Wednesday, August 22, 2012


(If you are looking for this week's sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions, scroll down)

It's Hambo Hoedown time!

This week the challenge is to incorporate wood into your creation.  Suggestions include faux wood, wood embossing folders or wood designer paper.

For my card, I decided to try my hand at some faux wood.  In my stash, I had some grooved lined textured white paper.  I streaked some Adirondack Lake Mist dye onto the paper rather randomly.  I then opened up a jar of white gesso (have had it in my stamping room for at least 5 years) and took a foam brush and just painted the entire piece of paper.  When it was dry, I three strips from the paper and added a few more streaks with Adirondack Lake Mist.  I sponged some Soft Gray Shadow Ink along the edges of these strips of wood, and then took my paper piercer and punched holes near the ends of the strips to appear like nails.  Then I adhered these three faux wood strips to a piece of gray cardstock.

The image is from Hambo Digital Stamps.  It is called "Lighthouse".  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I cut the image panel with a Nestabilities die and placed it onto the faux wood.  I added the sentiment which is included with the Lighthouse digital image.  A sheer white bow is the finishing touch to this card.

I hope you can join in on all of the fun with us at the Hoedown this week. All of the challenge details can be found right here on the Hoedown Blog.  Remember you must use Hambo images to play along...but that's easy to do (there are some freebies here if you don't have any). If you play along this week, you will be sent next week's Hoedown image for free.


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Kecia, I love the wood planks you've made for your card, beautifully colored image too, wow!

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous!! Love the background too! Perfect

Lisa Lara said...

I love the water behind the lighthouse and your gorgeous clouds. Awesome wood bg Kecia girl.


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