22 February 2017

Out of the Cold at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Cec Wintonyk's turn to host the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and her chosen theme is 'Out of the Cold'. Here's what she says about it; "It is winter and that means snow and cold in so many places so let's head to the tropics. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that will make us feel warm - think lots of sunshine, bright colours, flora and fauna and even animals hiding in the rain forest."

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, so there are plenty of reasons for joining in the fun.

For this challenge and the next two after it, the Design Team is excited to be celebrating all things Wendy Vecchi. We will all be using her fabulous products, new and old, in our creations. I've chosen to create a bold, bright canvas packed with texture and those warm colours.

I created another of those 8x8 inch deep edged canvases using Wendy's translucent embossing paste through the Vintage Quilt stencil and Distress Paints to build a multi-layered background. The focal point is the Wild Rose, made by following Wendy's own 'Specimen tutorial' and the new Wild Rose Collage Stamp It Stencil It which helpfully adds the script and swirl background as part of the design.  It is really easy to add Archival Ink colour to the rose image using the stencil that comes as part of the set and matches perfectly the beautiful rose image. That was added to a coordinating collection of textured cards and papers including wrapping paper stamped with the new Herringbone Background and corrugated card smeared with Wendy's gold embossing paste. The finishing touches for this canvas needed to stay simple so Big Chat words and some Nail Heads worked well.

That's it for my DT project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Out of the Cold'. Do make sure you hop on over to see what my talented team mates have created with their Wendy Vecchi goodies and warm colours. And remember to link your own warm colour shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

That's it from me for now. Projects are calling out for attention in the craft room. Have a great end to your week and have fun! Take care, Jenny xxx


  1. This is very beautiful. I love the warm colours you have chosen

    Chrissie xx

  2. Fab canvas Jenny that radiates a real glow of sunshine heat. x

  3. Such scrumptious layers of texture, Jenny! I love the mix of corrugate, embossed papers, paint and paper. Your background is like a fiery tropical sunset and carries my imagination away to warmer climes. Love the text background for the wild rose. The nail heads and chat stickers are the perfect finishing touch. Your mixed media skills leave me in awe!

  4. Beautiful! I love the warm Moroccan feel I get from your gorgeous layers of texture with the red/orange hues mixed with the naturals. Lovely warm rustic background!

  5. WOW this is fabulous, love the colours which are some of my favourite. Beautiful textures going on here too.
    Linda xxx

  6. Gorgeous warm colours Jenny and absolutely fabulous layers.....love it x
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  7. The colours are stunning and I love all the textures and layering you created. The 'specimen' rose is fabulous!! xxx

  8. Such wonderful colours here Jenny! I love the way you have created these layers! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. Such wonderful colours here Jenny! I love the way you have created these layers! Hugs, Chrisx

  10. Oh my gosh Jenny! I am loving what you're doing with that stencil, a must have now! It's great to see some artsy takes with WV stamps. Sometimes I can only see her stamps through a folk art lens, so thrilled to see these possibilities! Very warm and summery design, most inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

  11. This is a beautiful piece! Thank you so much, too, for the lovely comment about my book on Seth's, The Altered Page!
    You made my morning : )

  12. A beautiful canvas!!! I love everything about it!!!

  13. Hi, Jenny!
    I am starting my morning by visiting my favorite places, which always includes a stop by your blog! Your canvas is STUNNING! I've been immersing myself in the depth and texture of the background and layers of this lovely warm palette. I have a difficult time working in these colors, but you bring them to life and create such a gorgeous visual feast! I can't think of a better way to enjoy my morning coffee than to sit back and let this beautiful creation carry me away.

  14. Fabulous layers and, yes, colours to warm the heart! I love all the amazing textures and shabby distressing, and the book page and flower panels are stunning.
    Alison x

  15. Oh my gosh - this is absolutely fabulous! I love all the layers and I do think one of my favorite colors is red. FANTASTIC!!!!
    Sandy xx

  16. What wonderful layers and colors on this canvas Jennie! Julia xx


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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