Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wood You B Mine?

The concept was great, but I'm not sure it came to fruition with this card.  I still love the rustic, masculine aspects about it, but I'll gladly take suggestions for bettering the outcome.
This is my card for Our Creative Corner where Lili is again hosting this week's challenge theme of
Use Woodgrain!  You may use a technique to simulate woodgrain, or use designer paper, or an actual piece of wood! But the woodgrain needs to be there. You also have to use at least one button.
I decided to layer my cardstock with a book page and then stamped out, using the TH magnetic tree, on the cover and reveal wood embossing from the negative space of the tree. Using the actual cut out, I've placed it atop other white powder embossed trees from SU! Lovely As a Tree Set.   Oh and of course a little Stickles heart because it's asking the question, "Wood you B Mine?"
This would be a super time to make a masculine Valentine card for your squeeze so come on over to Our Creative Corner and share in the fun.
Thanks so much for your visit.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping,
Lisa x

29 comments:

Doreen said...

Love the distressing on this fab card.xxx

Mary J said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! I love how you embossed the trees in the background - gives this great depth!

Marie-Louise said...

I think you have done a fabulous job. Brilliant card.

nwilliams6 said...

I love this - what a great card for that sentiment or great sentiment for this card - LOL! The details and tones are perfect - couldn't suggest one change. Great card!

Karon said...

Love the depth on this card and the distressing and what a great sentiment. TFS

butterfly said...

For me it's a total triumph - I absolutely love it... the shabby chic paper, the gorgeous tree repeated as an aperture - I love, love, love it!
Alison x

Pia S said...

Great concept and a FABULOUS looking card, Lisa! I love wood grain pattern and script, love browns together with white -to me this card's got it all! And what a perfectly matching sentiment too!

Frea said...

HI Lisa, thanks for visiting my blog. Love your card, wouldn't really know what needs improving... Have a great weekend, hugs Frea

Rose said...

i think it is perfect!! such a fun play on words and i love the trees :)

Lisa S. said...

This is a marvelous idea for a masculine Valentine!! It's perfect for my DH too because he loves to play around with wood. ;) You have a true knack for knocking challenges out of the park L1 and I wouldn't change anything about this card, it's perfect.
Hope your weekend is a great one!
Hugs,
L2 xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, this is so awesome, Linda! Very pretty!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of techniques from the inky distressed background, embossed trees, and die cuts. Very creative and original - something I've come to expect when I visit you!

Sandy said...

Yes - I will be yours - now when can I move in!! Great use of the tree dies!!
sandy

Sue said...

Hello Q
What a pun! Your clever rhetorical expression on this card is brilliant and connects with the trees so very well, I love your 3d effect, there is texture and depth, and this creates a fabulous scene and perfect for a male card.
Great wit as usual Q.
Smiles:)
O

Tracy said...

Oh rats! I have two woodgrain projects to post next week and neither one of them has buttons. Dagnabit! I love the use other negative tree space Twang. Nice twist on using the die two ways. :-) Hugs and happy weekend!

Tammy said...

Cannot understand why you're not happy with your card, I think it's fantastic! Love the gorgeous colors you used for your masculine Valentine card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This s fabulous Lisa I love what you have done with the paper.
Kevin xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Lisa, love your gorgeous work! The background and the woodgrain piece are awesome! ^_^

Alyce said...

oh stunning! i love the tree die and the cutout...i think thats what makes it...it adds so much gorgeous depth! the distressing is lovely too. great work :D

Annie said...

Hi Lisa....love the aged book page background and the trees. The die cut trees add depth as does the sentiment.

Hugs Annie x

Conniecrafter said...

that is too cool, it really stood out for me on our creative corner, you need not change a thing, couldn't get better :)

Lori said...

This is so cool and pretty all at one time. Oh, I think it came to fruition, all right!

Anita Houston said...

Love this...the tree is wonderful technique! Cool rolled paper too!

Kim x said...

Lisa, this is just AWESOME, I don't know what else to say other than WOW.
hugs Kimx

Mitra Pratt said...

auauauauahghghg! Did you just say you thought this could be better? I am sure it could, if it was sitting on my shelf where I could love it every day! ;-) Dude, you rocked the wood grain!

Bettina L. said...

This is amazing Lisa. Love how you've distressed and embossed this card. Looks stunning. Hugs Bettina xx

Brujita said...

Beautiful card - very inventive

Thanks very much for your kind words. I am delighted that you liked the post card as i wasn't sure myself what to think of when i was creating it ..
I am a big fan of new challenges,
Kind regards...

Margaret said...

Your forest looks fantastic against the book background, and the embossed woodgrain was a brilliant idea! As far as the sentiment? Quite punny, and we 'wooden' want you any other way!

The girls and I spend over an hour walking around Wal-mart looking for inspiration for school Valentines. We finally settled on something we all thought was funny. I was a little disappointed that my "Be a smartie, don't break my heartie!" didn't win... JK!

Lili said...

Love your creation! The distress and the woodgrain piece are fabulous.
Hugs ;)