Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tic Tac Toe
Over the holidays we played games with our Grandchildren, including Charades by candlelight when the power went out on Christmas Eve, so I thought it might be fun to play crafting Tic Tac Toe this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. You need to make your vintage or shabby chic card using the 3 elements from one line on the graphic either vertically, horizontally or diagonally . I have chosen the vertical line Lace, Ribbon, Pearls.
We have a Guest Designer this week so pop over to the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and see what Heidi Augustson (a.k.a. Filharmonica) has created. Her work is always so lovely.
I have made a larger card this week to accommodate the dress form stamp that I picked up on a trip to the US last fall. My lovely friend (and now my muse) Sue Carrington from Stamping Sue Style got me started in stamping when I went to visit her for a day last September on our trip to England. I am using some of the techniques that she showed me that day. I still have a long way to go to come even close to her talent but I will keep working on it.
I used Distress Inks to create a background and then stamped it with a few elements. The dress form was stamped on an embossed rectangle that I created myself. I printed text on card stock and die cut two shapes to make ribbon cards after I stamped them with some more of the sewing elements. The ribbon was "pleated" on double-sided tape and the sentiment was computer generated. I think I will hang on to this card and give it to my Mother-in-Law for her upcoming 91st birthday in March since she spent many years as the alterations person in a dress shop and should appreciate the theme.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes (must use rubber or digital stamp)
Divas By Design - Make It Girlie
Frilly and Funkie - Follow Your Muse
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Oh So Girly
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Lace
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Vintage
Images: TPC Studio
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: My Stash
Tools & Embellishments: Pearl Flourishes (Dollarama), Lace (My Stash), 1/2" White Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), 1/4" Ribbons (White Rose), Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord Distress Ink (Ranger), Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders),