Friday, 10 August 2012

Texture and DT Call

Good Morning, Everyone

Well, when  I was challenged to make a texture card

by Ryan as part of my application for

 this is what I came up with. I hope you like it.
I have added loads of "details" pics for detail 
junkies such as myself!

M and M 
(Materials and Method)

 I started with a base of an A4 sheet of corrugated cardboard
from packaging I had received with a purchase.
(Crafty goodies what else?)lol xx

I then cut a panel of hessian (USA =burlap?)  and I attached it to the 
corruguted cardboard but I left it over the edges as I not only love that effect but 
I wanted a frame that, while textured was not too structured.

I then took an A4  sheet of  navy card, wrapped the top two thirds with 
webbing, the bottom third with metal mesh. I attached these at
the rear of the card but did not attach at the front as, again, 
I  wanted to add an unstructured feel and to give more depth.

I used the galleon stamp from Nautical Journey rubber stamp set, to 
make impressions into different media. 

In keeping with my unstructured, texture theme I wanted them
not too look to perfect and I am delighted I managed to get
them looking quite rugged and have use parts of the process
to add to the texture. Just to ground them a bit I used 
white picket fence lightly on the sails just here and there.

I used different mixed of silver mica powder, silver embossing powder, utee 
just straight onto card (over my craft mat!) just to get a variety of textures.
(veeeerrrrrreeeee messy LOVE IT! )

 I cut them roughly but keeping the general shape of the lovely original stamp.

I used some Adirondack Cooredinations papers in two shades of aqua 
to hint at seas, skies etc. I tore them both roughlly and left one plain 
but embossed (Flora M-bossabilities) and sanded the other. 
I joined these and attached them across the part of my card where the webbing 
meets the mesh.

I attached the ship images using high foam mounts to sit very 
proud of the waves and the card! 

Those of you who are musical (or just have good eyesight!) will 
have noticed that the words of my traditional carol do not
match the music!! Well I printed out the words from the first
verse of the carol using Word and then tore into strips, inked with antique linen and attached to music sheet.
The music was a sheet  in a Christmas themed 12 x 12 pad whch 

I tore down and inked, then attached using medium height foam pads.

The little musical angel was cut from a different 12 x 12 collection, I trimmed him and 
inked him with antique linen, shaped him and 
attached to thecarol with high foam pads.

I added a little embroidered red flower to his robe and 
another one to the opposite corner of the the carol.

I used a brass snowflake from the vintage range and used 
picket fence ink to alter it and atached it close to the card.

I cut some glassine paper (previously crumpled, inked and heated)

with foliage die and placed these to give impression of seaweed. I added some 
shells and pearls.

The ribbon I made using one of my favourite techniques of mixing 
ribbon and other fibres in my bows. Here I have 
used antique lace, vintage ribbon, hairy string,
 florist's ribbon, twill ribbon cut down the middle
and tied them into a bow, twisted the florist ribbon and added 
a wooden snowflake to finish.

Affectionately, Vee xx

I would love to enter this card into the challenges at 

where the theme is 

Add Some Texture / Anything Goes

ATC' s and Cards With Attitude

where the theme is

Lace / Anything Goes 

Alphabet Challenge Blog

  where the theme is

N for Nautical



  1. wow Vee - love the colours and your project is certainly full of texture - love that tune too! Be singing it all day now! Hugs Rachel xx

  2. Hi Vee, this deffinately has lots of texture I love everything about it, it's so different Hugs Rachael :) xx

  3. Wow Vee, it is brilliant so much to catch the eye, love the bow!!! and the music sheet is so right.
    Hugs, Janet

    1. thank you very much, Janet. I appreciate that. xx

  4. love it, this is ace hunnie, gorjuss and i just wanna touch it x

    1. Dear Judie what a lovely compliment; thank you very much. xx

  5. WOW! this is stunning Vee. I really love the textures and all the wonderful detailing.

    I hope you have a fab weekend
    Hugs Sue

    1. thank you, Sue I appreciate it and you have a good weekend too. xx

  6. Vee this is stunning hun, love all the texture. Good luck with the DT Call and thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie Owner xx

  7. A fabulous range of textures Vee and the colours are gorgeous. The music sheet is perfect with the 3 galleons x

  8. wow this is stunning thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck. also good luck with the DT call emma xx

  9. Wow! Great card. It really is loaded with texture. Great theme, too!

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  10. Oooh Vee this is just so wonderful it is hard to know what to say. Just love your design and all the details and texture which displays in every way your creativity. (what a great submission for a DT call)! Just so very beautiful!

  11. Thanks very much, Glenda I am glad you think so. Vee xx

  12. Wow, that's brilliant! Certainly lots of texture to fit in with our challenge!! Love it :)
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  13. This is a great project! I love all the textures you have used! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Nautical' challenge xx

    1. Thank you Lesley, I was very happy to join in. Vee xx

  14. what a great project! So many textures!
    Thank you for joining in the challenge at ATCs and Cards with Attitude this week
    Debbi x


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