Friday, 6 September 2013

Texture – C2CU Week 1

We start a new challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You and this month the focus is on texture and especially using embossing folders. The twist for the first two weeks is to use your own style.
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My card is less grungy than normal and almost into the shabby chic range.
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I have used a Crafts-Too embossing folder with the type keys on and I have used it with the Tim Holtz vintage typewriter die. To obtain the textured mount I first embossed a white piece of card then painted it with victorian velvet distress paint. When it was dry I sanded over the top of the letters and then inked with walnut stain distress ink. You can see why I linked this EF with the die!!
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The typewriter was cut in white card and again in shiny black card. Again I painted over the top of it with antiqued bronze and brushed pewter DPs, heating the paint till it was very hot and blistering to achieve some of the pitted texture on it. I adhered some black shiny card to the back of the keys and transferred the black pieces from the other die-cut.
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Some ribbon and small embellishments, all from the ideaology range and two computer generated words/sentiment. To finish off I added some of Tim’s remnant rubs.
It would be lovely to see you over at Crafts-Too for the challenge this month.

Take care

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
It's all about the Vintage - Use metal embellishments
Sugar Creek Hollow - Back to School  (Does a typewriter count here? lol)

31 comments:

Laura said...

Love this. The textures and my sort of colours too! Trying to get back into blogging and crafting. Lx

otomys said...

Oh wow this is stunning, Brenda. Absolutely love the typewriter and background - lovely vintage feel. The muted colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

butterfly said...

Lovely colours, and that embossed typewriter keys panel is fantastic. Love the metallic patina on the typewriter itself too, and cute embellishments on the ribbon - great card!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab card and I adore how you did the typewriter,great layering and embellishments too and I adore that background panel with the letters! Hope I get time to play in the challenge.... Have a great weekend
Hugs
Astrid

Rita said...

Love your card Brenda. Very striking colours and the typewriter looks brilliant. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Loving that background typewriter key embossing folder and your treatment of the typewriter is amazing (must use this die more!). Beautiful work Brenda. Hugs, Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a gorgeous creation.

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful, Brenda, I love your typewriter and that embossed background is fab
Rosie x

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, das ist spektakulär...
die Buchstabentasten extra als Untergrund, eine Schreibmaschine ohne Buchstaben...
Unglaublich und fantastisch!
Eine tolle ausgefallene Karte.

Schönes Wochenende
Sophie xx

nefertiti said...

Good choice of colors! gorgeous card!!!bizz

Buttons said...

Love the way the metallic DP's have reacted with the heat and each other. Love the colours too Brenda. A fab card. Hugs, Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, its a great typewriter. Loving all the textures and the muted colours.
Yvonne

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful! I love the typewriter and the embossed letters!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

That's such a cool embossing folder! I've never seen it. Great idea to pair it with the typewriter. What a neat combination you have here!

Gram's Treasures said...

Great use of texture...I really need to use my embossing folders more. Finally cooled down and the humidity is gone, so I can finally have windows open again. Have a wonderful weekend.
Joyce xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful make Brenda. I read all that you did to make this so special and I say, how did you know to do all these things. But it helps me learn. I would still be floating from the workshops you attended!!
sandy

2amscrapper said...

I love your project--so much texture--and what a wonderful sample for the challenge.

Shirley Chillman said...

Love the soft colours Brenda. Especially love the embossing folder you have used it works perfectly with the typewriter.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

inkypinkycraft said...

Some gorgeous layers andtextures here ! Hugs trace x

craftytrog said...

Fabulous layers & textures!
Happy Saturday Brenda!
Alison xx

Suzi B said...

Great card Brenda, love the layering and texture... I feel the need to have a go but not sure I'll have time.
Suzi B xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

What an amazing focal on this beautiful card, in fact I so like this theme as a whole.
Wishes
Lynne

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous card! Love the coloring and all your details. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda, The typewriter is perfect with that embossing folder and the black really sets it all off beautifully! Great depth and great texture
Dot x

hazel said...

A fabulous card - great textures and design.
xxx Hazel.

Annie said...

Great card Brenda...love the emboeed layer and use of the typewriter.

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

I like the embossing folder that you used. It fits quite well with the TH die. Since I haven't made cards in a long time I've decided that I wouldn't buy any more supplies..... but then I see this and think, well, there's other things I can use the embossing folders for. Hmmmm.

Thank you for your comment on my recent post. When i was younger I was definitely a night owl. Getting up and out the door and to work by 7:30 is a bit of a challenge for me.

Hugs,
Kay

Gio said...

Such lovely colours and composition, Brenda!! Love the typewriter and the embossed letters on the background!

Paper Profusion said...

Really clever card Brenda. Love all elements, especially the typewriter that is brilliantly done. Nicola x

Johanna said...

Wow, I like this! :o) Thanks for joining It's all about the vintage and beauty challenge.

Terry said...

Such a fun card, Brenda! It does have more of a shabby chic feel, but with a grungy twist! Hugs!