Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Texture at Tuesday Taggers

Here is my Card for Tuesday Taggers this week where the theme is Texture, chosen by my lovely teamie, Zoe and sponsored by Tanda Stamps. I was a bit lost for inspiration at first, but I'm quite pleased with the result. It started off as a cardboard frame for a twinchie which I covered in a thin layer of embossing paste and stamped into. I can't say it was very good, so when it was dry I rubbed some turquoise paint and chalk ink over it (slight improvement). Then I used 3d copper paint to draw some leaves around it, but they looked a bit messy, so I tipped copper micro beads on top. The flowers (Crafty Notions) were stamped on to tracing paper that had been coloured on both sides with broken china distress inks. I used a range of craft notions creative colour sprays over scrunched paper to make the paper on the left, bordering it with more 3d paint and micro beads to disguise the uneven cutting! The swirl (Paper Artsy) is also stamped in Broken china onto the base card.  It nearly went in the bin at least 3 times, but I'm glad I didn't. I've had to get the vacuum cleaner out though, as my tidy tray and the micro beads had rather a lot of static and they kept leaping out of the tray and onto the carpet! Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Fliss said...

Another stunner and the colours are just gorgeous. Will have to find time for this as you know how much I love texture.
Love what you've done with the Crafty Notions flower too.
xx

Clarky J said...

This is Fab sally I really love the colours and all the texture elements x

Teri said...

Now that's yummy hun! Love that rich colour!
Hugs,
Teri x

Zoechaos said...

Funny is'nt it we use texture all the time but when we have it gets so difficult! Love this card all those micro beads and the beautiful tissue flowers great! xx Zoe

Lynne K said...

Well, it was worth persevering with this, as it's simply beautiful. LOVE the colours. x

PatR said...

Gorgeous Sally, I'm so glad it didn't go in the bin. Love the colours and the texture.
xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful work Sally, I love the flowers xx

Silvia said...

It looks great, love the colour combination.

Ildiko said...

This is gorgeous Selly.
hugs
Ildiko

Linda64 said...

Georgeous work, great texture and colours. Love the flowers.

Basslady said...

this is fabulous!

great colours, textures...and the flowers are very cool!

xoxo silvi (from germany)