Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Step by Step - Not Too Shabby

Hi everyone and thank you for joining me today. Jenny here with a new step by step to get you in the mood for some weekend crafting. And here's the not so shabby chic card I'm stepping out for you (don't forget, just click on the images to get a closer look at the detail)...
I started with two squares of card (there'll be a fair bit of media going onto this so it needs to be of a heavier weight). Using the 'Basically Bricks' stencil I added Pumice Stone Distress Paint to the 'mortar' sections. Rather than waste paint I stencilled onto one piece of card...
... then flipped the stencil over onto the second piece of card and used a brayer to press the remaining paint into place. The first piece of card was reserved for use on a later project.
Tattered Rose and Wild Honey Distress Inks were blended on top of the stencilled paint after it had dried completely.
Petroleum jelly was smeared onto the ink in random patches.
Then I brushed a combination of Picket Fence, Antique Linen and Tattered Rose Distress Paints over the top. It was resisted by the areas covered in petroleum jelly to reveal the ink underneath. By heat setting the paint with a heat gun it allowed the jelly to be dissolved.
Using the 'Tic Tac Toe' background stamp unmounted with Watering Can Archival Ink I applied a little detail in patches, for that random feel.
Having blended Frayed Burlap Distress Ink lightly over the whole card I flicked a generous amount of water onto it, allowing ink to react before blotting it all dry (you can see why you need a heavy weight card!)
Next attention turned to the flowers. Using the flower stamp from the 'Build-a-Blossom' Stamp it Stencil it! set I stamped out the flowers in Watering Can Archival Ink onto white card. Having cut out them out (including cutting in between the petals) Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks were blended onto the flowers before they were shaped with a ball tool. I layered two flowers onto each other, then coloured some acrylic gumdrops with Cranberry Alcohol Ink and glued them into the centres.
I arranged the flowers onto the background to work out where they would look best. Then I used the stencil from the set to mark out their final placement.
The Watering Can Archival Ink was used again, firstly through the 'Dots & Stripes Borders' stencil and secondly on the lace edging stamp from 'The Beauty of Art' stamp set.
Getting back to the stencil, I applied Crackled Texture Paste through the leaf shape and allowed it to dry. To finish the card some seam binding (coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain) was added across the stencilled stripes before I glued the flowers into place using the marks to guide me. I tucked some bronze leaves into the bouquet and splattered the whole card with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. Finally I added a sprinkle of Chit Chat stickers - if you draw around these with watercolour pencils or Distress Markers and use a water pen to soften the marks you can really help to make them stand out.
And here are some close ups of the finished card... 

I hope you've got some ideas from this tutorial and feel inspired to get creating yourselves this weekend. The links for all the products used on this card are listed below with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Don't forget, the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'A Haunting Halloween' is looking for Halloween themed vintage and shabby chic projects and there are prizes up for grabs so make sure you enter. And we'll be back on Monday September 29th to announce the winners of the last challenge - did you win?

Have a great weekend and take care of yourselves,
Jenny x


  1. Jenny this is truly gorgeous x what a beautiful card and tutorial is great x

  2. Fabulous card and a great tutorial Jenny. Thank You for that. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Jenny, gorgeous background,I use petroleum jelly a lot and it was great to see it used here to fantastic effect . Stunning flowers and design as always. Tracy x

  4. Terrific SxS Jenny. Very interesting technique with the petroleum jelly with amazing results. Your card is so sweetly shabby - LOVE it!


  5. Fabulous card Jenny - the background is amazing and thank you for sharing all the individual steps. A great and very interesting technique with the petroleum jelly! on my list to try. You did a fabulous job with the flower stamp - they also look amazing. Have a lovely weekend x

  6. Gorgeous! Love the idea of painting the entire stencil and flipping it to color the mortar! The card looks you need my address so it would show up next week? lol

  7. Beautiful card, Jenny!! Another great background technique from you!!

  8. Wow Jenny, I am sitting here with my jaw on the floor - this is fabulous, so many great techniques, it is incredible! Anne xx

  9. Truly lovely, thank you for the tutorial. I love the way you've really mixed the media on this card.

  10. Beautiful, jenny, those flowers are lovely!

    Lucy x

  11. Fabulous step x step Jenny! Great to see the resist technique and your flowers really pop! Sue C x

  12. WOW Jenny... I love the technique and you card is as ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL.... love the great fall colors and the flecks of white... I just hope that is not the white stuff that we on this of the pond call that dirty 4 letter word... (snow?) anyway.... love it all... Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

  13. Jenni your card is fabulous !!! So very pretty. You managed to create a fantastic combo of chic, grunge and elegant. Very impressing !!
    Thank you for a very detailed and lovely tutorial.
    Love your art. Thanks for sharing and keep us inspired !!
    Hugs from Spain..... Monica

  14. Ps... By the way ..... What is a Petroleum Jelly ???
    Had to laugh about Bonnie's word above my comment : dirty four letter word ( snow )..... Lol

  15. Jenny this is gorgeous. I love how you used the stencils in this project. Just got my crackled texture paste. Cannot wait to used it. Spectacular card ... thanks for taking the time to do a step-by-step for it. -- Mary Elizabeth

  16. Jenny, this is fabulous! I learn something new from you with each project you create. You are always trying new techniques that turn into something amazing!! It's a pleasure to see your step by steps and be a part of the magic!

  17. Jenny...this is gorgeous. You give such wonderful walk through directions. I think i have mentioned B that I struggle with directions and trying new things since the accident.
    I can always grasp your instrucitons as they are always so clear.
    Gorgeous card.