Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Oh how I loved this one! It's a new challenge at Diva's by Design...

Hello again,

Oh boy did I love this one!  I love it when as a DT we are given something we can really run with...

So it's the start of another weekly challenge over at The Diva's by Design Challenge Blog and the theme this week is TEXTURE!

I had a little think and decided that we incorporate texture into most of our makes everyday without thinking about it, we add layers, distressed edges, different paper weights, paper types, natural fibres, metal, lace...the list could go on!  So I had a little fun with my DT make and here it is....

I went with a fabulous new image from Saturated Canary called Autumn, who is a part of the Seasons Change set she comes with 3 others, one for each season.

I coloured her with my Graph'it Marker Pens in the following tones:
Skin: 4120, 4115, 4155, 4145
Hair: 1250, 1270, 3110
Clothes: 8120, 8270, 8280, 9201, 9203, 9205, 9400, 9402, 9404

The backing papers are from The Stamping Chef and are a part of the totally amazing Don't Stop Mixed Media paper bundle which I think I'll be using more and more!  There is so much in there that can be used in so many ways.  The papers I have chosen are both mixed media prints adding 'virtual' texture to the eye which seemed to fit this digital age and the theme!

I have added texture where ever I can...embossed paper layer, lace, pearls, flowers, wooden heart, die cuts, resin flower heads, metal charms, fibres and hessian butterflies!  All adding texture!

So here are the close up pics (I love adding these so you can all see the little bits and pieces!)

The insert is made from another of the lush backing papers from the Don't Stop Mixed Media Bundle from The Stamping Chef, I added the text digitally, they are also in the set!

Well, that's it for this one...I really hope you can come and join us over at the challenge blog and I look forward to seeing you're texture designs :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Fitztown challenge - 57 anything goes with digital elements
Use your stuff - 157 use stash
Tuesday Throwdown - awareness, be strong
Frilly and Funky - 15/10 Autumn colours
Anthing goes with a twist - 2 twist, female
Crafty Catz - 250 Autumn
Jo's scrap shake - 61 Fall
HIding in my bedroom 169 use your scraps
Scribble and Scrap 29 - anything goes
Great Impressions - Oct, Autumn colours



  1. Another truly amazing card!!!!!!!! x

  2. Gorgeous. TFS and joining us at Jos' for Funday Friday

  3. Gorgeous! Fabulous design, great attention to detail and the image is beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  4. FABULOUS Sandie, so much to see here with different fabulous goodies.xx
    Got candy if you are interested.x
    The Journey is the Start

  5. Gorgeous Sandie, love the design and fabulous texture and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  6. this is very beautiful Sandie, great design
    Gr Karin

  7. A fabulously pretty card Sandie. The textures and details are wonderful x

  8. Fantastic Sandie, loving all the different materials you have used and they all work do well together. Lovely image and great colouring. Hugs Jenniferxx

  9. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  10. What a pretty card! I LOVE that image and I adore all the fabulous texture! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Such a pretty card Sandie! That image is so cute and I love all that lacey trim. Thank you for joining us at Jo's Fun~Day Friday Challenges!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  12. That is just TOO cute, I love all the beautiful details you show in your photos. Stunning work

  13. Hello Sandie, A beautiful project love the use of different papers, natural fibres and metal. Fabulous image and love your colour choice.

    Teighan xx

  14. A gorgeous card. What fabulous textures you've added. Fab work x

  15. Great card, love the image and your colouring too!! What a great way to use your scraps too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  16. Lovely card and wonderful coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Use Your STuff!

  17. This is a perfect card for our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week on awareness. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    kReN, TTDT

  18. This is lovely! Masses of texture and such a great image.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.

  19. Such a pretty card!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie!

  20. This is adorable! I love how you coloured her! All the little details you added are fabulous, gorgeous texture!

  21. Very nice card. Love all the great fibres you included to create lots of dimension. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  22. Gorgeous card I just love all the textures and image. Big hug, Justyna xxx

  23. Love the way you've added such texture on this, especially the bouquet to the side. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  24. Super cute. Great embellishments. Thanks for joining us at the Fitztown Challenge for our Anything Goes challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon.

    FTC DT

  25. Fab...great image and colouring. Love it. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 voucher to win if you are interested.

  26. Love your card! Wonderful texture and colors! I love that little wire apple too! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  27. Wow, love all the layering you did here, gorgeous piece! Thanks for stopping by to leave me a sweet comment too. ~Diane


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