I love a good challenge and this is one I just couldn’t resist. It’s been a few months since I last managed to play along with the monthly “Dirty Girls” challenge at Splitcoast. I always hate missing it and so this month I made sure it went on my calendar right away. The challenge? Feel the Love…. a great Valentine’s Day challenge with the emphasis on “feeling”, aka texture. I ADORE texture and of course, I just had to squeeze in as much as I could on one little card design. So, each month besides the theme (Valentine’s Day), we have a required element (texture) and a restricted element…this time no red. Pink was OK so I went with a pink, Kraft and Chocolate color combo.
So….where’s all the texture here? I’m sure you can see most of it! But here’s a quick list…
- velvet ribbon
- Distress Embossing powder to create the background
- Distress Crackle Paint on the Grungeboard
- corrugated cardboard heart
- turned up-stitched border
- edge distressed sentiment panel
Looking for more designs from this challenge? Check them out here.
Quick Tip: Texture is a fabulous element for any design but especially for shabby and vintage looks. My favorite way to add texture is with Distress Crackle Paint.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock™, Tulle Damask Scrapblock™ (stamped on cherub), Big Inspiration (Mona Lisa Moments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger, Distress Embossing Ink by Ranger, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Rose Light, Kraft, Suede Brown Dark by Prism
Other: cardboard by Prima, ribbon by Fancy Pants Designs, Brushed Corduroy and Worn Lipstick Distress Crackle Paint, sewing machine, Distress Embossing powder by Ranger, Tim Holtz pin by Ranger, Grungeboard by Ranger