Friday, June 7, 2013

Let’s Get Trendy Now! 3

Hello everyone and welcome to day 3 of Let’s Get Trendy Now! 3 Workshop! Our trend today is Textured Layers. I have something fun to show you today, my regular readers would know that I love texture and I have been itching to make faux mixed media kinda cards… I have done that once in the past but this time I added layers of diecuts (same colour, to add more depth).
Eekk! all that gooey, inky mess! I love it! LOL  You can use gesso or artist grade texture paste to achieve this look.
Here is a close shot of the gorgeous mess.
The shine comes from clear embossing powder, it gives a very finished look and also adds depth to the colour.
I am one of those people who look around the house for stuff to use as “craft supplies”. You can add added texture by using seeds, crushed dried mint leaves (adds a wonderful smell too) ANYTHING! And don’t worry about the ants, once you heat set everything… they wont be attracted to your almost edible project LOL, well no its not edible! Another way to add texture is by layering die cuts on top of another, in this card I have used four layers of dies.
I have one more thing to share with you… a made another series and it fits perfectly with our trend today!
The series here has a different meaning to textured layers! Here are the cards individually:
Well I hope you enjoyed the post, creative juices flowing and all plus I hope you have hit a light bulb moment! I would love to see what you guys come up with! If you have any other questions to ask, ask away!


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow awesome creations with gorgeous textures and colours. So true to your beautiful style.
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Unknown said...

You make fabulous cards,but I am sure you already know that.:-).Smitten by all the cards shown today.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, all of these are amazing. Love all the texture you added to the first one. I need to try toothpaste sometime soon.

~amy~ said...

toothpaste...hmmm...I like that idea! your designs are absolutely fantastic! I'm so glad that you're one of our Let's Get Trendy Now 3 guesties!

Sindhu said...

You are a genius Erum! You never fail to amaze me... The card with Dazzling day' sentiment is so awesome!

Ujjwal said...

This is fantabulous E. I am looking it at again and again to figure out how you did and what you applied first and what last :)

Love this inky mess with awesome textures :D

yyam said...

These have amazing textures! Love how you improvise with whatever supplies you have! That's the spirit of a true artist!

Thank you so much for being a guest designer for Let's Get Trendy Now!3.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well, shame on me! i thought I had commented on your cards! The texture on that blue card is just awesome! Well done! And, yes - thank you for hosting this challenge! I had so much fun!

Indira Tanwar said...

Love the texture ET and I like the idea of using household stuff. The three cards below are just superb. I love the colors so much.... I'd like to try out this combo :)

Scrap all'Alba - by Silvana said...

card very original and elegant !!