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July 26, 2010

Today is "Jenny" Day! A Beautiful project and a fun tutorial!

First, I want to show off one of Jenny Svensson's CHA projects.  Her fabulous Steampunk Hot Air Balloon is simply amazing.  Due to time and shipping constraints we were unable to have this at the show, but want to be sure to show it to the world.  It is jaw dropping...





 Now for a great tutorial from Jenny..



Layout Vid åkanten (By the riverside) + tutorial




Graphic 45 – Times Nouveau “Wallflower”, “Hey You”, “Sitting Pretty” and Diecut Tags; A Proper Gentleman “Sporting Aristocrat”

Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist “Sea Glass” and “Olive Vine”

Prima – Flowers

Pink Paislee – “Expressions” Chipboard alphabet

Ranger – Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy

Bazzill – Just the edge “Hillary”


On this layout, I wanted to pick up the greens and the teals from the photo, so I mixed papers from A Proper Gentleman with the Times Nouveau Collection. That is one of the many good things with Graphic 45 papers, that the different collections match each other very well. I also made my own flower vines from dictionary papers, and used tons of Glimmer Mist to get the right colors for the layout.



Tutorial for the dictionary flower vines:


Vine tut 1

To make these vines you need dictionary pages, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (I used the colors Sea Glass and Olive Vine for this project), thin metal wire, and wire cutters.


Vine tut 2

First, you need to cut out circles and leaves from your dictionary pages. I used a scalloped circle punch, 1” diameter for the circles, and I cut my leaves free hand. Then, spray leaves and circles with glimmer mist, and make sure both sides are completely covered. Let them dry.


Vine tut 3

Fold the circles twice, according to the photo. Put one folded circle inside the other one, so that you have double layers in your flower


Vine tut 4

Take a piece of wire and coil it around the folded circles, and then gently ruffle up the flower a little.


Vine tut 5

Crumble one end of the leaf very gently and coil some wire around it. The leaves tear very easily, so make sure you have a few extras to work with just in case.


Vine tut 6

Add more flowers and leaves until you are happy with the size and length of your vine.


What a great tutorial, Jenny.  Thank you for sharing.

Happy Crafting,





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Wow Jenny, that airballoonproject is so beautiful!!! And thanx for the tutorial, looks great!


Oh! that balloon is STUNNING! There are no words to do it justice!
And I LOVE the tutorial! What fun little flowers - totally have make those!

I was speechless on Facebook.... still speechless on blog! Christie is right..... there are no words to give it justice. Magnificent Jenny! Love the flower tutorial!

Jenny -

OMG - that balloon is simply beautiful! What a genius you are! And thank you so much for the lovely tutorial.

Elaine Allen

That hot air balloon is amazing! I linked to it in the daily scrapbook news at http://exm.nr/d0XKHe :)

Balloon is incredible-it's a true work of art! Thanks for the great tutorial also.

Amazing baloon project Jenny "queen of alterations"!
Also enjoyed your tutorial


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