5 Oct 2015

Textured Flowers

I have returned to my neglect blog after a long absence mostly due to traveling over the Summer months with DH in our Motorhome although I did craft a little during that time I only take very limited resources with me though, I have enjoyed long hours of reading something I don't usually get chance to do so it was very relaxing.  Hope you all had a good summer and managed to enjoy the sunshine.

I thought I would join in a challenge to break me again and Country View challenge #32 Add some Texture  caught my eye as I can never resist texture........any excuse to get down and inky and messy lol.
My favourite and quickest way to create texture on a card is to reach for my embossing folders and inks.  I made this card using Sheena Douglas embossing folder firstly I inked the folder with distress ink peacock feathers and embossed onto white card, I took various distress inks, broken china , faded jeans and tea dye and blended around the flowers, I also used the peacock feathers pad direct to paper over the embossed flowers and then again with tea dye. I went around the edges with both of the latter colours after distressing the edges, lastly I used creative expressions wax over the flowers which gives the lovely shine.  Card blank had tea dye lightly sponged around all the edges as did the greeting.

In the hope that you are all still out there............I hope you like my creation.  I will be joining in with the following challenge with my card.

Country View challenges  #32 add some texture



  1. Lovely work, nice to see you again, Valerie

  2. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View.xxx

  3. Love the glow of the Peacock Feathers and those flowers look fabulous against the soft neutral background. Glad you had what sounds like a perfect summer - relaxing, reading and sunshine - lucky you!
    Alison x

  4. Oops, and thank you for playing along at Country View Challenges too!


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