Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Snowy Woodgrain


Hi everyone.  Today I made a card for the Merry Monday challenge #204 hosted by Deanne.


I used a technique by my good friend Karen (Snippets) to create this woodgrain background.  Click HERE to see Karen's tutorial --- so fun!

Then I tore a piece of white card stock to create my snowy hill, cut out the deer using my Silhouette Cameo (sponging kraft ink over top), and stamped a simple sentiment.

I hope you'll come play long.  There's still lots of time to play ... challenge closes Sunday, May 15 at noon (PDT).

Edited to Add:  Heading over to join in the fun at CAS-ology where the Cue Card is "Tear".  Thanks for the heads up Jules! :)



... and I just saw that this week's challenge at ATS&M is Holiday! :)









Stamps:  Sentiment - Christmas Bell Medley (dee's artsy impressions sold at STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz); Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Scoring tool, Silhouette cameo for cutting my deer, sponge

Challenges:
Merry Monday #204 - Woodgrain, Kraft and White
CAS-ology 197 - Tear
ATS&M #193 - Holiday

30 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!

Bonnie said...

Love your dark wood grain, Loll! And that deer prancing (or is he dancing) in the snow makes me smile! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

Betty Keefe said...

great card Loll - and love the perky deer! and that is a neat way to do woodgrain!

TK said...

Adorable scene! Love the great wooden fence, coloration of the deer, and the torn cs really looks snowy!

Julie B said...

Love this Loll, such a great design. Why don't your tear across to CASology as well. :)

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Loll...CAS perfection! I love that woodgrain piece and will definitely have to check out that link! :0)

JosieD said...

Love how you colored the deer against the the darker wood grain background. Deer make such nice, nature based Christmas cards.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I've seen that tutorial and Karen's wonderful versions and keep thinking that I must give it a go, but never get round to it! Your example here is just fabulous and I might just get round to it now! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Margaret said...

Lovely CAS card!

Linda said...

Lovely card Loll for this week's Merry Monday. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Shirl said...

I LOVE that deer!

Shirl

Bluemac said...

A lovely card and the deer looks so cute. Must check out that woodgrain tutorial as it certainly looks great as a background.

MaryH said...

Love the wood graining...looks very real too. The highstepping deer looks like a wood cut, so great shading on that as well. See it is a Silhouette cut, thought at first it was the TH Sizzix one. An amazing look. Will check out the tut, so thanks for the link. TFS

Linda said...

That deer looks so cute dancing in the snow and I love the woodgrain background. xx

Karen D. said...

I love this Loll!! Fab card and your woodgrain turned out fab.
Thanks for linking it up to my blog.
hugs mf.
K

Viv's Visuals said...

It has been sheer nutty madness here and am playing catch up. Can't believe how many awesome creations I have missed Loll.. the roses below are so beautiful and I simply love the Brushos with Bleach. Still trying to come to terms with the Brushos here!
Fab woodgrain here too - am deffo going to give this technique a try - if I can stop meeting myself coming back! x

Brenda said...

This wood grain technique just amazes me each time I see it Loll. I love this card, it is great as a masculine card and as a Christmas card. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Colleen said...

Your scene is just beautiful, Loll...the deer image is so elegant and what a great background for it! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Nancy Stislow said...

Your woodgrain is so beautifully done and the perfect backdrop for your deer! I tried this and did not succeed but would love to try it again! Terrific card!

Marybeth said...

I too love this card and the woodgraine! That dear is perfect for a masculine card!

Inkyfingers said...

What a wonderful card Loll. Your beautiful design always hit the right spot!
Hugs
Carol x

fabiola jaques said...

Superbe et très élégant comme toujours Loll, biz

Melissa L. said...

Super masculine Christmas card, Loll. I love your torn snow. :) Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Loll!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your deer with the woodgrain behind, Loll!!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Loll! Love the texture on the deer and the fabulous woodgrain! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, that is a cool woodgrain technique (just checked out Karen's post about it, very cool!). I really love the torn paper edge for snow, a very cool effect! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Barb Ghig said...

Your woodgrain background is amazing, Loll! I love how you tore the paper to create snow, and the deer is just beautiful inked in Kraft...WOW!

Lilian YF said...

This is so pretty!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Asha said...

What a lovely project! Love that woodgrain panel. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha