Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Anchors Away!

Hello Friends!
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 ...


11 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is a different wood grain technique from what I've tried before and I love how it turned out! Truly, your off-line error does make it look more authentic. Now, the trick is to try and do that on purpose. Love how it looks with the beachy stuff! I'm missing my stamp room lately. I did make a card yesterday, but it will have to wait till later in the month. We're test driving a new motor home today. Yup, trading up. We've got the bug! Guess I'll have to take my stamping with me the rest of the summer and fall. Hugs!

scrAPpamondo said...

Such amazing faux wooden background!! It's great that you made it with a scoring board!! Fabulous use of the recycled necklace for the anchor chain and love the whole design of your card!

Scrappin4MyBoys said...

very nice Darlene :) TFS

Doni High said...

This turned out Fantastic!

Kathleen Adams said...

I love how your wood planks turned out too! And, you're right about happy accidents! I've had a few myself!

Vicki robertson said...

This is so awesome! The background is fabulous...great job with this technique!

Esther Asbury said...

Love this gorgeous nautical card, Darlene! That background is perfect --- I love your take on the weathered wood! Thanks for playing along with the twist on the Cropstop blog!

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Darlene, love the dies you have used.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Julie xxx

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic job on your wood background!! I love your re purposing of the chain too, worked out great! That netting is so cool!

J said...

What a great technique! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and sharing your card with us.

Jackie

Uroocreations said...

Stunning card and great technique of making faux wooden background... Thank you so much for sharing this awesome creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.
Hope to see you again soon.
Good Luck...

Hugs
Dr Monika Shukla
UrooCreations