Saturday, 8 March 2014

SDC 137 Textured Backgrounds

I will be entering this A4 sized project into the Stampotique Designers (Textured Backgrounds)and challenges Pan Pastel(Frame It) this week.

Materials used:

Kraft Card

Cardboard from stash

White card stock from stash

Old Book Pages

Beads from stash

Memory box die Delicate Vine

Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 2 die

Marianne Bird Die

Sewing Machine and thread 

Stampotique Tinglyitchiness

Darcy Wilkinson stamp set EDY07

Darcy Wilkinson Mini 06

Craft Concepts Embossing Folder

Packet of Frazzles

JOFY Stencil PS007

Fresco Paints

Portfolio Pastels

Galeria Seed Bead Gel

Kaiserfusion Pens

Posca pen

Archival Ink Pad

Various tops and bits from stash to create the marks on the background

Grunge Paste

Dylusions Spray Inks

Fork for mark making on the cardboard

Treasure Gold

Cadburys Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Arch Frame shape from stash

Distress Ink Pads

Viva Decor 3D paint

Dots Hero Arts stamp from 2005

Brick wall and Circle stencil (bespoke made for me)

Pan Pastels

This projects list of materials is huge, i hope you will forgive me not telling you every little step along the way, we would be here for at least an hour lol. I will try to explain where the texture on the background is and where the Pan Pastels were used.

There are four layers on this panel, the back is Kraft Card sewn round the edge to create frame one, the cardboard has been coloured with Distress Ink Pads and textured with a fork to get the cross hatch design then ripped and Treasure Gold added to highlight some of the distressed areas. The third layer has also been sewn to the back layer through the cardboard using a zigzag stitch to create texture and to create another frame. Finally the front panel has had Grunge Paste added through a stencil to create depth and interest, a frame has been embossed using an Craft Concepts folder called vine and stamped over with a Darcy mini stamp to highlight one of the flower heads.


While the arch was being embossed it broke up and so an accident was put to good use when i decided to use part of the frame on the front panel.

The Pan Pastels (Old Gold) have been added over the Distress Ink Kraft card background and over the third layer where Darcy’s mini border stamp has been used (Old Gold and Copper). I really do love the subtleness of their presence but you would notice if you didn’t add them.


The flowers and vine have added depth and the finishing touches to the panel.





I do hope you have enjoyed seeing the panel and am looking forward to any questions you might have and any comments you might leave.


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  1. I enlarged your images and they were just stunning! The colours and textures were so much more vibrant and interesting when you could see them larger! The blues, greens and purples were gorgeous and the bird and leaves are so beautiful. I really love the effect of the stitching too. This is a really interesting piece of art work. Julie Ann xxx

  2. It looks as though you've had great fun creating this panel and used lots of supplies to achieve a fabulous look. Thanks for giving us so much detail xx

  3. Wow! A lot of texture and interest and detail went into that great background! The color palette is phenomenal. Lots of product and energy, but all is well worth it in the end! Well done! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  4. This is quite amazing! Love all those different textures and especially your newspaper roses - so creative!

  5. WOW what a stunning piece. Love the whole idea and your colours are beautiful! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC!

  6. Awesome panel! It's a fabulous a lot of textures and material in harmony with the background. I love to used Darcy's stamps border design. xx

  7. fabulous piece - love all the layers and details - thanks for popping over to my blog too! I really appreciate it! Hugs rachel xx

  8. This is absolutely stunning - I've just been enjoying clicking on all the photos to see close-ups, and the colours, dimension and layers are all just beautiful. Definitely a new favourite of mine here... wow!
    Alison x

  9. Another amazing card and love Stampotique Tinglyitchiness, great background too.

  10. WOW this is amazing, I've enlarged all of your photographs and your attention to detail and all the little 'fiddly' bits are just wonderful. A huge well done from me (and me with my Stampotique hat on too, thanks so much for sharing with us) xx

  11. Beautiful panel MOH, I love the palette of colour and all the texture, a real work of art :D Gay xx

  12. Stunning piece of work, love the yummy layers and all those time consuming details. And you are right the touch of gold Pan Pastel adds something to the colour scheme.

  13. What a fantastic piece of art lovely, lots of scrummy layers, brilliant stamping love it xxx

  14. This is just beautiful, there is so much work involved! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.
    (thanks for your comment on my blog, I didn't know you had rubbish health too. Thank goodness for inks and stamps eh?) x

  15. I would love to see this in real life, it looks amazing. The layers & textures are gorgeous & I love the broken arch. The Stampotique image looks great.

  16. I enlarged your picture so I could see it in all it's beauty !
    Lots of layers and texture here, a beautiful project

  17. Wow, what a fabulous project, I love it so much!!! Thank you for visiting mine too!... :) You made an amazing creation! Crafty hugs, Coco x

  18. This is fabulous and what a lot of work and attention to detail! I love the broken arch and all the texture is amazing. Totally wonderful project which must have taken you ages.

    Lesley Xx

    PS Just realised I hadn't 'followed' you. I thought I had but usually come to your blog from your Twitter links so must have missed doing it. Never mind, rectified now, lol! Xx

  19. Wow! This is an amazing project, so much to look at! xxx

  20. Fabulous ♥

    Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez

  21. WOW so many wonderful details! Looks awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen

  22. Love this piece.
    Are you going to Port Sunlight on Saturday. I would like to catch up. Our stand is nearer the door on the same side as last time.
    Stampattack Art Stamps and Stencils

    1. Hi Carol As you will now be aware i wasn't able to make the show. Was disappointed as always love visiting!

      Will try to make the Oct show as long as it doesn't fall on the 18th, already booked a sewing day. Have lost your email addy!

      Hope you all well:-) xxx