If you’re still not comfortable with using wooden embellishments on your layouts, try using wood grain papers like Rebecca and Kat did on their layouts. A simple way to achieve that same homestyle look on a flatter surface.
Why not check out any wooden embellishments in your stash and discover how much fun they can be. I hope I have inspired you to try using a little wood on your next layout. Have fun!
Take It Easy by Rebecca Keppel
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Fabric Alphas: American Crafts, Sticker Alphas: Doodlebug, Die Cuts: October Afternoon,
Brads, Buttons and Chipboard: My Mind's Eye, Adhesive: Therm O Web, Scrapbook Circle Kit Remember This.
Design Notes: Usually my journaling stems from things on my mind, little pieces of advice I have for my kids and thoughts I want to write down. Here the poster effect with a wooden background emphasizes my message.
Journaling: Not everything is a competition. And I love you both-I really do! Sometimes you don't have to be the winner or be the best at something. Sometimes you just need to take it easy and be kind to the ones you love.
I love you by Kathleen Benjamin
Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, American Crafts, Alphas and Mist: Studio Calico, Tag: Ormolu, Flag and Clothes Pins: American Crafts, Filter Doily: Fancy Pants, Phrase Stickers: Cosmo Cricket.
Tools: Heart Punch: EK Success.
Design Notes: Try using a variety of naked wooden embellishments with a little bit of color to make the layout pop. The white mist really draws attention to the viewer’s eyes to the photo.
Window Shopping by Jennifer Matott
Supplies: Paper: My Little Shoebox, American Crafts, Cardstock and Alphabet: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers and Die Cuts: My Little Shoebox, Bling, Sequins and Glitter: Martha Stewart,
Markers: Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens, Twine: Pink Paislee, Kit: Scrapbooking From The Inside Out May kit "Delight".
Design Notes: : I love the frame papers by My Little Shoebox and cut out a few of the frames interiors to layer different colors behind it.
Journaling: Visiting Worth Ave. in West Palm Beach is full of decadent and wondrous commercial bliss. Looking in store windows at beautiful things.