28 October 2015

Something Wicked for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. We are half way through the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie which means it's time for the Funkie side of the DT to share our hit of inspiration for you. The theme this time is 'Something Wicked' and here's what our host, the wonderful Shelly Hickox, had to say about it; "With Halloween just a few days away, I decided to challenge you all to create Something Wicked. Whether your style is shabby or vintage, I want to see your spookiest work. It doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween related - feel free to interpret the theme in a way that suits you!"

(click on each image for a closer look)

In preparation for this challenge Linda Coughlin kindly sent us a few of the Halloween themed metal charms she stocks in The Funkie Junkie Boutique as a starting point. The challenge for me was how best to display them; two ideas sprang to mind (novelty!) and (typically) I went for the lengthy one. I started with an Eileen Hull Mini Album cut from stiff card as a base. The cover had Tim Holtz fabric applied inside and out (it's much easier if you stick the fabric to the card before die cutting). Into the die cut window frame I added loops at the top by inserting looped head pins into the card. A couple of the charms were glued together to make them 3D and I added Spiced Marmalade Stickles on the inside of the pumpkin to give it some extra sparkle (you'll see Stickles added to many of the charms). Charms were also tied onto the spine with black twine; again, you'll see that the metal surfaces throughout this album were coloured with Latte Alcohol Ink to match the brass jump rings.


Page One; a stencilled and stamped background with added twine, a die cut spider and of course Chit Chat stickers. The little haunted house was doubled up and hung inside the little aperture in the corner of the page.


Page Two; multi-coloured Ledger Script stamping and some gold paste stencilled stars provided the backdrop to the framed witch and her freaked out cat. I thought the mirrored stars would add an appropriate level of bling!


Page Three; this one was fun with die cut grave stones and spooky trees, stamped graves and charm bats. I chopped up the Found Relatives foursome to rearrange their order and gave them Chit Chat nicknames!


Page Four; this one made use of the die cut bottles from the apertures and more stamped bottles to create a well stocked poison cabinet. A mix of Crackle Paint and Glue n Seal added a textured coat to the painted bottles.


Page Five; the Gothic stencilling fitted perfectly with the Ornate Frame, and by layering it over a die cut oval and adding an Industrious border it became the perfect place to add a large, double-sided spiders web. 


Page Six; smaller spiders web charms 'hung' perfectly from the stamped Industrial Lamps chains. Both lamps and chains were embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder to keep up that industrial theme.


The back page couldn't just be left bare so I chopped and layered another Found Relatives card, colouring the pumpkins with Distress Ink and adding another of those Stickles filled pumpkin charms in the palm of the seller's hand.

Hope you've got a little inspiration from this spooky mini book. For even more from my incredibly talented team mates make sure you head on over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Then it's over to you! We've already had many fabulous entries, but with prizes and Top 3 badges up for grabs there's still plenty of reasons to join in the fun.

For my part I'm going to enter;
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Throwback (like Andrea, taking the theme 'Spooky' from October 2013)
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #17 - Wordsearch (orange, black, bat, skull, pumpkin, and probably many more!)

I'm out and about at the weekend again with a demo day for IndigoBlu at PDA Card and Craft, Langley MillI'd love to see you there.
And just a quick reminder that there's still time to book your place on my Poppy Canvas Workshop on Saturday 14th November. Have a fun day out and create your own piece of floral wall art.

For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


31 comments:

  1. Love this book .. it is totally fabulous Jenny!! Love all the spooky little elements on each page and had a giggle at the nicknames given to the found rellies on pge three. Each page is an absolute delight and totally gorgeous!! xx

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  2. BLOWN AWAY! It's just the coolest! It was difficult to choose a favourite page or part, but the found relatives card with the chap holding the charm pumpkin just did it for me!

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  3. Fabulous Creation Jenny, love how you have used the charms. Nikki xx

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  4. Fantastic book with wonderful use of the charms on the very different pages.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Totally stunning Jenny, wow, what brilliant use of all those goodies! Every page is just fantastic all by it self, the complete book is simply amazing!! I am not a Halloween fan, but you have really rocked this!!

