Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Something New @ the Craft Room

The Craft Room's new challenge today is set by the delightful Debi and she has challenged us to either use "something new or a new technique", well I just could not decide!  Please forgive my lack of commenting on Mervi's popular challenge but my dad has been unwell and has had a short stay in hospital, he is recovering now though

To go with this fab challenge we have an equally fab sponsor:-  StampMan 

I finally decided to use part of a new stamp, "Blazing Poppies" from Indigo Blu and use the homemade texture paste through a stencil, which I learnt from a recent workshop.  If pennies are short this is fabulous and it uses what all us have crafters have: gesso, pva glue and talcum powder....2parts gesso and talc to one part pva!  Smells lovely too lol :)

This did start out blue and lilac shades then pink/red and then the shades of brown you see, good job I had used old frame mountboard.  I hope you can see the texture paste. The heart is corrugated cardboard.

The courage saying compliments the poppies I thought.  Embossing was done in aged gold and more words along with twine swirled flowers were added.

I would like to enter the following challenge with my card:-

Country View Challenges - Quotations & Sayings

Hope you can join us for Debi's challenge - it should be a lot of fun so please visit us at the Craft Room.  Suzanne x


Viv's Visuals said...

Just lovely - hope your Dad is recovering well.

chris cesar said...

As usual this is so lovely, thanks for the receipe of the homemade texture past, will try it another day!
Send you a lot of friendly loves!

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Suz and love your colour choice. Fab texture too.
Sorry to hear your Dad hasn't been well and sending my best wishes for a complete recovery soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gertrude said...

WOW, die Karte sieht aber sehr edel aus mit dem Gold auf der Karte
lg gertrude

Debi said...

Suzanne, so sorry to hear about your dad, hope he's recovering now <3
YOu are so clever to create that texture paste, and your creation is gorgeous, thanks for running with my theme :) Debi xoxoxo

Von said...

Your texture paste as worked a treat :) the card looks fab !
Von ☺

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous creation Suzanne, beautiful textures;-))m

hazel said...

This is fabulous Suzanne, I love all the elements that you've used and how you've put them together. I shall definitely try mixing my own texture paste.
xxx Hazel.

Maria said...

I love this Suzanne, I'm impressed with the texture paste, it looks fantastic and I can imagine it smells lovely! Your little twine flowers are so beautiful!

Maria xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

I'm going to have to go and buy some talc now! This is just gorgeous and everything works perfectly together XOXO Zoe

Merkku said...

Hello Suzanne!
You asked about that stamp in my card. It's Penny Black's stamp
Hugs Merkku

Esther said...

Hi Suzanne - glad to hear your dad's recovering..hope he gets well the colours this ended up and the texture and gold embossing is perfect.Esther xx.

Gabrielle said...

Love the PaperArtsy quotation, it's one of my favourites! Beautiful project btw - forgot to say that first! Thank you for joining in with Country View Challenges this month!

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