layers of texture

Hey! Beck Beattie here again today to share with you some fun layering of texture.  I had SO much fun with this layout, letting myself go (I RARELY do that) and just letting the page evolve.  The colours seemed perfect for this sunset picture I took recently on our Summer holidays earlier this year (yes I’m in the Southern hemisphere).


Here is a video I created to show you how the background came together.  It really was so much fun!

January detail 1

sJanuary detail 2 January detail 4 January detail 3I really let go creating this layout and I’d love hear if you have trouble ‘letting go’ with your layouts, so leave a comment below.  Hope I have inspired you today to create with fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Beck Beattie

The Crafter’s workshop Design team



Find Yourself Canvas…..Lynne Forsythe


Lynne Forsythe here with a little ditty I created……

I began with a Die~Namites “Daisy Bunch” die.

I cut (2) full images from a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Handmade Paper.
I colored one with Dylusions ~ Black Marble Ink Spray.
The other I colored with Rain Forest ~ Twinkling H20.

I then cut (2) each of the “Daisies” from the same Handmade Paper.
I colored the flowers with various amounts of
Love Struck, Just Peachy and Mango Freeze ~ Twinkling H20′s.

I created the background for my “posies” by
applying Claudine Hellmuth’s ~ Gesso,
through The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Bricks Template
onto a Canvas Corp ~ Burlap Stretched Canvas.

When the Gesso was dry, I placed the Mini Bricks Template
back over the “gessoed” bricks….slightly off.
With a palette knife, I randomly applied
Viva Colour ~ Amber Gold and Golden Green Ferro.
What a BEAUTIFUL Brick Wall indeed!?!?!

 Don’t you  just love the dimension of these flowers??

I hope I’ve inspired you….
to pull out one of your favorite
Crafter’s Workshop stencils…..
and have a BLAST!!!

Chris Pozzi’s Sunshine Card

chris card complete








Who doesn’t love a little sunshine in the middle of Winter? (Okay you people in the southern hemisphere, don’t start boasting that you’re having a lovely Summer, thank-you-very-much!!  We’re chilly and grey over here!!)

Chris Pozzi, from Scrap That Moment, made a lovely card using our Bricks stencil TCW191.  For supplies list and step-by-step instructions, click here.  Thanks Chris!!

chris card step 3

Mona Pendleton

KK at Kay’s Company in New Zealand sent me a link to Mona’s blog and I was blown away! Check out how she used our “Bricks” stencil (TCW191)Mona even created a tutorial.  There’s a little snippet below of how she used Molding Paste with Pumice to create the bricks. But she uses lots and lots of other fun things including My Favorite Things stamps and dies. If I ever needed some justification to buy more dies and stamps, this is it!  Thanks Mona….I think! 

Wilma Voermans from Switzerland


We received a lovely email from Wilma who has many of our stencils, even though she’s off in Switzerland.  Far, far away from TCW Headquarters!! I like how she used our TCW191 Bricks stencils with molding paste and paint.

TCW191 Bricks

I also like how she found a way to make a layout that is trendy and masculine.  I’ve often heard the complaint that it’s hard to find inspiring layouts for boys and men.  Well here you go! It doesn’t get more masculine than this!!  Thanks Wilma!!