Wednesday, 8 June 2016

WWC71 - Heidi's Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

I'm so excited!  This week I'm hosting the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I hope you like it!  It's a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and I plotted it out so that there are choices that could include techniques, special folds and all sorts of goodies.  This is a great way to personalize your challenge card, by choosing three squares in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally and use those options for your creation.

I kept changing my mind about which options to use.  I actually created a Grad gift card and then thought of something completely different using a diagonal on the tic-tac-toe board.  Time almost ran out on me with so many other demands on my time but in the end I did get the second card finished and knew it was the one I wanted for my Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

If you've been following my blog, you will have noticed that I enjoy using a white card base for the majority of my cards.  In this case I went contrary to custom and used Night of Navy as my base.  My next layer is Mint Macaron.  After that my colours became very bright, staying true to the colours in the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series paper which I used for my left side.  The right side, therefore, used Daffodil Delight while the flowers and leaves used the Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, and Cucumber Crush.  For my sentiment I cut a piece of Night of Navy using the rounded square from the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits.  I added a narrow backing of Mint Macaron to help it stand out against the DSP.  The hint of pattern between the DSP and the Daffodil Delight is a piece of the Affectionately Yours Washi tape.  The Mint Macaron chevron pattern almost looks like a line of stitching, doesn't it?

So it's clear that I used the top left corner "Birthday".  You may think I went across the tic-tac-toe board horizontally, but I went diagonally.  The Designer Paper was used only as an aid to choose my colours.  The centre square calls for "Buttons and/or Bows and/or Bling".  Well, one look at the golden flowers and you know that I chose "Bling".  There are the gold flowers, the rhinestone in their centres, and the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details in the centres of the other flowers.  The final square in the bottom right corner calls for "Die-cuts".  One look at the sentiment and all the various blossoms and leaves proves that I've satisfied that option.

This was a fun card to create.  I don't always "go bright" but the paper just begged for it and I couldn't say no.  I hope you'll check out the cards by the other Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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