Saturday, November 27, 2010

Throw another log on the fire....

Here today with another customer request...which I can totally relate to! She wanted a card using Wood grain that somehow looked like, well....wood! LOL! We have a wood burning stove and it heats our entire house during the winter! So, I thought why not use the wood pile for some inspiration and make a log and put in on a card! (It's OK to laugh....it sounds strange to me too...now that I actually typed it out!)

So here is my log....card...:)

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I used the "letter press" technique here again. I used Burnt Umber palette and rubbed it all over the Wood grain IP! Ran it through the Big Shot and gave it the "chopped" look!  Then I used TH's distress inks to give it a more dried, aged look!  Kinda' woodsy, kinda' homespun, kinda' unique I think!  OH and Ted....here is another of my favorite 3-color-combo, combos!  ;)  Love brown, ivory and red!

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Glad you came by today! You will have to tell me what you think! Hope your Thanksgiving day was great! (I am still stuffed!)

28 comments:

  1. Wow Laurie this is fabulous! It really looks like wood!

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  2. Laurie, So stinkin' creative you air...I love how you really made this look like real wood!!

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  3. Looks fantastic Laurie! I love the colour combo too :)

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  4. Love it! Certainly looks like real wood!

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  5. I am not sure why but all of a sudden I feel all warm and cozy inside ....... :) LOVE IT GIRL!!!! You are one smart girl~~

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  6. Ted isn't the only one who'll like these colors!! I LOVE 'em! Great card, Laurie!

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  7. Pure crafty genious my friend! I L.O.V.E. this card! LOVE!

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  8. this is so cool..and beautiful!!

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  9. Oh, this is super cool, Laurie! I love how you made the woodgrain look SO real. Very cool!

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  10. Laurie, this is just gorgeous! I wouldn't dare laugh at your inspiration. Look what you got out of it! Completely beautiful!!!

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  11. Oh, how cute is this?! Love it, Laurie! You are one creative girl!

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  12. Look at you showing off! That is amazing!

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  13. Your post made me laugh! You're too funny! This is a fun card! I love the letterpress look on this!

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  14. I love this idea and can't wait to try it! With proper credit, of course... ;)

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  15. Love the wood background! Can't wait to use this idea on a card!

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  16. This is awesome and so realistic!

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  17. This is VERY realistic Laurie! Hope your Thanksgiving was great!!

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  18. This is stunning Laurie, love the woodgrain background the the color combo!

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  19. Ooh, that's amazing - I thought it was a piece of thin balsa wood or something! I keep meaning to try that inking technique but have never gotten round to it - this has spurred me on!

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  20. What a cool idea! I love how you distressed the wood by cutting the edges. Great card!

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  21. Again, you're a genius....what a great pile of logs! I love the color combo too! Fabulous, as always!

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  22. Laurie I LOVE it! What a GREAT idea!!
    Have a WONDERFUL day!

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  23. Kind of unique?! It's absolutely brilliant!! I love, love, love this card.

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  24. You did a great job, I'm sure your client was THRILLED! Makes me wish we had a wood burning fireplace :)

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  25. I think it is hilarious that you took paper, made FROM wood, and made it look LIKE WOOD!!! Great job!!!! It's the perfect log.

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