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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

It's all about texture - Rhedd & Rosie's DT

Good morning everyone!

Guess what? Another new challenge is starting at Rhedd & Rosie's this morning! It's a good one too, because this fortnight It's all about texture!

Now, I almost fell straight back into my favourite way of adding texture, Hessian or lace! However, I decided to take the challenge and try to work out of my comfort zone a little, so figured I wanted to try something with texture paste.
Could I find any anywhere? Could I heck! I didn't want to be dependent on online ordering and bank holiday delivery problems, but none of the nearby craft shops seem to sell the stuff, or were out of stock.

So guess what I did instead? I looked it up online and made some myself! Easy peasy, lol.

I had some stencils that came with a mag a year or so ago, chose a pretty flower and away I went...


I used paper from the Dovecraft Curiosity Corner pack (which my darling daughter got me for my birthday a little while ago) for the background and the other elements, including the frame I added around the flower.

Now, I decided the flower was too white, especially compared to the colours present in the paper, so I dabbed it with some mowed lawn and tattered rose distress ink, which also brought out some of the texture of the rose itself. I did initially consider making the rose completely smooth, but I figured as the challenge was about texture, it made sense to let it have a little more roughness in its finish.

So there you go. My take on texture. The rest of the gals all have some great takes on the theme too, so be sure to go check them out! And we'd love it if you'd come join us this challenge! Maybe you have a favourite texture, or maybe you'll follow my example and try something outside your comfort zone!
Either way, we look forward to seeing your project, and just look at the fantastic prize on offer:


Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Great job Sammy!! Everything really "goes" and the sentiment is perfect. Hope you are getting closer to seeing the Specialist xx

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful texture and interest, Sammy! Great design! xx

Sandie said...

Fantastic card Sammy and you made your own texture paste too....fabulous xx

Zoe said...

Fabulous card Sammy, clever you making your own texture paste, great stencil too xx Zoe xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning hun fabulous project hugs Judith xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning hun fabulous project hugs Judith xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning hun fabulous project hugs Judith xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

hi hun great work hugs Judith xxx

Sue said...

Fab job Sammy love the texture paste you made and the great image! huggles Sue xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice work Sammy. I never work in the comfort zone. My better half says I am a brute for punishment. LOL

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, I like the texture the design and the clock.
Kevin xx

Moira Gray said...

Love the card, great texture.
Well done doing your own paste and going outside your comfort zone.

Moira xx