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.
Hope you find time to join in the challenge :)
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx