Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Super Duper Team Mate and friend Kay is our hostess at Stampotique this week, check out her fab blog HERE.
Kay is inviting us to use a 'Textured Background' in our creations, here's what Kay said:

"I am thrilled to be posting the challenge today!  That said, it is going to be a challenge with a bit of a twist.  This challenge is all about using texture in the background of your artful projects.  But, here’s the twist:  I am not challenging you to create a texture like mine, but challenging you to share with the rest of us through your art your “signature” or “go to” techniques for creating that texture in your backgrounds.  For example, Design Team member Coby vanWilligenburg has the ability to create amazing texture in a background by using Yupo (synthetic) paper and alcohol inks, yet her background remains as flat as a pancake!!  On the other hand, Design Team member Magda Polakow will create a textured background by building up many layers, yet it remains in the background and never overpowers her focal images.  So, share with us what YOU do to create that physical texture or just the appearance of it!  Above all, have fun!"

I have stayed true to my style and used bright colours and one of my favourite stencils for the texture, which was made by spreading thick paint through the stencil. It's a card made for a friend who will soon become a Grandma for the first time, as I became a Grandma for the first time in December this card seemed extra special to make because I know the joy that will soon be arriving for my friend.

The stamps I used are: Banner, Zara's Party, Upward Bound and Precious

Hope you find time to join in the challenge :)

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

17 comments:

  1. Love this, Sam. Not only does it meet the challenge but it such a joyful card (appropriately!)

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  2. This is wonderful Sam, your friend will love it! xx

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  3. This card is certainly an explosion of both color and texture, Sam! Zara definitely conveys the excitement surrounding the birth of a baby girl. Well done!

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  4. what a precious card, love that white texture on the background.

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  5. I love this, Sam ! it is fab !
    Corrie x

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  6. Great texture from the stencilled paint, and I love the explosion of energy it gives to this fab card.
    Alison x

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  7. A fabulous card Sam, the lovely colour and great texture makes me want to touch it and hold it in my hand xx

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  8. Beautiful card Sam, great technique for the background and so colourful and fun. Your friend will adore this special card :-) xxx

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  9. A fabulous card celebrating the new arrival and, yes, that is definitely your signature background texture Sam :) Love it.
    Hugs to you and Poppy xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  10. So cute!!! Your lucky friend will adore this beautiful card Sam! xxx

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  11. This is very lovely card and intention!! And your rabbit on pink an white textured background is so cute!! Have a very good Sunday my lovely, Hugs Coco xxx

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  12. This is so beautiful and sweet Sam! Love your textured background idea

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  13. This is your signature, Sam! Lovel , pink and with a gorgeous background!

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  14. Fabulous card I am sure your lucky friend will love it!
    Did the baby shower this weekend now it's just wait for baby to arrive !!!!!

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  15. Such a wonderful card filled with great texture!

    I'm sure that your friend will love the card!

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  16. WOW this is fabulously bold and the most amazing texture.
    Stunning indeed.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, Sam x