14 November 2018

A Harvest of Gratitude for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are half way through a new challenge. It's Kathy's turn to host and she's calling her challenge 'A Harvest of Gratitude'. There is always something to be thankful for. In this gratitude themed challenge, we are asking you to create a vintage or shabby chic project that portrays something that fills your heart with thanksgiving. Use harvest colors and be sure to tell us how your project reflects your thankful heart.

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.

For my project this week I chose to celebrate and give thanks for the things that are most important to me, my family and friends, health and well-being, home and all the memories it holds. With Autumn in full swing here it's such a special thing to see the changing colours on fallen leaves as I walk our dog. There's such a lot to be thankful for.


The Tutorial


I began by adding sticky back canvas to a small Etcetera Tag before covering the front, back and two of the 'enforcer rings' with black gesso then Aged Mahogany Distress Paint. Once dry I sanded the tag and rings lightly, concentrating particularly on the edges, to give it a more age-worn look before rubbing Potting Soil Archival Ink over. You'll have spotted from the finished tag that I added two rusted metal rings from my stash on the rings.


After adding a piece of vintage book page with Distress Collage Medium over the canvas covered area I dried it, spritzed it with water and peeled away some of it. Finally Texture Paste was spread through the Code Layering Stencil and covered with Dirty Sand Embossing Powder. When dry I heat embossed it to reveal the shimmer and gritty texture.


For the Skeleton Leaves and Funky Foliage I covered three separate pieces of white card in Distress Paints before die cutting them. The first had a combination of Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy Distress Paint dragged over it with a little water to create this mottled look. The process was repeated on a second piece of card with Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Paint.


The third piece of card had a combination of Aged Mahogany and Wild Honey added to it. I used Distress Markers to cover the white edges caused by die cutting and some Glossy Accents on the acorns and rose hips before layering them onto the tag over a Baseboards Frame with a bow and Quote Chip. The little blue flowers had previously been cut using the same die set and were coloured with Faded Jeans Distress Paint.


The Close Ups

Here are a couple of close up photos of the finished tag so you can see all of the elements in more detail;




That's it for my Thanksgiving project 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 Thanksgiving entries to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx



14 comments:

  1. Your tag is so beautiful Jenny x Wonderful colours and layers of deliciousness x I agree that life is so precious and it's important not to take it for granted xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Annie - it means so much. Sending the hugest of heartfelt hugs to you, your mum and the family xxx

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  2. Oh, wow! Jenny, your creativity knows no boundaries! What a marvelous Autumn themed tag filled with the most gorgeous details! I love those brilliant skeleton leaves and how you've paired them with the Funky Foliage die cuts. The pops of blue add so much, and your lovely bow is the perfect finishing touch! What a beautiful fall decor piece! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara. I really appreciate your lovely comment and am so glad you like the tag xx

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  3. Wow Jenny! This is stunning, those skeleton leaves are fabulous and have made their way onto my wish list!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Bless ya thank you so much Chris. I know you'll make fabulous use of those dies xx

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  4. Beautiful! I love the photos of the pieces used to make the leaves. Lovely layers of leaves! Fabulous tag!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzz. I'm so thrilled that you like it xx

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Jenny full of wonderful autumnal colours and a perfect sentiment xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda for you kind comment. I'm so glad you like it xx

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  6. Gorgeous Jenny, the background pieces are yummy and the colour used for the backdrop is so rich. Gorgeous composition too. Tracy ❤️❤️

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  7. Love your tag and especially the skeleton leaves. The foliage spray is a wonderful pop of colour against your muted and rusty looking background.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  8. A lovely tutorial! So many wonderful layers! Those leaves are so gorgeous. I am thinking that I need that die.
    Kate

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  9. This is a very very beautiful, Jenny! I love that the base of your tag looks like old leather! What a glorious foundation for that pile of fall leaves and rose hips! I’m so thankful for your friendship and relationship beauty you add to our world with your art!

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

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