It's going to be another hot one here in NE Ohio today so I'll once again be hiding in my crafting cave! In doing my blog commenting this morning I spotted a really fun challenge theme over at the CropStop July Linky Party and Esther has shared a step-by-step on how to accomplish the theme ... create your own weathered wood background!
Here's what I've come up with ...
I started out with Esther's tutorial but then discovered I didn't have any Elmer's glue so went a slightly different route, using Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in both 'Walnut' and 'Picket Fence' on my (cereal box) cardboard after scoring it using my ScorBoard.
I'm really pleased with how my weathered wood panel turned out! Even though I had to chuckle ... when 'rescoring' after my paint was dry, I went 'off' the line here & there and it actually made it look more authentic! Gotta love those Happy Errors!
The dies I have used on today's project are:
EK Success Cutter Bee 'Nautical' die set
And, my sentiment comes from an older Just Rite Stamp set. And, the 'anchor chain' is from a necklace sent to us from the St. Joseph's Indian School where we make contributions. I've kept the 'feathers' charm portion of the necklace for another project but thought a portion of the chain would work well for my anchor. So that means I've also been able to do a bit of repurposing today as well as try a new technique.
Other challenges to share in:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 - At least Two Dies/Punches or One of Each
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Red, White and/or Blue
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulous week!
As always ...