Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #072

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down to see the new CC&S challenge card for this week 

I've just returned from a wonderful little getaway to North Carolina where I visited my son and his family and wow, am I'm ever ready to move.  Seriously.  The heat here in Florida (and let's not even venture into our shameful Covid numbers) is unbearable.  I gave myself a couple of days before hopping back in to some of my favorite online card challenges.  

For my first challenge, I'm back playing with the folks at the Tic Tac Toe blog.  I'm especially excited to play once again as my very first card entry two weeks ago earned me the distinction of being Designer's Choice.  Here's this week challenge game.   

Today I've chosen the right column of Stitching/Circle/Ice Cream to create my card.  The circle and the ice cream are obvious in my design. The stitching is a bit more subtle and is easiest to see on her wrist.

I began my card with some alcohol ink coloring/die cutting of the ice cream cone which I topped off with a bit of Glossy Accents.  The hand was also die cut, followed by a touch of ink blending to create the skin tone.  The focal circle was cut from leftover stenciled card stock that I will share with you tomorrow. *teaser, ha!*  The holes were cut from the circle using a specialty die.  (I love being able to add a little bit of interest to the inner circle by backing it with some bright card stock.) For the background I used a panel die to create the chicken wire effect and then popped out all of the negative pieces.  I selected a few of these pieces to pop back in and blended them with some ink prior to placement.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a scrap of black card stock.  I finished it off with a little jewel on her finger and must say, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.    

Avery Elle - Sweetest stamp set
Ellen Hutson - Handful stamp set, Hands die, Alpine Snowfall die
MFT - Stitched Stax Circle die
Kat Scrappiness - Woodgrain Frame Diamond panel die

I'll be back tomorrow with another challenge card.  

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!


1 comment:

  1. You would NOT believe the card I made yesterday - it's like our craft-rooms collided, seriously! [but you won't see mine until August!]
    Just love it, Jules.