28 September 2016

Going Round in Circles at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! Today it's all about circles for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge. The amazing Sue Carrington is our host for this one and has chosen the theme 'Going Round in Circles!' Here's what she has to say about it; "Including circles in my projects is one of my favourite things to do, so for this challenge I want to see circles, lots of circles, not just one! Stencilled, stamped or even a circular project such as a wreath!"

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!

I had great fun playing with my Distress Paints to create a splattered/layered background, building the colours from dark to light. You'll notice there are two layers to this canvas, with a Ken Oliver Mixed Media Art Board making up the central raised section. I knew as soon as Sue announced the theme of this challenge that Seth Apter's designs would be perfect. 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 Ring' die set with the Spellbinders 'Turnarounds 2' and Impression Obsession 'Solar System' stamp sets. You'll see the stamps were used on the background using the same paints and some Worn Lipstick to add contrast. The die cuts were layered up, touches of Distress Grit Paste added and painted with a combination of Tarnished Brass and Black Soot Distress Paint layered over the top.

Linda stocks the most fabulous brass embellishments in her store and I had fun picking a few to slot into and in between the circles. A few pearls were used too but needed that punch of colour to coordinate better. That's where the Caribbean Coast Enamel Accents came into play - they give a beautiful glossy coloured coat to the pearls and perfect little dots to accent the other brass embellishments. Finally I needed some words and these Big Chat ones spoke to me; alter the colour with Spun Sugar Distress Crayon and re-write a few of the letters for a quirker look.

So that's my contribution to the collection of fantastic 'Going Round in Circles!' 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. Beautiful layered Canvas! Great industrial design with the brass layered circles and then the beautiful blue background.

  2. Fabulous! I love the colours and background with the layered circles. Brilliant!
    Linda xxx

  3. I am thinking very positive thoughts at the moment! Love the gorgeous blues in the background and those beautiful grungy circles - they look amazing with the Caribbean colored accents. Fabulous use of Seth's stamps and dies, you always use them in such inspiring ways! Anne xx

  4. Lovely canvas Jenny, love the layers of paint and the circles work so well, love how younused Seth's dies. Tracy x

  5. Love this panelled canvas Jenny with all the fabulous Seth circles and embellishments in them. I so love your creative mind and how you so easily come up with such magical designs xxx

  6. Spectacular. The perfect color choices and I love how you made the die cuts looks exactly like metal!

  7. Fabulous! Jenny (as always) Love how you've used Seth's stamps and dies. The blues and pinks work surprisingly well with the metallics. Thanks for the inspiration
    hugs x

  8. That background is drop dead gorgeous! I also love the layered surfaces, and the way you let the one circle sort of "melt" onto the lower canvas is pure genius. I thought these were metal at first glance....well done, you!

  9. So clever how you've combined the die-cuts with the metal embellishments, and "metallicised" them too!
    Alison x


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