22 May 2013

Fan-tastic!!!!!

Hi everyone and welcome to my newest followers. I am so pleased you have decided to keep up to date with the crafty goings on in my world. So it's a busy Wednesday and time for the second week of the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge - 'Time for Weddings' where our host Rebecca has requested a creation in white with another colour. Time to think outside the box...


You don't see a lot of purple here even though it's my favourite colour and it can look so good with white. There are a few challenges requesting (paper) flowers at the moment in honour of the Chelsea Flower Show and late onset of spring. To fit with the wedding theme I decided a bouquet would be good and found pictures of flowers encapsulated within a fan.


Creating all these flowers was a mix of inspiration and frustration as bits choose whether or not to stick together and the number required kept climbing.


Lots of people have posted flower tutorials but I must say Jennie Atkinson's blog 'Live the Dream' is well worth a visit if you want a range of styles and methods.


It's good to try Distress Paints for adding colour as well as the tried and trusted Distress Inks. I also concocted my own mauve mist from Re-inkers.


Housing these precious flowers took a lot of thought, but the idea of using a fan was a real breakthrough moment. It had to be made sturdy enough to remain vertical yet pretty enough to grace any table at a wedding reception. Guess what, a step by step tutorial for creating this fan will be posted over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog on Saturday 1st June for anyone who's interested.


White in itself can be quite stark so I took the liberty of using 'off white' as well as pure white to soften the look and make it a touch more vintage.


As well as being a sample for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge this fan is also being entered into the following challenges;
 and inspired by my team mate Rebecca, Vintage Udfordring - Vintage Wedding

Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x



38 comments:

  1. Truly beautiful Jenny. I love the fan and your flowers are gorgeous. All well here in Hamburg with hubby making good progress. Thanks for your kind wishes.
    Hugs Annie x

    Hope to dip in and out of block and when I get a chance x

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  2. Oh! My! Word! I am speechless......this is just so, so beautiful. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, right up my street with all those fantastic flowers.
    You have given me an idea for something rather than a card for my DIL`s birthday.
    Keep up the great work
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

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  3. OMG, what a totally fantastic make!! Utterly stunning and something that would grace any wedding celebration! Your flower makes are out of this world, and the fan stand for it is so brilliantly constructed and utterly beautiful! Can't wait to see the step by step! This must be one of my all time favourites of yours!!!

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  4. This is so gorgeous and unusual too - I can imagine the time it took to conquer those various flowers. Thanks for the link which I will check out for flower tutorials. These would be wonderful on the tables at a reception - might take a while to make in bulk though!!

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  5. Just di-vine Jenny. Those flowers are so lush - wonderful colouring (swoon).

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  6. Hi Jenny, This is stunning, gorgeous array of flowers and the fan holder is beautiful. Look forward to the step by step.
    Avril xx

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  7. This is absolutely wonderful - such a sweet creation! ♥

    Thank you so much for joining us over at the Vintage Challenge-blog!

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  8. I agree that purple works so well with these flowers and so beautifully! The exquisite and elegant fan is a most brilliant idea to house such a lovely bouquet of flowers! Love this!

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  9. Jenny, this creation is absolutely stunningly gorgeous!!! FANtastic!!!
    beautiful flowers and colours. I love the more vintage look with the off-white as well as white.
    Have a great week. Looking forward to seeing your tute. Cheers, Di xx

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  10. Stunning piece and fabulous flowers! Thanks for joining in with our Readers Art Quest on Unruly PaperArts!

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  11. What a beautiful centrepiece this would make! Your flowers are truly gorgeous and I just love that fan and will be watching out for the tutorial. Margie x

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  12. Well, I'm cross with Astrid now - that was my opening sentence too!! Completely outstanding creation - each flower is a work of art in itself (I'm with you on Jennie's beautiful tutorials and work), and the fan is such a glorious setting for them... can't wait to see how that was done on Saturday. Brilliant, brilliant make!
    Alison xx
    (Oh, no extra time, sadly, just not much sleeping and a lot of speed-crafting at the moment!)

