Trend Watch | Wood Flooring Patterns

August 22, 2013

When we bought our first home one of the things I loved most about it was the "top-to-bottom" wood flooring.  Of course it didn't have anything fancy like some of the patterns pictured above, but I guess you could say I was partial to this trend then and was ecstatic when it made it's way into the scrapbooking world as well.

Here are a few of the ways that I’ve used wood flooring patterns as inspiration in my own pages: 

I wanted this background to look like some of the wood flooring patterns that I'd seen on Pinterest so I used a digital stencil set from Creashens and clipped a textured brown cardstock to my favorite pattern.  Then I merged those layers with my white background to make my own patterned paper.  I like that though it isn't exactly wood grain, it still captures the essence of the wood floor patterns and still fits with my page.

 These Are Good Times by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Creashens: Snickerdoodle, Bare Necessities Tapes and Stencils No. 1; Mommyish Designs: Be Spring

Here I've created a wood-stained triangle pattern on my page background.  I've always wanted to try something like this on my own wood floors, but to be safe I practiced on my scrapbook page first ;)  I got this look by layering a misted triangle mask by Scotty Girl Designs over this rich wood background and applied the linear burn blending mode.  Then I played around with the opacity until it was just right.

Great Explorations by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Gennifer Bursett: Scralet Letter Papers and Elements; Scotty Girl Designs: Skinny Stitches: Misted and Stitched Backgrounds.

And finally here I've used some wood-paneled alphas and a wood chevron print paper from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic Collection to add to the modern yet everyday feel of my page.

Easy Living by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Echo Park: Everyday Eclectic Collection; Jenni Bowlin Studio: Hexagon Numbers; Mye De Leon: Easy Living Papers and Ephemera; Karen Funk: Simple Stitches; Rebecca Wagler: Jane Vol. 2

Now Its Your Turn!

If you’re thinking of giving this trend a try on your next layout, have a look at my Wood Flooring Pinboard and some of the product selections listed below:

For Digital Scrapbookers…

Products Shown Above: Build-A-Wood Paper Bundle by Just Jaimee | Woodprints Patterned Paper by Lynn-Marie | Wood Bits by Julianna Kniepp | Swoon Alpha by Creashens | Wood Cards by Kristin Cronin-Barrow

For Paper Scrapbookers…

Products Shown Above: American Crafts - Patterned Album - 12 x 12 D-Ring - Woodgrain Chevron | Crate Paper - Little Boy Blue Wood Veneer Shapes | American Crafts - Ready Set Go - Coffee Break - 12 x 12 Paper | Amy Tangerine by American Crafts - Woodgrain Goodness Thickers | Echo Park- Everyday Eclectic -Woodgrain Chevron - 12 x 12 Paper

Have you tried out this trend in your own scrapbook pages and projects? If so I’d love to see–go ahead and link us up to your creations in the comments below!

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