29 January 2015

Plaster and Pots...

Hi everyone and welcome. Today I played. In between prepping, DT stuff, making samples and forward planning I decided to put the whole lot to one side and just create for no specific reason other than a burning need to try out a technique or two. It was brilliant! 


Recently one of my crafting heroines, the wonderful Wendy Vecchi, shared a new technique she has developed using her Archival Inks and one particular Distress Spray Stain. Find the step by step HERE (trust me, it's a must see!) With a couple of new Archival Inks and a new Embossing Powder in hand it was time to dive in! I followed Wendy's instructions (using Tea Rose and Buttercup) as the basis for the background, then stencilled over with the same colours and some Dandelion too. Having chopped it up to create a layered mosaic pattern each of the edges was blended with a little Tea Dye Distress Ink too.



Then came the toppings; the sentiment was stamped with Jet Black Archival, finished with dots of Antique Bronze Distress Paint; the dotty swirls were layered using the same Jet Black and Tea Rose Embossing Powder; as well as stamping, colouring and fussy cutting the top layer of leaves I stamped and stencilled the lower layer directly onto the background; the flowers were coloured with Dandelion and Buttercup and mounted on Clearly for Art to allow for robust shaping; and the BRILLIANT Mat Mini flower pot.. that's a faux terracotta idea I need to perfect (keep watching future posts for an update and step by step)!!!



So, what do you think? Isn't it fun to just let go and play once in a while? Right, back to it for me.
Whatever you're up to remember to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


40 comments:

  1. Love your background, the colour (makes me feel like Spring is around the corner), the patchwork effect... Beautiful card!!
    Hugs
    Georgie

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  2. Fabulous Jenny - off to check out Wendy's instructions. Another wonderfully composed card! Nikki xx

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  3. Lovely card Jenny, love the patchwork effect in the background and the technique looks fab. You got the new products quickly still waiting on mine . Hugs . Tracy x x

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  4. The patchwork style background is so effective on this very pretty card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Lovely card Jenny, love the backgrounds. Hugs, veerle

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  6. a gorgeous make Jenny - and I adore that sentiment xx

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  7. Oh my Jenny - just fabulous! Just off to check out the video as the effect looks stunning. Fabulous embellishments too. I love the layered newsprint and I can't wait for the Pot Tutorial! Yes I had a play this afternoon and it was great fun!!!

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  8. Gorgeous card! Love the panels, the flower pot is fab! Xx

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  9. Very pretty! Looks like sunshine. It is always nice to see what someone else does with Wendy's techniques and products.

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  10. I love your idea of layering using the original piece a lá Wendy! Your colors are fabulous, and love how all your layers balance. Looking forward to that faux terra-cotta instruction - beautiful make!
    xx Lynn

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  11. Its lovely - I like colours, I am in desperate need of a play day so might have a go myself 😉

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  12. Your card is stunning and the technique is very different. Thank you for sharing the link

    Love Chrissie

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  13. Playing and learning new techniques along the way works well for me Jenny. Love this make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  14. Another wonderful example of your work. Love, love, love it. The colours, mosaic work and the all over fantastic design. That sentiment is brilliant.
    Did I say I love it ... !!!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  15. Lovely creation! Not colours I would immediately choose but it looks gorgeous with all the stamping etc.

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  16. I just love your paper blocked background and I can see where you used the wonderful new technique. Your terracotta looks amazing to me and the flowers are just gorgeous - wonderful work as always! Anne xx

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  17. Great to take a diversion now and again! Gorgeous card Jenny, lots of fab ideas on here toni x

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  18. Good for you, Jenny. So glad you got some playtime! Sometimes you just gotta do it :) Your card is wonderful. Love the new colors and your mosaic style design with the stenciling is fantastic. All the new Wendy stamps, stencils and SiSis came in last night and I'm dying to play too!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. Love seeing all your creations for DT's but I do love seeing crafters just create or experiment for themselves. A beautifully built soft background (just been across..wow!)... and the flower pot faux terracotta is a must try. Wonderful Jenny! Ruth x

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  20. Gorgeous Jenny! Just came back from the tutorial, what a great technique and I love the colours you used for it! Fabulous flowers and I really love the tiled background! hugs :)

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  21. And this technique that I also want to try is absolutely perfect for a potted plant! I love your background and that beautiful daisy plant is so at home in the gorgeous pot! Love you take on the technique! Hugs and Happy Weekend!

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  22. Gorgeous! LOVE the color, the checks, the mosaic rectangles, and the of course the flower!!! Awesome!

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  23. Beautiful card you made and lovely layout and colors! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  24. Awesome design Jenny, love the colors, pearls and the way the little flowers pop off the design.

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  25. Some of Mr favorite colors - I love the background and the pot of flowers but most of all, I love the sentiment you used!
    Sandy xx

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  26. A beautiful Wendy-esque creation Jenny! love the stampings and beautiful potted blooms!

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  27. Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday to check out the cards I made from Claire's gift...I know she mentions you a lot. Have been looking at your stunning creations ..and am now following and looking forward to seeing more, Hugs Carole Z X

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  28. Love your rosy panels - what a gorgeous design element they make, and the pot and the flowers are fabulous.
    Alison xx

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  29. Love this card, Jenny!! You've channeled Wendy perfectly!! :) I want to try her plaster technique, too!! It's amazingly simple, but look at the background it creates!! I love this happy card!! XOXO-Shari

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  30. What a fab playtime you must have had-this is gorgeous Jenny! Love your flowers and the pot looks great! Chrisx

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  31. This is wonderful and the colours are so happy. Love the dimension of the flowers and can't wait to see the faux terra cotta technique.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  32. Great card with all those lovely rectangles...like the stamps..such a peaceful card Jenny!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

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  33. This is really neat...
    had to pin the card to my pinterest board. Love the technique you used. and I like the idea of the rectangles for the background!

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  34. Love the mosaic background, gives a great effect. Shadow stamping gives a great depth too.
    Avril xx

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  35. This is stunning Jenny, I love the background, and the bookpage flowers are perfect 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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