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  13. I ADORE THIS JENNY! Hope you heard that loud and clear. Can't believe you made all those perfectly beautiful flowers - they are utterly divine! Pleats have been in my mind for something too but this just blows me away - LOVE IT TO BITS! FANTABULOUS MAKE! Nicola x

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  14. Hi Jenny, This wedding project is stunning, the fan itself is beautiful and the flowers, that are encompassed within, are utterly beautiful, and also my favourite colours. I eagerly await the step by step. I'm away to look at the flower tutorial now.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  15. Hi Jenny
    Great project, you must have had a wonderful time making this
    Rosie x

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  16. Hi Jenny, I cannot think of any superlatives which will be sufficient to describe this amazing creation! Stunning, gorgeous - don't seem enough..... this would look amazing on any wedding table, I love your gorgeous flowers, the purple and white look stunning together. All I can think to say is - WOW!! I look forward to seeing how you made the fans. Hugs, Anne x

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  17. Truly fan-tastic make Jenny. I so love the blooms sandwiched between the sides and the blooms are blooming gorgeous, too! Beautiful work girlie! Xxx

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  18. Amazing, as always! Stunning flowers! X

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  19. You can be proud, what an amazing table piece Jenny. What a great crafted flowers!!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  20. Fantastically wonderful Jenny! The combination of colours and textures works a treat. A bouquet of delicious!

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  21. This is stunning Jenny, perfect for a wedding theme xx

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  22. Absolutely stunning, cant believe its all made by hand. Just love the colours and dimension of the flowers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  23. Oh Jenny this is so elegant and unique... just totally stunning!

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  24. You absolutely nailed the 5 or more flowers challenge...LOL...good grief! I can't believe your patience and dedication. Well, of course I can believe it, but it truly trumps mine! This is the most beautiful 'vase' for flowers I have ever seen. I absolutely LOVE what you've created here. My husband walked by and said, "I like that flower taco!" LOL..men!
    Thank you so much for sharing this, you truly are inspiring and I've marked Jennie's blog for the tutorials...gorgeous stuff she makes too!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  25. It's all been said already Jenny but I must comment on those truly glorious flowers (you know I love making them!) and I'm with you in finding inspiration at Jennie's blog.
    The fan stand is an inspired idea and one I am filing away for future use in my style! (if and when I do, you will of course get a mention!).
    Have a fab weekend and take care.
    Juliaxxx

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  26. Superb make Jenny! So pretty, love your choice of colours and the lovely variety of flowers, this project shows just what a versatile crafter you are. Love it!
    Toni x

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  27. so pretty and unusual! i love it! xo

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  28. lovely project. thanks for joining the RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts.

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  29. Oh Jenny, this is scrumptious! I can't wait to see the tutorial on how to make the fan. A fabulous idea and a fabulous make - the colours and different types of flowers, everything. Love it! Chris xxx

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  30. Hi Jenny, I'm playing catchup at the moment so I missed this when first posted - what a BEAUTIFUL piece, loving it loads! xxx Keren

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  31. Oh wow Jennie this is just stunning, you are such a creative lady.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  32. Jenny! this is really incredible!Love that you've filled this beauty up with those flower you've made. Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  33. The fan is lovely, in fact, the whole project is beautiful!

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  34. Oh, what a great and creative weddingcard!

    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Udfordring.
    Hugs
    Mette - DT

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  35. Hi Jenny~ So glad to see you at VU!! Such a beautiful project and perfectly embellished! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Rebecca

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  36. I am impressed with your beautiful work Jenny, your fan looks exquisite with those fine flowers inside. Thanks for your contribution to Vintage Udfordring! Hugs, Ira x
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl
    vintageudfordring.blogspot.com

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  37. OMG Jenny, it is a Play of Art,,,,,no more words are necessary....my friend.

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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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