Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Making your own Woodgrain Background

I think most of you know about the absolutely best tutorials done by GinaK over on StampTV. If not, treat yourself to watching one - you will want to view them all. She is a perfect "hands on" guide through almost every technique out there.
Selma Stevenson's "Blast from the Past" challenge over on STV incorporates these tutorials. I love this because there are so many techniques I may have done only once...or still havent tried them! This week's challenge was to make your own "wood grain" background...don't know why I havent practiced this ....can always use wood backgrounds - especially on those "man" cards. This is a technique I'm going to keep working on - I did mine below going step-by-step according to Gina's toot! except I did smaller scores - wish I had listened and done same measurements she provided....

you can see I had trouble with the horizontal scores! I colored the basket to try and match the wood panel.
The flowers were colored and then Flower Soft was added. Image is raised on card.
If you go over to this challenge on STV - you will see Selma's and Geri's cards, both have done perfect wood panels!  I'm going to keep working and nail this technique!

Thanks for stoppin by,
Have a wonderful blessed day!
Details:
Stamp Set: GKD's "Eclectic Summer" and Picture It
Paper: GKD's Chocolate, SU More Mustard and white
Ink: Memento Black, Color Box White, SU Brown, Vivid's Bamboo
Embellishment: one of my fav ribbons fr stash (hope I can soon find more of it), Flower Soft
Technique: wood grain, matting, coloring, nestie
Copics: E11, E31, E33, E56

22 comments:

Karli said...

This is a great technique that I haven't tried yet. (Just admired it from afar :) but you're right, Gina K does a wonderful job on her videos on Stamp TV. beautiful card :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
Yet another string to your bow - you are game for anything aren't you. I think you have made a fantastic job of this technique, especially it being your first attempt. The flowers are so real looking - the flower soft is a fabulous touch. I love it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Annmaree said...

Oh wow this is a great technique, thank you for sharing!!! and your card is wonderful!

Carrie said...

You did a great job with this technique. I love the dimension of the flowers with the flower soft.

craftieodamae said...

Linda this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the flower soft you added.

Patti said...

It looks like you already nailed this technique! I love the flower soft... great touch! I have never used the stuff... added to my wish list you enabler!

Theresa said...

Great card....love the touch that flower soft added. Good luck on the challenge.

craft_princess said...

This is spectacular...I'm going to check the tutorial out now! Hope it isn't hard!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love it! I make that background often even though mine never really looks like wood! LOL

Kathy said...

Cool, I;ll have to check out this tutorial. The basket coordinates so well with the background.

Jennie said...

So pretty Linda nad love the way you did the basket too! Awesome design my friend!

Cathy Clark said...

Linda, I like this!!! I've never tried it but I might now after seeing your's and those flowers are great! Good job!

redwasher1 said...

You did such a great job on this!!

Karen from PA said...

This looks like a great technique to try. I think you did a wonderful job on it. I love the flowers.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Linda! It looks like you mastered the technique to me.

Cindy said...

Linda what a fabulous job you did with this technique. I am going to have to give it a try sometime. Your card is just beautiful. I want to thank you also for following my weight-loss blog. I enjoyed your last comment.

Randi said...

What?! You have to practice more? You are a crazy lady. Your wood is wonderful as well as all the other things like the bow, the basket, the flowers. I have not tried this technique but it looks like a good one.

Micki Switzer said...

Another card...more perfection....now you're making your own wood....Next week who knows what you will show us....All I know is I can't ever wait till you next card...

Anne said...

Love your card and technique, looks pretty good to me!

Selma said...

What are you talking about. This card is fabulous. You have mastered this technique. I love the way you made the basket look the same. The addition of the Flower Soft to the basket is very pretty. Thanks for creating such a pretty card for the challenge.

Michelle VP said...

Gorgeous! Love how your background goes with the basket and how cheery those pink flowers are. I'll have to add that technique to my "must try" list. :)

Annie said...

SUPER pretty! Your coloring is perfect!

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