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Friday, 6 February 2015

A Vintage Journey - Tic Tac Toe

It is the turn of the wonderful Annie to host Challenge #25 at A Vintage Journey and Annie has chosen Tic Tac Toe for her theme.  In Annie's words, you must choose at least 3 items from the grid and incorporate these into your project.  You can choose items horizontally, vertically or diagonally, it's your decision.  Please, please include the names of the items you are using within your post, not just in the link.

Idea-ology or any metal embellishmentSpraysRibbon/twine
PaintEphemeraDie cuts
Foil tapeTexture fadesStains

For my card I chose line 3 - Ribbon, Die cuts and Stains, I also used a Spray.

I fell totally in love with the Flower Garden stamps in Tim's new range.  He is not usually known for doing stamps which are so delicate and feminine but these certainly are.  There is a range of flowers in the set, along with separate stems, which is great for placement on projects.

The base card was created by spraying Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain on my work mat and dragging the card through it.  When dry I flicked some water on and let it dry again. On a slightly smaller second piece of white card (I used watercolour card) I stamped the beautiful daisy and coloured it in with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint.
I wanted the flower to be raised up so I put a Sizzix square die on top of the card and lightly traced around it.  I then fussy cut around the whole part of the flower that was inside the lightly traced frame.  I then slipped the die underneath the cut flower (see above) and die cut the aperture, leaving the flower intact. 
It is a little tricky with the die and it does take a bit of practice but the effect is quite nice.
The beautiful sentiment comes from another new set of stamps by Tim Holtz, called Perspective. I think it goes well with my simple design.

Annie's challenge was great fun to create for, I hope you will join in with us at A Vintage Journey.  Do pop over there to see what my very talented teamies have made.  There are also some changes taking place at A Vintage Journey at the beginning of March and Brenda will be outlining a couple of those changes over there today, so do please have a look.

 As always, our wonderful Sponsor, Country View Crafts offer a prize of £10, for one person, chosen by the Creative Guides, to spend at their on-line shop.  Susan always gets Tim's latest products in super quick and for UK buyers there is no postage to pay.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.  I hope to see you again soon!  
Hugs, Anne xx

45 comments:

  1. That is such a pretty card Anne. It looks simple, but the difficulty is obvious too. The colours are gorgeous. So fabulous, as always ((hugs)) xox

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  2. what a lovely technique of cutting around the flower - your cone flower is so nicely colored Anne - and the blue background sets of off wonderfully!

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  3. Oh, love your dimensional technique with the flower!! What a beautiful card - and lucky you to have the new stamps already! The flower set is one I've on order and now cannot wait to play with it! Thanks, as always for the great inspiration - xx Lynn

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  4. This is beautiful Anne :-) I love the colour palette and the flower is fabulous. A gorgeous card to treasure. On my wish list x
    Glad you had fun with the challenge theme. Huge hugs to you and one for David too

    Annie x x

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  5. Such a pretty card and the dimension is awesome! thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your card is lovely...and certainly exemplifies the sentiment. Love the way you isolated the flower and made it the focal point. Great technique!

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  7. Good Morning Anne. Love your card. The colour looks stunning and the flower is beautiful. This piece of work would look great in a frame. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. What a beautiful card Anne , great way to let the beautiful flower shine against the beautiful blue x

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  9. Hi Anne what a stunning card, it looks simple in design but it just captures the imagination. The colours you have used are so serene looking. I love it Anne x

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  10. This is stunning Anne. The way you have cut the frame around the flower looks so effective and I love the background colours. Such a beautiful sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. Such a pretty card Anne. The colours are just lovely.
    Toni xx

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  12. Lovely card Anne, I love the delicacy of your design . X x x

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  13. "The effect is quite nice" - no, the effect is simply lovely... Very clever with the die, and to leave the flower uncut. I'm still not quite sure I get how the flower didn't get cut by the square just because you'd fussy cut it first, but I suspect it's one of those things that makes sense when you do it!!

    Gorgeous, delicate watercolouring - a card that is perfect in its simplicity.
    Alison xx

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  14. This is gorgeous Anne .... the colours are so pretty, and I love those new flowers from Tim. Enjoy the weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  15. Lovely effects Anne and a beautiful card
    MaggieH

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  16. So very, very pretty. Especially love the little bow around the stem!

