Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Using Texture at Tuesday Throwdown

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown we would like to see texture on your project. We are sponsored by Lawn Fawn, they are a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. Unfortunately my stash doesn't include any Lawn Fawn products, so I created a card using Texture Paste and Gelatos. We would love for you to join us this week!

This was my first time to use both Gelatos and Texture Paste. The supplies have been hanging around in my stash unused until I found the courage to try something new. I watched lots of videos before attempting this process on my own. It wasn't difficult but does require more patience. The down side is you have to allow for drying time between steps, so this definitely doesn't make a quick and easy card.

To create this card I really didn't have a plan other than the colors and products. There is a torn strip of text paper on the base layer of mixed media paper that I cover with Gesso. I had hoped the Gesso would cover the ivory color of the paper, but it didn't. It's most obvious to the top right where the lighter color of Gelatos were applied. At the end I decided to add the white silhouette die cut by Spellbinders and wished I had used less texture into the middle of the card. The stencil used is called Dot Fade by Tim Holtz and that's pretty much it. All in all, it was a lot of fun and nice to create something different.

This Textured Card is entered into the Anything Mixed Media/Creative/Inky Goes Challenge at We Love to Create.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Fabulous background, Andrea!
    hugs, Asha

  2. hi Andrea
    thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!
    Your card is wonderful! That technique is fantastic!
    sending greetings

  3. Magnificent, Andrea! Love that background and the white flower focal point.

  4. Love all the colors, this is so pretty!!!

  5. Awesome card -- I do like the complicated colorful background, the delicate flower and ribbon accent are perfect for this card.

  6. I love your textured background it's beautiful. You did an awesome job.

  7. Beautiful card. Love how you did the texture. The white die cut makes the card very striking!

  8. http://welove2create.blogspot.nl/ Thank you for playing with the DT from We Love To Create, fabulous creation, thanks hun hugs Terry xxx

  9. Cool texture and beautiful colour mix, Andrea!

  10. Wow gorgeous project, love all the texture. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx


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