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Scrapbooking with woodgrain

scrapbook page with woodgrain letters and flower

It’s 8pm so it’s time for another party challenge all about one of my favourite design motifs: woodgrain!

This layout isn’t brand new but it’s one of my recent favourites and it features woodgrain letter stickers and fabric strips from Studio Calico.

scrapbook page

Your challenge this time is a little different — it’s not actually to use woodgrain but to use this layout as a sketch. Use a big picture if you want — or you can replace that with patterned paper and arrange standard sized prints over the top. Maybe just use the title portion as the sketch – that’s my favourite part of the page!

Of course… bonus points if you use woodgrain in your layout! Well, imaginary bonus points because we’re not counting but you know…woodgrain! It’s lovely! Is there need for further justification?

Oh, and how about another movie tune for our party soundtrack? Here you go!

This challenge: make something based on the design of the layout above — however you would like to interpret it. Then take a picture, post it online in a gallery or on your blog and leave a comment here with a link.

One project will be randomly chosen to win a prize package filled with woodgrain themed scrapbook supplies. You can enter until 6am UK time on Monday 19th April.


16 April 2010

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67 Comments for Scrapbooking with woodgrain

  1. Scrapdolly Says:

    I WILL do the sketch but just had to say I LOVE the party music – one of my faves LOL

  2. Lou Collins Says:

    I LOVE woodgrain. I am putting my cupcakes to the side to stat on this straight away!

  3. Anso Says:

    Here’s mine:

  4. Alix Says:

    oh shimelle…i love this page…and i’ve missed it til now!
    right…now to hunt the woodgrain!! lol

  5. Scrapdolly Says:

    Here is mine
    The end of the post

  6. Becky Says:

    Will try and have a go at this over the weekend – just love the music – been singing very loudly and annoying the family!

  7. wannabe rebel Says:

    WOW nostalgia moment, I love that film and the proclaimers. first thing tomorrow morning I will be in the loft hunting out that CD !!

  8. Sarah Says:

    Love this page, have made a start this evening and will post it tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration Shimelle!

  9. Peggy Says:

    Going a bit “hybrid” here, hope that’s OK.

  10. Jane Toft Says:

    Here’s my interpretation!

  11. alissa Says:

    i NEED to do this one when i get some time saturday night.
    i am ALL about the wood grain! LOL!

  12. Neasa Says:

    Oh definately going to do this tomorrow. I have just the thing. Just need the other bits now to fit into place! LOL

  13. janice ponto Says:

    I love woodgrain also and have been acquiring some lately-will be getting to work soon on this one!!!

  14. Rachel Says:

    Really enjoyed this challenge. Here is a link to my blog

  15. Tracy Fox Says:

    Catching up

    Heres my woodgrain challenge

  16. Claire Viney Says:

    Here is mine

  17. Fay Says:

    Here’s mine complete with goofy photos!

  18. beverleynoelle Says:

    my woodgrain LO,

  19. jane Says:

    have just put mine on my blog here

  20. nan.sinclair Says:

    Have just loaded mine on my blog. having great fun with these challenges.

    My blog

  21. heather Says:

    Enjoyed this challenge, this is my interpretation:

  22. Kirsty.a Says:
    My attempt is here. It isn’t a very loyal scraplift as I find sketches extremely difficult. It does feature a woodgrain tag though. There’s another confession on my blog

  23. sharyn Says:

    Wonderful sketch!! Had lots of fun with this one! Here is my take: sketch challenge

  24. Candace.M Says:

    Here’s my attempt! Actually scraplifted a card and turned it upside down – smaller piece of paper to the top.

  25. scarymary555 Says:

    Here is mine.

    However, I don’t do woodgrain so I just used the LO for inspiration.

  26. Daphne Says:

    Finally the heart is dry and I could finish the page – take a look HERE

  27. lisa Says:

    Here’s my woodgrain entry

  28. Judi Says:

    Loved this Shimelle. I remembered an old wiggly wood kit that had woodgrain tags in it and went for overkill and used them all. LOL.

