Friday 21 August 2015

Jenny's our guest today!

Welcome friends!

We're delighted today to have Jenny (aka Buttons) as our guest.  Jenny is a previous Top 3 winner and she's taken time out to make something special to share with us...

Hi there, Jenny Marples here of 'Pushing The Right Buttons'; Mixed Media Designer, Educator, Demonstrator, Design Team lead/member, for several companies/challenges, Craft Stamper Designer and all around busy bee!!! I was thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Top 3 way back in May and had a ball creating this Summertime project.

How many of us get back from Summertime holidays with photos that we do nothing with? I decided it was about time to make use of one, a shot of Jardin des Tuileries from a recent trip to Paris. Having covered the image with a thin coat of Glue n Seal to protect the surface I used Wendy Vecchi Silver embossing paste through Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil to add to the floral border (and obliterate some random strangers in the background!) To add colour Wendy Vecchi's Archival Inks were blended over the stencilled areas. Then it was just a case of using botanical Remnant Rubs, Industrious Border Stickers, a Small Talk sentiment and some Idea-ology Foliage to add to the design. You'll find all of these products in stock at Country View Crafts.

I hope this tempts you to make use of those holiday snaps in a more creative way and don't forget to enter the challenge to be in with a chance to be a Guest Designer too! Jenny x"

What a great idea Jenny and a beautiful project - thank you!

Do take a hop over to Jenny's blog to see all the details if you can.  We'll be back again on Sunday so we hope to see you then but remember to keep those entries coming!  >:o)

Chris and the CVC team xxx


  1. Thrilled to have been given the chance to create something for Alison's challenge this month. Thank you Chris and the CVC team. Jenny xxx

  2. This is such a clever idea Jenny, I love the result! Anne xx

  3. What a fabulous way to enhance your photos Jenny, brilliant idea! Deb xo

  4. Inspired, Jenny! Love the altered photo, and it makes a wonderful card.
    Alison xx

  5. Wonderful to see your art here! I've already visited your blog and left you some love! Beautiful way to enhance your photos! clever!

  6. I absolutely love this idea Jenny. Brilliantly creative. I've got to try this. Going to check out your blog now :) - Mary Elizabeth

  7. Fabulous ideas and make Jenny - love it xxx

  8. Fabulous ideas and make Jenny - love it xxx


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