17 May 2017

The Sound of Music for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Linda Coughlin's turn to host the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and she's called it 'The Sound of Music'. Here's what she has to say about the theme; "When this challenge goes live, I will be in Key West for the annual Songwriters' Festival. I thought it would be fun to create something vintage or shabby chic that tells what music means to you and/or to depict a favorite song."

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, so there are plenty of reasons for joining in the fun.


I created another of my little handmade notebooks to match the theme and have a feeling my Frilly side has rather taken over on this one! The background rather lent itself to a romantic feeling with the Opaque Crackle through the Flourish stencil rather reminding me of lace. The base is real vintage music score and I added a layer of Distress Matte Collage Medium over the top of the crackle to protect it from flaking off with lots of handling. The edges were inked with Tree Branch Archival to add to the aged look.


I also used the Tree Branch Archival ink to stamp the flowers from the Illustrated Garden stamp set onto watercolour card twice before colouring with Distress Crayons and water. To stop the colour from moving further and to give a more matte feel I covered the hand cut layers with Frosted Crystal embossing powder. I added a border about two thirds of the way down the notebook cover using some Industrious stickers from my stash and Linen Ribbon. Having added lace from my stash (Linda has some beautiful lace and appliques in stock) I layered on the flowers with self-adhesive pearls and a Mirrored Star. Finally words were used from my favourite Clippings pack. I went on to hand bind the book with Coptic stitching.


I hope you like how this little notebook turned out. That's it from me for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge "The Sound of Music". Do make sure you hop on over to see how my talented team mates from both the Frilly and Funkie sides of the Design Team have incorporated music into their creations. And remember to link your own musical, shabby chic or vintage projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Behind the scenes I'm creating other projects to share as well as prepping for a demo day at PDA Cards & Crafts, Langley Mill, this weekend. Whatever you're up to for the rest of the week, take care of yourselves and get creative! Jenny xxx


40 comments:

  1. How wonderful this looks Jenny. I knew after your sneak peak it would be something special and I was not disappointed. Love what you've done and the muted colours are perfect. Lots of Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. This is a stunning project with everything fitting together just right

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Wow Jenny, absolutely stunning.
    Julie x

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  4. What a gorgeous book you've created, Jenny. Love the crackled flourish and the muted colours xx

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  5. Wow Jenny! This is spectacular! Love those colours - this is not the notebook for everyday - just beautiful!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. OMGoodness, this is so beautiful Jenny! You really created the most wonderful texture with the crackle paste and thos flowers are stunning! I am trying to learn that book binding technique at the moment... slow going! Anne xx

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  7. Stunning Jenny, the crackle looks amazing too!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! Would you mind if I try to case this for an upcoming wedding Card? Thanks, Barb

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    1. Thank you so much Barb. Be my guest - it would be great for a wedding card! xx

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  9. Wonderful layers and colour palette as always which has resulted in a fantastic notebook cover, love it xxx

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  10. You know how much I love little notebooks..and this one is so lovely with that texture paste "vintage lace" and nosegay of flowers. Love the addition of vintage music paper? It's fabby!

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  11. Vintage elegance and subtle beauty.

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  12. Beautifully made but then again, you are the pro aren't you Jenny!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sandy - always learning though! xx

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  13. Fabulous! I adore the stenciled overlay on the notebook covered in sheet music. Beautiful flowers and soft romantic colors!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue. So glad you like it xx

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  14. Your book is stunning Jenny xx love the flourish over the music sheet and those beautiful flowers.......love it!!
    Best wishes
    Annie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Annie. So glad you like it xx

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  15. Incredible, Jenny! I am positively drooling over this one. Love the crackle flourish background and the wonderful stamped and fussy cut flowers! A total WOW! from me.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. So glad you like it xx

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  16. Lovely project. The paste is a great dimensional touch. Have a great trip.

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    1. Thank you so much Peg. So glad you like it xx

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  17. what a beautiful and creative design for the music theme Jenny! Love the colors you used and the sentiment words! Julia xx

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  18. Another wonderful handmade book ! Jenny . You really are a master at making these now .
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Amanda xx

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  19. Oh dear, I really have been shockingly lax, but so happy to have some catch-up time today. The crackled flourishes over the music manuscript make me deeply happy - another beautiful handbound journal, Jenny - bravo!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much Alison. With everything you've had going on it's a wonder you keep up so brilliantly! 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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