Thursday 1 October 2015

October - #32 - ADD some texture

Hi all!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Brenda for covering my absence in September!!!!!  Because of this, we have competition winners not yet published - keep your eyes peeled!!!!

October conjures up many images and thoughts - some of autumn, some of thanksgiving, some of harvest festival, some of later holidays.  Whatever your thoughts, whatever you're doing, we want to reflect your lives!!  Whether your projects reflect your experiences or your imagination, we want to see the results - indulge us - this is a topic chosen by Jennie!!!

If you think about this, you will be in danger of winning the £20 voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts!l! So, for those of you that want to enter our challenge, this is what our October competition is all about!  Go for it - 


I love texture and have decided to create some art for my Studio by adding Grunge Paste to a wooden block and then adding lots of layers of paint (PaperArtsy's new Limited Edition) to add some visual texture too. There's a step by step guide on my blog if you'd like to see more! Gabrielle x

I found these chipboard baubles at Ally Pally recently and also bought some brushos so I decided to get some Christmas craft bits out and decorate them mixed media style. I added texture with gesso and modelling paste and used distress paints as well on the holly one. I can't believe I am already starting to get in Christmas mode - where has the year gone?

Long gone are the days when anything I made was flat! I love adding texture in many different ways to whatever I make and this tag was no exception.  I wanted to create an Autumn flower using coffee filter papers which already have such a lovely texture even before being sprayed and embossed.  It is a bit of a whopper but would look great in a vase too. Please visit my blog to see what inspired me to make this flower and where you will find more details of all the different textures.

Hello there! Rachel here with the first of my makes for this month. I have made some mini canvasses for my daughter Penny's bedroom. You can find the full details on my blog here

Hi, love it or hate it it's all around us! I've done a spot of graffiti for my first piece for this months challenge, and yes I did use spray paint - not out of a can though, it's DecoArt Media Misters.
More details can be found here on my blog x.

For the October Challenge - Add some texture - first I created two birthday cards for two October born ladies: my mum and my mother-in-law. I wanted to show the October colours with some texture. More details and pictures on my blog. Thanks, Monika

Hello everybody, Debs here with my first inspiration for the new challenge, Texture,  which was chosen for us by the lovely Jennie. You can catch up with all the details on my blog.
   Take care Hugs Debs xxx

Well, I'm always happy to add some texture, thank you Jennie!  For my first piece this month, I'm in slightly melancholy mood, inspired by the departure of the birds for warmer climes once they see the leaves begin to fall.  Do come over to Words and Pictures if you'd like to see the texture in close up!

I really had some fun with my first card for you and love how it came out.
More details can be found on my 

I created two cards, using a gelli plate to show  examples of how texture can be created using lots of painty layers, stencils and dies. More details can be found on my blog  like usual.


So there we have it for October and what a fabulous display of texture inspiration from the design team, thank you ladies.
We hope you will join us with your projects and show us what you have been making in the lead up to Halloween and Christmas, with such a fabulous 'open' challenge theme you have loads of scope.

hugs Chris, Brenda and the team. xx


  1. Great new theme and inspiration I missing seeing the linky ? x

  2. Great challenge and fab inspiration as usual from the team.

  3. Fabulous challenge and inspiration. Will be back later to add a project as there seems to be no linky.

  4. Beautiful pieces from the DT. I'd love to enter but can't find where to do so.

  5. That's my fault ladies, so wanted to make sure the post was up I forgot it. Off to do it now and looking forward to seeing what you link up xxx

  6. wow what a gorgeous collection of makes x hugs to you all x

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  8. Fabulous textured makes, and what a variety of takes on the challenge from the Design Team! I really hope to be entering this time, since adding texture is what I love to do!

  9. Winners post coming soon, July and August included. Sorry for the delay - sometimes life takes over but we wanted to make sure the challenges and inspiration posts were still available to you. Stay with us it won't be too long and then we will have some happy bunnies. xxx

  10. Great challenge theme and a fabulous colllection of inspiration from the design team . Hope i will be able to join in with the creativity x

  11. Gorgeous DT Inspiration!! I love Astrid's cards! they are fantastic! Love all the colors.. Gelli Plate! I have to go read now :) Thanks for sharing everyone!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  12. Stunning inspiration from you all and another fabulous challenge theme xx

  13. Great challenge and so much fabulous inspiration too. I have just linked up my card good to be back playing with your challenges again.

  14. wow! FABULOUS designs using all kinds of textures - I love seeing what the other challenge players have created, too. I made a 6-card set and each card contains textures - hope that is ok to have the set entered, even though only one card shows in the link up! Thanks again, for the pretty inspiration and fun challenge! hugs, de

  15. Texture and fall and Halloween, what a perfect combination for this months challenge! Amazing projects by the DT as always, thanks for sharing them! Deb xo

  16. Thanks for another fun challenge and for sharing your gorgeous art with us too Karen x

  17. Fun challenge, lovely work from the DT, Valerie

  18. I was having trouble with the link up. My entry #126 link should be Sorry for any trouble! Sara Emily

  19. Hi
    what super DT creations.
    Thank you for a great challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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