I covered a giant "r" with Stampin' Up! wood sheets. They are the coolest things. I traced the shape and cut it out, then glued it to the chipboard letter. Lastly, I inked the edges and added some brown twine to add texture and depth. You can also punch shapes out of the wood sheets or run it through your Big Shot or Cuttlebug using shaped dies.
I tore an oval from the top layer of patterned paper, then added journaling to the tan piece. Believe it or not, that is what I added last. I was so undecided on how to add journaling to the page and didn't want to add a boring oval adhered to the top layer, so.....TAH DAH...torn paper journaling was born! ha I like how more of the wood grain pattern peeks out on the rolled edges, too. I also LOVE happy scrappin' accidents.