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.
My card is less grungy than normal and almost into the shabby chic range.
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!!
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.
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)