Friday 25 March 2011


A new challenge over at Tellen's Place. This week it's TEXTURE we want to see on your new projects. This can take many forms of course and the other Divas have been busy creating for your inspiration. Please go look at their blogs and leave some love.
My project is a card I made for our very own Marcus' birthday. He shares this with me so I could hardly forget him.

The main texture here is supplied by the "paper" I made. As you can, hopefully, see it's all lumps and bumps. It was made using gesso, foil, kitchen roll and paint with some rub-on metallic paste to highlight further. The process was shown in the Smeared and Smudged forum a couple of months ago and I had a lot of fun with it. The panels cut as seen and mounted onto a bright blue, twisted easel base. gold peel offs to neaten.
The image is of course from Tellen's Place and was coloured using a mixture of paints. The shape being a LOTV template with some more of the metallic rub on smudged round the outside and an offset frame cut from matt gold card using the same templete. This was attached to the base using some little square brads. The "stay" being buttons attached with embroidery silk.

I am entering this into the challenge
Digital Tuesday - Button Up
Crafty Card Makers Spotlight - Make your own DP
Creative Inspirations - Easel cards
Totally Gorguss - Button It


  1. Oh My Goodness Helen! I thought you bought the paper that way! Wow! Now I am even more impressed!! What wonderful creativity! I'm sure Marcus loved this!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  2. Hi Helen, this is a great card and I didn't realize you made the paper - wow! Awesome! Markus loved the card - the texture really stood out and he loved seeing his art inked up by someone so wonderfully talented! Love the design - it's fantastic!

  3. The paper you made is gorgeous! I love how you did the frame around the image and using the buttons to hold up the easel card.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge. Good Luck!