What I did differently:
I started with a fuchsia coloured card stock instead of white. I don't have any suitable textured stamps, so I 'stamped' into the texture paste with an embossing folder instead.
What I learned:
* Some embossing folders make better impressions than others, but the great thing about texture paste is that you can just swipe over the top with a palette knife while it's still wet, and start again. Cool!
* I should have waited a bit before adding the second colour mist - and maybe use a heat gun? The colours got a bit "muddy". Live and learn...
* Letter stickers don't "stick" to painted texture paste - I had to use glue to hold the letters in place (and then I added Dimensional Magic on top).
* I set aside an hour to play but I really needed about 2 hours. Maybe I'll get quicker with practise.
This one is my favourite:
I'm so thrilled with the results that I'm submitting it to these challenges:
The November theme at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo is Cogs. The cogs were, ahem, "acquired" from my husband's workshop... They look much prettier on my tags than they would in some dirty, greasy piece of machinery! (He tells me they are actually called "star washers".)
The November theme at Scrap it Girl is using paints, watercolours or gelatos. I used two different mists (I assume these are a kind of watercolour paint?)
Sissix/Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Collage embossing folder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cape Cod Coral mist
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst -Time Travel Teal mist
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Turquoise
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Rose Moka Appel de la Nature - Aqua alphabet stickers
Colorbox Cat's Eye Queue - Rainforest (Mint) fluid chalk
Whispers Silver Pearl embossing powder
Dimensional Magic gloss