31 August 2016

It's a Floral Infatuation at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! Today I'm focussing in on flowers for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge. Nancy Dynes is our wonderful host for this one and has chosen the theme 'Floral Infatuation'. Here's what she has to say about it; "Our theme, Floral Infatuation, celebrates the beautiful blooms of the season. The guidelines are super simple: create any vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as a focal point."

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

This canvas all started with the background, a feast of layering and colouring to produce the look of aged vintage damask. If you are interested in finding out how this was created here's a guide.

Check out How to Create a Gold Embossed Rich Damask Background by Jenny Marples on Snapguide.

So now on to some close up photos so you can see the finishing touches in more detail...

Busy backgrounds don't need much embellishment so this just needed a simple scattering of flowers to finish it; some are gorgeous Petaloo blooms and some I cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. They all were treated to touches of paint, alcohol ink, Distress Stain and for the leaves, embossing powder to create a more cohesive blend, sitting atop a Tarnished Brass painted Ornate Frame and some of the delicious lace ribbon Linda stock in The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And since Tim Holtz has a way with words I let his Chit Chat stickers do the talking to complete the canvas.

So that's my contribution to the collection of gorgeous 'Floral Infatuation' creations from the Frilly and Funkie Design Team. Make sure you hop on over to see their fabulous makes, by which time I'm sure you'll be inspired to join in the fun and be in with a chance to win!

Thank you for joining me today. Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week have a good one and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Stunning creation and very inspiring

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Gorgeous! I loved the snapguide. I always want to touch that texture on your background and see the glorious details up close. Fabulous canvas with a beautiful mix of flowers and embellishments!

  3. Stunning canvas Jenny, gorgeous colour and texture. Thanks for the step by step guide.
    Avril x

  4. I am so in love with this project! Everything from the color palette to the exquisite background to the amazing floral extravaganza to the lovely Snapguide make my crafty heart happy. Wonderful!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love those flowers, and your background is so lovely. x

  6. Gorgeous, loving the background and gorgeous floral spray. Beautiful quote too.
    Linda xxx

  7. That background is amazing...I recently purchased the mini stencils with the flourish design, I may have to pull it out and play with it. Thanks for including the video.

  8. I loved seeing your Snapguide, to see how you built up that beautiful background layer. The flowers are so beautiful too! A truly beautiful canvas! Anne x

  9. Utterly beautiful Jenny such gorgeous rich colours, background and flower cluster and I love the process steps you have shown us to achieve such a fabulous look. Great card xxx

  10. Beautiful textured damask, and the flower garland is so pretty with all those different flower shapes and materials. Wonderful! I'm heading back to click on the Snapguide for all the details.
    Alison x

  11. Once again, I am beyond inspired by your creativity, Jenny! The damask background you've created is absolutely over-the-top gorgeous!! And the plethora of pretty flowers add even more dimension and texture. Thanks so much for the video on your damask technique!

  12. Gorgeous! Jenny So luxurious! As always your flower arrangement is just perfect !
    Hugs x


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