Monday, July 25

Add Some Texture!

Hello friends, and welcome to our Monday challenge! This week we are all about adding some texture to your work. I love texture! So many things can be used to add texture from pastes to embossing to layering. I chose to go simple with my texture and tried out the woodgrain paper from Tim Holtz. It is nice heavy paper and I love the woodgrain. 

I've been inspired by the lovely colors my teamie Andrea uses, and decided to work in nontraditional colors. I feel like I am in Dr. Seuss land! I started out by making blue wood with distress ink and splattering it with water.

Next, some distress spray and more water...

Since I have blue wood, why not pink trees? and an orange bird?

I knew what I wanted to say and since I could not find all the words, I made my own and I like the mix of styles. I took my white pen marker and went around the words and added little dots on one of the trees. Final step was to stamp the bubble wands in peacock feathers for some added interest (love these Andrea!)

Yes, I do choose a colorful life! I also choose lots of texture, and am curious to see how you will add texture to your project this week. I hope you will join us in our challenge and have some crafty fun! 

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  1. super cute panel Maura, I love the bright colours, the little bird is adorable and the wood textured background is perfect :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Love your wood textured background, Maura and that little bird and trees are adorable!

    Cathie ♥

  3. So your wonderful background and your sweet little bird!

  4. I see Andrea's stamp... :) looks awesome here!

  5. Wow Maura! your panel makes me happy, love the bright colors and textures! barbara

  6. Oh how fun!! I've been wanting to try the wood grain cardstock. It really is awesome here. Your colors and layout just made me smile Maura!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  7. Wow! I love how you colored the wood grain background! I have never thought to do that, you are an inky genious! Love the colors of the bird and trees too! Awesome card.

  8. LOVE the bright colors!!

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  9. such a fun and colourful project Maura...the trees and little bird are the perfect colours against your beautiful woodgrain background...hugs kath xxx

  10. Wow! This woodgrain paper is great! It goes to my whishlist right now. I totally adore the background colors you have chosen and the strong fuccsia of the trees. Hugs, Marzena

  11. The texture you created is awesome, Maura. Love your beautiful project!

  12. A wonderful use of texture and such a fabulous use of colour...this is gorgeous, Maura! Hugs...


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