13 February 2014

It's a mad, crazy world...

Hi everyone and welcome. So you could have knocked me down with a feather this morning when I took a quick look at the blog feeds and saw my name on Mr Holtz' Blogworthy Links list for my 'chemical heart' project!!! And when I took a look at the illustrious names on that list it was both humbling and heartening to know that several of them I can count as good friends. What a start to the day!

It got better - some wonderful new stuff arrived in the post which proved perfect for creating my unplanned take on Tim's February tag (this card isn't it :) You'll have to wait 'til tomorrow to see it unveiled - the sun did a disappearing act again so half decent photos became impossible.

Instead here's an experiment that went right. Having been lucky enough (oh yes, it's definitely my month!) to win a place on the Online Stenciled course I got some great ideas for using these incredibly versatile tools. As a result of one suggestion I had a bash at mixing Wendy Vecchi's white texture paste with Archival Ink and coating it with pearlised UTEE.

UTEE's not the most controllable when melted so I'll probably stick to using normal/fine powders in future but you live and learn, and anyway, I kind of like the slight lack of uniformity it's created on this flower.

It was great to use an 'Archival watercolour' background on this and have fun with a stencil and background stamp to boot. The ruler is a scrap from my ever increasing box of bits rejected on other projects. One day I may make inroads into using them up, but then again...

And now for some very exciting shopping news - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Crackle Embossing Paste is physically in stock and ready to ship at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! I know, this day just keeps getting better!! If you want to know why this stuff is so magical take a look at Wendy's own tutorials HERE and HERE.

Right, time to sign off for today. I'll be back tomorrow with that February tag project and on Saturday you get to see how my head followed my heart...
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Congrats Jenny! So well deserved! Love all the texture! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Congratulations, you are are so talented! I love your style and work!

  3. Love the effects on your beautiful flower, such an amazing technique. Congrats on your Blogworthy mention my friend. All of your work us worthy of such an accolade. Big hugs and Happy Valentines Day xx

  4. Gorgeous colours Jenny, that technique looks fab. Congratulations too, bet you are jumping for joy
    Claire xx

  5. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant Oh! My! Word! the dimension you have achieved is incredible, I love it.
    Congratulations you deserve a mention, your techniques and creations are amazing.
    Have great weekend

    Patricia xxx

  6. Congratulations ! So well deserved as you always make such wonderful things.

    Love this card and its beautiful textured look.

    Chrissie x

  7. Brenda has said it all really, I can only add my congratulations again on the richly deserved accolade!

    Your card is beautiful, that flower is just stunning. Hope you have a special day. Anne xx

  8. Another great card Jenny, love the dimension with those stencil techniques! And of course a huge big congrats on your blogworthy!!! So very well deserved!!

  9. A huge CONGRATULATIONS, Jenny. The design of that card was inspired - not surprised that Tim Holtz loved it. This is absolutely fantastic. LOVE the way the embossing paste and UTEE looks combined - really cool. Thanks for the inspiration - now I'm itching to try something along those lines.


  10. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! So do you let the paste dry and then emboss over it or put the embossing powder on and heat it right away?

  11. Really, really cool! That class was informative, wasn't it?

  12. Wonderful layers and dimension. Congratulations on your blogworthy!

  13. congratulations for this , you well deserve it your work is amazing, many more things to come I am sure. love , love your card of today!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. Stunning card and flower Jenny - bet it shimmers brilliant in the hand. Many congrats again on TH mention! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

  15. Congratulations Jenny on being one of Tim's Blogworthy links, so well deserved. Mo x

  16. Wow congrats on getting picked out by Sir T!m. Love the texture on your card and the colours are awesome.

    Sam xxx

  17. Well deserved congratulations, have a great weekend
    Rosie x

  18. Thanks for the "heads up" on the challenge off to have a look
    Have a fantastic weekend

    Patricia xx

  19. Congratulations Jenny! Your chemistry card really deserved this recognition. And this card is just as fabulous! I saw on Finn's blog that you are coming to the Stitches. I will be there on Sunday - hope we will get to meet? It would be fantastic! xx

  20. Congratulations, well deserved :)A fabulous card, the flower looks fantastic.

  21. Huge congratulations to you!
    Jenny this card is stunning the way it is rich in colour and texture.

  22. It is Mad and a much more Beautiful world with you in it! Congratulations again, Jenny! This card is gorgeous with all the texture and love that flower! Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

  23. Congrats again... and a fabulous card to celebrate with, glossy and full of sunshine colours (even if there's no actual sunshine to be found these days) - it's gorgeous!
    Alison x

  24. Hi jenny, I started reading this post nearly two hours ago, but got distracted by your links to Wendy's blog, which lead me to Wendy's facebook, hahaha.
    Loving your card, it's amazing, and I sure wish I could play along with all the embossing paste magic, it seems like fabulous stuff. I've started Christmas 2014 wish list already, lol :o)
    Have a wonderful weekend :o)

  25. Huge congrats Jenny...so thrilled for you x x love the rich colours of this project and the flower is stunning.

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  26. Said it already but HUGE CongratulatioNS Jenny...this recognition is so deserved and I am thrilled for youx your card is stunning with wonderful colour and depth.

    hugs Annie x

  27. Much accolades coming from me! You so deserve it! Love love love what you've done with these stencils too!

  28. Gorgeous card Jenny, the stenciled flower looks stunning.
    Congrats on the Blogworthy link, well deserved.
    Avril x

  29. What a super creation, Jenny! I can see why it's on Tim's list.... what a thrill that must have been (and still be, I am sure!) Congratulations!!


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