21 March 2018

Knock on Wood for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are already half way through the latest challenge, 'Knock On Wood'. This is what Suzanne Czosek, our host for this challenge, is looking for; "I decided to challenge everyone with adding a touch of wood to your art this challenge. For this challenge you need to dig through your crafty stash and look for some type of wood to incorporate into your art. This can be any kind of wooden object like a wood spool, a wood button, a mini ruler or even a branch."

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

A Woodgrain Background Card

A while back I picked up some wallpaper samples to use as photo backdrops and to cover journals. One of these featured colourful wooden planks, all timeworn and stacked to form a pattern. Whilst far too distracting for a photo background I was inspired to recreate the look for this card.

To create this effect use Ranger Woodgrain Paper and cut into strips of different widths. Blend over each of them with your choice of Distress Oxide Inks (my choices are listed at the end of this post) and dry before brayering unevenly over the raised grains with brown, black and grey shades of Distress Paint. Finish with a lightly brayered coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint if you prefer the shabby chic look. Cut a piece of card to the size desired background and glue the strips in place to form a pattern. I edged each strip with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to make them pop even more. Use any surplus pieces to cut your sentiment letters from.

The Close Ups

The bottle, glass and grapes were stamped onto white card with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink using Tim Holtz 'Wine Blueprints' stamp set from Stampers Anonymous. I used a Detailer Nib Water Brush to draw out some of the stamping and create shadows before blending a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink around the edges. To create a contrast with the matte background I embossed them with clear embossing powder, deliberately creating a 'bubbled' surface by applying extra Emboss It ink from the Dabber so it would react with the heat.

The glass, bottle and grapes were layered on foam tape to give them added dimension. I also added stars, some die cut from Metallic Kraft Stock and some from Tim Holtz Ideaology Adornments range. The latter were covered with Picket Fence Distress Paint before being sanded back to reveal some of the metal.

So there you have it, my resist technique for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have also created lots of amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage projects featuring a wooden element, to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative! Jenny xxx


  1. Wow, Jenny, those planks are fabulous!!!! You didn't share a pic of the original wallpaper piece but my guess is that you 'nailed it'!!! I would have grabbed distress crayons but what a surprise that you used a brayer! I am going to definitely be giving this a go! What a gorgeous card!!!

  2. Wow, the wood looks like real. It's a super creation!!
    Lia xx

  3. This has such a fun 70's feel to it: the colors, the awesome woodgrain background...so, so cool! I love the different coloring techniques, too, Jenny! What a fabulous way to "Knock on Wood!" PS: your blog is looking really spiffy, too!

  4. I love that you pulled out your wood grain paper for the background panels--the thought did cross my mind. But how you colored yours is GENIUS, and they provide the perfect backdrop for those hazy drinks/grapes! I love the effect you've given those blueprint stamps--a brilliant way to use them! What a unique piece of artwork! Love it! Hugs!

  5. Love your colourful woodgrain backdrop and coordinated lettering, works beautifully with the Blueprint imagery. Lovely card Jenny. Tracy ❤️❤️

  6. Oh wow Jenny, this is so clever and absolutely gorgeous, I love the multi-colour woodgrain... the lettering is superb! xxx

  7. Love that background and the coloured woodgrain panels are something else! I love how you've used the blueprints stamps over the top and yet the background still really pops! Fabulous my friend. <3

  8. Aaaah, you made a card with me in mind - well you could have!!! Love this with that fabulous and colourful wood background. Also love how you made the stamping in monochrome so it stood out from the background. Such a fun card!

  9. LOVE the wood strips of color behind that fantastic soft bottle and wine glass. The effect of the soft blue makes the wine and glass so soft and dreamy. Beautiful card!

  10. Fabulous! The coloured wooden panels make a great backdrop for your wine bottle, glass and grapes. Cheers me dears for sharing x


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