I've been playing with UTEE and textures (and some lovely red ink). The first one is UTEE over a stamped background with the image stamped into it (and a few micro beads around the edges for added interest). This one's for an embossing swap I've joined - I hope UTEE is OK!
This one's for a one to one swap for someone who requested a textured ATC. The main image is stamped and then I've added UTEE over the top. The textured background was created by sticking various items on with PVA glue, ie. various types of mesh (I've got a thing about mesh at the moment), micro beads, etc. and then painting over the top with black acrylic paint and going over the top with a metallic rub-on.