11 September 2014

Adding A Bit of Texture!

This week has been a funny one so far. Getting used to the girlies time tables at college is gonna take a while lol & having Nige home Tuesday & yesterday was fabulous.
He ended up spending his two days off building me an outdoor enclosure for Nico to play, dig & sunbathe in. Will be great just to be able to pop him outside, Nige has also managed to put an electric hookup in the shed, so I can go outside with my laptop & watch films whilst Nico plays. 

Anyhoos the real reason I'm here isn't to rabbit on about that, it's to show you my latest creation for Moving Along With The Times. Where this week we want to see some


added to your creation.
Ok so when I saw this theme I just drew a blank, as I don't own any of that paste stuff or frantage stuff. But then I had a 'oh you silly mare' moment....embossing adds texture, so that's what I did!

Just love this guy cheeky face!

Challenges I Would Like to Enter
Crafters Cafe- for a child
Hambo Hoedown- for the kids
Paper Shelter- embossing
Cuttlebug Mania- embossing
Crafty Cardmakers- dry embossing

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Xeru' from the Toread collection from Natalie & Amy's
Skin- coral, sandstone, sunkissed pink & blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Hair- navy blue, deep blue & iris blue
Leaves- beech green & field green
Clothes- Indian ink, bark & oak
Shoes & club- shiraz & crimson
Horn- neutral grey
Strings- iron green, mallard green & dark aquamarine
Ground- bark, oak & tan

Papers & Embellishments
'Turquoise' Core'dinatons from the 'Nostalgia' stack
'Dude' sentiment from the 'Xeru' set
My stash- burgundy card, 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, ribbon & black card candi

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Checkers' tri-boss folder by Docraft
Paper sander by Crafters Companion
Thread cutter
'6" square top notch white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will pop over & see what fab 'textured' creations the DT girlies have made this week.
Hugs xx


Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card Shell as always beautiful image and full of lots of lovely details x

Pamellia said...

Wow, love this!! Great colours and that little imp is just so darned cute!! I absolutely love that you used the sanding technique to highlight your embossed pattern, it really adds so much depth and interest to your wonderful card!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!
Hugs Pamellia DT :)

Craft buddy said...

What a mischievous stamp! He's great with the torn and frayed edges around each paper. Fantastic! x Jessie

Jo said...

Love this Shell,fab image & love the embossing too!
hugs Jo x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh thisis so sweet, what a great card, Love wee Xeru, hes adorable. Looks like BamBam from the Flintstones. Sounds like a great wee outhouse for Nico there, Just looked back your cards, WOW You have been busy, Im shockingkly bad just now with blogging!!! Love Hazelxx

Sue B said...

Oh this is fab Shell… he looks SO mischievous!! and you've coloured him beautifully. Love the scrummy texture on the green card! :-)
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Hazel said...

I think those images have really cheeky faces, but cute. I haven't seen that Docrafts embossing folder before but it's great. Super card all round. Hazel L. x

Tammy said...

This is so cute Shell! I love that fun image and it's colored beautifully! Awesome embossing and distressing too!
Hugs, Tammy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Shell I am loving this card. What a cute image and love his blue hair. Your background checkered effect is fab! Have fun with Nico!! Susan x

Jeannie said...

So many awesome details! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

Jeannie T.
Hambo Stamps DT

Cards By MI said...

What a cool image. Lovely card and great embossing. Looks fabby! Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

~@ngie~ said...

hehehe love it... what a great digi image & I love the dp's :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Claire Grantham said...

Love your card Shell - Jessie and I have just added that embossing folder to our stash! I haven't used it yet, but love the inspiration you have given me here. Cx

mixamatoasties said...

I love his face too! Such attitude he has eh?! Fab card.

Susan xx

Jannie said...

Love this dude! He is so cute!
Love your embossingfolder!!!!

Thank you for joining us at the Anything Embossing challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Lin said...

Your little Toread is so cute, and the fabulous embossed background absolutely perfect for him.

Thanks for sharing

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Patty Sue 2 said...

Love your fun card! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work!

coops said...

so gorgeous shell.i love your design and the image is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Kimbo said...

What a fun image and I love that embossing folder

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

flossbite said...

Brilliant card, really love it! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week.
Fiona DT x

Janice said...

I've scrolled passed some gorgeous cards to get here Shell, sorry I can't comment on them all. Love this one for MAWTT, what a super image and gorgeous colours, Jx

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous Shell! Love your fab colouring as always too! Thank you so much for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa