15 December 2014

Hand Krafted

Hi everyone and welcome. Yesterday you got to see all the wonderful Secret Santa gifts the Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey shared with each other. If you haven't stopped by I recommend you do as there's a very special blog hop going on... 

Today I'm sharing the accompanying Christmas card that Jennie received alongside her altered journal. It's my interpretation of #Tag 6 from The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014.


First the all important details - 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.

Linda's version of #Tag 6 was vintage monochromatic with embossed snowflakes and doily in the background. Rather than blend ink on plain card I opted for kraft paper and added a stencilled monoprint pattern with Picket Fence Distress Paint and the Gothic Layering Stencil. Having added pieces of doily and edging with ink I stitched this layer to a kraft card backing. Finally an ATC sized piece of card was blended with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to replicate Linda's original.


To finish the card I just had to follow Linda's lead as the flower on top of the snowflake looked superb. With and embossed corrugated card/tissue wrap snowflake left over from my take on Tim's November Tag it seemed a pity to waste it. Topping it with a book page flower, an alcohol ink dyed gumdrop and some kraft core holly leaves worked a treat. This was teamed with some little die cut corrugated snowflakes splattered with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain. And finally the sentiment; cut from kraft card again, I stamped the outer edge first in Picket Fence Distress Paint and then in Jet Black Archival Ink to get a shadow look.


So that's No. 6 completed. In truth 'behind the scenes' I've got them all done (bar today's last instalment) so if you can bear it I'll bombard you with the rest over the coming week. For now it's back to the craft room for me - there's paint, flakes and ink all over the place in there and a tonne of samples to create! For now take care of yourselves as we hurtle towards Christmas. Jenny xxx


21 comments:

  1. If I may say so Jenny this a rather fetching vintage Christmas card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  2. Good evening Jenny,
    Love, love, love your stunning card.
    Everything about it is amazing, loving that flower.
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  3. Another stunner Jenny, I love the beautiful background, the flower on top of the snowflake is fantastic and the stitching around the card is such a lovely touch too - love this! Anne xx

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  4. Jenny this is so stunning. Thank you for the explanation too. Really looks wonderfull. Hugs, Veerle xx

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  5. stunning card Jenny - love it - beautiful idea! Hugs rachel xx

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  6. Goodness - it is gorgeously vintage Jenny. ABsolutely beautiful card. Nicola x

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  7. Such a delight Jenny, The snowflake flower is stunning, love the use of kraft card and the white stencilled background is just gorgeous. Wonderful, hope to stroll through your other recent projects at a more leisurely pace....soon! Ruth x

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  8. This is gorgeous Jenny. Beautiful vintage look and the flower on the snowflake is the perfect embellishment!! Absolutely stunning card!! ox

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  9. Stunning card and the book print flower looks amazing

    Love Chrissie x

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  10. Wow Jenny, this is one of my favs! I just love the vintage neutral tones and your damask background is incredible! Love the flower and all the stitching you added! Fabulous! holiday hugs :)

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  11. So beautiful and elegant and yummy vintage too!

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  12. Such a lovely vintage card, Jenny. Very festive! xx

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  13. Just beautiful! Those sepia tones and the texture make this really special, Chrisx

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  14. Jenny this absolutely gorgeous, stunning to say the least,

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  15. This card is stunning! and I can say that as I have it sitting in front of me here on my craft desk. So many wonderful techniques and small details alongside those wonderful colour tones - just fabulous! Thank you Jenny for such a special card xxx

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  16. This caught my eye so unbelievably...absolutely LOVE the look of this!!! So beautiful :)

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  17. Holy moly, Jenny, your inspired piece is always more beautiful than the original! This is absolutely exquisite - a true beauty. Definitely my favorite so far! Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  18. LOVE your rendition of Linda's Week #6 tag, Jenny!! Love the texture and colors and that beautiful bloom right in the middle with that bright red gumdrop!! GORGEOUS!! (I made a #6 card, but I sent it out before taking pics!!--My aunt will really like it) :) LOL!! XOXO-Shari

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  19. Scrumptious vintage neutrals - this is lovely.
    Alison xx

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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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