Friday, February 4, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #56 - Tic Tac Toe!!!

Hi, ready for this week's challenge? By the look of things love is in the air & these great colours are perfect for a Valentine greeting:-

After last week's grid sketch, I have been itching to create a "tic tac toe" card. I was super excited to discover that the SU itty bitty punches provided me with perfect "crosses" &, with the addition of a smaller circle punch, a bunch of "noughts" as well. Here is my card:-

& look, no crazy cutting this week! LOL

I glazed the playing pieces with SU Crystal Effects & added some Cherry Cobbler cardstock to the back of one of the cute little heart buttons & tied it with fine satin ribbon. I wanted the grid to have a hand drawn look, so I stamped it using the stem from the "dandelion" of SU's retired Good Friend set.  The sentiment has been added to a tag from the SU Medium Jewellery Tag Punch. The background stamp is a distressed grid pattern & I have stamped it repeatedly in Cherry Cobbler to achieve a natural fabric looking texture. Here's a close up of the details:-

Make sure you check out all the divine creations by the rest of the Team & play along yourself at the challenge site, we'd love to see what you have created.  :)
 The Challenge Site



Card Components:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Stamps:  SU Good Friend & Tiny Tags, Kaiser background stamp (Grid?)
Inks:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Itty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Punches, Small Circle Handheld Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Crystal Effects, Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals


Lynne Armstrong said...

Another clever creation Helen :) Whoever would have thought of turning a bitty flower into a cross lol. Your tic-tac-toe is brilliant. Love the background stamp...and that little heart button & tag is soooo cute.
Hugs xx

Christine Blain said...

I haven't yet checked out the other submissions from the DT, but THIS, my friend, is divine. I love it to bits (itty bitty bits, ha ha). Can't believe you got Crystal Effects to look so good on those tiny 'pieces'; I would've smudged it all over the place. Beautiful, beautiful card, Helen.

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Helen!!! What a great idea!! The little heart in the middle is perfect and I love how you used this week's colours. You rocked this one big time :)

Cindy Major said...

I LOVE this! Love the grid pattern, love the tic tac toe, love the heart button with the tag in the centre, love the Crystal Effects... You did an amazing job with the challenge!

Have a great weekend!
Cindy :)

Fiona Harrison said...

Very cute!

Renée said...

LOVE your tic tac toe centre, Helen!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! This is so clever, Helen. Love the crystal effects. I wish my brain had the ability to "think outside the square"! Fab use of the punches! Hugs xxaxx

Anonymous said...

Love it Helen. You are so very clever turning those punches into tic tac toe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a perfectly balanced card, Helen! So clean and simple, love the heart in the center of the tic-tac-toe board, and all those shiny x's and o's!