3 August 2016

By The Sea at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Kathy's turn to host the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'By The Sea', and today it's the turn of the Funkie side of the team to share their projects. Here's what Kathy has to say about her choice of theme; "It's summertime, and our minds turn toward the shore where we find sparkling sands, delicate shells and refreshing breezes. Let's take a virtual beach trip by creating any kind of vintage or shabby chic project that features a nautical or beach theme and colour palette."

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot 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. The challenge closes on August 9th so there's still plenty of time to get those projects linked.


This was definitely one of those occasions where the crafting gods aligned perfectly - I actually created this nautical canvas specifically for my craftie bestie Anne's birthday as I know how much she loves this theme. Kindly, Anne was happy for me to share it with you as part of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge (thank you so much for allowing me to do that sweetie!)

The background was one of those that looked awful initially but improved immeasurably every time another layer of Distress Paint was applied. You've got Broken China at the bottom, with some Seth Apter Impression Obsession 'Pattern Play' stamping added. Then I mixed Rust and Mountain Rose Alcohol Inks into some course paste to give it that beautiful salmon colour and spread it across the canvas in random swipes. After that came lots of dry brushing with the remaining Distress Paints listed below (all except Barn Door that is) to reach the point where it looked complete.



Then came the fun of layering up those seaside elements - the die cut greenery was coloured with the same paints used in the background and you'll spot seashells, twine, gauze and various 'rusty' elements underneath the stamped seahorse. That's where the Barn Door came in - combining it with black gesso, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge paints and a coat of Rust Alcohol Ink made sure a filigree metal disc and Seth Apter SpellBinders 'Robo Ring' coordinated perfectly with a couple of naturally rusted discs. Underneath it all I stencilled some Texture Paste through the Bubble stencil and sprinkled Tumbled Glass Distress Glitter over it for an added touch of glamour.



I'm entering this into the following challenges;

Regardless of the weather outside it's always wonderful to recall memories of enjoyable times spent at the beach. How will you be inspired by yours? We'd love to see them over at Frilly and Funkie. To give you even more inspiration be sure you hop on over to see the fantastic creations from the rest of the Design Team, including the latest ones from the Funkie side.

Thank you for joining me today. Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


19 comments:

  1. You know how much I love this gorgeous canvas, it looks so beautiful on the wall and reminds me of times by the sea.... my favourite place. I really love the rusted elements and I don't need to wonder anymore as to how you got that gorgeous sand colour!! This is a superb piece of art that I will treasure and when you are rich and famous, I can say to people - I knew Jenny when.....!! Thank you my dear and talented friend! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. WOW I adore this gorgeous canvas Jenny. The texture and colours are wonderful. Beautiful sentiment too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Very artistic and I can feel the summer in this design! Gorgeous!!
    Lia xx

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  4. Fabulous! I just adore that background and want to run my fingers over the texture. The sea-horse and beautiful sea-garden is gorgeous!

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  5. Wow Jenny, this is just amazing!! So much texture and I just love how you have layered up all your elements to create a dimensional focal point. hugs :)

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  6. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! It looks so deceptively simple at first glance, but when you look closer there's so much detail. Just stunning. Anne is a very lucky lady! x

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  7. Gorgeous! Jenny I adore the background embellished with a wonderful arrangement of sea related elements. I bet Anne was overjoyed to receive this beauty . So kind and thoughtful of you Jenny .
    Now I am about to fill your inbox as I have some serious blog catch up to do - apologies in advance .
    hugs xx

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  8. It's stunning, Jenny. My eye is catched by the rich focal point, but what I love most is the background, so many layers , different textures and shades, so unique!

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  9. Your canvas is simply stunning Jenny and I know that Anne will treasure it. Fabulous background and wonderful collage.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  10. I adore your canvas Jenny! It's like being under the sea and the background has those gorgeous tones of a summer sunset. I love all the layers. Gorgeous! <3

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  11. I would love to be a fly on your craft room wall to watch you put your masterpieces together!! This is absolutely stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the cluster of sea life!! What a gorgeous canvas this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Well Jenny you are on a roll. Your days must start at 5am to fit all this creativity in. Fabulous canvas, the textural backdrop is gorgeous and looks so tactile and perfect for you seahorse. Gorgeous design and composition. Tracy x

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  13. Jenny, this is magical! That background has me drooling on my keyboard! The colors are like an island sunset! I so love the clustered elements beneath that gorgeous sea horse, too. Pure artistry here, my dear! What a lucky duck your friend is!

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  14. Oh my Jenny this is utterly beautiful, gorgeous and delightful. That amazing background is the perfect backdrop for those incredibly placed and effective sea elements, I love, love, love this canvas xxxx

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  15. Stunning piece Jenny with an amazing background!! I've no doubt Anne loves it. So very cool. Nicola x

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  16. Beautiful Canvas Jenny, and I am sure treasured by our dear friend Anne. I was fascinated by how you created that wonderful background, so much texture. Love all the layered seaside elements. Mo x

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  17. What a lovely canvas Jenny...I adore the seahorse. It's perfect for my Hot summer days theme over at Country View. Thanks for joining in with the fun x Jane

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  18. Beautiful canvas. Thank you for sharing with us at MMW

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  19. What a super gorgeous canvas! The colors and texture are fantastic, and loved the layered pieces with the seahorse! Wonderful!

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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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