Saturday, 23 January 2016

Elegant Woodgrain


Morning.
Meet today's card inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast today and the website called Uncommon Goods.  
I posted a tutorial this week about how to create woodgrain paper and was thrilled that so many of you had a chance to try it out.  For those of you that may have missed it here is the link:

 In the tutorial, I used Distress inks to colour the faux barnboard but I have been trying different types of inks to get a different woodgrain look.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the great look I got by using Colour Box Cookie Dough Die ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia Pigment ink and just a touch of Antique Linen Distress ink.  It reminded me of a beachy, summery scene so I decided it needed to have some flowers added which gave the card some elegance.
The flowers from Stampin Up are stamped with black Memento ink, then sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink.  The sentiment is from the same set and I added a black rhinestone to the flower centers.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

The Card Concept- FLORAL ELEGANCE


Sisterhood of Crafters- SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
(old stamp set, new to me technique)


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- SU/ Elmer's Glue/ inks-Distress, Verafine, Colour Box/ ScorPal/ Mini Mister/ sponge dauber/ rhinestones


35 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful, love how you've coloured the flowers. Karen xxx

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  2. Karen, this is so beautiful! I look forward to checking out your tutorial. These flowers look amazing they way you have sponged them. The black rhinestones are perfect!

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  3. Oh, wow, Karen, I love this woodgrain, and it does remind me of what you would see at a beach house! Love it, and I love the flowers from Stampin' Up! Fabulous, and you are going to get me to try this sometime soon -- hehe! I love the look! Hugs, sweet friend, and hope you are keeping warm!

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  4. Wow your woodgrain is SOOO beautiful! Im going to check out this tutorial. The flowers are very pretty also, making a Really beautiful card!

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  5. OMG this is SO pretty! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  6. Swooning over this card Karen!! Absolutely gorgeous flowers over your stunning background! :)

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  7. Am loving the colours of this woodgrain background Karen. You are right ... reminds me of the beach. Perfect with your pretty blooms. Looking forward to experimenting today with the girls ... will try out some different colour combos. :) xx

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  8. Wow Karen, Stunning weathered wood background for your elegant flowers. Loved the colors you used. TFS my friend.

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  9. Stunning card! Must go look at your tutorial, Jo x

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  10. Beautiful card!! A reminder I need to get that flower out and play with it. It's been a while since I used it.

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  11. The woodgrain background is so gorgeous and beautiful to combine.Love you card.Think I have to try these kind of background.

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  12. So gorgeous, I'm really loving these wood grain backgrounds you're creating!!

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  13. Oh, my! This is fantastically gorgeous! I have to try the woodgrain soon. Too many ideas to try out these days!

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  14. Beautiful, your flowers look amazing on this panel, Cathy x

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  15. Truly gorgeous Karen. I bought liquid glue to try this. Love this version.

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  16. Beautiful card Karen, love the colours you have used for the fence and the flower. Really soft and reminds me of the beach as well.

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  17. Simply wonderful Karen, the soft colours are so beautiful.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  18. Wonderful woodgrain and love how you coloured the flowers. Thanks for joining The Card Concept.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this awesome technique.

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  20. GORGEOUS, love the "wood" background.

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  21. What a stunning beauty! thanks for joining us at ATSM.

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  22. I want to come and make woodgrain backgrounds with you, Karen. They are all so gorgeous. I stopped reading your post to put glue on cardstock and it's drying. I can't wait to finish it. Your flowers are so gorgeous. The inking in the middle makes them come alive.

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  23. Lovely woodgrain, amazing how you accomplished the effect. Just beautiful and this is one of my favorite quotes.

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  24. You are rocking the wood grain! This is a wonderful card and yes I second that it has a beachhouse feel.

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  25. Beautiful card; thank you for posting the link to your tutorial! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  26. Such a gorgeous card- love the technique too!

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  27. I LOVE how you did this! It's FABULOUS! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Addicted To Stamps & More!:)

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  28. Just amazing! How you did that background is genius! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept. xx

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  29. Wow! This is amazing! I gotta try this!!! Thanks for sharing it with us here at The Card Concept!

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  30. HELP!!! I loved your woodgrain tutorial and tried it right away. BUT the glue on the paper made the surface very slick and the distress inks did not come out very well. Also, the scoring is UP on the slick side...shouldn't it be down??? Maybe I'm just doing this all wrong...Please help me get it right!!! My email: elenac723@yahoo.com.
    Thanks!

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    1. hi Elena,
      Not sure what kind of paper you are using but that could be what's making the paper slick. I just use a heavy, white cardstock. If you apply the glue in lines down your cardstock there should be areas on your paper that will be 'bare' cardstock that the ink will stick to. I also have sprayed with water to help blend the colours. The raised or scored areas should be on the glue side of your paper as well so when you apply the inks, the glue will act as a bit of a resist. I guess all I can suggest is to try some different paper? and keep practicing. Good luck..if I can help anymore, please let me know.

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  31. I've been collecting thousands of cards on Pinterest. This is one of the prettiest and most interesting ones I've seen. Awesome job!

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