12 October 2016

Author, Author for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! I'm back today with a canvas for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Author, Author' hosted by the amazing Suzanne Czosek. Here's what she has to say about the theme for this one; "I have a great love for reading and was a permanent fixture at the library growing up. I decided it would be fun to host a challenge inspired by books. There are so many wonderful books that inspire the mind to imagine the worlds created within them. Think fairy tales, mysteries, romances or even science fiction and use that to inspire your art. Your challenge it so create a shabby chic or vintage styled project inspired by a book. Provide an explanation of how the book and author inspired your project."

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


This canvas is based on a smaller card I made for a recent Frilly and Funkie Saturday Step by Step. Increasing the size of the project gave me chance to add more to the design, inspired by the book 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
A story I remember from my childhood, it tells the tale of an orphaned child who has to learn to adjust to a completely new way of life, helped by those around her. She in turn becomes instrumental in helping her cousin regain his physical strength, as they and their friend spend time in the same walled garden that had been the scene of such tragedy many years before.



As mentioned previously, the tutorial for the majority of this canvas can be found in the Step by Step. You'll notice the watering can has been given a Brushed Pewter finish and there are black glossy wildflowers to represent the tragedies that befell some of the characters in the book. In a nod to the whole theme of hope and rejuvenation I included the word 'believe' and butterflies, all covered in red Deco Sheet (it's not just for Christmas!)



So that's my contribution to the collection of 'Author, Author' literary inspired creations from the Frilly and Funkie Design Team and our very special Guest Designers Autumn Clark and Mary Elizabeth Searcy. Make sure you hop on over to see their fabulous makes and find out which authors captured their imaginations, by which time I'm sure you'll be ready to join in the fun and be in with a chance to win!

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


16 comments:

  1. Beautiful Jenny, lovely colours and love the images you chose to represent that wonderful book, thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

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  2. Stunning Jenny! It's so simple at first glance and then the more you look the more you see! I LOVE the rusty/worn effect on your watering can and the black foliage and what it represents! <3

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  3. This is really stunning Jenny. Such bright autumn colours and a lovely design!
    Lia xx

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  4. Beautiful and what a wonderful book to choose

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  5. This is stunning Jenny, I love the colours and gorgeous way you have used the elements to represent the ethos of the book.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Gorgeous Jenny, love he backdrop , co,ours and stencilling. Lovely design and I love your watering can. Tracy x

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  7. Gorgeous! I loved the secret garden and your canvas had me thinking of the beauty hidden in the garden.

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  8. Wonderful canvas and such a great representation of a secret garden with all the flowers and the watering can. Love all the texture and the great colour palette.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. Oooooh...so very beautiful! You captured the magic of that story in this glorious canvas. I love the color palatte and the way the flowers are both in the watering can and on the ground. It just draws you in. Superb!

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  10. A stunning canvas Jenny and a wonderful interpretation of the story. I love the use of the deco sheets on the word and butterflies too. Anne xx

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  11. Beautifully designed and created, love the gorgeous colours and elements in this fabulous design xxx

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  12. Fabulous background Jenny in such lovely colours. The florals and watering can give such depth . Wonderful inspiration for Suzanne's challenge

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  13. I'm so, so behind - but delighted to have the time to step in to your Secret Garden. What a gorgeous canvas, with so many magical elements. The depth in the background is amazing and your watering can is weathered to perfection.
    Alison x

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  14. I'm sorry it has taken so long to drop by Jenny. Crazy week. This is unbelievably gorgeous. Love the background of the canvases. Stunning translucency. And the flowers for your garden, some black and some white (tinted beautifully) tell the story of that garden and the lives of those who visited it. And yes, you have proven that red Deco sheets are not just for Christmas :) Love this author! Thanks for sharing such an amazing canvas with us. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

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  16. Gorgeous! Jenny Love the stenciling that creates a wonderful backdrop for your glossy wildflowers and weathered watering can. A great way of telling depicting the 'Secret Garden'.
    hugs x

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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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