Friday, 5 September 2014

With a Flourish for A Vintage Journey

I am thrilled to be hosting the next challenge at A Vintage Journey which starts TODAY! The theme for this challenge is

With A Flourish

Have you ever noticed that much of Tim's packaging includes that fabulous flourish? It has always been one of my favourite 
Tim images, so for this challenge we would love to 
see what you can do with your flourishes!

You might not have any actual "Tim" flourishes, but I 
am sure we all have a flourish die or stamp in our 
stash which can the Tim Holtz 
shabby/vintage treatment.

And this is what I have done with mine.

I have managed to incorporate three of my favourite flourish elements: 

:the (fabulous!) Fabulous Flourishes stamp which was one of my first purchases;

:the Elegant Flourishes Bigz die, 
again one of the first I bought; and 

:the flourish embossing strip which came with the Springtime Texture Fade Set

(so you get the feeling I like my flourishes!)

I stamped the large flourish stamp on white card using Versamark and white embossing powder.  I then applied Faded Jeans Distress Ink around the edges as this was the best match for the papers I used from the French Industrial Paper Stack.

The die cut flourish got a coating of Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint directly onto the Grungepaper.

The flowers were made using white Stampin Up cardstock and the Tattered Florals Die (there is a tutorial here on my blog for these curled roses).

I layered all my paper pieces onto a 6" x 6" card and felt the papers benefited from some machine stitching before layering my finished embellishments with some lace and scrim.  

I do hope you will join us in our challenge which will run until Thursday 18 September 2014.  

Don't forget that there is a fabulous Country View Crafts Voucher for one lucky winner and the chance to join the Design Team in an upcoming challenge.  Just remember to read the "Travelling Instructions" and tell us in your blog post what Tim products and/or techniques you are using.

I hope you all flourish with this challenge! (sorry …………)

Jennie x


Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning piece Jennie, and a great challenge of course! Love the colours you have used and nobody can do flowers quite like you!! Love this gorgeous shabby card!!

Redanne said...

Beautiful flourishes Jennie and a beautiful card, your flowers are always gorgeous too! Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful card Jennie, I love how you've used the flourishes and the gorgeous colour palette and of course those amazing flowers deserve centre stage spot.
Enjoy the weekend.
hugs Brenda xxx

Anneke said...

Beautiful Colors. Wonderful flowers. Love your design. Thanks for sharing Anneke.

Jenny Marples said...

A beautiful and elegant card Jennie. Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Love your colours and design Jenny. Beautiful, ethereal card. Nicola x

Nikki Acton said...

A trio of flourishes and some sensational flowers and a fabulous layout! Nikki xx

Terry said...

Beautiful use of flourishes, Jennie! Lovely card and flowers to finish. Have a great weekend!

Annie said...

I love the soft colour tones and those beautiful flowers Jennie. This is a great challenge and wish I had had the time to join in

Best Wishes for a fab weekend. Looking forward to seeing you Monday /Tuesday
HUgs Annie xx

2dogs2luv said...

beautiful & elegant; such a wonderful blog & thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Hi Jennie, I fully agree with all the above... BUT you have a certain style that really is lovely and is elegant beyond... Love this piece... just the little bit of Faded jeans around the flourishes... pretty..

Thanks also for all the lovely comments you have given me too... I cherish them

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Aspiring crafter said...

Love, love this Jennie.
Beautiful colours and all the flourishes enhance the fabulous flowers.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, adore the colours, textures and stitching
Finished with the flourishes creating such an elegant finish

Jools x

S@ndy Diller said...

What a great challenge theme. This piece is just lovely. I really like the colors you used, so soft.

butterfly said...

It's so beautiful, Jennie - I love the icy colours, and brilliant use of all those flourish variations. Just lovely - and a great theme... so sorry I couldn't play along this time.
Alison xx

Pamellia said...

This is fantabulous! I love the soft blues and your flowers are gorgeous! Flourishes everywhere! Wonderful! :)

sarascloset said...

What a lovely, soft look this card has to it. there are so many flourishes and them all. And those flowers! I could just eat them up! Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!

crafty creations said...

Beautiful card Jennie love all the flourishes and the flowers are stunning

Hilda x