Thursday, May 21, 2015

Avery Elle Spring Challenge, take 2

Earlier this week I made a card that had a woodgrain panel background.  I really liked how it showed off the flowers that I put on top of it, but it was from a paper pad, and the last of that design.  So I decided to try and figure a way to make a similar background with supplies I have here in my craft room.  I ended up stamping this woodgrain background block onto fog cardstock using a charcoal ink, then trimmed it a bit, sliced it into planks and glued it back onto a slate grey card base, allowing some of the darker charcoal to show through and make planks.  I like the results, and it's easy enough to do and change up the colors to browns and tans, darker, greys, etc.  Since I'd gone that far, I decided to make a card, and remembered Avery Elle's challenge this month, which is Spring, and so I pulled out several of their stamp sets and made myself a spring wreath.

Avery Elle Spring Challenge

supplies: Avery Elle's Petals & Stems, Laurels, and Oh Happy Day sets, Ranger's new dye inks: Grape Soda, Lemon Twist, Pink Gumball, and Electric Lime, and Simon's Hydrangea ink, Simon's fog and slate grey cardstock, Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain block and charcoal ink, Paper Sweeties flower sequins, moonshine sequins, violet sequins

Challenge 24

And since I fussy-cut the wreath and sentiment, I'd also like to enter this into Power Poppy's "Cut it Out" challenge once again.  Fussy-cutting is something I truly enjoy doing, thanks to a tiny pair of scherenschnitte scissors I have had for years!  They must be 30 years old at least, and they are still going strong!

17 comments:

  1. so clever to make your own wood plank background, Lin - and it looks fantastic. love all the colors in your spring wreath.

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  2. What a beautiful card Lin!
    Very well done and so joyful!
    Thank You!

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  3. oh this is a beautiful card Lin! :)

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  4. Aren't you a genius? Awesome background .. love the wreath!

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  5. just love the wooden plank background you have created Lin and the wreath looks stunning.

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  6. What a beautiful card! Your cards are a great extra dimension and I like it. This is beautiful floral wreath. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  7. Oh you are so clever! Your background is amazing and does look just like wood planks! That wreath is stunning! Beautiful card!!

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  8. Beautiful card, Lin, and I agree - just love your wood planks and amazing wreath! Stunning card! Hugs!

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  9. So springy and pretty! This is a darling wreath and the colors are cheerful. Thanks for playing in our Cut it Out challenge this month!

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  10. Love your plank background- really clever. Gorgeous card!

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  11. A fantastic combination of colors and stamped images! Thanks for joining us at the AEI♥U Challenge!

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  12. Beautiful card: love how you made the wood planks! And I'd love to see your special scissors: I got to see a scherenschnitte artist at work once, and it was amazing to watch!

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  13. Popping over from the Avery Elle blog! Wow gorgeous!!!

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