Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A new dimension of Tic Tac Toe...

Hi everybody,

Well, Spring has eventually sprung here in Newcastle...and I'm full of cold :( ...typical!  In any case, to cheer me up, I made a card to play along with the current challeges going on over at the, always awesome, Make The Day Special Challenge Blog, and, my other favourite place on the internet, the delightful Lawnscaping Challenge Blog.

This month's challenge at Lawnscaping, is 'Dimension', and here's all the details -

And this month's Challenge at MTDS is 'Tic Tac Toe', a grid where you choose 3 of the items that make up a line, and use these 3 items to make up your creation!  Amazing idea, I've never heard of it before but what fun, loads of different variations to choose from.

Here's the 'Grid' -

And here's my card -

So, can you guess which line I chose :) ?  Yup, I went - Wood + Circles + Die cuts.
I used these gorgeous Wooden Veneers which I got from MTDS (and have been hoarding for a while now haha) for my wooden elements.  I used Lawn Fawn's 'Thanks' die, (the scripty words from Lawn Fawn are possibly my favourite sentiment die's of all time - I just LOVE the font!), and a circle die, and, with a bit of creative cutting, managed to get this one piece effect.  I backed with more wood veneer, mounted on thick foam adhesive to give some great dimension.  I loved the CAS look of the wood and the die-cutting, so kept things simple by embellishing with die cut, and pre-cut, wood veneer hearts and stars, adhered using gel glue to add more dimension.  I LOVE how the negative space in the hearts creates a whole new depth of dimension all on their own, and think the shadows created by all the dimension, look pretty cool too.

Hope you like it, please feel free to leave a comment :)


Make ME Laugh...

Hi everybody,

Yee-haa, Mama Elephant have started their Challenge back up!  However, this time, there's a difference.  Instead of linking up via their Challenge Blog, we now have to link up to Flickr.  Something new to me, but it looks like a lot of fun, so I'm glad to get involved!

I still wanted to post my creation here, so here's the link to my card on Flickr...

Mama Elephant Flickr Challenge entry - Make ME Laugh

And here's my card...

So the theme set was...'Make ME laugh' and this is what I came up with. We all know the new 'Photo bomb' set by Mama Elephant is unreal, amazing, and cute as a button...but I thought it would be fun to create my own take on it, with a whole bunch of little critters from various ME sets...and then to make it more 'LOL' than 'Awwww'...I thought it would be funny to take one of the little cuties from 'Up and away', and have him being swept, well, 'Up and Away', by one the balloons from the background.  My scene took a whole lot of masking (see photo below) which was time consuming, but worth it.  I coloured my image using Promarkers and used Lawn Fawn's 'Say Cheese' die to turn it into a photo.  I coloured my Mama Elephant 'Happy' die, also with Promarkers, creating an Ombre effect to match my sky, and stamped out 'together' from ME's 'Happy Everything', on vellum in Black Sparkle, to finish off my sentiment.  I wanted my little photograph to take up your full attention, so kept the rest of the card white and simple.  I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock to mount everything on to, using a cloud skyline folder, added a little twine and some ribbon flags behind my picture, and there you have it.  I'm really happy with how this card came out, and hope yo made you giggle :)


*EDITED 10/05/15 - I WON I WON I WON :) !!! #overthemoon*