2 March 2016

Layer it up! for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's Nancy's turn to host the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, the theme this time being 'Layer it Up!'. For this one you simply need to make a vintage or shabby chic project that includes multiple layers - how easy is that!!!

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot over at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

It's another of my 'Wendy Vecchi play session' creations and I think it qualifies as layered and vintage!!!...

(click on each image for a closer look)

So this is very much my old style of creating, with pre-stamped layers inked up and cut to fit a 6" square card. I love the mix of Vintage Mesh and Lots of Dots with Gold Embossing Paste in the background acting as a foil for the Botanical Register. You might notice it looks a little smudged - that's deliberate! I had a piece of card stamped in Jet Black Archival ink with this design and wanted it to look truly aged and worn, so a quick dip in a mix of Potting Soil Re-Inker and Surgical Spirit (Rubbing Alcohol) and it was good to go. Another trick to add to this look involves scrunching the corners and scraping at the edges before blending in some Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Then more layers: a vellum embossed Tim Holtz Doily; die cut and Venise Lace; ribbon (love that you can 'mould' the check May Arts ribbon because it has wired edges); and a tag with the bunch of violets from the Blooming Art set - I cut the tag into the stamped image using an old Sue Wilson die cutting trick before water colouring it with Wilted Violet (of course!) and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. There's an undetectable layer of Glossy Accents over the flowers to allow for a mist of Old Paper Distress Spray Stain on the tag. Remnant Rub butterflies were applied along with the tiny tag to finish.

There are lots of layers to this but it has remained remarkably flat! And I had great fun putting it all together. It's definitely worth checking out Wendy Vecchi's new releases as there are so many clever elements that will become timeless classics in your crafty stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenge;
Butterfly Challenge #49 - Butterflies + is for Glitter and/or Grape
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Think Spring
Card and Scrap Challenge #113 - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Live & Love Crafts Challenge #45 - Signs of Spring
We Love Vintage Challenge #64 - Vintage Spring

Now it's time to hop on over to Frilly and Funkie to see what my talented teamies have been up to (they never fail to amaze me) and then we need to see your own layered creations linked to the challenge so you can be in with a chance of winning. Good luck everyone!

I'm back this Friday at Frilly and Funkie with a focus on... ah ha! Not tellin' yet! More playtime and experimentation, more new (to me) stuff, more ideas, tips and techniques shared. Hope you can join me for that. Then I'm teaching a floral canvas workshop at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts, Coventry on Saturday and would love to see you there (find the details HERE).

Phew! Whatever you're up to this weekend take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. So many beautiful elements to your card. I love the violets, the touches of lace and doily. The card is elegant and romantic!

  2. So many scrumptious layers here, Jenny...and so many wonderful techniques! I love the aged text layer....just so perfectly antique. And violets are my favorite springtime bloom from childhood. The background panel is gloriously textured, and you chose the perfect sentiment to pull it all together. Voila! It's magical!

  3. Gorgeous Jenny!! You used so many wonderful layers and I love how you put them all together! The rich tones are just beautiful, and the vellum doily and strip of lace really add a lovely contrast in colour and style! hugs :)

  4. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! The layers look amazing!! I love the violets and the texture!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Such a pretty card, Jenny! Lovely layering! <3

  6. Wonderful layers and such rich gorgeous colors!
    sndy xx

  7. And it was well worth the effort you put into creating this truly beautiful card Jenny! Anne xx

  8. Beautiful layers Jenny, love the smudged stamping in the background and those very pretty flowers on the tag. Thanks for the inspiration! Deb xo

  9. Gorgeous piece, and love all the Wendy goodies!

  10. A really beautiful card! The images themselves are lovely but the fabulous additions you have used make this into such a gorgeous creation! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. Gorgeous. Love the richness of the colour palette with the bits of white in the vellum and lace as an offset. Your flowers are beautifully coloured and I love how you have aged the layers.

  12. What a fabulous card, Jenny! Love the background stamp, and also the stunning flower stamp. The bow is amazing too! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Hello Jenny I am now following your blog. I arrived here in a rather roundabout fashion. I was looking up old Our creative Corner challenges in order to enter their new challenge and found your beautiful bird creation that you had done from A Nice Crane picture for the Three colour challenge (without using black lines). I then fast forwarded to your current post here and so glad I did. I love butterflies and your card fits my current Butterfly Challenge #49 Butterflies +Glitter and/or the colour Grape. Do hope you will join in . Hugs Mrs A.

  14. This is such a beautiful card, Jenny. The layers of embellishments you created are fantastic. :)

  15. WOW ... this is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK SPRING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  16. Hello Jenny, I am so pleased you have linked up this card to my butterfly challenge. A very warm welcome to you. Those purple flowers are gorgeous and I love how you have layered up with the vellum (not used much of myself but have just bought a packet to play with )and those pretty ribbons. Thankyoy for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A.

  17. I love this beautyful card that you have made. Thanks for joining WLVC.

    gr. Jacqueline

  18. What a gogeous creation. I love it!!
    :Lia xx

  19. Lots of fabulous layers and a beautifully vintages design, love this Jenny.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  20. Yum! LOVE that mesh background with the specs of gold and all the lovely layers. Plus the different textures, that lace trim is perfect.

  21. Adore that little tag with the sentiment and the doily layer behind and love the subtle gold embossing too! Sorry I've not been by for awhile, things here have just been awful recently so playing catch up all over again :) xx

  22. A beautiful card with lovely layers and beautiful lace. Thanx for joining us at WLVC, xxx Plony

  23. This is absolutely beautiful. I love all your layers and the parchment works so well. Congratulations on being one of the Top Picks in the Butterfly Challenge. Barbxx

  24. Love the layers you have created here Jenny x most of all I love your bow!!!!! Great sentiment too

    Hugs Annie x

  25. A beautiful card you made with beautiful lace. Thanks for joining us at the WLVC.

    Jolanda dt-wlvc

  26. Wonderful vintage layers create a gorgeous card ! Jenny Love it hugs x

  27. Beautiful card! Love it!

    Hugs, Nicolette (WLVC)


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