Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Wood" You?...I "Wood"!

What you ask?  Use Wood Grain on almost every layout I do!!  :)  I LOVE It!!  Wood Grain adds such a natural feel to your pages and texture...without actually adding texture!  It even comes in lots of colors...Brown, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Orange...AWESOME!!  This is definitely one trend, that I don't want to go out of style!!  There is an article up today at Get It Scrapped! with layouts using Wood Grain, created by the awesome Creative Team!

I had some of the darker Wood Grain pattern in my stash and decided it would be perfect for a very boyish page for our little man.



 
I wanted to use a large amount of Wood Grain on this page, because it definitely works for the outdoors and it adds a great rugged look, for masculine pages.  Since I used the Wood Grain for a large portion of my background, I thought it would be a great idea to do a negative cut for part of my title.  I loaded the Wood Grain paper in my Cricut Expression and used it to cut 100%, then I just matted it to the 12x12 Yellow background, to have that pattern show through.

If you are looking for a fun way to use Wood Grain on your next layout, come over to the Get It Scrapped! Blog, to check out what the other Creative Team members did with this assignment!

Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon & Recollections; Buttons, Stickers, & Tin Pin:  October Afternoon; Punches:  EK Success & Marvy; Brads:  The Paper Studio; Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Washi Tape:  Love My Tapes; Other:  Embroidery Floss  & Index Card

12 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such a gorgeous page. There are so many fabulous woodgrain papers to use out there right now and you do such fab work with them!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wood grain ROCKS. period. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! I love love love the colors, the photos and OF COURSE... I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the wood grain paper!!!!!!

Angela said...

What a fun layout! I don't own too many woodgrain papers, but you are inspiring me to want to use them more! Your page is so sweet and highlights your little boy perfectly. I just read the article at Get it Scrapped and it was really cool! Thanks for sharing Ashley!

leah said...

Oh, yeah. I totally would! ^_^

ADORE this layout, Ashley! Gorgeous work!

Lynn said...

I love the natural feel with the woodgrain too. This is just the right touch for a boy page. As always, your title is creative and your details are just perfect!!! LOVE THIS!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

I am addicted to wood grain to! It is so easy to work with! I really like how you did the negative cut title though ... brilliant!

Lynette said...

I wood too;-) Gorgeous layout Ashley.

Debbie P said...

Love this layout! What adorable photos! Love your product choices and the wood grain is really starting to grow on me. I will have to check out the article at Get It Scrapped. Thanks for sharing!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

you are so right about the woodgrain being perfect for boy pages, I find all boy pages to be so hard, I just want to add lots of flowers and I don't usually do that with boys, so the woodgrain comes to the rescue, love your layout, the photos are so cute!

Brenda said...

Love the masculine layout.I always admire your attention to detail...and your little man is soooo adorable!

Diana Waite said...

just LOVELY--I really like the way you fussy cut the paper!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I love your use of the woodgrain papers on this layout! I find myself using it a lot too on Weston's pages. It just feels so masculine. Love all the details on this one!