28 August 2013

My Steamer Trunk - Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. It's time again to share my DT sample for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge - My Steamer Trunk. Cec wants us to create vintage or shabby chic projects that depict what comes to mind when we think of a steamer trunk - it can be what we pack in it or where we are taking it, or both.

I went with the shabby chic look and decided to record where I would take my steamer trunk. And the reason for having a go at an accordion card? Anne was kind enough to cut me some when I went to visit and then took the time to show me how to put it together. How could I resist having a play when the theme demanded so many vistas that would have needed a huge card to accommodate them!

Grab a warm drink (or a stiff one, depending on what time of day it is!!) There are lots of photos to show you each 'page' up close.

Let's start with the frames for each page- they got dipped in a mix of Picket Fence and Weathered Wood Distress Stains to coordinate with the papers from the Maja Design Summer Vintage Basics pad. One sheet contains various postcard images, including this one of Stockholm. It got a little stain applied before being layered with one of my embossed texture paste frames.

Well you can't travel anywhere without a ticket or two! The background was cut with a die, having realised when I left Anne's that I'd been chatting too much and only got enough cut from the proper die to cover three pages! That'll teach me to talk less and concentrate more in future.

Well of course this had to be on my travel itinerary! Can't live without Watering Can and Cornflower Blue now, especially with this set of papers.

This one was less about the destination and more about one of my many excursions. Actually I'm not sure whether this would suit my aversion to heights (or more the fear of falling) but I am assured that it is an experience not to be missed.

One of my favourite pages, I used the Union flag stamp with Tattered Rose and Weathered Wood Distress Stains on one of the postcard images in the paper pad to give a beautiful watercolour look. Glossy Accents were added to a number of elements to highlight them.

The stamped compass looked terribly plain without the addition of this embossed texture paste frame. You will see there are Tattered Florals throughout too. As luck would have it the last of the postcard images referred to a scene by the Eiffel Tower. I was happy to oblige! 

The final page used a spot of masking 'a la Tim' with a map of Europe in the background. It's good to know he's here in our fair land this week, hopefully having a wonderful time. I can't wait to take my first class with the Duke of Distress on Thursday alongside one of my F&F teamies, Sue Carrington and many friends, including Brenda Brown, Annie G, Rita, Alison (Butterfly), Denise (Den's Crafty Diary) and Nicola (Sunshine Girl). Got a feeling there will be lots more putting faces to names and making new friends when I'm there too. And of course the crafting will be awesome...

OK, you've made it to the end. It just remains for me to send you across to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see what the rest of my teamies have created.

I will also be entering this into the following challenges;
Sunday Stamper - Anything Metal (hallelujah, one of my projects finally coincides with Hels' challenge theme!)

See you all 'post Tim'. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

27 August 2013

Stencils for Frilly and Funkie - Festive ICAD's (Part Two)

Hi everyone. Back to give your the second instalment of my close ups from the Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus. If you missed Part One head over HERE. Just two left, and here's the first.

I had fun with Picket Fence through a Dyan Reaveley stencil here; it may not have a Christmas theme but once inked over it reminded me of Nordic sweater patterns. Then I reached for a set of small stencils that came as a freebie with a craft magazine a couple of years ago. 

By swiping white texture paste through it and then applying Distress Paint I got something that looked just like modelled snow. Using Distress Stickles worked well for adding his essential finishing touches. A 'reverse banner' with different materials enhanced the kraft feel.

And so to the last tag, probably my favourite of them all.

Mixing the embossing paste with Distress Paint (in this case Fired Brick) and a touch of alcohol ink (Red Pepper) gave an instant brick wall background. Add some Picket Fence Distress Stain when dry and you get a weathered brick wall.

Linda has the most beautiful Venise lace in stock and this larger background piece was given a graduated colour using Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage. Then even more fun was had by stencilling onto a crinoline fussy cut boot shape with Watering Can Archival Ink and edging it with Distress Ink.

So that's it for this batch of ICAD's. I have more in progress for Astrid's swap and will definitely be creating some more for use as card toppers over the coming couple of months. As I mentioned yesterday, there is an extra 15% discount on Wendy Vecchi and Dyan Reaveley stencils at The Funkie Junkie Boutique this week so it would be a great time to stock up.

I'll be back tomorrow with my latest Frilly and Funkie DT project so hopefully I'll be seeing you over at the challenge blog for that. In the meantime take care of yourselves. Hugs, Jenny x

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