  29. Mel Says:

    Sorry that I couldn’t manage any woodgrain (I only have a short piece of ribbon with that pattern!) but here’s my version of the ‘sketch’:

  30. Rebekah Says:

    I am not a woodgrain fan but I had a go at including it anyway :) Here’s my LO showing my puppy’s first walk.

  31. Kirsteen Says:

    Loved this. Here is my take on it: “:

  32. Carolyn Says:

    Here is my scraplift :

    I don’t have any woodgrain letters so used Wordart and filled in the letters with oak woodgrain texture. I then printed it out onto acetate.

  33. Hazel Says:

    Just a little 6×6 page to catch up. I’ve been meaning to do this album for ages so thanks for the push I needed to start!

  34. Debbie Says:

    Heres my LO for this one :) Sorry for the rubbish photo!

  35. Lynn Says:

    Beautiful LO, so many pretty touches & I love that your journaling is on the photo. I don’t often use larger photos & really enjoyed using a special one I had saved away on this LO:

  36. Alaina Says:

    Layout (click here)
    My liftis far off and doesn’t look like the original except for the background being wood grain, the cluster where the title is and my photo is where the journalling went.

  37. Karen Williams Says:

    ooh. Love big pictures
    this is my favourite picture so far this yaer, my son at the Keukenhof Gardens

  38. Lisa O Says:

    here is my addition!

  39. Fiona Says:

    Mine is here – even managed the woodgrain!

  40. emy Says:

    Didn’t quite manage the woodgrain, but I loved the sketch…

  41. Christine Crowson Says:

    The LO inspiration was really helpful thanks.

  42. lynmcf Says:

    No woodgrain in my photo, and I dont know how to make it a clickable link, sorry!

  43. Jo Says:

    My take for this chaleenge

  44. RACHEL Says:

    hey hun, i used the little title bit
    “ thanks for supplying the inspiration x

  45. RACHEL Says:

    hey hun, i used the little title bit
    hey hun, here is my first page for the cupcakes, cute idea hun, here is my first page for the cupcakes, cute idea thanks for supplying the inspiration x

  46. RACHEL Says:

    hey hun, i used the little title bit

  47. Veeruliiru Says:

    Love this page! Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. Natalie E Says:

    Simply awesome layout Shimelle. Loved it. Mine pales in comparison, but I had a lot of fun anyway!

  49. Jen Naulls Says:

    love it!
    here’s mine

  50. Ruth Says:

    No woodgrain,but used the sketch as the inspiration and it is posted in the gallery

  51. Lou Collins Says:

    Finally got this done. I used all the woodgrain I have!

  52. Annie M Says:

    I don’t really have any woodgrain, so I used the layout as insiration. I’ve never scrapped a photo this large before, but it was fun!

  53. EllenC Says:

    I tried scraplifting, but I ended up changing it more than I thought I would :D

  54. Alix Says:

    Here is my version of your LO…i don’t often scraplift…but i really liked this LO…your version…and mine! ;0)

  55. Barbara Says:

    Here is my version. Just right for my final March page of document 2010.

  56. Nelle Says:

    Here’s mine:

  57. Sarah Says:

    Loved doing this…mine is here":

  58. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    I blogged mine and it is a photo I’ve been longing to scrap ever since I first took it. this seemed to fit it rather well.

  59. Lara Says:

    Oh my, woodgrain. One of my faves too. Here’s mine. The paper has a subtle embossed woodgrain effect and the letters and numbers are woodgrain too!

  60. Abbey Says:

    This is an unusual ration for me, but I happened to have just the thing in my “to scrap” pile. Here you go: [Open in new window]

  61. Nicole Says:

    Woodgrain – I agree, it’s just gorgeous!
    Visiting Schoenbrunn

  62. Diane Says:

    I love Studio Calico! This layout doesn’t use any SC though…

  63. Shannon Hager Says:

    Awesome challenge! You can see my layout HERE. It is titled, “Go”.

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