March 21, 2009

Basic Grey Challenges # 27...Texture...Love is Spoken Here!

Hey! I hope everyone had a great week! Mine was a busy, as usual, and I'm glad that the weekend is here! I am sure you all are too! Spring is seemingly peeping through here in Ontario, Canada. We have had a few days this week with warmer temps and the sun has been shining, which, is sooo nice after a long, cold, snowy winter! But we will probably get one more snow fall before winter truly loosens her grip on us! I remember it snowed in April last year, so, I won't get my hopes up too high that spring is here to stay!
Well, it is time for another challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges blog and this week the challenge is to use Texture! There are so many different ways to add texture and Martine gives some great examples to get the creative juices flowing over at the BG blog! The BG DT also have great inspiration and show so many fabulous ways to add a little or a lot of texture to your creation!!! Make sure you check out their designs. They are all sooooo fabulous!!!! Well, I hope you can join us, Just remember, to use at least one BasicGrey product on your creation!

For my card I made a base, 6X6, from Kraft cardstock and used BG Bittersweet 6x6 pp pad! I stamped Tilda with Apple Pie on Georgia Pacific paper and coloured her with Copcis and Twinkling H2Os and added lots of Stickels to her for a little extra sparkle!

To achieve texture, I embossed one of the squares with the Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder and sanded it to get a distressed, roughed-up, look! I used some of my new cork QuicKutz Adhesive materials to also add texture and cut the cork borders with the QK 4x4 border die. I added two different velvet ribbons and cut the QK Peace heart out of the QK Adhesive double-sided chipboard. It isn't that thick, so, I doubled it up and then cut the same shape in the pp that I embossed with the heart embossing folder and stuck it to the adhesive side of the chipboard, then inked and sanded it. I used several QK hearts and my favourite QK tag, added two BG Bittersweet brads and the sentiment, a Melissa Frances rub-on!

Well, I hope you can get some time this weekend to play with your stamps and pretty paper and I hope you join in this week's challenge at BasicGrey Challenges!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!


Sparkle and Flourish said...

So stunning Tara! Love the have such a creative mind. Great texture..must use my QK more!! Love this Tilda homely :) Enjoy your weekend! Big hugs ,
Judy xx

CraftyC said...

Your card is so sweet Tara, love all the different elements. Glad spring is on its way, we are having lovely weather here!

Jo Nevill said...

Absolutely stunning as usual Tara. Tilda is so cute and you have coloured her beautifully. I love all the detail you have put into your card and your layout is fabby with the squares and they are all so different.

Have a great week,


Jo x

Joey said...

Hiya Tara this is absolutely stunning, I really love the different elements you have used, Fab work.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Tara this is just so sweet!
Love your gorgeous image and wonderful colouring!
Such beautiful papers and detail love your fabulous design!
kim x

Tab said...

Oh Tara, I do look forward to seeing your cards, you never let us down and this one is just gorgeous! I love this little Tilda, such a cutie! Love how you have interpreted the texture theme, you are truly inspirational sweetie!
Hope that you have a great weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kim said...

Hi Hun~ I am finally get caught up on my blog reading! I am so far behind with life being so crazy with mid-terms then spring break! Now my spring break is coming to an end and I hardly got to craft :( OH well hopefully things are a little slower the second half of the semester so I can have play time! :) I did sign up for an art class this summer so I am really excited about that!!! What a gorgeous card you have made! WOW...this is beautiful and of course with my FAVORITE papers! Love it!
Hugs~ Kim

Riet said...

wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Chris said...

Fantastic card Tara, your textures for this weeks challenge are the most wonderful ideas. I love the cork, that's such a great product, you can do so much with it it seems. The hearts are all wonderful and love the sanded embossed panel too. Wonderful Tilda and colouring and I very much admire all the love and effort that goes into every card you make. Glad your weekend is off to a good start Sweetie with a bit of nice weather. We've been basking in it all week so I suppose it can't last much longer! Hugs, Chris xxx

Sandra said...

Ooo Tara I love all the different textures you have used on this card. My favorite has got to be the cork, genius!
There is an award on my blog for you :o)
Sandra xx

Anonymous said...

wow Tara, your card is so beautiful. Love the layout with the squares and the colours are gorgeous.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Tara, it's so beautiful!! Lvoely colors, papers, everything, it rocks!!

Hugs, Kelly

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Tara, wow what a gorgeous card, i love the tilda image you've used and the colours youve chosen are gorgeous. Truly love this card and all that extra detail. Big hugs Linda x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, love the squares and fab Tilda.

Heather said...

Fabulous Tara - love your layout and all your elements. You have some amazing texture going on and I think using the borders is inspired.
hugs Heather xx

Georgia said...

This is beautiful - I love the soft colours and the image!
Love, Georgia xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello Tara, hope the sun has come out for you. I just love how you colour in your Tilda's you must give me a masterclass, lol. I have a long way to go to get the colours just right. Have a super weekend, hugs Heidi xxx

Tara said...

This is beautiful T, those papers look divine (can you believe I only just got around to buying some!!) I love the layout and you've coloured Tilda brilliantly, as always!! I love it!! xx

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Tara! Love Tilda and your colour scheme is fantastic!! Just lovely! xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great card - love all the details on it


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