20 July 2016

All Lined Up at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. It's my turn to host the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'All Lined Up', and today it's the turn of the Funkie side of the team to share their projects. For this one we need you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines or rows of things are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don't count!)

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot 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. The challenge closes on July 26th so there's still plenty of time to get those projects linked.


This canvas is one of those that was in my head in almost complete form, a rarity I have to say! so getting the chance to create it and use my brand new Seth Apter stamps and dies was exciting. For those of us who were desperate to get our paws on them, Linda did a special order; if you're interested in these or any other products, you can contact her at customerservice@thefunkiejunkie.com. For this canvas I used the Spellbinders 'Robo Square' die set, and the Impression Obsession 'Pattern Play' and 'Solar System' stamp sets. There are gridlines faintly visible beneath the layers of paint and paste, and lines and circles stamped onto and underneath the row of ink stained squares. I'm particularly in love with the largest Robo Square that was given a faux rust look with gesso, paints and ink. Bronze pieces and jewelled flowers surrounded some real rusted nails straight from my old decking (a piece is still attached to one of them!)



The background consists of layer upon layer of different pale colours over a textured base with a final swipe of white gesso and some Latte Alcohol Ink to add the aged areas. The stamping on this base was done with paint as I've found after many failed attempts with inks that paints are much better at leaving an impression on a painted textured background. To ensure the nails are secure I tied twine around and through the squares before mounting them on the canvas with the other embellishments.


I love adding lines and rows to my projects as they help build and ground the design. Do you do this? Have you created a project which uses lines in some way? We'd love to see them over at Frilly and Funkie. To give you even more inspiration be sure you hop on over to see the fantastic creations from the rest of the Design Team, including the latest ones from the Funkie side.

Thank you for joining me today. I'll be back on Friday with the latest Friday Focus post. For now I'd like to wish my bestie Anne Redfern a very Happy Birthday and am off to do some celebrating of my own. Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


26 comments:

  1. Fabulous rusted effects, and the combination with the rich greens is amazing, especially against that gorgeous textured background.
    Alison x

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  2. It's amazing what you can do with simple keys....! I would never have thought about them in this way and I love this project! Lia xx

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  3. Great industrial canvas... Love all the texture and wonderful colour depth. Xx

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  4. Brilliant design Jennie and wonderful rusted elements especially the nails xxx

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  5. Your piece is brilliant, Jenny! You and the Seth Apter products are a match made in heaven!! I must say, one of my favorite additions is the rusty nail with the piece of decking... Upcycling at it's best!! You are the queen of canvas!! I'm looking right now at the one you made for me when my mom passed. I find so much comfort in it.
    Sending love and hugs,
    Nancy

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  6. Gorgeous! I just want to touch that background to feel that texture. The line of beautiful rusted pieces over the backdrop of the pop of teal is fabulous. I had to chuckle about the rusty nails because I have been known to pick up rusty bits in the street and my hubby is always like "why would you want that?"

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  7. WOW WOW WOW!! Absolutely stunning Jenny!! I agree with Suzz, I really want to reach in and touch all that amazing texture! Your rusted bits combined with fabric flower is so amazing, I am loving the contrast with your elements and your colours! Beautiful take on the lines theme! hugs :)

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  8. Wow!!! This is stunning Jenny!! Amazing colour .. love the deep teal against that pale background .. and using some old rusty nails for embellies is pure genius and looks awesome to boot!! Love the contrast of the fabric flower too .. just wonderful! xx

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  9. There is absolutely so much to love here. It's all about balance ... juxtaposition of straight and right angles with the circular stamping ... The rigidness of the nails with the organic softness of the flowers and fabric/fibers. Amazing. What a wonderful background too! The stamping with paint ... Awesome. Ok -- I really feel inspired. Hope to play along!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  10. WOW Jenny this is awesome! Love the background and fabulous embellishments. The textures are amazing too!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. This is stunning ..at first I thought it was a train engine. So much to take in on this piece

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The texture and design are gorgeous!! I keep staring at the pictures to absorb all of the amazing details!! Spectacular!! Love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. A fabulous canvas Jenny x wonderful details and colours, particularly the rusting effects

    TFS and sending my best wishes
    Annie x

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  14. What a fab canvas Jenny such a clever and unique design. Your subtle circles are perfect for our have fun with circles challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us and have a very happy birthday xx

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  15. This is an incredible piece Jenny. Love the industrial vibe, the rust, the patina, and all the layering. Just tweeted about it!

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  16. And a very happy birthday to you too Jenny!

    Your canvas is stunning, I love the colours and the wonderful design, the Robo square dies look amazing and the circles in the background look great. The rusty nails are just perfect too! Love this! Anne xx

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  17. Fabulous Jenny, wonderful rust patina and it is perfectly accented by that luscious green! Deb xo

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  18. Beautiful! Love every bit of it!

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  19. Wow! Love all the rusty effects...they pair up nicely with that gorgeous color palette! You lined it up with style!

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  20. Love this, it is texture-tastic! Xx

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  21. Love this piece! the rusted effect, the colors, the stamp... everything is superb! Your use of Seth's stamp and die is fabulous! i adore these products! barbara

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  22. This is a great piece Jenny, love the rusting and background texture. Sue C x

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  23. Great circles ! Thanks for for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

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  24. Wow what an awesome creation you have made... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Totally and utterly superb! Fantastic use of Seths dies with all those fabulous rusty elements. A real 'head turning' piece of art. LOve x10 at least for this one Jenny
    hugs x

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  26. This is an incredible piece Jenny. Love the industrial vibe, the rust, the patina, and all the layering. Just tweeted about it!
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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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