The Studio Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Stopping in to share my take on The Studio's newest challenge.  It's a tic-tac-toe board.  I guess I was going for a blackout; because I found inspiration in almost every element of the board below, withholding only a white background.
I started this page by stamping the mint, gradient, polka dot, base page, in Crisp Cantaloupe and London Fog inks, with a variety of stars.  I then split apart a trio of frames; adhered the pieces, to the base page, near the top and bottom of where my photos, which were matted with Whisper White cardstock, would lie; and topped them with a bit of gold, foil, heart vellum, cut in the shape of a star with my Cameo.  A woodgrain, "hello" card, as well as a manila tag, laced with mint twine, tied in a bow, was tucked under the top edge of the photos and embellished with a floral die cut and gold-embossed, on vellum, and hand-cut, heart banner.
The "hello" card was then used to create my "hello BABY" title with the addition of gold, puffy, Desktop Thickers.
A mint, gradient ampersand, topped with a tangle of gold thread; couple of die cuts; puffy, "LOVING YOU", banner sticker; and stamped, in Crisp Cantaloupe ink, on White cardstock, and hand-cut, "Special Delivery" arrow, grounds the design.
I then secured a strip of woodgrain, patterned paper, along the right edge of the base page, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and embellished it with a number of die cuts, backed with a strip of gold, stripe Washi and another tangle of gold thread.
A bit of Titanium White, acrylic paint, added to the outside edges of the base page for added interest, as well as a sprinkling of gold, star sequins and trio of wood veneer hearts, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Picture This' October 15th Challenge (2 photos, polka dots, and family); Stuck?! Sketches October 15th Sketch Challenge, which I rotated 90 degrees to the right...
and Clique Kit's October Mood Board Challenge.  I was inspired by the gradient image in the bottom center; the overall, pastel palette with kisses of black; and happy mix of celebratory, heart/star confetti throughout.
And here's your Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge graphic to get you off and running in the right direction.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  Then, come join in the fun!  You have until Sunday, November 8, 2015, to link up your takes in the right-hand column of The Studio Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Blast Off (Market Street Stamps); Sent With Love (SU!); Borders & Backgrounds 3 & Banner Love (Wplus9) Paper: White (Wplus9); Whisper White & gold foil heart vellum (SU!); mint polka dot & woodgrain (Jen Hadfield); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (SU!); London Fog (Memento); watermark (VersaMark) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); manila tag (American Tag Co.); mint twine (A.R. Designs); gold embossing powder (Ranger); frames, woodgrain "hello", floral bits, gradient arrows, gold "HELLO", gradient ampersand, & fox die cuts (Jen Hadfield); wood veneer hearts (Simple Stories); gold star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); gold stripe Washi (MME); "LOVING YOU" puffy banner (Pink Paislee); puffy gold Desktop Thickers (Dear Lizzy); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt); Cameo (Silhouette)

25 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning page!!! Love the colours and the touches of gold and those photos are precious!

Lynn said...

Oh those pictures melt my heart. Beautiful layout Jinny.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the photos and all the details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness the colors on this page are just gorgeous. Once again you have worked you embellishment magic. Incredible work Jinny! Hugs!

Masami Tsuji said...

So lovely!!!! What a great color combo of mint + gold...LOVE it!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Picture This!

I'm just a simple gal said...

oh wow, what a lovely layout. Thanks for playing along with us over at Clique Kits!

Annette Allen said...

aww the sweetest layout ever.. i love it

Carolyn Johnson said...

So beautiful! I love all the little details. Thanks for playing along at Pucture This!

Sandy Ross said...

Jinny, your details are just fabulous...as always! Beautiful layout! Nice to see you playing along with Stuck?!

pirikara celery(kumiko) said...

I love this!!!It's absolutely gorgeous.Thank you for joining us at stuck?! Sketches!

Leeann Pearce said...

Oh wow beautiful photos and such a beautiful page too! Thanks for playing at CK!

Charlene said...

This is just stunning! Your designs are wonderful Jinny!

Cassie said...

Wow, oh Wow!!! What a beautiful page. There are so many fabulous details and I love all of them. Thank you so much for joining us at Picture This and at Stuck?! Sketches. Great job on combining these challenges!!

Aliza said...

I love your layout, but I kept getting distracted by the adorable newborn baby!

Laura Whitaker said...

This is so gorgeous Jinny, so in love with all the pops of gold! You always inspire me to stamp on my layouts more! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such sweet photos! The papers you chose are just perfect!

Lisa said...

Oh I'm smitten!!! The pictures are perfectly precious and I adore every single detail you put into this. FABULOUS Jinny!!

Flóra Mónika Farkas said...

Beautiful layout! <3

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous page, Jinny. Your take on the sketch is simply amazing. I just love how you used all of your touches here to create a masterpiece!!!!

Melissa Vining said...

I just adore everything about this page Jinny! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Cherished said...

Sooo Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Picture This.

Marci Bensing said...

This is amazing work Jinny! Very talented-yes you are!!! Thanks for joining in at PICTURE THIS!

Devra said...

oh this is truly stunning. I love your attention to detail and wonderful use of the Picture This elements. Thank you, it's nice to see new faces joining us

Candace Perkins said...

Such a beautiful layout! Love all the little details! Thanks for joining our Clique Kits "Anything Goes" Challenge!

SomethingAboutMarie said...

OMG your page is Gorgeous & so cute!!!! I love your photos, colors, papers, all those details, the design ... everything!!!! Thank you for joining us @Picture This!