The Paper Trail Blog Hop – Timberline

Welcome back to the Paper Trail Blog featuring the fabulous Timberline papers.  This is such a masculine paper and a lot of fun to use.

If you have come from Betsy’s blog,  you are in the right place and if you have just popped in to visit then feel free to have a good browse.  The blog hop is circular so once you have visited everyone you will end up where you have started.

For my post today I have done a layout of my son using the WOTG layout with my own twist.  I cut out the basic layout months ago and finally with this blog hop I managed to get it completed.  I could not believe that the school photo of James went so well with the Twilight base card and  I also managed to find some photos of James playing cricket at about the same age and once again the photos went well with the colours.  Here is the layout:

CTMH - Timberline double page layout

My Cricut machine got another good workout.  I have used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the vines and leaves, the Ready. Steady.Go and the All Boy titles and the Art Philosophy cartridge for the scalloped matting.  The leaves have been cut using Ponderosa Pine cardstock and then layered with Olive cardstock.  I have then distressed them all with Desert Sand ink to add some dimension to the leaves.  I have also used an embossing tool to add some texture to the vine leaves.  Here is a close up of the leaves:

Close up of Artbooking leaves

I have kept to a fairly simple colour scheme – just using Ponderosa Pine and Desert Sand inks on the Ponderosa Pine, Bamboo and Twilight cardstock.  I think this makes for a very harmonious layout.

Here is a list of the materials I have used for the layout:

Cardstock – Twilight, Bamboo, Ponderosa Pine, Colonial White

Inks – Ponderosa Pine. Desert Sand

Papers – Timberline

Stamp sets – Catch You Later, Take Note Cricut Bundle, Tech Speak

Cricut Cartridges – Art Philosophy, Artbooking

Dimensional elements

I have also made some fishing cards from these papers.  I love the Timberline paper with it’s beautiful plaid pattern and the wonderful woodgrain effect paper – very versatile.  In the past I have found it very difficult purchasing decent masculine cards and CTMH make it so easy to make cards for everyone.

CTMH Timberline card

CTMH Timberline card

CTMH Timberline card

CTMH Timberline cardThe materials used are:

Cardstock – Colonial white, Cashmere, Chocolate, Slate

Paper – Timberline

Inks – Cashmere, Chocolate, Twilight

Stamp sets – Catch You Later, Joyful Birthday, Just a Number

Bakers Twine – Chocolate

Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment

(I have used my Scorpal to score the horizontal lines – time to get the CTMH Stripe embossing folder I think!).

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here and seen how much fun the Timberline papers are.  Now hop on over to Mary’s blog here to check out her fabulous creations.

Happy Crafting