2 May 2018

Neutral Point of View at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are already half way through the latest challenge, 'Neutral Point of View'. This is what our host for this challenge, Sara Emily Barker, is looking for; "We're seeing a lot of pastel and brighter colors this time of year. For this challenge we're inviting you to step away from all that color and play with your neutral art supplies. You can add a few pops or hints of color, but be sure we see mainly neutrals on your vintage or shabby chic design. (Think black, white, gray, brown, beige, cream, ivory; even gold and silver.)"

As ever, the Design 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 Top 3 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.

Wine Blueprint Card

My contribution to this challenge started with the background - another of those ones that started with white brayering resisting the Distress Oxide Ink (in this case the Walnut Stain flavour) with the swipe of a damp cloth. Stamping the Botanical Background with Acorn Archival Ink proved to be a match made in heaven, especially when layered onto black Classic Kraft Stock, sanded to reveal the core.

This background sat for some time as I pondered what to put on top of it. And then, in a flash of inspiration (well no, a happy accident on an untidy desk with a pile of stamps toppling over) I literally fell upon the Wine Blueprint set and realised that was my answer! So now my trusty Stamp Platform worked it's magic; I stamped the two images with black Archival Ink, painted each element with Dina Wakley Paints (that luscious burgundy vine is my allowable pop of colour) and re-stamped to add the image details again. The Dylusions white Paint Pen was invaluable for adding a few highlights.

Finally, the sentiment, an appropriate one I thought! It came from the 'Birthday' Letter It stamp set from Ranger and was embossed with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, again from the Letter It range. To ensure the detail stood out I used the black Dylusions Paint Pen this time (handy they both come in a set) to trace around the edges of the embossing. That word fits perfectly within the curves of the bottle don't you think!

That's it for my neutral coloured card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have also created lots of amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage floral projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx


  1. Jenny, I love this card! The stamp is great and I love the gold.
    Lia xx

  2. Gorgeous Jenny, wonderful backdrop,for the blueprint imagery. Lovely eye catching card. Tracy ❤️😘

  3. Oh, I need this....want this...lol!!! LOVE the cheers in the center...perfection!

  4. I absolutely love this background and the way you treated the sentiment. What a great composition! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Holy smokes, this is brilliant, Jenny! From that resisted background (LOVE!) to the punchy sentiment, I adore every square inch of this fun, but truly elegant card! You amaze and inspire me! By the way, that is one huge pop of color! Tee Hee! Hugs!

  6. Love the neutral colours with that pop of burgundy 🍷 cheers ❤️xx

  7. Beautiful! I was admiring the corky feel of the background and then saw how clever you were with the soft white / brown print stamped. (Thank you for the details on how you did that!) Gorgeous painted bottle and shimmery cheers!

  8. Gorgeous Jenny! Love the bold colours against the soft layered background xx
    Painting the wine 🍷 bottle is amazingly cool!!

  9. A fabulous card Jenny! Love how you made the background! Hugs, Chrisx

  10. This has a wonderful tapestry like quality to it. I'm in love with the background. Just fabulous!


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