Thursday, February 18, 2021

L' Artiste for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello, friends!  I hope this finds you doing well.  It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe challenge!  This week, Jeanne is hosting and she has give us a clever board for a fun time creating.

For my card I went up the diagonal left to right - colored/pencils, dots, vellum.  I used Julee's fabulous Mojo sketch for a mini-slimline card (be sure to use the link below to check out her darling card!).  

In a recent order from Colorado Craft Company, I received the most darling free gift of an Anita Jeram mini stamp and thought it worked perfectly with the sketch and for the Tic Tac Toe challenge as well.

So cute!  I began by stamping L'Artiste in black pigment ink on Stonehenge drawing paper and colored her with Polychromos colored pencils.  I still have a lot of work to do to improve my skills, trying to find the balance for enough versus too much contrast.  Still, I think it's a sweet image.  Once the coloring was complete I used a square die to cut it out, then mounted it on a larger square cut from Melon Mambo.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Ivory card stock then cut out with a circle die and eventually layered on a same size circle of Melon Mambo.

To create the mini-slimline card base, a piece of Ivory cardstock was cut to 6 x 6.5" and scored at 3.25", with the final size of 3.25 x 6" card.  Next a layer of striped patter paper was trimmed down to leave a nice border around it.  Before adding to the card base, I adhered a panel of polka dot embossed vellum. I layered a large sheet of vellum on an adhesive sheet then trimmed out the size I needed and embossed it.  Using the adhesive sheet hides the adhesive and adds it securely to the project.  The scalloped horizontal piece was adhered and a hemp twine bow wrapped and tied around it.  The section was then added to the base with foam tape, then finally the main image and sentiment added.  My teenage granddaughter is a budding artist, so this card will be heading off to her.

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!  Please be sure to use the link above to check out all the fabulous cards by the other DT members and hopefully you are inspired to join us this week!


Stamps:  The Artist Mini (Anita Jeram/Colorado Craft Company)
Paper:  Ivory, Melon Mambo, Sweet Talk 6x8" paper pad (Simple Stories), Pearlescent Vellum (Lawn Fawn), Stonehenge drawing paper
Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other: Essential Squares (Ellen Hutson), Infinity Nested Circle die (Hero Arts), Slim Lacy Layers die (Waffle Flower), Polka Dot embossing folder (ret. SU), Hemp Twine
PolyChromos Colored Pencils:  129 Pink Madder Lake, 123 Fuchsia, 274 Warm Grey V, 272 Warm Grey III, 270 Warm Grey I, 187 Burnt Ochre, 154 Light Cobalt Blue, 264 Dark Pthalo Green


Nancy said...

I saw this at TTT Challenge and thought it was fabulous! What a great sentiment!!

Nora Noll said...

This is so cute!! I love that fun stripe and your color pencil coloring is fabulous!!

Danni Reid said...

Oh how adorable! Great slimline design and your colored artiste is SO cute!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh what a fabulous card. Love that sentiment. So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday.