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!