Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SDC137: Textured Backgrounds

Kay Wallace is our hostess this week:

I am thrilled to be posting the challenge today!  That said, it is going to be a challenge with a bit of a twist.  This challenge is all about using texture in the background of your artful projects.  But, here’s the twist:  I am not challenging you to create a texture like mine, but challenging you to share with the rest of us through your art your “signature” or “go to” techniques for creating that texture in your backgrounds.  For example, Design Team member Coby vanWilligenburg has the ability to create amazing texture in a background by using Yupo (synthetic) paper and alcohol inks, yet her background remains as flat as a pancake!!  On the other hand, Design Team member Magda Polakow will create a textured background by building up many layers, yet it remains in the background and never overpowers her focal images.  So, share with us what YOU do to create that physical texture or just the appearance of it!  Above all, have fun!

**Please read new rule instituted with this challenge-we will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.  Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize.  Thank you for understanding.**

Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

*No digi stamp creations please*

Amanda Southern-March Guest Designer

Tanja's favorites for the week of the Monochromatic challenge are:
(please e-mail if you wish to display the favorites badge)

Jools Robertson: Jools Project fascinated me immediately. The deep is so real. 
Butterfly (Alison): Her Project is really stunning. Love the colour and all the layers. 
Kerstin: Kerstin's Card made me smile. How she created the Background is awesome.

Congratulations to the winners of February's $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps at the Stampotique store:
(please e-mail with SDC Feb winner in the subject line)


Congratulations to the favorites and our winners this month.


  1. Thanks Kay for this wonderful challenge! I love to create texture :)
    DT has created wonderful pieces for inspiration!

  2. Congratulations to the Top3 and to the two winners of the random pick for stampotique stamp vouchers

  3. Congratulations to all the winners !

  4. Hi, don't want to be sour grapes but I thought there was a one link per person per week limit? I know you are very good at weeding out people who don't obey the rules but the new links is probably making this a bit more difficult because it automatically fills in the blog heading as the caption under the thumbnail. Entries 67,68,69 and 78 were all entered by the same blog for SDC133 and then 76,77 and 80 by the same author for SDC 136. You drew #80 as the winner.

    Fantastic entries last month and a great challenge to kick off March Kay. Love all the DT samples. Thanks for such inspirational blogs

  5. Congratulations to Jools, Alison and Kerstin on being selected as Stampotique Design Team Favorites this week! Well deserved, Ladies!

  6. Great choices for the top 3! Love the theme this week. I know exactly what I want to do!

  7. So honoured, thank you, and congrats to all the other winners. Fabulous new theme... will be along to play shortly!
    Alison x

  8. Congrats to all, although ionabunny is probably right about the rules, should be the same for all and applied?... Well, as far I am concerned it's not a problem, since it has become very difficult for me to enter just one time! However your challenge is so fab Kay, love texture so much.. how could I resist haha? Thank you for the inspiration ladies, great samples by everybody!! Coco x

  9. Congratulations to the winners!

    Wonderful inspiration by my teammies! Great job ladies!

  10. I am so sorry that I entered more than one entry, I did not know... I do think this is a bit sour....

  11. Wonderful textured background design team samples. I love them all. You have a very talented design team!


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