8 March 2017

Welcome Spring with Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Nancy Dynes turn to host the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and for her chosen theme she wants us to 'Welcome, Spring!' Here's what she says about it; "It's fresh, soft breezes and fragrant blossoms have finally arrived. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that welcomes the advent of this glorious season. Think budding trees, birds and nests, butterflies, and beautiful blooms!"

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, so there are plenty of reasons for joining in the fun.


As you may remember we are celebrating all things Wendy Vecchi over at Frilly and Funkie at the moment. This 8" deep canvas (yes, it's a canvas, not a card) came about as a result of one of the 'specimen plaques' I made at the end of last year using Wendy's fabulous tutorial. The image is called 'Freshly Picked' and features two flowers which remind me of the first ones to bloom in Spring here in the UK. They are a sign of optimism, of new life, of warmer and lighter times to come and of the return of brighter splashes of colour to nature's palette. I wanted to build a collage around this plaque but didn't have any fabrics to match. What to do! - cue the calico, burlap and Distress Paints!



The base layer was made from ivory calico, repeat stamped with the Freshly Picked image using Wilted Violet Distress Paint and machine stitched to resemble quilting. The first central band was made from a crisp white muslin stamped with the new Herringbone background using Mustard Seed Distress Paint. The second band was created on a fawn burlap strip stamped with the Ticking background using Peeled Paint Distress Paint.



I layered the 'specimen' panel onto layers of patterned paper (from my stash) kraft card, mulberry paper, book page, a piece of lace handkerchief, white corrugated card and off-cuts of the background fabric. Touches of Venise lace were tucked in between the layers with some sari silk, and I added a piece of amethyst to the bird nest charm (available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique) before surrounding it with coils of coloured burlap string. The wording from the Framed Art set, stamped on the 'antiqued' plaque at the bottom, perfectly sums up optimism that Spring holds,


Here are some final close up photos showing the textures and layers in more details;





That's it for my DT project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Welcome, Spring!' Do make sure you hop on over to see what my talented team mates have created with their Wendy Vecchi goodies to welcome Spring. And remember to link your own Spring inspired shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

I'm off to finish up getting prepped for the upcoming IndigoBlu tv shows this weekend on Hochanda - hope you can join me for those.
Have a great end to your week and have fun! Take care, Jenny xxx



16 comments:

  1. Wonderful layered composition x

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  2. Very beautiful projects with wonderful layers

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. WOW this is stunning Jenny! I love the depth and dimension. Wonderful elements and colours.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. What a gorgeous spring canvas! I love the golden tones with the pops of purple which makes me think of the beautiful purple flowers of spring. Beautiful layers showing hints of different texture and prints.

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  5. A stunning canvas Jenny x loving all the layers and gorgeous adornments

    Tfs and hugs Annie x

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  6. Lovely rich colours and fabulous layers - another brilliant canvas, Jenny, and a great celebration of spring.
    Alison x

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  7. Breathtaking Canvas Jenny. Right up my street too. the colours are so perfect and its very Spring-like too. 10 out of 10 for its beauty. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Just one word - Stunning!!! Anne xx

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  9. Love your faux quilted backdrop Jenny, very effective. Love the layered look too. Lovely Spring piece. Tracy. X

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  10. Fabulous layers on this beautiful piece, - it has a real spring time feel to it!

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  11. Wow Jenny this is a gorgeous canvas full of wonderful colours, layers and fabulous Spring images. It has a very rich and opulent feel to it with the tactile elements and panels, love it xxxx

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  12. This is a beauty! I love the antique feel of the finished design. All those lovely layers and gorgeous textures are positively mesmerizing! Wendy will be thrilled with this one for sure!

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  13. a gorgeous piece, love all those wonderful layersand textures x

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  14. I loved your Welcome Springtime inspiration! Your canvas with the daisy, and the purples in the background, are gorgeous!!

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  15. Spring is comming... Great and true words. Just love your Card.
    Your card would fits with our challenge #3 (spring) at Do-Al(l) Kreatives! I like to invite you to play with us.

    Hugs
    Alex
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    Alex' Kreative Seite


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  16. Wow! What a fabulous Spring project! Love those gorgeous flowers and the colours you used! Chrisx

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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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