Friday, 23 August 2013

Woo Woooo! (WOOD)


"All Aboard"
the Practical Scrappers Blog Train

Hop aboard this Choo Choo to find lots of great ideas & inspiration using wood.

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you here today!  For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!

Blog Hop List
Karen Sessions (you are here!)

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

You can do any or all of the following to get entered:
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.
A winner will be announced early next week!

 Do stop by and visit all the ladies blogs and gather some great ideas along the way.
If you get lost, return to Practical Scrappers to rejoin the Blog Train.

For my layout, I used colored wooden matchsticks which are most likely recognized as a kid's craft. They are thin enough so they won't add too much depth to your projects and “wood” easily work well on cards. Once I noticed I had all the colors of the rainbow, my project for a rainbow theme took off. I knew gluing individual matchsticks would be fiddly & time consuming so after I placed them in the order I wanted, I simple put a strip of double sided tape down to hold them all together. I assembled about 2 inches of matchsticks at a time and found them quite easy to work with once glued together.  I carried our “wood” theme to the extreme by embossing the background paper with woodgrain as well as using a woodgrain alphabet for the title. I hope I have inspired you to try something new with wood and maybe even raid your kid’s craft stash. Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Kelly Holfield.

Here are some close ups of my project.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Kelly Holfield
Thanks for stopping by.


Jessica said...

I've never seen those wood sticks before, but they're super cool! They reminded me of the colored toothpicks which I do have and "wood" also work for this project. Time to raid the kitchen.

Unknown said...

Love the rainbow theme! So pretty!

Joefil said...

Great page!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic LO. Love it. I love working with wood as well.

kelsterjean said...

Such a cool idea! I've never seen those wood sticks before either but I do like them!

Brenda said...

Awesome idea and love the color it adds to your layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

Krafthead said...

I love the use of the match sticks! Very innovative!

Jozebelle said...

Your LO are so stunning in a way that doesn't look that much from start but it sometging I could have on my wall and contiue looking at several hours, Yes I like it, very much!

Unknown said...

Oh wow!! LOVE this layout! The simplicity of the rainbow matchsticks with that gorgeous black and white photo is just perfect!! So lovely!!

Unknown said...

Love your creation! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rochelle Spears said...

Love your layout! You did a great job! :)

Lee-Anne said...

Super cute idea.

Unknown said...

Super cool look with the matchsticks. Love it.

LisaM said...

What a cool idea! Love your layout!

MJ's Kraze said...

Great idea,