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Brick and Mortar

It's a new week of challenges to share at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.   What technique do you love?  I love a lot of techniques so I can't pick just one.  I went whit what I wanted to play with at the time.  Since I love all my stuff really anything works.  In this case...texture paste!

Using texture paste adds a stunning element to your creations.  I love how it can be inked, stamped and manipulated creating a fantastic layer.

For this canvas I started with a little gesso smeared randomly.  Then some stamping and yep, texture paste and stencils.

The Ephemera is growing on me.  I am starting to use my huge stash more.

I inked the edges and layered the roses.

I was given an old photo album full of amazing people, places and random stuff all around the 1940's.  So I used my distress markers for some colour.

After the stenciled texture paste is dry you can just add distress spray stain.  Amazing colour!

I inked up a framed alpha part.

Don't forget the sides for stamping.  But don't press hard...let it be vintage looking.

Adorn a metal area and done in no time!

Thanks Flurry for watching over my photo session.  

Are you ready to share with us your beloved technique.  You could win a $50 gift!


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  1. Gorgeous stencilled texture - one of my favourite techniques too (in fact I quite often forget that you can do anything else with stencils!). Love this beautiful collage with its fab background.
    Alison x

  2. Gorgeous work of art Nicole :-) I just love the whole design of this, absolutely stunning!
    Love the pic with Flurry too ;-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Beautiful canvas, Nicole! I love the colors and how you embellished!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Such an amazing project! Love the stamping along the sides, clever!

  5. The background and all the embellishments are gorgeous. Love your creation! :)

  6. Wonderful card, love your delicate color choice and background is fab! barbarayaya

  7. Lovely texture on your card! It's a beautiful piece!

  8. Beautiful! I love how you brought together the elements so beautifully on your canvas. Love the texture in the background and how it frames the gorgeous focal point.

  9. Such a pretty canvas! The picture is so cool! So much texture, love it! Hugs, Sandra

  10. Beautiful canvas Nicole and I love all the layered elements, they look wonderful! :)


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