Sunday, October 7, 2018

613 Avenue Create October 2018 - Option Use Something Wooden

We're having fun using wood elements on our projects this month at 613 Avenue Create.  I looked through my stash and found some wooden embellishments that are really cute.  But I have no idea where I got them - that's how long I've had them. Do you have things like that in your stash??

My card is quite CAS - a Distress Oxide background, with a simple sentiment and a wooden embellishment.  But I do love how it turned out.

I am not ashamed to say that I am sooo late in getting onboard the Oxide Distress Ink bandwagon.  I picked up my first one a couple of months ago at Scrapbook Expo. I only got one because it was on sale and by the time I got to that particular booth, there was only one color left. I picked it up on a whim to finally see what all the hoopla was about.

I had seen a lot of videos, but things never go as well for me as they do on whatever video I watch so I saw no reason to buy the Oxides. I have problems with regular Distress Inks, although my blending has improved.  To my utter surprise, the Oxide pad was super easy to blend!   I absolutely love using them. Since I am probably one of the last crafters on earth to try them, I will not bore you with any details except to say that I am glad I finally gave them a try. I got some on sale from Joann's and Hobby Lobby and now plan to use them a lot.

Here's my card:

I blended  Distress Oxides on white card stock.  After trimming the panel, I sprayed it with water using my Distress Sprayer, and attached it to a kraft card base.  I adhered the wooden embellishment and stamped the sentiment using my MISTI.  I really like the colors behind the openings in the wood. Done!

Cardstock:  Recollections 60 lb and 110 lb
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral
Stamp:  Close to My Heart Always Grateful (retired)
Wooden Embellishment:  Unknown

Crafty Calendar - October:  Autumn
Brown Sugar Challenge #283 - Halloween/Autumn
Aud Sentiments Challenge #213 - Use a Two Word Sentiment

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  1. A lovely project here, gorgeous colours and perfect for our theme…thanks for joining in our challenge this time and good luck in the draw. :)
    [aussie aNNie designer for Brown Sugar Challenges] BROWN SUGAR

  2. Beautiful inky background, the colours you have chosen look fabulous together and provide the perfect backdrop for the wooden embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar.

  3. I am loving the oxides too Sheila. They do blend so easy and I love to stamp with them as well. Love, love, love this card! The colors you used are so pretty and perfect for autumn. Love that your card is CAS and love that wooden embellishment. Yes, I have stuff from so long ago that I have no clue where I got it. lol Hugs, Brenda

  4. Great job on the inked background and the CAS layout. Thanks for playing at Brown Sugar Challenge this month. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge.
    Dawn DT

  5. Beautiful card and stunning background
    Thx for joining Aud Sentiments challenge


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