Thursday, August 1, 2013

Challenge # 3: Nail it Down with Textures

Hello All....

I cant believe its already been two months since we started this challenge blog and now we are entering our third month.....wooow...thanks to all the people who have supported and participated in making us a success! You all have showered us with some beautiful entries for our last challenge and the winner announcement shall soon follow...

Today, I bring to you one of my favourite and most loveable topics "textures" our this month's challenge...

Nail it Down with Textures

Let me make the theme more clear for you. We are looking at any kind and all sorts of textures that you can create with the help of embossing folders, with the use of fabrics like laces, burlaps, mesh, net or with the use of mixed media paraphernalia like gesso, gel mediums, texture paste, utee, embossing powders, sprays etc. The more the textures the better! The only condition is that whatever method you choose to incorporate, the projects need to be something that you can hang on your doors or walls- like a key chain hanger, name plate, wall hanging, scrapbook layouts, wall clocks, fridge magnets and so on....

The Craft Shop has a whole range of embossing folders and mixed media raw materials which are fast selling grab your favourite item till the stock lasts!!!! We shall be discussing a lot of those raw materials in our future posts so stay tuned!!

To participate, please ensure, you follow the below rules

  • Be a follower of our blog
  • Link fresh new entries only. Back dates entries are not allowed.
  • Link to the challenge should have the url of the specific post and not to your blog.
  • Link back to our challenge...i.e Place the url of this post in the post you make with your project to enter this challenge.
  • Leave a comment below after linking.
  • You could participate in a maximum of 5 challenges including this.
  • Maximum of THREE entries per person, please add (2) or  (3) for your second and third entry against your name.
  • Lastly please remove word verification from your blog to help our DT leave comments easily.

The TOP 3 entries will receive a Challenge Winner Badge and one of them would be honoured as a GUEST DESIGNER for our next challenge.

One random winner from the participants would receive a GIFT VOUCHER worth Rs 500, to purchase in our shop -

Our Conceptualists have done some really fabulous work to inspire you for this challenge.

Rajni Chawla calls this project "One Perfect Day" as this photograph has captured a moment that has gone forever....but will always remain alive in her heart.

The background texture is made with Studio Multi Medium, Distress paints and Lyndy's sprays. Sentiments are from Forever Memories Technique stamp set. Birds are stamped and embossed with UTEE. Flowers are stamped and die cut with Sun Kissed Fluer die using Ranger distress inks.

Khusboo Rathi created a cute wall hanging using Crackle paints, Kaisercraft Humming Bird Stamp set, Bakers twine, Spiced marmalade distress ink, Hero arts pale tomato mid-tone shadow ink.

Tanvi Shah as created some wonderful textures with distress inks, versa mark ink pad, UTEE, mulberry roses, TCW stencils.

This soft and beautiful textured wall hanging uses only embossing folders made by Poornima Jain....

Priya Sivaraj

This beautiful MDF wall hanging uses Laces for textures. Supplies used Prima Lyric paper pad, 75 cents die cuts, Fabscraps bird cage, Darice Miniature mailbox, Darice Miniature clock, Distress inks old paper and Vintage photo and Roses

And lastly myself, I have used Studio Multimedia Gel Medium, Liquitex Modelling Paste, Mft Film strip die, Clearly Besotted rack of books and note card stamps, Memento Fireworks sprays, Hero Arts Soft Blossom shadow inks.

Now with so much oozing ideas rush to your crafty table and start up your project to join our challenge....

Happy Crafting


  1. i want this canvas for my birthday pls.. !!

  2. Great challenge and awesome inspiration.Now if only God grants me the wisdom and discipline to do things on time.I will definitely participate in this one.Fingers crossed.

  3. Amazing inspirations! Love love that canvas Saumya! Looks like u need to make 2 more now!

    1. Aaaiiyooo too much efforts....lets c...currently hands full

  4. Fabulous inspirations! I loved the textured wall hangings made by Poornima Jain ..the most..mind blowing challenge..

  5. Awesome DT inspirations......

    could i make a fridge magnet for the challenge?

  6. Yes varshitha u can make fridge magnets....anything hanging....guess should have mentioned that....walls..doors...fridges...cupboards...anything

  7. Entering this Picture Frame which can stand on its own as well as hung on the wall ! I hope this is eligible for the challenge Saumya !

    I had some awesome fun making it !

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  9. Amazing inspirations from DT. Does textures on clay eligible for this challenge?

    1. Yes Sharanyaa.. you could enter any project that has texture

  10. Rocking Inspirations by the DT with a lovely theme, entered mine for the first time :)

  11. Thank you Priya. Entered my work.

  12. Lovely inspiration....I had loads of fun in creating the background..


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