12 July 2017

In The Good Old Summertime with Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Kathy Clements' turn to host the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog, and she's called it 'In The Good Old Summertime'; "it's time for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Whether you vacation at the beach, in the mountains, or enjoy a relaxing "Staycation" in your own back yard, your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that shows what you love best about summer. Use summer colors in your project. Be sure to tell us in your post what you love about summer, and how you've represented that in your project."

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 love the long, light Summer evenings spent sitting in our garden at home (when the weather is warm enough). It is a little piece of paradise, full of mature shrubs, trees and climbers, and there's nothing better than catching heady wafts of summer jasmine in the air. What better than to capture some of that magic of a Summer garden in Junk Journal format!





I used a whole host of orange, yellow and contrasting aqua shades of Distress Paint to colour the Eileen Hull Designs Journal cover before stamping over with, amongst others, Wendy Vecchi's 'Spring Bouquet' design repeatedly. Applying Transparent Paste through Tim Holtz Roses Stencil and a Prima IOD clay mould decorated with Remnant Rubs and die cut lettering completed the look. Inside lots of 'junk' pages were unified with Memoranda paper and lots of stamping using a whole host of Wendy Vecchi stamp sets.

To give you a better idea here's my video walkthough;



And as promised in the video here are some photo highlights;









That's it for my DT project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'In The Good Old Summertime' I hope you've enjoyed today's post and hope you take the chance to watch the accompanying video walkthrough. Do make sure you hop on over to see what my talented team mates have been inspired to create for this Summer themed challenge, and remember to link your own shabby chic or vintage Summertime 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


42 comments:

  1. Be still my beating heart! Gorgeous does not even begin to describe this masterpiece. The color palette immediately grabbed me...so perfect...the cool and the heat of summer perfectly contrasted. The garden theme is brilliantly executed throughout. The sari silk....sigh.....sooooooo fabulous, and the way you've tucked it under the page tabs is magical. And let's talk about the page tabs...the stamping you added there is an example of the detail that makes this such a special piece. I love the vintage botanical pages and images stamped with Wendy's beautiful stamps and sentiments. I can't even begin to imagine the hours and hours it took you to create this. It's perfection with all the stitching and pockets and lace...and yes, I am gushing. But it's just the most beautiful junk journal I've seen yet. Thank you for embracing this challenge and creating this work of art. The video is fab, too! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing it and love it so much. Coming from someone whose own creations I admire so much it's an honour to receive this praise xx

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  2. This is so lovely. I appreciate you sharing it. Thanks

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    1. Thank you so much bkazoo. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing it xx

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  3. Stunning Jenny the cover is gorgeous and I absolutely adore the co,our palette. The way you have used the flowers is perfect. Each pocket, page and embellishment is beautiful and worth all,the work,you have put into,this beauty . Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  4. Another gorgeous journal! Jenny . Fabulous covers with a wonderful array of summer garden themed pages in between.
    hugs x

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  5. Great to see the video too Jenny, seeing all the silk, aqua tones , tucks and lace. Truly a beautiful piece. Love how,you used the book pages with the floral imagery for colouring too. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy. I'm glad you liked the video too so much xx

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  6. Wowzer that is just gorgeous!!! The outside is beautiful enough and then you open it up and page after page of lovely vintage images and papers! Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  7. Beautiful color palette and stamped images. I love the vintage style, the sari ribbon and homemade tags. Thank you for sharing this! I also love the aqua dyed paper - how did you do that?

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  8. One word - SPECTACULAR!!! This is so vintage and chock full of gorgeous laces, papers and of course, Wendy's floral images. Love how you layered those stamps on top of the old papers. Also love all the tuck spots and the soft colour palette. Simply outstanding!!
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. Love your colours. Fabulous journal.

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    1. Thank you so much Fergus. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  10. this is so beautiful Jenny! I absolutely love it. =)

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  11. That color palette! Oh my how I love the cover and gorgeous fiber wrap! The altered charms are perfect. The way you layered the TH doilies along the edges of some pages really draws me in! What a stunning design with so many gorgeous botanical images! Love it! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you so much Autumn. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  12. Oh, my sweet Aunt Betsy! Jenny, I'm speechless, once again, by your creativity and skill in creating these albums! I just want to sit in your craft room as you work to see how this all comes together! Your cover alone is just spectacular in it's delicate texture and lovely summer colors! But a peek inside makes me want to hold this in my own hands and feel the stitching and gaze at the gorgeous laces and papers and pull out the tags! Oh, my heavens, I think I'm in love! Another AMAZING project, Jenny! Hugs! Now to watch the video! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sara Emily. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  13. You pack so many details into every project you do. This is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much Jess. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  14. Oh Jenny- you continue to knock these journals out of the park but this one is a grand slam! The colors, images, fabrics and lace are simply stunning and just beg to be touched! My favorite so far!

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  15. An absolute stunner, both inside and out! The colours on the cover are gorgeous and each page of the inside is a joy to behold. I LOVE that Sari ribbon (had to buy some), it looks stunning against the wonderful background you created. I love all your little tuck pockets and the gorgeous lace.... like Eileen, this is my favourite so far too! It must have been a real labour of love to create - you really are the Queen of Junk Journalling IMHO!! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne. I'm glad you liked it so much and thank you for your high praise :) xx

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  16. Oh my this is absolutely glorious Jenny, so many wonderful details, incredible depth, fabulous textures and brilliant pages. You've rocked the summer garden feel to this one, love it xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  17. This journal is awesome! Love the cover snd would love a tutorial to understand how to do it!

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    1. Thank you so much Melodie. I'm glad you liked it so much and will endeavour to share some of the process soon xx

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  18. Jenny, I am following you and if you decided to do a tutorial I will be sure to catch it. It's so much fun to find new people and new art... it sure keeps expanding our creative minds!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Melodie. Leave it with me and I'll do my best to share soon xx

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  19. Your journal is simply stunning Jenny xxx Wonderful details and colours both inside and out...such a treat and full of that feeling of summer that I love xxx
    Now I finally have my EH die I hope that Mr Mojo returns as he has been absent for some time. Looking forward to revisiting your video

    TFS and sending best wishes
    Annie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Annie. I'm glad you liked it so much. Hoping your mojo returns and you get to create beautiful journals too xx

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  20. Just amazing. Love the color palette and all the small details.

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    1. Thank you so much Seth. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  21. Wow Jenny! What inspiration there is in this post! I loved seeing the video - I need to get moving on making a few small journals for the holidays!
    The colours and images you have used here have such a wonderful vintage look to them! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you so much Chris. I'm glad you liked it so much xx

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  22. Okay, so there's definitely something weird going on - I know I commented on this one. The green and gold really got my juices flowing, and I just love all the interactivity and inserts and sections within pages and pull-outs and tabs and tags. Well, you get the idea... Don't know where my comments have been going, then - what a pain!
    Alison x

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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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