Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Belli Challenge #71 - wood





This week's Belli Challenge is to use wood. For two of my cards, I used the wood sheets from Stampin Up. For the first card with the wood frame around the tree, I made a faux wood frame.

The wood sheets from Stampin Up are really cool and easy to use. For the card with the wheat, I used some Stampin Up rub-ons directly onto the wood sheet. The card with the apples was a little bit harder to create. I stamped the basket with dye ink directly onto the wood sheet, and then cut it out. It's a little harder than cutting out cardstock, but it is possible. The ink tends to bleed or run a little bit because of the grooves in the wood grain.

The faux wood frame was a labor of love for me. The frame started out as mustard cardstock, and I covered it up with some distress crackle paint. After the paint dried, I smooshed some dark brown ink into the cracks, and let it dry. Then I rubbed some white craft ink all over the frame and let that dry. It turned out pretty realistic, and it reminds me of the old whitewashed wood that people collect.

Look in your stash and see if you have any wood you can use for your own project. You could peel some bark off your trees, you could use tiny little sticks that fell in your yard, or do a faux wood project. Need more inspiration? Go check out what the Belli Girls did over on the Belli blog.

16 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Awesome projects, my friend! LOVE that frame and how you distressed it - can't believe it's paper...Excellent job, Holly wood ;-)

Anne said...

Holly wood, Wow!! These cards are amazing! I hadn't seen the SU wood sheets before, they are gorgeous for stamping!! I love the cards you made with them, I must must get my hands on those!! Your faux wood frame is wonderful, the crackle was a great idea for this challenge, works perfectly!!

Fern said...

WOW, Holly, you go girl... Three fabulous cards for the Belli Challenge.. And all are fantastic.. I'm going to have to get me some of those wood sheets from SU... Love how each one is so different and the colors are beautiful... Great job.. Hugs :o)

Dani said...

Look at you go, you little overachiever you! Love all 3 cards, brilliant ideas!

jdmommy said...

Holly, I think you were having a lot of fun with this challenge!! I could tell the frame was a labor of love.......you have done a fab job, and maybe I will try it!! I love all your cards for the CBC!! Your creative juices must be inherited! LOL!

raindropecho said...

Amazing creations! Love them all! Glad to be joining you gals this month :D
- Ann

Anonymous said...

They're all wonderful, Holly! But the truth is, your faux wood is my favorite!

I hope all is well with you! Sending many ((((hugs)))) your way!

~Bev

Savor the Journey said...

Well fiddlesticks!
I didn't mean for the above comment to be "Anonymous", but my fingers slipped ... Oh Well!

**wink**
Bev

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful! Girl, you sure have been busy creating!!! Love it!

Leah said...

Wow! Lovely cards Holly! They are all great:) I left a little love for you on my blog!

Joan Ervin said...

Holly girl....you made some GORGEOUS cards for the Belli challenge....I love the frame and stamping on the wood sheet was shear genius but I gotta tell ya the little wood basket is over the top FABULOUS!!!!! You are amazing!!!!

sandi maciver said...

very pretty cards, the new wood sheets are awesome, just love em.

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Great job on all three of the cards. My favorite is the middle card. I love the colors.

KelliStamps4U said...

Very nice cards. I like the rustic look of them all.

Michell said...

wow,This is amazing card...
Colors are stunning...
I like the layout..



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Kim Marie said...

Beautiful use of wood to make quite the creations! I'm so proud of you :) Amazing designer!
Kim Marie