Woo Hoo! Time for a brand new challenge over at Inkspirational. This fortnight we have a photo to inspire you!
For me this was pretty much a no brainer. I wanted to create the wood panels and just stick with the colour scheme. Here is my card -
I created my wood panels using a technique by the very talented Karen Dunbrook from Snippets. The tutorial shows you how to create your own woodgrain panels. I did make a few changes to my panel as I will explain -
Karen used Distress Inks to create her woodgrain look (this is after the glue and scoring steps - check out the tutorial to see what I mean). I really wanted to use Brushos to create a more watery paint look. So, I used watercolour paper for the green panels. I smooshed it into Leaf Green brusho and then dried with my heat gun. I then smooshed it into Turquoise drying between smooshes. This gave it a really nice blend of colours. I used a Brown Zig watercolour pen to add a bit of distress. I cut up the panel into sections then used Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges. For the white panel, this was on normal cardstock and I pounced a Posh White ink pad onto the card. I smooshed it with a little Grey Brusho and distressed the edges once again with Vintage Photo ink.
This took a little time but it was really worth it!
I popped up my panels with foam tape. I was worried that my white die cut sentiment was going to get lost so I originally adhered a grey one. I decided to overlay the grey with the white which I really liked.
I hope you like this photo for inspiration as much as I do. I had a lot of fun trying to recreate these panels.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Timeout - Inspired by Words challenge
'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely'
(to me, when I have good thoughts I can't help but smile and smiling brings out your beauty)
(I think this card would be perfect for a bloke)
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Distressing
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes
See you over at Inkspirational!