20 January 2016

Sing, Sing, Sing for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome to my first post of the day! Today it's the Funkie DT's turn to rise to Cec's challenge 'Sing, Sing, Sing' over at Frilly and Funkie. Here's what she says about the challenge; "Make a shabby chic or vintage project with music as the central theme. You can add musical instruments, music paper, sentiments about music or even vintage images with a music theme".

The Design Team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Here's my card, combining bird song and the chance to sing Happy Birthday to someone...

(click on each photo for a closer look)

Most of the time I create my own backgrounds from scratch for my cards, yet people keep mentioning they "like the paper I've used" so I figured I'd show you how the background came together on this one!


Start by gently brushing Distress Glaze unevenly around the edge of your card with your finger. Patchy is better and keep the border quite narrow (unless you plan to add a lot of stitching or details around the edges).


Spritz with a layer of Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain - don't heat set it!


Dab away the excess with a dry, clean cloth then allow to air dry a little - still don't heat set!


Blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the Scribbles stencil over the central section .


Laying the stencil back over the card blend Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink in patches. Wipe away any excess ink that may have strayed onto the Glazed edge to remove it and add a little to the edges of the card. Add some stitching to complete the background.

Here are some close ups of the finished card...



Over the background I layered a piece of card with Weathered Wood and Brushed Corduroy inks on, some Wallflower Paper Stash with Remnant Rubs, an Antique Linen Distress Stain blotted mini tag, die cut painted branches, tiny bronze leaves and Frameworks die cut pieces. I cut and keep the inner and outer parts of these from scraps and offcuts so they can be used in combination; this time it's French Industrial paper and some card covered in Rock Candy Crackle Paint and Antique Linen Distress Stain. To finish I added a bird from the 'Love You' Framelits set.



That's it for my 'Sing, Sing, Sing' project. Make sure you see what my Funkie team mates have created HERE and then it's over to you!

I'll be back later today with a second project (and a romantic tale!) so it would be lovely to see you again. For now thank you for joining me and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



17 comments:

  1. The background is wonderful Jenny and thanks for the step by step (as I don't have the micro glaze I am wondering whether any clear gel would in fact do the same thing...). Love how you finished it with those creative layers, the crackled bits add that special touch! Another super creation my friend, you are on a roll!!

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  2. Gorgeous love those layers and soft colours x

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  3. Lovely card with lots of fun layers. Thanks for sharing how you created the background - pretty and easy enough that I think I could do that:)
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. Great card! Wonderful idea to use the glaze to create the border.... will be 'adopting' that one pretty soon I think! Nikki xx

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  5. Great use of the glaze Jenny and the background really is beautiful. Loving the layering too! Anne xx

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  6. What a precious card, I love the subtle stenciled design. This is so very pretty!

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  7. wonderful - love all the layers on this - brilliant xx

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  8. Gorgeous Jenny and what a fabulous background technique, love the Distress Glaze trick around the edges, what a smart cookie you are! Deb xo

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial for the background love love it X xxx

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  10. Wow Jenny! love the paper you have created:) Great tutorial and super card, I have never used the glaze so I have learnt something new again! Thank you. Mo x

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  11. Wonderful card Jenny and thank-you for fab tutorial re terrific background. Enjoy your weekend. Nicola x

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  12. Awesome cause tutorial, straight and to the point-remembering (myself) to not heat set. Lol! Gorgeous and wonderful card you have created. Lovin the stitches edges and the use of the micro glaze. ~Niki

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  13. Wow, love how you used the glaze to create the background, that's so cool!! Brilliant card hun xx

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  14. I love love love the background Jenny... and the stitching and the layering and the palette. It certainly made me sing. ;)

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  15. Love the natural colour tones and wonderful layers of ephemera. The background is so cool - great to see how you did it - the framing with the Distress Glaze is inspired.
    Alison xx

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  16. Gorgeous background Jemmy -thanks so much for sharing 'how to' ! Wonderful collection of ephemera arranged and assembled fabulously . Love the starkness of the 'black'against the subtler hues . hugs

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  17. Gorgeous! I love the beautiful layers!

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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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