13 February 2016

A Fern Favourite

Hi everyone and welcome. So, half way through the weekend the hamster wheel keeps a-spinning... have to say I've been blown away by the response to my 'Art Chemistry' canvas. As well as the previously mentioned Top 3 at Emerald Creek Dares, it's now been awarded Top 3 at Country View Challenges and Winner at Anything But Cute (where 'Lady Elsie' was also named Sara Emily's Favourite too!)

Back here on Terra firma, and last weekend I got to play 'Wendy Vecchi' style - I had so much fun it turned from one day into two. To explain, Linda Coughlin was kind enough to send me some stamped images and backgrounds from the new Wendy Vecchi releases. Black archival ink on plain white card. Ready for inking, cutting and so much more. Wendy is a master at finding fabulous quotes to include in stamp sets and I adore her backgrounds (waiting for them to come through as we speak!!!) but it's also been brilliant to use the new nature based stamps and stencils.

(click on each image for a closer look)

This card has a Victorian feel to it don't you think? I started by spritzing the Botanical Register background with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain before dripping and blotting some water, splattering black gesso over and adding ink to the edges. It works perfectly on top of the ripped page from a gardening encyclopaedia I picked up from a charity shop. That's all layered onto a 'Quilted' embossed piece of white card previously dipped in a  mix of surgical spirit and Archival Inks (Forget Me Not, Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue).



I rescued the Cabinet Card die cut frame (covered in Silver embossing paste and covered with the Forget Me Not and Cornflower Blue Archival Inks again) from my 'spares' box to work as a perfect foil for the potted plant. Stamped from the Blooming Art set it was coloured with Distress Markers before being cut out. I rather like the effect of layering Remnant Rubs over it as a contrasting silhouette. The little heart uses the Ticking background and faux stitching. And finally the quote comes from the Exceptional Art set and fits perfectly in Tim's Simple Sayings frame/die.



Play time resulted in many more cards and I'll be sharing these in the coming weeks. For now make sure you check out Wendy's new releases and keep your eyes peeled for more wonderful Wendy makes from other members of the Frilly and Funkie DT.

I'm entering this into;
Vintage Stamping Challenges - #41 Splatters and Drips
(as both backgrounds required a fair few of those!!!)

Hope you enjoy what remains of the weekend, have a happy Valentines Day and most importantly, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


33 comments:

  1. Brilliant, Jenny!! Love, love, love how you've layered and framed, and that plant is fantastic with the rub ons! Gorgeous!! xxx Lynn

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  2. Gorgeous botanical card Jenny. The mix of blues and brown archival give a lovely shade of green on the embossed background. I really like the effect of the ticking stamp on the heart, yet another thing to add to my ever growing wish list. Mo x

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    1. Thank you Mo! These backgrounds were a must have - so useful! x

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  3. Fantastic. Love the rich colour palette and the different layers as a backdrop to the floral image. It definitely has a Victorian feel to it.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. Hi Jenny sorry forgot to add Congratulations for all your awards for your fabulous projects. Mo x

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  5. great layering and beautiful work! love this Jenny! Hugs Rachel x

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  6. Oh this is so pretty Jenny! I looove these colours with the script.
    Dot x

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  7. Lovely, lovely, lovely... been resisting adding WV to the order I'll have shipped to me from FJB while I'm in the States, and this is very unhelpful! Gorgeous colour tones, and so many lovely layers with those stamps!
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! Sorry to be more of a tease but Linda is doing a bundle offer on the backgrounds which is what I've gone for. I wasn't sure if the phrases one would get used much but... well keep your eyes peeled for this coming Wednesday ;) x

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  8. Wow!! Another stunning creation!! Love the layered background (the book paper looks brill) and love the way you framed the little potted plant. Absolutely gorgeous card!! xx

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    1. Thank you Margaret! That Botanical Register background stamp is SO useful and would work with so many other layers, even printed papers. x

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  9. Wonderful layout with gorgeously balanced colours! A winner! Xx

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  10. Great use of the die cut negative and such striking colours, many thanks for joining in our February theme at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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    1. Thank you Brenda! So excited I got to join in the fun x

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  11. A wonderful card with just the right elements that fit together perfectly

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. Gorgeous ! Jenny in colour, design and composition . Fabulous showcasing of those Wendy Vecchi New Releases . Congratulations too on the much deserved success of your 'Art Chemistry' canvas. A superb work of Art .
    hugs xx

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  13. Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration. I have just enjoyed dipping into your blog and learning Lots! Fabulous creations x

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  14. This is such a lovely card jenny xx I love the layers you have created and the stamped image is just perfect.

    TFS and hugs Annie xx

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  15. Mmmmmmm....these colors are scrumptious! I love the way you dressed up the stamps! Gorgeous!

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  16. Wow! I love this green! What an elegant canvas, so lovely!

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  17. LoVE it Jenny! Gorgeous colours and layering, so vintage! Jennie x

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  18. How fun to get a jump on these stamped images! What a beautiful card, with ever layer added so perfectly! Awesome creation!

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  19. LOVE the Wendy inspiration here, and love the whole fern! Great layers, and a beautiful card!

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  20. Such a gorgeous creation, wonderful layers.

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  21. Wow Jenny, this is just brilliant! You know how I love me some layers, and yours are just wonderful, slightly misaligned and tilted, love it. Beautiful flower pot and that sentiment is just amazing on the Tim tag!! Congrats to you for all your awards, you really do deserve the recognition for your amazing work!! hugs for now :)

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  22. You showcase Wendy's products perfectly, Jenny!! This is gorgeous!! I love your layering!! The flower pot is so beautiful!! Your details are always perfection!! Stunning card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous card...as always Jenny..perfect! Ruth xx

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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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