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  17. Absolutely love it Anne! The whole card - design, colours, framing …. just perfect! Jennie x

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  18. Wow Anne, this is so soft and summery, what a beauty! Makes me long for the spring weather to come a calling! hugs :)

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  19. This is a soft and gorgeous card. I love this simple flower and this is something I never master but I love. The colors are beautiful too. So fresh to see a Spring card, we are having Spring temperatures again for 5 days, love winter here. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs Kelly

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  20. Anne, love that delicate flower! The colors are so soft and with that touch of Spring! Stunning framed card! Love it! Hugs!

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  21. Anne, love that delicate flower! The colors are so soft and with that touch of Spring! Stunning framed card! Love it! Hugs!

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  22. This really is so feminine, Annie! I think this is the first stamp set (don't tell him) that I love of Tim's! I was googly-eyed and leaning in reading how you did the flower in the aperture and can't wait to try that myself! It is such a very effective design element and breathtaking card!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  23. What a beautiful flower Anne and it's been coloured beautifully!! I love this card and how the frame holds the flower, then that soft tone blue background shows it off xx

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  24. I love your beautiful card Anne which is so restful and pleasing to the eyes (just what I need to look at after the two days of interviewing I have just had). I was particularly interested to see how you achieved the raised flower look, such a clever technique and gives it so much more dimension.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  25. How do you keep that white white?!! LOVE that...what a contrast! Your watercolored flower is gorgeous and love the distressed background! Gorgeous and simplistic!

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  26. Such a delicate and beautiful card Anne! LOVE how you used the die for your flower frame and the soft colouring. Jenny x

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  27. Beautifully done Anne, and such clever work with that new stamp! Love the gentle colouring and beautiful clean lines of this! The sentiment is absolutely perfect for it too!

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  28. Anne, what struck me first, other than the beauty of your card, it was the composition. Such great placement of the flower, very clever indeed. The soft pastel colours are very soothing. It really is a beautiful, beautiful card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  29. Beautiful Card! Such lovely colours and the design is fabulous! xxx

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  30. I guess you know what the first rule in art is - KISS - "keep it simple sugar". So true too as you have proved with your beautifully simple card. Ahhhh - perfection.
    Sandy xx

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  31. Beautiful card, Anne!! I like Tim's new Flower Garden stamps, too and you've showcased this gorgeous image fabulously!! Just a beautiful and delicate card!! XOXO-Shari

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  32. Gorgeous card Anne, it's just perfection. Angela x

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  33. It _is_ a very different look from TH. Just goes to show his skills! Love the way you've enhanced this lovely w/c flower with your cutting technique. I can imagine it was a bit tricky to fussy cut the petals, but the effect is so worth it. Love that water spotted background. You have certainly shown on this pretty stem to maximum effect with the way you've used it. TFS, Hugs & Happy Sunday.

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  34. Perfectly designed card - from the balance of elements, the colours to the sentiment matching the clean design. Absolutely brilliant. Nikki xxx

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  35. A beautiful card - love the colour scheme and the way you've done the flower! Elaine xx

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  36. Hi Anne,
    What a simple and elegant card! Love it.
    I will also comment on your Valentine Box here because I just saw it. I love everything about it.
    Hugs

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  37. Beautiful card Anne, so pretty and gorgeous colours, hugs Carole ZX

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  38. Such an elegant card Anne and the sentiment is perfect with it. Feminine and beautiful.
    Julie x

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  39. Oh wow! How very beautiful Anne. That 'floating' flower is superb (though Im not sure how you managed to not die cut the overhanging flower. Whilst it is simple, there sure are several great techniques at play. Lovely to see Tim extending to pretty flowers too. Stunning as always. Nicola x

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  40. Anne, what a wonderful card you've created! Love soft colors and the Yellow flower is so beautiful! Simple, clever but absolutely Amazing! Barbarayaya

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  41. WOW! a stunning card, love the image, the colours and the great design.
    The card is simple but so effective.

    Patricia x

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  42. Such a beautiful, simple but stunning card. fabulous design, love it and love those new sentiment stamps too. Hugs Ruth xx

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  43. Beautiful card love the colour, the sentiment and the image - so perfectly created

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