Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Weathered Barnwood

As promised, I’m back again today to share two more cards I created using my faux weathered barn-wood! These cards feature the Hickory Smoke backround.For this first card, I cut a large circle of faux barnwood using my Spellbinders circle nestabilities and glued it to the front of a scallop circle (Spellbinders nestabilities) shape card. Next, I used my Spellbinders wreath die set to cut both wreaths and some greenery. I created a large flower using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die set, the EK Success large flower and leaves slim punch, and a large pearl.  The two big  flowers are embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders: Textile and Kassies Brocade. I added a few branches (Martha Stewart punch) and a big burlap string bow to the flower arrangement and tucked two tiny banners underneath.  The sentiment is from the Sunny Flowers (Stampendous) set and is stamped in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. The inside flower has a Candi Dot center.
 I saved my favorite card for last.  For this card I cut the leftover Hickory Smoke barnwood piece (from above) into strips and tore one end of them to create a worn and weathered fence!
 To create my background I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size and began inking it up (using my ink applicator) with distress inks. The sand is torn paper strips inked with: Brushed Corduroy & Vintage Photo.  The sea is: Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean. The sky is: Salty Ocean & Broken China. Over the sand I stamped my shifting sands (Posh Impressions) stamp in walnut stain and added some sea grass in pine needles.  I used a thin paintbrush to watercolor just the ocean part of my background and added some whitecaps with my Gelly Roll white gel pen.  To create my fence I glued my barnwood strips to the sand and added some natural burlap string across the front.  I colored (with Prismacolor pencils) a few tiny shells (Shells in Seafoam – Hero Arts) and tucked them in the sand before stamping my sentiment (By The Sea Sentiments – MSE) in black soot across the top.
 Inside I added some ink spatters and more images from the By The Sea Sentiments (MSE) set. 
 I’d love to see your take on this fun weathered barnwood technique, so stop by and link your lovely projects up to the CURRENT CHALLENGE. Remember to use a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Happy Crafting!!

This post linked to:
Addicted To Stamps - Summer/Beaches
Tuesday Throwdown - Creative Borders
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Let's Go Outside and Play
Allsorts Challenge  Blog - Flower Power
Shopping Our Stash - Lazy Summer Days

21 comments:

D.Ann C said...

Oh, WoW! I haven't had time to sit and blog hop for a while and I'm glad I got to today and didn't miss this!! That weathered barn wood is FABULOUS and I am totally in love with your life-like by the sea scene!! I'm off to CropStop to see how to do that!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a beautiful by the sea card. Love all the details including how you made the sand.

Ana Lopes said...

Lovely summer card! All details are really cute!
Have a wonderful summer!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Stunning cards Esther, I love your barnwood fence, it looks so real. You did a real good job by making this.
Thank you again for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Fabulous cards! Both so different but each amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Hugs

Greta said...

You are so creative, Esther! That second card made my jaw drop--amazing fence & scene!

Robyn Oliver said...

Two lovely cards, fabulous beach scenez Esther

Lori said...

Wow! Both cards are wonderful. Love the circle card with the gorgeous flower and barnwood. And that beach scene is just fabulous. You created beautiful water and sand with that amazing fence!!

Stella said...

Such a lovely card for our challenge; I love anything beach related:) Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

susiestacey said...

Two beautiful cards, gorgeous work.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Flower Power' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

Lovely projects! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Ros Crawford said...

What a stunner of a card this is! I love your fence and the scene! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Mimi said...

Both of these are such attractive cards with different styles.
Thank you for linking this post to SOS. Your beach scene is really a work of art-- you used a variety of cool techniques, and it's just frame-worthy!

Sarah said...

These are beautiful cards! I do love your beach card, too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's "Creative Borders" challenge!

Donna said...

Gorgeous creations!!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Lazy Summer Days challenge this week!!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Wow! I love your card with the fence! It looks real! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the lazy days challenge at shopping our stash. Your card is absolutely fabulous.

Aileen Ryan said...

I was just at Shopping Our Stash and saw your card was one of the Winners from last week and I had missed it in the gallery. What an amazing make, just love how you have made this card, stunning and totally deserved of being top pick.

Linby said...

I just saw this at Shop your stash - what a brilliant design - just wow!

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

Stunning! I love how you created the faux weathered wood and the beach background. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.
Sai

Tindaloo said...

amazing cards! love the fence ♥