11 July 2018

B Happy with Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are already half way through the latest challenge, 'B Happy'. This is what our host for this challenge, Cec Wintonyk, is looking for: "Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that."

As ever, the Design 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 Top 3 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.

For this challenge theme I choose to make a card incorporating one of the reverse embossed backgrounds created as part of my recent Saturday Showcase over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog.

For the background I used a piece of Tim Holtz 'Memoranda' Paper Stash, brayering White Acrylic Paint over before dipping it into a mix of Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and water. As well as adding Remnants Design Tape and machine stitching, I applied Texture Paste through the 'Stitched' Layering Stencil (which has become a firm favourite).

You'll see I added the de-bossed piece from my Saturday Showcase tutorials in the centre of the card. Like many of you I was 'persuaded' to get Tim Holtz 'Flower Jar' stamps and matching die set by Zoe Hillman's Saturday Showcase (SO glad I did!) and have used some of the flowers in one of the jars. All were 'painted' with Distress Inks whilst the jar was clear embossed, much like the essential butterflies (remembering the theme, "B" Happy) which came from the Tiny Things 2 stamp set. Finally I added words from the Theories stamp set. Here some close up photos so you can see the detail more clearly;

That's it for my embossed butterfly card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have also created lots of amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx


  1. Oh Jenny x I just love this beautiful card filled with all things Tim and totally stunning. Wonderful layers and details. TFS and hugs Annie xx

  2. This is just so fantastic, Jenny! I love the "old plaster" feel that the background panel brings to the party. Your mason jar filled with wild flowers is so nostalgic and reminds me of a summer afternoon. The stitching, the reverse embossed panel, those sweet little butterflies and the touch of stenciling are such lovely, thoughtful details. And the sentiment sums it all up perfectly. Your cardmaking of late has just been off the charts. You really are a marvel!

  3. Wow, Jenny! Just when I think you've made the prettiest card, ever, you go and create another masterpiece! Like Kathy, I love the old world plaster look to your background! The de-bossed Botanical panel is a fantastic backdrop to those beautifully painted flowers. I've been convinced to get these flowers via Zoe enabler, too, but they've been sitting there teasing me. This may just be the inspiration I need! Your talent is incredible! Sending hugs!

  4. Wow! I'm very picky about cards but yours have stolen my heart!

  5. Jenny, this is my very favorite for this challenge! I love the Flower Jar, and the Stitched detail, and all of the gorgeous layers. You are a true artist!

  6. Wow! This is a stunning card. Vintage and lovely.

  7. Wow! I totally adore this. It's pretty and grungy at the same time :). I keep going back to look again as there is so much detail. Beautiful xx

  8. I am in love with your long and skinny cards! The design is just beautifully layered and the flowers so lovely! The mason jar looks realistic with the sweet flowers cut out and layered with the sentiment too!

  9. T%his is stunning with the butterflies flitting around the flower jar. The texture and dimension is such a perfect backdrop.

  10. To me there are not many nicer things than a jar with wild flowers in! This is THE most beautiful card! Great to be part of your class yesterday! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. This is just a precious card! Wonderful!
    Greetings from Austria

  12. Ahhh Jenny...your textured layers get me every time. *sigh* Beautiful!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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