9 October 2013

Colours of Autumn - Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. It's the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Colours of Autumn'. Our host, Sue, says, "I love the colours of Autumn; they are so rich and warm. The colours of the leaves are gorgeous, the golds, reds and rusts are just beautiful! The challenge is for you to create a project using these wonderful colours with a small twist - you must include some leaves on your project". So here's my take on it.

I started this with some Maja Design papers from the It's Christmas Time set, proving it's not just for Christmas. As well as traditional greens and reds, there are some beautiful brown/neutral tone designs in this collection.

Having done some basic stamping/distressing on the first layer attention turned to the second layer. For this I used an idea from the incredibly talented Joanna (Asia King) from Under A Creative Spell. She can layer and use a mix of media in such imaginative ways and in THIS post showed how to alter papers with stamps in a way I'd never thought of.

So, having created masks for the leaves I stamped them, masked them and inked around them to create a far more interesting look for this card. Doing this and embossing another piece of the same paper gave them such contrasting looks. 

The layering continued with burlap and stencilled embossing paste - the latter soaked up some of the ink from the lower layers and altered the colour, so I went with it and stencilled DP Scattered Straw on top to match/blend. It had the added benefit of creating a great contrast to the lace.

I embossed some acetate packaging and coloured it with alcohol inks providing the perfect foil for the autumnal bouquet.

I had so much fun creating this, using Coredinations cs, Distress Paints, crumpled kraft glassine, and Distress Embossing Powder. Do you like the acorns? I coloured them with Archival Ink, covered them with Glossy Accents and added Distress Glitter to the lower portion to add dimension.

Hope this has encouraged you to take part in the Frilly and Funkie challenge - 'Colours of Autumn'. There is now a chance for the winner to be invited to be a Guest Designer for one challenge as well as a random draw for a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Head over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for even more inspiration, then get creating!

Hope to see you there soon. In the meantime take care of yourselves.
Hugs, Jenny xxx


  1. Oh Jenny, another total stunner from you!! You take card making to a totally new level! Fabulous creation and great inspiration too, thanks for that!! Each and every layer is just filled with great ideas!

  2. This is so gorgeous I love the textures and layers and like you love the colours.
    Suzi B x

  3. Oh Jenny! What can I say? This is truly magnificent. a joy to behold. I just love what you have done. I need to go bak and soak it all up again.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. Hi Jenny, I really love this style that you developed and made your own. I think I could spot one of your cards from 50 paces now! This one is just stunning, love the gorgeous autumn leaves and the way the lace just 'pops' - truly stunning work! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Wow, Jenny! This is so beautiful! Love the buttons and the leafs. Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Oh Jenny, you are the sweetest! Thank you so much for the mention and I am thrilled that my project inspired such a stunning piece here. Girl, you have created such a beautiful Autumnal collage of textures and layers, the colors, papers and leaves look absolutely amazing! I love it to bits!!!! Xxxx

  7. Wow I love your fall creation, the leaves and natural fibers like the burlap and straw are beautiful. Your buttons are neat too, I love the backgrounds each so different, fabulous!!
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Kelly

  8. The combination of textures is so exciting and the glorious colours so full of depth and richness.

  9. Beautiful creation Jenny. I adore all the Autumn colours. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. Great creation with beautiful layering in autumn colours Jenny

  11. You know texture is my middle name and layers the next. !!!! I love the texture and layer on this project and stunning embellies and leaves.

    Hope to play along

    Best wishes and TFS
    Annie x

  12. Gorgeous creation Jenny
    Rosie x

  13. Stunning creation Jenny:)
    Von ♥

  14. A breathtaking autumnal creation, love all the leaves.

  15. Lots of fabulous autumn colours, seasonal textures and great embellishments and oh I must mention your amazing talent for creating the most well balanced and eye catching compositions. Love this.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  16. Brilliant, absolutely beautiful.
    Off to catch up with the posts I have missed

    Patricia xx

  17. The composition is fantastic. Love all the rich colors and how you've clustered the leaves so realistically. Just gorgeous!


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