27 June 2018

By Airmail with Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are at the beginning of a new challenge, 'By Airmail'. I'm hosting this challenge on behalf of my DT team mate Zoe Hillman. "She just loves sending and receiving letters in the mail. And especially love the stamps, airmail stickers and postmarks that these letters pick up along the way. So for this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic postal themed project. Think old fashioned aircraft, airmail stamps, post marks, postage stamps."

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.

By Airmail Fathers Day Card

Now I know Father's Day has been and gone but the card I made for my Dad really fitted in so well with this theme that I figured it would be a good one to share. It has a brayered/layered background incorporating Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints in shades of Night and White, paper from Tim Holtz Paper Stash 'Correspondence' and 'Etcetera' collections and a touch of Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink to give it a vintage look.

The Close Ups

Now here's a couple of close ups so you can see the finished layers in more detail. You can see from these the embossed stamping using Tim Holtz 'Purveyor' stamp set combined with Wendy Vecchi's 'Tree Branch' Embossing Powder. There's stencilling with Ranger Opaque Texture Paste through Tim Holtz 'Chevron' Layering Stencil to create arrows that have been over painted with Fired Brick and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks and Picket Fence Distress Ink. The various Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs come from the 'Special Delivery' set and the postcard under the Paper Doll has been stamped with the text image from Tim Holtz 'Entemology' stamp set. Final flourishes include an altered Index Clip and Adornment Star with die cut lettering;

That's it for my airmail themed card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more 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 lace projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx


  1. This card is wonderful. Love the colours and textures in your background and the layers you have built up look so effective fantastic fathers day card. Thanks for sharing it. x Amanda

  2. Jenny, every time I visit your blog, I'm more in awe of your amazing ability to collage! I love this vintage Father's Day card with those gorgeous layers! Wonderful inspiration! Hugs!

  3. Your layering is really wonderful. The chevron tinting is clever, too.

  4. These brayered backgrounds make me drool every time! Love all these layers and textures, Jenny!!!

  5. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I love the vintage elements and the airmail colored chevrons. Very clever and fits the theme perfectly. LOVE!

  6. I am betting your dad was absolutely thrilled with this vintage beauty. The painted background sets off the great layers on top.

  7. Wow Jenny! This is my new favourite! All the wonderful words and those colours...brilliant! Chrisx

  8. Jenny, I always enjoy your elongated cards and this one is a true delight! The colored stencil work is amazing and your layers always delight. Thanks so much for being such a great "team mom" at F&F and for your support and friendship. It has been an honor to be your teammate. Hugs, Autumn

  9. The effortless blending of the perfect layers of texture color and images is just outstanding! Fabulous card and perfect for a Father's Day card. (Perfectly good for next year!) I love how this came together with the torn edges and bits of embellishments and remnants!


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

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