14 April 2016

Coffee Time...

Hi everyone and welcome. First up I'm thrilled to be able to thank the wonderful DT over at Stamps and Stencils for picking my Floral Wreath as one of the Top 3 entries in their Spring challenge last month. Can't tell you how much that announcement made my day. And conveniently their latest challenge Trash to Treasure fits in perfectly with this next project!!! Timing eh?

So, trash to treasure... well my hubby LOVES his coffee (and tea!) and we seem to get through copious amounts of it. The upside is I get all these lovely chunky jars to alter and with the arrival of some new Prima IOD moulds 'Chez Marples' it was time to get altering...



I started by covering the jar in tissue and gesso before adding a layer of Pantry White IndigoBlu Acrylic Paint. Having pressed out some paper clay moulds I left them to dry around the jar to take on the proper shape - warning - the clay seems to want to curl up even more as it dries so you need to keep an eye on it. Upside, if you need to crack it in the end to fit a little touch of modelling paste applied with a paint brush will cover that up. I then dry brushed the whole lot with the new Pheasant Bronze IndigoBlu Metallic Paint before dribbling Rust Alcohol Ink down the sides... ahhhhhh...



It was almost a shame to cover it up but since it's Spring I figured a floral arrangement would work well. Back to the IndigoBlu Acrylic Paints; I used the new Lime Marmalade to stamp the Laurel Leaves and a mix of Marshmallow and Lemon Meringue to colour the die cut, stamped flowers (Colour Me Anenome of course!) Won't lie, it took a while to cut the leaves and shape the flowers but it was worth it right? And the colours are just perfect for the current IndigoBlu challenge 'Yellow, Pink and Green'. With a choice of stamps up for grabs to a randomly drawn winner it's well worth getting your last minute entries in before the closing date in just under a week.




I've got so much more to share with you so please stay tuned and in the meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

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19 comments:

  1. I love it Jenny!!!! I'm covering stuff with tissue at the moment (I cover everything with tissue!) This is fabuloso - I need me that Alcohol Ink Rust!!!!!! Maxine xxx

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  2. Fabulous jar makeover Jenny ! Love the cascade of leaves and flowers and the molds look amazing ! Sue Cx

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning!! I love, love the design and the cascade of leaves!! The flowers are gorgeous!! What an amazing recycled project this is!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Gorgeous upcycling, love the muted colour palette with the brighter flowers too. xxx

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  5. Such an inventive project with great textures

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Looks a fun project Jenny love all the pics.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  7. this is super Jenny - lovely upcycling - love it to pieces! And thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils too! Hugs rachel x

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  8. what a change from original! great mix of grungy and pretty. fab xx

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  9. A brilliant piece of recycling Jenny! I just love the gorgeous colour tones you achieved on the jar and the moulds look fantastic. I also bought one of the moulds, different to yours and tried the clay too. I now have lots of broken pieces so thanks for the tip, I will try it, a shame to waste such beautiful designs! Anne xx

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  10. Gorgeous Jenny! Love your use of the IOD moulds and the floral top is such a summery piece! Great textures and a fabulous makeover idea! hugs :)

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  11. This is such a beautiful creation! Love those fabulous embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  12. This is brilliant how it drapes over and then under it has gorgeous patina and texture.

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  13. Fabulous transformation Jenny! I love the flowers and the cascading leaves . Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils and congratulations on being in our top three with your gorgeous Sring project. Toni xx

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  14. Wow!! This certainly would make a fantastic gift. So original and one of a kind to put out for display!
    sandy xx

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  15. Oooooh Jenny, this is so beautiful. Thank you for submitting it at Our Creative Corner for Gypsy fayre challenge. It fits right into a Gypsy Cart. I love how you have the leaves spilling over and the pretty flowers on the top. It reminds me of those beautiful street lamp planters they have on pretty streets. -hugs- Candice (OCC)

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  16. Your jar is just GORGEOUS Jenny. Love the textures and the FABULOUS color of it. And you really did a lovely floral decor too. The colors are so vibrant and you did an amazing work of forming the leaves and flowers to fit so perfectly. It's all just STUNNING. Thanks bunches for joining our Gypsy Fayre challenge at Our Creative Corner!j.

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  17. A very nice upcycling object what you have created. I like the interesting texture on the glass and the lovely paper flowers. Bravo!
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  18. An original upcycling idea! I love the textures and the contrast between this yummy coffee and the bright colours of the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

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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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