Have you had a chance to check out our sparkly winter issue yet? If not, you can download it right here! This week, we’d like to welcome Allison Cope as our guest designer. Here is Allison’s challenge:
I can’t resist using lots of layers and loads of texture on my pages. I created this winter layout featuring my Mom and my son using all kinds of different textures. My challenge for you this week is to create a page using at least 2 different textures.
Allison Cope, Sparwood, BC
Here are a few examples of how I added texture to my page:
1. Fabric & Stitching – I used a swatch of canvas with some simple stitching to add texture to my page.
2. Felt, Brads & Chipboard – I layered a felt snowflake with a gold brad flower and a button brad to add a layered look. The smaller glittery chipboard snowflake was adhered just beside the mini photo for a touch of glitter and another 3-dimensional element of interest.
3. Crackle Paint, Folded Ribbon & Embossing – I painted my chipboard title using crackle paint and rubbed it with distress ink for deeper looking cracks. I ran a strip of adhesive down the back side of the large green ribbon and folded it until I got the desired layers and folds. I added a little gold heat embossed snowflake hanging off of a safety pin for a pop and sparkle.
4. Crimping & Gems – I die cut a cardstock snowflake, inked it a tiny bit and ran it through my paper crimper for a cool distressed “cardboard” look. I also added some self-adhesive faux pearls for a pop of texture and warm winter luster.
Don’t ever be afraid to use 3-dimensional items on your pages or at least try to pop things off your page using foam adhesive. A simple shape like a snowflake can explode off your page with a simple foam dot and some added gems!
supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; acetate, KI Memories; stamps, Hero Arts (snowflakes), Papertrey Inks (polka dots); metal frame and safety pin, Making Memories; fabric, Technique Tuesday; sticker, 7Gypsies; pearls and felt snowflake, Hero Arts; chipboard snowflake, SEI, My Little Yellow Bicycle; chipboard title, Maya Road; ink, Tsukineko, Ranger; paint, Ranger; die-cut snowflake, Cuttlebug; ribbon, So-Facile; other, metal flower, embossing powder; adhesives, 3L, Scotch, Glue Dots