#913 – Rosy Love

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Watercolor Wednesday - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome to yet another challenge we have up at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! We have a new theme for January – ‘Love/Wedding’ and the board this time is created by LeAnne –

I chose the mid row – Red/Dry Embossing/Designer Paper – and here’s what I made –

Over my card base, I first added a white card panel embossed with Altenew Flowers & Leaves embossing folder. I then added a layer of designer paper from Best of American Crafts paper pad. Wow! Its been so long since I used designer paper!! 😀

Then over, another piece of designer paper, from CrafTangles The Wanderer Collection, I stamped the rose from Concord & 9th Painted Rose and die cut it. I die cut an additional layer using scrap cardstock and adhered it below the die cut pattern paper for support. I then adhered it to my card.

The sentiment, from Altenew Label Love, I stamped in green and then trimmed it and matted it over a black card stock strip. I then adhered it over my card. I also added a couple of sequins for embellishing.

And that’s it! That finished my card. And I’m joining the following challenges –

Shopping Our Stash challenge #436: What’s New with You

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #304: All About Occasions

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It Up

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Paper Craft challenge #409: Romance

The Flower challenge #52: Embossing Heat/Dry

Stamplorations January CAS challenge: Anything Goes + optional Pink + Red + Orange

Step over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge to get more inspirational cards from the rest of the DT and don’t forget to join in your self!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#909 – Snow-scene with Joy

Hello and welcome to yet another challenge we have up at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! We have a new theme for December, being ‘Winter/Birthday/Thank You’, and this is the board –

I chose the mid row, with the elements of House, Snow and Tree. And this is what I made –

I started with the framed scene. On a suitable size of scrap cardstock, I used the Rustic Christmas stamp from Lil Inker Designs, stamped the images in MFT Hybrid Black ink and then used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to color the scene. Then I blended in the colors only in the sky using baby oil, to get a cleaner look.

I then die cut the frame using Paper Smooches Frame 2 die, backed it with another piece of die cut and adhered the scene behind it. I adhered this in almost the center of a white cardstock and then stamped ‘Joy’ using My Favorite Things’ Alphabets & Numbers from Birdie Brown.

And that’s it! That finished my card. And I’m joining the following challenges with it –

Global Design Project #271: Winter/Holday

Inkspirational Challenge #228: Snow

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Ice Cold

SSS - Monday Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #302: Anything Goes

Step over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge to get more inspirational cards from the rest of the DT and don’t forget to join in your self!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#908 – A Merry and Bright Snowfall Scenery

PE: Winner at CrafTangles challenge!!!

Rocker at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!!

Watercolor Wednesday - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome! Just a month till Christmas, and I am finally posting a Christmas card! Its for the new challenge we have up a the Tic Tac Toe challenge. Following the November theme of ‘Seasonal/Holiday’ elements, we have a new board, created by Betty Keefe, for you to work with –

I chose the last row of Stars-Metallic-Snow. And here’s what I made –

I started with handmade watercolor paper from CrafTangles. This is the first time I am using this particular paper, so I had no idea how it would behave. Its particularly thick too.

So, anyway, without going too much into the performance of the paper… I first stamped all the images on the paper. The images are actually only two thought – the snowman from Purple Onion Designs called ‘Snow – Snowman with Broom’ and the fence + trees in the background, from Purple Onion Designs too, called Farm Horizon. I drew the stones and the frozen lake beside the snowman myself.

I then watercolored the piece using Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once the watercoloring had dried, I splattered the ‘snow’ using white pigment ink. I also wanted a few stars on the scene. I stamped them from the stamp set Rustic Christmas from Lil Inker Designs, watercolored and cut them out, and adhered them on the scene.

Next came the sentiment. I die cut a couple of pieces using Winnie & Walter In a Word: Merry die. I then adhered red foil on a scrap piece of cardstock and die cut that also using the same die. I then stacked the pieces together.

I also heat embossed the words ‘& Bright’ from Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand stamp set in silver embossing powder on a strip of vellum. This, I cut out, and adhered it along with the die cut piece on the card.

At this point, I felt that the rest of the stamping was lacking depth, so went over the whole thing again with my Uniball fine liner pen.

And that’s how the card came about! I’m joining the following challenges with this card –

Virginia’s Show and Shave November challenge (“Christmas” and/or “Hand-stitching”)

Virginia's Show and Share

CrafTangles November challenge: Festive Projects

monthly challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #299: All About Occasions

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

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Bastel Traum challenge #95: Winter

Checkout the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog for more wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#905 – You Melt My Heart!

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge up at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, and the board this time is from yours truly!

I chose the first column – Plaid, Snow and Critter. And here’s what I made –

This one’s on you, Rahmat, for inspiring me to pick up my pencils again! 😀

I started with the critter and the tree. The cute little foxie is from My Favorite Things Friendly Foxes. I modified the image a bit to make it look like the fox has a scarf wrapped around it’s neck instead of the tie that it originally had. For the tree.. yeah, I don’t have any stamps which matched the tree I had in mind, so I put my drawing skills into practice and drew one instead. I used Uniball Fineliner pens to outline it. I then used color pencils from Faber Castell Polychromos to color both the images.

Somehow, my lighting direction altered when I was coloring the fox. And there’s no direction at all on the tree…sigh.. my pencil coloring skills need some polish!! But, I am definitely gonna work on it! 🙂

For the background, I blended in some distress inks, sprinkled some water on it for the snow and trimmed the piece to size. I also die cut two pieces of snowy ground using the My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrift dies. For the background, I used kraft cardstock, on which I stamped some dark brown ink using the Impression Obsession Gingham background stamp.

While arranging the pieces, I found it to be a bit empty. So I drew two presents, colored them using the same pencils, fussy cut them and added them to the card. Finally I stamped the sentiment, from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler, on the card, choosing a red ink for the heart and black for the rest of the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed this card! For more inspiration checkout the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog, where you’ll find some awesome cards made by the DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#903 – Colorful Fall Leaves Wreath

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog, and we are continuing with the Thank You/Fall theme. This time, the board was created by Felicita –

I chose the mid column – Wreath, Any Color, Any Shape Die. And here’s what I made –

I made a wreath using leaves colored in fall colors, embedding a few die cut, uncolored leaves in between. The stamped leaves are all from two stamp sets from Winnie & Walter – In Bloom: Addie’s Garden and In Bloom: Anna’s Flora. I stamped them in VersaFine Onyx black ink, then water colored them loosely using distress inks. Some of the images hadn’t been stamped well, so I went over them with my Uniball fineliner pens. I then fussy cut them all and set them aside. I also die cut some leaves from Marianne Designs Anja’s Leaves dies, but I didn’t color these.

On a white card base, I used a make up brush to create a ombre or orange-white. I then adhered the base of the leaves in a circular pattern. But since my wreath isn’t centered, a portion of the wreath is missing in the card. 🙂

Once I adhered everything in place, finally came the sentiment. I used two stamp sets – Honey Bee Stamp’s Hand Lettered Alpha to stamp the ‘Fall’ and Ellen Hutson’s Totally Random Sayings Vol 1 to stamp the ‘everything’. I fussy cut them both and adhered them to the card.

And that’s my card. I”m joining the following challenges with this –

Stamplorations October Theme & Photo Prompt challenge: Stamps + Autumn Colors

The Card Concept challenge #142: Autumn Bounty (my design, I think, is CAS Layered? CAS for sure, but I am thinking layered, since I do have layers of leaves on that wreath!)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

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Checkout more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog, and of course, don’t forget to join!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