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:

Jean Martin said...

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

Joan B said...

Wow this is gorgeous.

Lynn said...

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

Jay Gee said...

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

Eva said...

Love it! Certainly looks like real wood!

Sue Ann said...

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~~

Jackie Pedro said...

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

Lindsay said...

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

Kara said...

this is so cool..and beautiful!!

Keva said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Christina said...

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

Kim O'Connell said...

Look at you showing off! That is amazing!

Jen Carter said...

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

Dana said...

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

Amy said...

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

Pat said...

This is awesome and so realistic!

artfuldelight said...

Very cool card, I love it!

Amy said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

Caryn said...

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

Monica K. said...

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

Jamie Lane said...

Love it!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

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

BethieJ said...

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

Susan said...

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

Stacy said...

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

Rebecca said...

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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