Sunday, 7 February 2016

Christmas Card Club - Texture


This fortnight Rachel of Fischer's Cards and Crafts blog has chosen a texture theme for our Christmas Card Club.  I do not have any stencils or stencil paste, so had to make do with what was on hand.  Decided to make my texture from a hunk of hessian and some liberally applied chalk paint that I enhanced with a bit of glitter and drywall compound.

The Christmas CArd Club members are on my right sideboard...If you pop by to take a look at their creations you will not be disappointed.

Withour further adieu, here is my card...


And here is the inside...



The Old:
The hunk of hessian (burlap) is my VOS item. I bought a huge roll of this years ago. The plaid mat is from a box of prefolded 5x7  Christmas cards and envelopes, that I bought in the after Xmas bargains a couple of years ago. I love the plaid, but the card weight was too light to suit me so I sliced them apart, cut them down, and now use them for 5x5 mats.
The dark green mat is from my scrapbooking snippets files.
The inside sentiment is my very old favourite Xmas sentiment rubber stamp.

The New
The Wellington Bear decoupage image, the inside topper, and the sentiment, are from a kit I picked up before Christmas, at my local papercraft store. It is a marvelous kit, full of toppers, decoupage pages, DP and embellies. I think I will be able to make at least two dozen cards with it!
I made the texturized "snow" from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, glitter and a wee touch of drywall compound!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - texture
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

31 comments:

  1. You really did a wonderful job! Love that big comfortable chair which spells Christmas to me!
    Sandy xx

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  2. Sorry to hear you have both been ill with the flu and hope you are feeling better....
    Loving your hessian...it's a great image too.....imaginative use of the dry wall compound!....xxxxx

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  3. Love the vintage teddy in this Maureen. The decoupage is a great way to add the texture and the burlap peeking is great too. Zx

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  4. Hi Mo
    Fabulous card... Love that Teddy... Great texture...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  5. Wellington looks great in his Santa hat. The hessian behind adds great texture. Barbxx

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  6. Aww the flu l am of the same hope your both feeling better soon l just love your creation x

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  7. Hi Maureen, Fabulous card, love your image and your textured bits, I didn't think of decoupage, well done, Kate x

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  8. Hi Maureen,
    what a brilliant card for your Christmas club.
    Great use of texture, and a wonderful image too.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  9. Just right for the theme this time Maureen, plenty of texture going on here. Love Wellington and his comfy chair image, a perfect male Christmas card.
    Lorraine

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  10. Super card and great textures. Love that sweet decoupage ted xx

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  11. I think the hessian works so well with this style of pattern and style. Your card is cozy and feels old age, it's lovely!

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  12. A fabulous card Maureen, Wellington is adorable and you have created a lovely rustic feel with your hessian.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Wow, this card is so cute! Love this Wellington Bear! Great job!
    Have a nice week!
    Valerija xx

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  14. Saw so many cards with such excellent texture (and this one is no exception) and thought "now why didn't I think to do that?". Love the roughness of the burlap over that wonderful tartan plaid and it's a perfect showcase for this comfy chair with the Santa Teddy & his gifts. A cute focal image with the pretty colors in the mats. This is just darling. Sorry ya'll have been ill, and hope mending is well under way. TFS

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  15. Wow, love this card Mo! The texture is fabulous and I love the way everything appears to be 3D. I just want to reach out and touch this card! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. So cute! I love the burlap that you added.

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  17. FABULOUS!!!! I love that cute little image and the texture is wonderful on this. Love that plaid paper too!
    LYnn

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  18. Hope your feeling better Maureen. Beautiful card, full of texture too. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  19. Great idea add the hessian piece under the image for texture! Cute beard and warm card with theplaid paper!

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  20. Such a darling bear & I love your card, Maureen! Wonderful idea to use the piece of burlap for texture!

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  21. Really lovely card Mo - super image and I love the combination of the plaid and burlap/hessian!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  22. Old Wellington, he just makes everything classy doesn't he. Great vintage feel and the burlap is a great choice for texture. Hugs!

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  23. The decoupaged image looks lovely and the touch of hessian is such a great touch to add texture
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  24. A great card for your club - love that chair, I'd like one like that!

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  25. What a fun card with that burlap, and I love the little bear. It looks a lot like Parsnip incognito :)

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  26. So late with visiting. Our network connections have been completely haywire with all this windy weather.
    Mobiles have been up and down too. At one point the only signal The Doc could get was if he went out to the top of our road in the rain and even then it kept fading out. Anyway I have connection at the moment and making the best of it. Your card is gorgeous with the hessian (great minds think alike) and the tartan background. I love the decoupaged chair. Hugs Mrs A.

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  27. This is beautiful Mo. Don't we get clever when we need to?
    Love the hessian.
    Hugs
    xx

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  28. Have a fab time card making with your friend and of course you can submit her card as a separate entry.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  29. Love the use of hessian on your fabulous card Maureen. Hugs Christine xx

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  30. Such a cute image and the plaid and hessian and DIY snow works really well. A really pretty card Maureen. x

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