19 November 2014

Dancing In The Moonlight

Hi everyone, welcome and thank you for dropping by. WOW, what a fantastic reaction to my first Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas entry! Clearly that one hit the spot - no pressure on the rest then! I'm pleased to say 2, 3 and 4 are done but I'm jumping to my entry for Tag No. 5 tonight to enable me to enter another challenge with this card...


OK, let's get the admin stuff out the way - this annual challenge is being hosted by Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself and has been very generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The idea is that you take inspiration from each of Linda's weekly tags and create your own version, linking all 12 before December 21st to be in with a chance to win. I've jumped to my card version of the Week 5 tag today.


Linda's version featured rays, stars and silhouettes and a monochrome colour scheme and initially had me stumped a little. Back to that 'deconstruction' and a little theme inspiration from this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge 'To the Moon'. It occurred to me that the rays could actually represent moonbeams to work with a doily 'moon' and the scattering of stars.


I started by colouring the moon with a mist of Wild Honey and Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stains (CAN'T live without these!!!) and having clear embossed the rays on a plain white base this also got a spritz of the DSS, this time in Dusty Concord flavour. By using a hand torn circular mask at the beginning of this process I could concentrate the colour beneath the doily. To echo Linda's stars I used the same Silver Embossing Paste through the Stars Layering Stencil in random patches, covering some of these with Pumice Stone Distress Glitter for extra sparkle. Then back to those Spray Stains, this time with a paint brush to flick droplets of Dusty Concord and Picket Fence over the stars.


The silhouette die cuts on Linda's original tag were echoed with the die cut Holiday Greens in complimentary textured card. Then I stamped mini baubles on watercolour paper, painting them with Shaded Lilac Distress Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, before fussy cutting and clear embossing them. They were hung from the branches on mirrored stars, clustered around a stamped greeting.


I think this card captures the essence of Linda's 5th tag and echoes the theme of the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The plan is to be back tomorrow to share the next one. Hope you can join me for that, and in the meantime take care of yourselves (particularly those suffering those Arctic conditions in North America right now). Jenny xxx


27 comments:

  1. WOW Jenny - another stunner - is that 2 in one day! Fantastic layout, wonderful layers and distinctive, Nikki xx

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  2. Another fantastic entry, Jenny. The doily backing is lovely and your purple rays are a gorgeous touch, but what I really love is the brown "greenery". What a great idea to use that to mimic the silhouette in my tag. This card is sensational! So great to have you sharing it with my visitors too.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Lovely card Jenny, love your use of the rays combined with the doily and baubles. Lovely design. Tracy x

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  4. Jenny, I so love how this all came together. The rays and doily looks amazing with the ornaments and the brownery! Love this! Hugs!

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  5. love the use of opposite or complimentary colours on this one! I had not felt the need to have the Christmas foliage die till I saw this card! Now I am on the hunt for it!

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  6. Wow! Oh! Wow! Jenny,
    This is amazing, love everything about this stipunning project.
    I wish I had your wonderful imagination and of course some of your fantastic "stash"
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  7. Fabulous card Jenny! I am in desperate need of Christmas card inspiration and I think I've just found it! Thank you! Sue C x

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  8. This is amazing with wonderful textures and great ideas

    Love Chrissie x

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  9. A great subtle colour scheme and a well compose piece. Love it!

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  10. Stunning creation Jenny.
    Veerle xx

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  11. Wow, Jenny! Absolutely stunning! I love how you used that stencil and your ornaments are amazing!! Just love your work! hugs :)

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  12. Dude! You're killing it! This card is Christmas-licious!! You're the queen of deconstruction. what I absolutely love about your cards though is that you can have such incredible depth and detail and without too much height so it fits in an envelope!! What you've created for #5 is so VERY festive :)
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  13. Another triumph Jenny, this one is superb with it's muted tones and it is very clever how you de-constructed Linda's to make it suitable for another challenge too - clever lady! Anne xx

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  14. Wow! That is such a classy card, Jenny. I love the colour scheme.

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  15. Oh, I love the golden and natural colors in this one, Jenny! So pretty and with those bits of purple exposed and 'splattered'-Stunning!! Just Lovely!! XOXO-Shari

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  16. Love the colours on this and it's fabulous to see your interpretation of the tag, beautiful!! Ruth x

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  17. Another wonderful Christmas card, I like how you made the rays coming from the doile! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  18. Love how you turn Linda's tags into cards Jenny, this is another beauty! Love how you used the blueprint baubles, they make such fantastic embellishments used like this! Great composition too!

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  19. Gorgeous! The golden doily makes a fantastic backdrop and the way you layered the ornaments is brilliant! Eye-catching and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  20. Gorgeous! The gold doily is wonderful and a great background to the striking ornaments and branches! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  21. Fabulous project, Jenny. The details are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle
    http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh wow Jenny this is stunning and those baubles are absolutely gorgeous xxx

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  23. A stunning design! I love the gorgeous colours.
    Rebecca.
    x

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  24. Very nice entry, love the colours :-)

    Sally

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  25. Three times WOW, that's a fantastic card, I love every detail.
    Just catching up my favorite blogs as I haven't been around for weeks. So sorry.... Your've been very creative and your pieces are fantastic as always :)
    I will miss the Funkie Junkie Challenge this year as I'm short in crafting time.

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  26. I made my version of this and love how it turned out. The combination of the layered stencils is such a fun texture on the cards. I used picked raspberry as my color on the ornaments because it worked with a Tattered Angels spray I had (have to wait for a while yet on the distress sprays). thanks for the inspiration.

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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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