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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 343 - Texture


Time to stop, pull up a chair for crafting and join us at Tuesday Throwdown's Challenge 343. This week's challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Designs and our theme is to use texture. Fred She Said Designs offers a boat load of digital products.  Seriously.  Pre-colored, uncolored, cutting files, floral, animal, templates. The list goes on so I know there is something you will "have to have."  Me? I had to have Tea Cup Pansies. Love pansies and especially love when they are potted in old china. This stamp was meant to be used by me!

After coloring the image with a base Copic color, one blue, one yellow and one green, I continued my fun work, attempting to build some texture through use of color. I grabbed the old Prismacolor pencils and started working on the details. In addition to the buildup of pencil, I dry embossed around the rim of the teacup, flowers and leaves. It doesn't show well in the photo but one can certainly feel it in "real life." Added a small amount of glitter, around the center of the flowers for some sparkle, to the fringe on the cup and more texture.

I wanted the cup to appear as if sitting on a table in some one's living room or kitchen so more texture with the use of some glittered background paper and a half a doily. Not really happy with my attempt on the doily as a bit too flat looking compared to what my mind was envisioning. Either way, another texture.

Here is the result:


Now that I'm finished, it's your turn to get crafting and share your masterpieces on the Tuesday Throwdown challenge. Also, I would appreciate your stopping by Fred's and giving some thanks for sponsoring this event.


Parting thought:
                I think that a good deal of poetry and art gives us some sense of access to another's voice, perception, texture of thought, imagination. Sometimes it gives us better access to the strangeness in ourselves. 
                                          Mary Szybist