Sunday, March 22, 2020

Texture techniques for Lasting Memories challenge blog

Today is my final appearance as guest designer for Lasting Memories challenge blog and the final challenge of the month is Texture.  I added plenty of different textures on this layout I created for a friend.  First of all I began by heavily editing the photo to highlight the bride.  I erased the color then sampled the deep purple flowers and added a little color back into the photo.

Although this was not the flower technique challenge I could not resist adding a big beautiful purple and lavendar flower to this purple layout.  Even the leaves have a purplish hue to them.  I stamped a piece of lavendar paper to create a frame.  It wasn't perfect so I added a layer of textured fiber over the mat and under the photo.

Here is a photo from the top left corner.  I also added a very light lavendar fairy type fiber across the top.

And the bottom right.  As you can see there is lots of texture and dimension to this layout.

I used some of the negative velvet triangles from the border to create layered elements.  I spent a lot of time adding all the pearls and bling along the edges of the frame.

The Paper Loft Snow paper (background)
Provo Craft Texture Amethyst paper (largest mat)
velvet and glitter paper
gems, pearls, flowers, leaves and brad
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops embellishments
Cricut Songbird frame and Close to My Heart Art Philosophy border
Sassafras Lass Trims N' Things stamp
Stampin Up Eggplant envy
Creative Memories Family title sticker from Black & White collection
die cut

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along with all the techniques challenges this month at Lasting Memories challenge blog.



  1. Beautiful layout, Alicia. xx

  2. I saw this on the LM blog and wowowow. LOVE it! The jeweled dimension and that velvet! Swoon! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge #44! XXO, Aimeslee DT