23 July 2014

Cool Water at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. It's not often there's a need for cool water here in the UK but we've recently been blessed with half decent weather and now that school's out I bet there are paddling pools gracing lots of gardens and trips to the seaside planned across the country. Living in Arizona where it hasn't rained in months Rebecca felt the time was right for a cool down in her part of the World too. As host of the 'Cool Water... ' challenge over at Frilly and Funkie she would like you to use an image of water in your creation. It can be anything from a droplet to the ocean. Keep yourself cool, just thinking of water as you create!...


I figured this was an ideal opportunity to create my version of Tim's July 2014 Tag too, being as it's inspired by the ocean. Clearly it's not an actual tag but you know how I like to de-construct things and rearrange the design!


The base layer is from the Wildflower Paper Stash collection and then I followed Tim's instructions for painting and inking a jumbo tag. Ripping up the bottom half of the tag and inking the edges may seem drastic but it helped to break up the solid blocks of colour a little. The acetate layer (yep, I'm afraid I'm a cheapskate and opted to use the embossing folder packaging rather than shrink wrap) didn't show up the bubbles enough so I added a little Picket Fence Distress Paint into the grooves to make it stand out even more.


You'll know how to create the sea creatures from Tim's fabulous tutorial HERE and I'm loving the way the paint and embossing powder react. The seahorses are in a different colour to Tim's but I wanted them to stand out, and I added extra glue to ensure the sand remained fixed in place once applied across the design (love the glittery shine).


The card was finished with a sprinkling of kraft 'sea' greenery, jump rings and fasteners (metal bubbles) and Chit Chat stickers.


That's my take on 'Cool Water...' what's yours? Head on over to Frilly and Funkie to see what my awesome team mates have created for extra inspiration, then it's over to you! With prizes up for grabs you don't want to miss out.

I'll be back tomorrow to share an incredibly special birthday card made my Anne and on Friday it's the launch of the next A Vintage Journey challenge (hosted by me!) so there's lots of reasons to be back. In the meantime I hope you're enjoying the sun wherever you are.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



23 comments:

Patricia said...

Good morning Jenny,
Once again another stunning creation. Your talents never cease to amaze me. Those Seahorses are brilliant, to use jump rings for bubbles .... brilliant!!!
The whole card is wonderful, all the colours, textures and fantastic design
Have a wonderful day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally brilliant Jenny, love every single corner of this card! The bubbles look fantastic, love the addition of the picket fence. The colour of the sea horses is fantastic too! Think this is one of my all time favourites of yours !

Redanne said...

Wow Jenny, your tag card is fabulous, I love your placement of the sand (it is great fun to make isn't it) and I love your two gorgeous seahorses, your bubbles look amazing and it was so clever of you to add metal ones too. Love, love it! Anne xx

Von said...

Love how you have built up the layers Jenny :)
Von ♥

Veerle said...

Hi Jenny, this is absolutely a gorgeous card, love it.
Greetings from Veerle.
http://veerleskaartenhoekje.blogspot.be

ElizabethR said...

This is sooooo gorgeous and I love the water, very clever. Elizabeth xxx

Bonnie McLain said...

I love this Jenny... it is very creative and flowing... Love it all and these are my favorite Sea horses yet... there have been a lot this past month... but these are the best yet!!! Love,Light and Peace...Bonnie

Julia Aston said...

I love your larger than life version of Tim's tag Jenny! the seahorses in red really pop off your ocean scene! and don't you just LOVE Tim's recipe for sand! SO realistic - a beautiful beach creation! enjoy your warm weather - we're hot here in Boston, MA USA this week as well!

Sharon Y said...

Nice work! Love your take on Tim's tag. The texture is amazing and the pop of color on the sea horses is stunning. You are such an inspiration!

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Jenny what a brilliant tag/card this is. I love your bubbles, in fact I love everything about this. It's just fab.
Julie x

Cardgenie said...

Jenny, I love your piece. The colours are gorgeous and your take on Tim's tag is inspired! Fabulous!! Jean.x

Lys Scrap said...

A fabulous card right in the theme. I love the bubbles on acetate, the different textures and the full colour of your seahorses! A nice journey in the sea!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, Jenny! Love the underwater theme! We both think alike! You'll see what I mean next Monday on my blog :)! Hugs, Sandra

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Once againg I'm missing words, it's a fantastic take on Tim's tag. A wonderful piece of art.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Jenny this is stunning, the seahorses are amazing, oh my word, love those.
Shall I blame it on the heat! I accepted your FB invite which was so silly of me because I would not be able to attend, due to geography. Maybe you will do the needful and eliminate me. Apologies for the trouble.
Wishes
Lynne

Paula Cheney said...

STUNNING.

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! The most gorgeous take! Love every bit, and especially the jumprings!

chrissies said...

Stunning Jenny-it really does look cooling and inviting

Love Chrissie x

Lisa M said...

I can't believe I didn't leave you a message on this. I drooled on it for hours! This is INCREDIBLE...truly fabulous. It came at the most wonderful time too..right when I was bitching about the heat...and how I wanted a reprieve...alas...your creation!
Gorgeous work Jenny :)

butterfly said...

What a glorious take on Tim's tag - the white on the bubbles adds a wonderful extra touch of froth, and I love your fiery seahorses. Great metal accents too... a triumph. Don't think I'm going to make it this month - sigh!
Alison xx

Almo said...

Absolutely love this Jenny! a brilliant card so much to look at, I too love the idea of the jump ring bubbles for me this definitely has the wow factor. Mo x

scrappymo! said...

This is a gorgeous water scene. Love ever little thing about it. The sea horses, the bobbles (jump rings), the embossing, the actetate layer...it is all fabulous!

Ana K. said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!

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