Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thankful For You for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe challenge and Jeanne has given us a great board to spark our creativity.

I'm also sharing this at the current Inkspirational Challenge, where the theme is autumn leaves.

I'm also joining the current Double D Leaves challenge. 

I chose to use the first column from the tttc board - ribbon, die cuts, foliage.

I started with a panel of Vicki Boutin mixed media paper and sprayed it Cracklin' Campfire, Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stains.  I love the vibrant colors however I found that I am a bit heavy handed with adding the sprays and definitely need some more practice, however I finally got a mix of colors that I liked. Next I splattered it with water, then gold metallic paint, and once dry, die cut it and a panel of gold pearl mirror paper with the Autumn Splendor Cover die. 

I dug through my 6x6 patterned paper stash and found a piece of burgandy paper with a subtle design, which I thought would look great behind the layered die cut panels, so I cut it down to A2 size and adhered to the ivory card base.  Next I adhered the die cut panels were slightly offset and glued together, then wrapped with a burgandy ribbon.  I don't have much ribbon anymore as I rarely use it (unlike when I was first making cards 14 years ago), but I was lucky to find a length in this color that I think came in an Ellen Hutson order as a little gift (such a great store!).  After tying the bow (SO out of practice!) the panel was adhered to the base.  The sentiment was die cut from the same gold pearl mirror paper, adhered to the ivory shadow and added to the card front along with the popped up secondary sentiment.

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!  Please use the link above to check out all the fabulous cards by the other DT members and hopefully join in the fun this week!


Stamps:  Bitty Buzzwords:  Fall (Honey Bee)
Paper:  Ivory, Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror, Harvest Festival 6x6 paper pad (HB), Vicki Boutin Mixed Media
Ink:  Versafine Clair Acorn; Cracklin' Campfire, Rusty Hinge & Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stain
Other:  Autumn Splendor A2 cover plate die (HB), Bitty Buzzwords: Fall Honey Cut word dies (HB), Altenew Metallic paint, ribbon from my stash


Darlene said...

Oh Stef this is just AWESOME! LOVE the rich colors ... very clever creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Lindsey said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the intense colours. THe ribbon is a great touch! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Diane said...

Beautifully created, the colors are awesome! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cover die. Love your colors and spritzes and splatters! The leaves look awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Leaves Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Nora Noll said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love how you used this coverplate. Your colors are perfect!!