Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Add Some Texture

Hi everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

Our "All Loved Up" challenge at Try It On Tuesday has come to end. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Yet when one thing ends another begins, so today I want to share our new challenge theme which is 

Add Some Texture.

My page started with a not so fantastic CitraSolve transfer. You can see the red flower just above the middle of the page, along with the yellow/green background around it. I then added bits of printed tissue and painted paper around that image.

I had this quote which I cut out of an ad that I liked, and I decided to make my page about it. Margot and Francine are relaxing and listening to some music. I cut 2 small pieces of kraft paper to make their seats. Then I used my sewing machine and stitched and stitched and stitched some more to give the background some texture.  It does add interest to the page, doesn't it? I think I need to do this much stitching more frequently.

Finally I used a black Sharpie and a musical stencil to add the notes. For those of you who can read music, I didn't realized I put the staff on upside down until after I did it, and by then it would have been a big mess to fix it. I does look pretty interesting upside down though. 

I hope Margot and Francine are enjoying some down time and the music too.

Don't forget at Try It On Tuesday you have 2 weeks to join our challenge, and any kind of art is welcome. Be sure to check out the other great examples from our design team. They never fail to have great ideas. 

I'm also linking up my page to 2 other challenges. First of all I am once again joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth over at Art Journal Journey. This month their challenge is "What's Your Style?"
I am also linking up to River of Creativity, and their challenge this month is "Anything Goes". 

I hope to see your textured art at Try It On Tuesday in the next 2 weeks.
Thanks for visiting.


Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous page! You created so much amazing texture with all those layers - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

craftytrog said...

A fabulous page Erika! I love all the layers and wonderful textures!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous project, love your style! Hope to join in at TIOT when I'm out of the clinic! Hugs, Valerie

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful.

Our forecast is calling for 1" to 3" of snow, plus freezing rain, so just an all around bad weather situation for commuters again Friday morning.

And I agree with your point about prices at the grocery stores. Gas and home heating oil prices. Medical insurance premiums doubling. Things are bad where I am here in Connecticut. :-(

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

brenda said...

You have certainly introduced lots of textures on your page with so many elements of interest, many thanks for joining in at River of Creativity.

B x

Meggymay said...

Wow a fantastic page Erika, I love all the stitching in the background adding so much texture to the page. Great inspiration for the themes.
I hope you are all safe and the storms aren't to bad in your part of the world.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

Fabulous page with so much texture, great quote too

Joan x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sewing always makes journal pages stand out. You have a lot more stitches on your sewing machine than I have, so yours really impressed me. Thanks also for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Bleubeard's and my theme.

BTW, River of Creativity has reached its limit with their free number of entries. I know I was going to share, too, so that is when I found out. I remember Susi signing up for it for AJJ, then learned the limit and we never used Inlinkz for AJJ as a result.

Divers and Sundry said...

I always found adding texture to be a real challenge.

Jeanie said...

I like this page. The background has loads of texture!

Neet said...

Tell you what Erika, I like that Treble Clef upside down. I think next time I do something where one will fit I will do just that.
I have never tried a citra solve transfer myself but it is something I have always wanted to do. Love it, it is so delicate and a great base for your journal page.
The two ladies are perfect and I am sure that Margot and Francine are enjoying listening to the music.
I love the way you have used stitching all over - it has made a delicate lacy background over the different collaged pieces you used. A very successful piece.
Hugs, Neet xx

Zoechaos said...

I had a few problems with the Inlinkz tool at River of Creativity so am behind in visiting and commenting, hope you will forgive the delay. This journal page is so what we are about with all that yummy texture! Loving the paper background and wonderful Jazz feel of this page. It's great so thank you very much for adding to the flow at River of Creativity. xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Really fabulous texture on your gorgeous page Erika. Love the stitching. Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

I love this page with all the different stitching, it adds a fabulous texture. Margot and Francine look very relaxed - love the quote. I don't read music and have often stamped notes upside down!
Avril xx

Linda Kunsman said...

Great texture and wonderful collage art Erika!