Friday, June 10, 2011

Goin' with the WOOD-GRAIN!

Just Us Girls have a FANTASTIC technique challenge for lovely YOU, this week!

{It's a challenge that has ME written all over it!}

We're goin' with the WOOD GRAIN!

Oh, DEAR! Oh, MY! What luck! {For ME!} I, personally, LOVE wood grain!

Our lovely HOSTESS with the mostess for this week, Pam... {I could KISS her!}
chose this grand method of creating faux wood grain - I JUST LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!

Paper*Stamps*Embossing* and now, ink pad dragging & scoring ... to make -

WOODGRAIN! {Heeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllloooooooooooooooo!}

So, of course, I saw BARN-wood potential - I mean, c'mon - you KNEW I'd go there!

And a "little SCENE!" to see beyond the window....

Hard to imagine HOW I LIVED without these wonderful sentiment stamps from
the, ever such a gift to all western-lovin,' crafty types, Clare, from Waltzing Mouse Stamps!
And some terrific horse images from Inkadinkadoo - I had all the components of a proper
barn scene! I little masking and layers of stamped, embossed words and images.....

Bless the magic of our CRAFTY materials..... Ink + Paper + STAMPS!

{I KNEW I'd find a use for this wonderful stamp!}

"Round Up the POSSE!" - clear embossed on top of vanilla card stock,
that had been tinted with creamy caramel dye ink,
then dragged with cocoa brown, dye ink, then espresso....

Ooooow, BABY - I smells me some leather! But SPEAKING of my posse!
Yessum' - round 'em up! And HERE they are!!!!

darling ROSEMARY
our guest designer!

Does it sound like TOO MUCH FUN at the Just Us Girls Corral?

NEVER! There's plenty of room for YOU: I cannot wait to see what
YOU can do with our faux wood grain technique -


Thanks for ramblin' on by!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Waltzing Mouse Designs & Inkadinkadoo
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Embossing Powder - Stampin' Up!
Score Board - Martha Stewart
Twine - My STASH!


Deborah Frings said...

Fabulous card!! Love the way you've made the wanted poster and the sentiment looks super. Must try this woodgrain technique!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Elise,
Woo Who! I love the wood grain technique; thanks for sharing the video with Gina K. I watched the entire video it is awesome. I love your “Round up the Posse” card; I am always on the look out for inspiration on card designs that lean towards the manly man look. Off to scrapbooking and card making today with my girlfriends! I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday. Have fun and creative day!
Smiles, Paula

LeAnne said...

Whoa! I knew this was your card the instant it came in the frame as I was scrolling down to look at all the JUGS creations! It IS you---and you have nailed it! Those WM sentiments are just perfect....and so is your barnwood. I am still on the fence (no pun intended) to try this---I am thinking my patience level is too low. Well, I might try it! LOL! Anyway, this is fabo!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

CUTE!!!!!! Lovin' the wanted sign with the horse!!!! So talented!!!!
I need those stamps!!!!

~amy~ said...

You are amazing....great card!

Rosemary said...

WOW!!! your card is just amazing!! you really have that technique nailed... wish i could say the same!!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Girl! You rocked this technique! What a wonderful barn and I LOoooove the rope looped onto the rail. Fantastic!!

AKiteFlier said...

No horsin around, cowgirl! I'll kiss you right back for the amazing, awesome, wonderful card you came up with. Can I hear a YEEE HAWWW?? Yep I surely do - your "barn" turned out perfectly and is the absolute RIGHT background for your delightful, wild horsey scene. I'm ready to saddle up and ride off into the sunset - can I be part of that Posse!?!? The fence & posts, the "rope", the wanted poster - it's ALL there. No I've got to go rustle up some grub but thanks for the magnificent inspiration!!! YOU ROCK.

Carol L said...

Oh WOW!!!! I just LOVE what you've done with this horse image and that fabulous technique!! I have this stamp set and have never stamped it to look this good yet, but I'm working on it :) The barn wood is just amazing and I love your finished western-themed project! It's perfectly detailed and designed!!

Anne Tussing said...

WOW! This is stunning! Love the window with the beautifully colored horse. Love the woodgrain technique that is PERFECT for the side of a barn! Love the embossed "Round up the Posse!" You ROCKED this technique:)

Andrea M said...

This card makes me want to saddle up and head on on a nice, relaxing ride - gazing at the trail ahead between the bobbin' ears of my trusty steed (that is one of my favorite parts of riding:))! Girl you so NAILED this woodgrain technique!!! Your card looks EXACTLY like the side of a barn! And your scene is, as always, beyond compare!!! *happy sigh* You are an ARTISTE!!! Yes, an artiste I say!

Sue Lelli said...

Elise, this is truly so YOU! I LOVE your card and that Posse sentiment! LOVE the corral fence and the scene through the window! Just an AMAZING card!

Maria said...

WOW, Awesome! This is totally amazing!! Great job. Those horses and that fence, rock on!