27 April 2016

It's Not Easy Being Green for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! Have we really already reached the middle of the week?! Over at Frilly and Funkie we are celebrating Earth Day with a recycling theme 'It's Not Easy Being Green'; for this challenge you can create any type of project as long as you UPCYCLE or re-cycle something. Re-purpose an existing item, recycle an element that usually would be thrown away or use your paper scraps in a creative way. 

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

In our house we seem to get through copious amounts of coffee so the lovely large jars are soon emptied. With one of these to hand it was a great time to utilise my new Prima IOD moulds and Paper Clay to create this...


And this is where it started...


The jar had a base of tissue and gesso, the Prima moulded embellishments (love that little clock) Broken China Distress Paint, dry brushing with Pheasant Bronze paint and dribbles of Rust Alcohol Ink. With the base complete I had planned to add some Petaloo flowers but... plan B - handmade flowers, a couple of shop bought ones and some brass leaves came into play instead. As well as using Kraft Core card I added colour to the blooms with Lindy's sprays and the stamens have Liquid Pearls added to the ends. If you want a quick project I highly recommend pre-made stems of flowers but if you've got time and a hot glue gun the bespoke handmade ones are very satisfying.



Now what can you rescue from your recycling bin to transform into a thing of beauty? Is there something that's destined for the bin that really could be given a second lease of life? My talented team mates have more inspiration for you over at Frilly and Funkie and then it's over to you!

Right, I'm off to get lots of prep done ready for ... more news tomorrow!
Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


21 comments:

  1. Amazing ideas on this jar. It looks stunning

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Fabulous piece of upcycling ! Jenny Love how you've altered the jar and lid to give it a real antiquey worn look . Your bespoke flower and fauna arrangement is wonderful .
    hugs x

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  3. Beautiful Jenny! Love the patina effect with the turquoise and touches of the rusty color dripping down. Your molded bits are charming.

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  4. love it...gorgeous patina effect xxx

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  5. This is truly beautiful. Love it. X

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  6. Wow! The rust alcohol ink dribbles add perfectly to your delicate yet grungy flower design, Jenny! Love how you have turned this jar into a true treasure! xxx

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  7. Gosh, I have missed so much here, stunning creations all of them! The patina effect on this one is amazing! Stunning and brilliant recycling!!

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  8. this is a beautiful project and love how you have created such wonderful colours and textures xx

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  9. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! What an amazing transformation of the jar!! I love the colors and the flowers!! The details you added are perfect!! Love, love this!! Truly gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. This is just so gorgeous, Jenny! I love the patina finish you were able to achieve, and the flower cluster pops against the jar. I am super impressed with those moulds! I shall have to add those to my cart next go round at Funkie Junkie. Honestly, your work is so inspirational!

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  11. The patina on that coffee jar is wonderful. I'm sorry your flowers didn't arrive, but you certainly managed without them! The moulded elements are a triumph! Beautiful!

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  12. Love the colours and effects on the jar! Fantastic, Jane :) x

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  13. Oh, my favourite colour tones and what a wonderful transformation Jenny! Those rusty drips are fabulous and I love the Prima IOD moulded embellishments look amazing (still not too happy with mine). The flowers are just the perfect finishing touch. Love this! Anne xx

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  14. Amazing transformation Jenny, love the gorgeous green patina colour of your altered jar adorned with those lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

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  15. I love your jar Jenny - I want to make one so badly I could spit!! Never enough time to do all I want to do. Once again let me tell you how beautiful you jar is!!
    Sandy xx

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  16. Stunning transformation Jenny.
    Julie x

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  17. Brilliant transformation! Still trying to catch up! Chrisx

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  18. Fabulous transfomration Jenny ! Love the Patina and the cascade of flowers. Sue C x

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  19. wonderful transformation and use of the Prima molded embellishments! Love your paint job and your flowers are so pretty with the addition of the Liquid Pearls on their stamens! Great altered jar!

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  20. Sorry I'm late to the party Jenny, was hiding away with my Mom for a week. Love your recycled jar, the colours are just brilliant and I so love all your blossoms! Stunning! hugs :)

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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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