    Oh and of course thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at MMM!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Jenny!! How, what, where, why... no not the why, we know why... but how, please... I am mouth opened, jaw dropped, hit my thigh, high five it, in love with this book. You attention to detail is incredible, every little element is perfect! How long did this take?? What an amazing Halloween keepsake xx

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Jenny. I adore that metallic witch and the framed elements. Love how,you used the imagery and added touches of colour too. The metallic stars are very effective in the background. So pleased you joined in with the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge, thank you . Tracy x

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  8. Ohh wow! Jenny! This is the most gorgeous spooky book I have ever seen! It has so many pretty elements and all those charms are beautifully showcased! Wow! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Absolutely Fantastic ! Jenny From cover to cover every page is a real treat! A fabulous way to display those spookiliciois charms. Loving ya four boys names . hugs x

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  10. Oh yes this is so wicked, Jenny! The cover and all the pages age such spooky fun and I just love how you used all those charms! My favorite is the man in the pumpkin patch holding the charmed pumpkin. Love this!

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  11. WOW Jenny...this is an amazing mini book! I cannot get over how much detail you managed to fit in here! I love the guy in the pumpkin patch holding the pumpkin! I will have to keep coming back to see more! Oh and PIN IT! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art for Heart Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

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  12. What an amazing Halloween book, so many lovely details to awe over and great use of all these brilliant charms.
    Julie x

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  13. Wow, wow, triple wow!!!! I thought you had just altered the cover until I came here and saw all the inside pages with so many wonderful details. Love how you made some of the charms 3D by gluing them together. Love all the vintage images and the different frames. Just so much to look at it and admire.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. this is amazing jenny ... so many famtastic details. brilliant! hugs rachel x

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  15. This mini book is totally wicked! Love all the spooky pages and charms. What a fantastic Halloween make, Jenny! xx

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  16. Oh my,Jenny, I'm totally blown away by this, just like everyone else is. So so so many details, I don't even know where to start. I had a great time browsing through and just taking in all the wonderful details. Vintage Halloween crafting at its finest. You totally rocked the challenge.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  17. What a fantastic project Jenny! Your attention to detail is amazing and I have to keep going back for another look.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  18. WOW, I love all the cool details in this awesome book! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)

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  19. Oh wow Jenny, I too am totally blown away by this fabulous little album! You know how much I love Halloween and you have captured the spookiness of the occasion so well. I need to go back for a second - and possibly third look... I love the fabric covering, the spooky large glossy spider, the Tim cards, Eileen's album cover - the whole thing is fantastic! Anne xx

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  20. Apologies, I got so carried away I forgot to thank you for joining in Eileen's challenge at Art with Heart - it is always lovely to see you there! xx

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  21. *thud* <-- the sound of my jaw hitting the floor!! Absolutely phenomenal!! I'm not sure what I can add that hasn't already been said by everyone else. You have a gift, my dear. While I would NEVER have the patience for something like this, I'm so glad that you do because it is so beautiful. All the little details make it truly remarkable. Thank you SO much for linking it up with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

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  22. How many times can you look at a make and get blown away every time you see it!! Your album is a delight!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  23. I'm shockingly behind, but I'm so happy I caught this genius Halloween creation - every page is glorious... I love those dangling cobwebs and the wonderful collection of bottles, great use of the papers and so many clever touches. Amazing!
    Alison xx

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  24. Wow!! Such a stunning project! Amazing details and design. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  25. Absolutely brilliant!!! A new favorite! PINNED!

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  26. how flipping amazing is this?! i found myself looking at each photo for so long just admiring all the details. each page is its own piece of art! this is great and thank you for sharing it with us! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  27. WOW, WOW, WOW (all in capital letters because I'm super serious here)! This is such a wonderful piece! I loved seeing each and every detail. The thing I love about it is how you hit that PERFECT balance between spooky and whimsical. I love the traditional elements you included like pumpkins, witches and bats, but this is so refreshingly unique! I adore the way you incorporated the metal embellishments and charms into the actual scenery. And that's just what this is: a collection of totally delightful little scenes that are power-packed with clever touches. Kudos to an amazing Hallows Eve keepsake! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  28. My gosh Jenny, that is absolutely spectacular! So many amazing details and so inventive, thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

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  29. What an awesome project. So stylish, but sooo Halloween with so many brilliant details. I am flabbergasted!!
    Lia xx

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  30. One of my fave halloween project! this is so brilliant! BArbarayaya

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  31. I love your spooky album Jenny- you crack me up... Why opt for a simple project? Every page of this book is a masterpiece and I love the whimsy you added as well as the proper amount of spookiness :-) You are such an amazing designer! Congrats on winning the Art With Heart Challenge! Have fun with the new dies you will receive and please share what you create with them on our next challenge!

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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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