28 June 2017

With This Ring at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Cec Wintonyk's turn to host the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog and given that weddings are the focus this time she's called it 'With This Ring'. Cec challenges us to create vintage or shabby chic projects that celebrate the big day. Your creation might be a card, a gift, a decor item or something to keep the memories of the special occasion.

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.

As luck would have it there is a wedding in our family this year so I've taken the opportunity to create something bespoke - using Eileen Hull's HeARTfelt 'Journal' I've created a Guest Book with plenty of room for everyone attending the celebrations to record a message for the happy couple.


Here are the signature inserts, crisp, white, and ready for all those lovely messages to be recorded for posterity.


There have already been questions about how the flowers came together so here's the full tutorial.


Step 1 - Apply Texture Paste through the Ornate stencil over the front and back covers of the journal.
Step 2 - Join the front and back covers together with strong adhesive down the centre of the spine.
Step 3 - Stick the closure tab onto the centre back cover along the longest side.
Step 4 - Stick a plaque from the die set onto the upper centre of the front cover.


Step 5 - Cover the insides and outsides of the journal with a layer of white gesso.


Step 6 - Cover the journal with Picket Fence Distress Paint on the insides and outsides.


Step 7 - Highly dilute Hickory Smoke Distress Paint with water and apply a wash over the whole of the journal, dabbing away the excess to accentuate the stencilled patterns.


Step 8 - Dab white gesso onto both sides of a piece of watercolour card randomly with a wet wipe.
Step 9 - Apply Spun Sugar Distress Spray Stain over both sides of the card and dry completely.
Step 10 - Repeat Step 9 with Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stain.
Step 11 - Cut small flowers, in threes, from the card using the Tattered Florals dies. Shape with a ball tool or similar as shown in the picture. Glue the tightest flower inside the slightly looser flower, then glue onto the open flower and allow to dry.


Step 12 - Cut branches from card, layer together to form longer and thicker branches. Cover in a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Paint. I wound thin silver wire around them at this stage.
Step 13 - Separate out the white stems from the Idea-ology Bouquet flowers into individual flowers. Add to the branches with the Tattered Floral flowers and leaves painted with Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains. Apply dots of Pewter Liquid Pearls to the centres of the pink flowers. Stick the flower laden branches onto the closure at the front of the journal
Step 14 - Paint card with Tattered Rose Distress Paint and cut letters using the Alphanumeric Marquee Thinlits dies. Stick onto the plaque on the front of the journal.
Step 15 - Cut pages from watercolour card and white Sizzix Paper Leather (for the signature covers) 19cm x 22 cm, fold along the centre of the longest side and stitch together with waxed thread.

To finish I ran 2mm white elastic cord through the journal spine as directed on the instructions that come with the die. The three stitched signatures were secured through the elastic strands. I also tied seam binding, coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Paint, though the centre of the spine and through the closure tab.

Here are some close ups of the finished Journal/Wedding Guest Book;




That's it for my DT project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'With This Ring' I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial. Do make sure you hop on over to see what my talented team mates have been inspired to create. And remember to link your own wedding/romantic themed shabby chic or vintage projects, to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Have a fantastic end to your week, take care of yourselves and get creative! Jenny xxx


41 comments:

  1. What a marvellous creation Jenny, handmade from start to finish and unique in every way. Love the idea of using the stencil to created the embossed cover. Beautiful colour scheme and maybe a hint of those chosen wedding colours..?? A Treasure of a keep sake. Thank you for sharing.. Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Tracey. And absolutely, the colours were made to order :) xx

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  2. What a fabulous wedding gift to treasure. I love how you created the flowers, beautiful x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Jan xx

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  3. Absolutely stunning, love your journal!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Maggi xx

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  4. Beautiful Jenny, gorgeous deep texture and stunning flowers too. Such an elegant piece. Tracy x

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  5. Wow, Jenny! This is magnificent! I love the way the pretty pink flowers cascade down the side of the album. The stenciled background is so soft and shabby with amazing texture and shadow. What a lovely wedding gift!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Kathy. You are always so encouraging xx

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  6. Jenny, this is just soooo pretty! I love your colors and those flowers are lovely, arranged on those silver branches. The stenciling on the covers is just so elegant--what a wonderful wedding guest book! Someone is going to be very happy to receive this! You are such an inspiration! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Sara Emily, and I blush at the thought of being an inspiration xx

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  7. So beautiful and such a lovely keepsake for the bride and groom. Having little notes from their guests is special in itself but to have them in such a special journal created especially for them with love is even more special. The texture sets off the gorgeous flower spray so nicely.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Cec. I sure hope they love it xx

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  8. Jenny oh my gosh! This is so cool! The flowers on the closure are pure genius, the stenciled texture is breathtaking and colors are beautiful! Love everything about this Journal... ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Eileen. I'm so glad you love it xx

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  9. The texture paste through that stencil is beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous, too. I like that it isn't loaded down with too many details. Very elegant.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Marci. You are always so lovely and I'm glad you like it xx

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  10. Hi Jenny, back off my travels, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the textured background and stunning flowers. I hope you are well.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Linda. I'm glad you've had such a great trip xx

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Jenny!! Your flowers are fabulous -- I love them. What a fantastic idea and your guest book will be cherished for a life time!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Sandy xx

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  12. Gorgeous Jenny - great tutorial, too!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Susie. Glad you enjoyed the tutorial xx

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  13. Those flowers are stunning and so perfect for a wedding arrangement! The texture on your journal is fabulous! I can never get clean impressions from my stencil and yours look wow!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Suzanne. I found working at speed with stencils is the most effective method! xx

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  14. What an absolute stunner Jenny, I think this is my new favourite. The texture and colouring on the cover are so beautiful and I just love how you put the flowers on the closure. Beautiful work, I think you might get lots of orders at the wedding after this!! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment as ever Anne. I just hope the happy couple like it xx

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  15. I love it, I love it, I love it! The colors are spot on and the way you put the flower grouping on the hinge is fantastic! Loved reading your process. Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Autumn. So glad you enjoyed the tutorial too xx

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  17. Utterly lovely, Jenny. This will have the guests lining up to leave their messages. I adore the subtle distressing of the textured background (Hickory Smoke is a magical colour!), and the spray of flowers is just glorious. Hope you all have a wonderful day at the wedding when it comes.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Alison. I'm sure the big day will be a special one xx

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  18. Oh Wow! This is definitely going to be a real treat for guests to use and a wonderful record for the Bride and Groom too! Fabulous tetxure and gorgeous colours! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Chris. I sure hope they love it too xx

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  19. I was so surprised to find out that the cover was made with the texture paste and stencil. Lovely journal and can't wait to go through your blog and see more of your talent. (FYI...I found you from Jeannies blog " Live the dream")

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Melodie - I hope you enjoy my other projects. Jennie's blog is a treasure trove of beautiful creations xx

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  20. Now this is Special! Jenny , very Special and so so classy. The textured stenciling is fabulous and oh my your spray of flowers - exquisite !
    I'm sure this will be a very treasured memory of the bride and grooms special day .
    hugs x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Amanda. I sure hope they like it xx

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  21. Sorry to be so late Jenny xxxx Such a gorgeous journal cover and a great idea to use if for wedding guests to leave some special words for the bride and groom. ...stunning


    TFS Annie 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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