Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cheers for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome!  It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge and this week Claire has created this fabulous board to spark your mojo!

I'm also joining The Paper Players, where Anne Marie has chosen the theme of food and/or beverages, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with a theme of Bright and Cheerful.

I went down the right column of the Tic Tac Toe board - drink, bright colors, circle.

Claire's board certainly is evocative of summer, so I took this as an opportunity to use my new Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  Probably everyone in the stamping universe that likes MFT stamps has this stamp in their collection, but I didn't so I bought it recently when MFT opened the Birdie Brown "vault" and made it available for sale.  SO darn CUTE!  Anyway, with drink in hand, this little penguin was perfect to be the main figure in my little scene.

Originally the scene included another penguin and a beach ball (which was to be the "circle").  I stamped it out using masks, die cut a couple of cloud masks as well, then ink blended the sky, water and sand. When that was done, I realized something had put a dent in the paper right above the head of the other penguin and no matter how I tried to disguise it, nothing worked to my satisfaction.  So I Copic colored the rest of the scene, then trimmed it down as you see it now. But the trimming also removed the beach ball, so now I had to come up with another circle, hence the large polka dot embossed background!  With those two layers complete, I decided to stamp and die cut the sentiment to leave room for the hibiscus, which I colored then fussy cut.  The last step was to use my white gel pen on the drink glass for a reflection.

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  The other DT members have fabulous cards to inspire you, so be sure to head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and hopefully join us this week!

Take care!


Stamps:  Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise (MFT)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Magenta Madness (SU)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Sand Dunes, Sea Breeze and Ocean Waves (Altenew)
Other:  Large Polka Dot embossing folder (ret. SU), Cloud Cover dies (MFT), Featured Sentiment die (Altenew), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  E29, 37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30, 0000, RV20, V04, YG67, 17, 05, 03, BG0000, YR18, 16, Y17, 38, 35, FY1, FV2, FRV1


Lisa Elton said...

It's bright, it's cute, it's happy and I love it!

Ann Schach said...

Super cute card, Stef! It’s so bright and cheery. This little guy, with his yummy umbrella drink, will definitely bring a smile to the face of whomever receives it. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness, Stef...this little penguin just makes me smile! As always your coloring is exquisite. Just a happy little card, all around! Thanks so much for joining us the week over at The Paper Players!

Carol said...

That adorable penguin and his drink...he knows how to have fun at the beach! As always, your color is on point!!! Cute, cute card Stef!