of my CHA samples). As well as featuring the IndigoBlu Laurel Leaves stamp set and stencil there's a sneak peek of something else... check out the flower!!!

(click on each photo for a closer look)

When working with a limited colour palette I find it's a licence to go mad with the design and layering. To get a real mix of textures into this I started with fine and course modelling pastes followed by corrugated and plain card. More stencilling, this time through the Laurel Leaves stencil, and I added a layer of Sheffield Steel Mega Flakes over some of the stems. Then came some tissue transfer with stamped Laurel Leaves stamps adhered to the outer edges using Slap It On matte medium (delicate enough not to tear at the tissue).





I worked on building the 'spray bouquet' by adding some gauze and lacy flowers around a cheap frame embellishment from my stash. I took some time to stamp, emboss, gild and fussy cut lots of Laurel Leaves stems using Chariot of Fire Mega Flakes and white embossing powder. These were then arranged along with die cut linked flower shapes (a Sizzix Frameworks die covered in Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders).

Don't you just love that flower?! It's a layered die cut shape but the added stamping (using a brand new design that will be released to the trade in January 2016) takes it to a whole other level of gorgeousness. To finish I added shots of silver and gold Metallic English Cottage Artist's Acrylic paints along with Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio and Starburst Mists. A few seed beads and an embossed wooden word completed the project.





I hope you've enjoyed seeing what can be accomplished with stamps, stencils and those all important metallics. Hopefully you feel inspired to join in the fun over with the latest Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - hop on over to see what the amazing Design Team have created to reflect the Silver and Gold theme, and remember to check out the awesome IndigoBlu prize that's up for grabs too.

I want to say a huge thank you to Donna and the team for inviting me to play along this time.

This will be entered into the latest Lindy's Stamp Gang December 2015 Color Challenge



What a great start to December! Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

39 comments:

  1. OMG! This is just amazing - thanks for sharing

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  2. Wow, wow, wow Jenny this is totally STUNNING!!!! I absolutely love it, what an amazing piece, yet anther new favourite for sure, just incredible! That central flowers just looks so stunning!!

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  3. This is magical..just love the textures and flowers

    Chrissie xx

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  4. Beautiful Jenny, love it all!
    Suzi B xx

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  5. OMG! This is stunning Jenny! Love the lushness and the extra time for all the elements is totally worth it! And that flower! WOW
    Dot x

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  6. Absolutely stunning Jenny, I love this piece . The layering, the texture, the paints absolutely beautiful . I love the flower. Tracy x

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  7. I just saw this over on the MMM challenge blog and had to come over for all the beautiful details! Gorgeous!

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  8. OMGosh Jenny, my jaws fell open when I saw this stunning piece of art.
    Wish I could make such a wonderful creation too.
    So amazingly beautiful. Hugs, Veerle xxxx

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  9. Wow Jenny, I am blown away as usual!! So many wonderful layers of foliage and other elements and that background texture is stunning!! Love it. hugs :)

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  10. You are absolutely without a doubt the most mesmerizing texture artist of ever! You make drooling nearly impossible when it comes to looking at your makes. I absolutely ADORED my time on your blog this morning and found every single inch of your project inspiring!
    hugs to you Jenny,
    Lisa x

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  11. Dear Santa could you please bring me a new Jaw for Christmas as mine has just dropped to the floor thanks to Jenny's absolutely stunning Creativity .

    Jenny this is exquisite! Theres so much love here for this masterpiece . Just look at all that opulence masterfully created . Sheer class .
    hugs

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  12. Have mercy! I cannot believe you cut these gorgeous leaf piles by hand! What a feat in itself, let alone creating this masterpiece from them! This is one spectacular project! Love the lone vellum flower and how beautifully it centers the design.

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  13. Wow !!!! just stunning Jenny. The colours (all my favourites!) and textures are just amazing. I could look at it forever. You are so creative! Jennie x

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  14. Exquisite, magnificent, spectacular! This is just divine. The composition, layering and subtlety just add up to beautiful. You have out done yourself. Can you tell I just love it?

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  15. oh my goodness Jenny - you've really pulled out all the stops with this one - what a stunning make - I adore it - beautiful xx

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  16. This is completely stunning, Jenny! The glorious spray of leaves with that fabulous flower at the heart of it is wonderful, and I adore the finish on the frame - gorgeous. It may be perverse of me but almost my favourite bit is that wonderful textured background! Amazing work!
    Alison xx

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  17. Takes my breathe away, Jenny! This is absolutely gorgeous with so many pretty details! I love what you have done here! Hugs!

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  18. Completely STUNNING!!! LOVE the metallics, LOVE the design! JUST FABULOUS and elegant and classy!

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  19. This is just gobsmackingly beautiful, Jenny!

    LOVE it!

    Claudia x

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  20. This is just GORGEOUS!! Love that flower ;) and the laurel leaves look amazing xx

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  21. Amazing project, so rich and elegant. Love all those delicious layers!

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  22. Jenny, this is an amazing piece of artwork in a gorgeous neutral palette. Love the flower, all the textures and layers of leaves and papers! Holy Moley I just love everything about this! SUPERCALEFRAGALISTIC!(And yes, a great start to December!) Hugs!

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  23. I can'believe my eyes: this is so gorgeous and chique. Big compliment and I'd like to say that I could never make this kind of artwork... I admire it!
    Lia xx

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  24. Total and complete gorgeousness here Jenny! I cannot believe all the wonderful layering you did with your varied adn beautiful pieces of foliage! Julia xx

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  25. Absolutely stunning Jennie - such wonderful layers and depth of muted colours and fabulous eye candy. xxx

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  26. Oh Jenny, I am not sure how I missed seeing this gorgeous creation!!! I am in total awe of your ability, this is a breath taking piece of art which will well and truly shine at CHA. The flower is gorgeous but it is your layering of all the elements and the gorgeous sheen that does it for me. Incredible and absolutely stunning - you are a true master with Indigo Blu products... Anne xx

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  27. Jenny its lovely! Beautiful colours, placement and everything - it really is excellent! Cxxx

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  28. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! What an exquisite show of glimmer and layering! And on such a sumptuously textured background - absolutely adore this piece, Jenny! Many thanks for the details about how you achieved this.... as always, fantastic inspiration from you! xxx Lynn

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  29. Jenny another stunning piece, love the colours and layering, totally inspired x

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  30. Absolute Stunner!!! Loved so much textures, layers, all those muted colors with such glam and shimmer!

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  31. Sorry I am so late in commenting Jenny, this is absolutely gorgeous, an amazing textural background and beautiful gold and silver accents. What a fabulous design piece for CHA and congratulations on your guest post at MMMonthly. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season! Deb xo

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  32. Stunning work Jenny! So inspiring and wonderful textures in silver and gold! Love it!
    Merry Christmas!

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  33. Stunning.I love the silver and gold. You have created a most elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Lindys Stamp Gang for the Color Challenge!

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  34. My goodness, Jenny, this is just lovely.

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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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