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 :)