Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Hello Friend

Today I'm playing along with this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Here's the grid:

I picked the left hand vertical column - friendship, die cuts, ink blending.

My background piece was in my stash, stamped in Versamark and clear embossed, then some white ink blended lightly over it - this mutes the background colour a little while also bringing out the stamped/embossed portion. I die cut the bird and branch/leaves, then coloured with oxide inks, used bought paper flowers but changed the centres to match my card base, and went (maybe a little too) crazy with white gesso splatters lol. 

Materials used:
  • stamps - Vintage Flora (Honey Bee Stamps), Tiny Text (Tim Holtz)
  • dies - layered chickadee (Simon Says Stamp), branch, stitched rectangle (Paper Rose), friend (stash)
  • distress inks - squeezed lemonade, stormy sky, twisted citron, mowed lawn, brushed corduroy, picket fence
  • other - Dimensionals, Big Shot, MISTI, blending brushes, black gem, paper flowers and stamens, white gesso, fan brush
Thanks for stopping by.


Edited to add: The team at Tic Tac Toe chose my card as the Designer Pick for this week. Many thanks! 


kareN stampZ said...

Kerri I love all the hidden details what a lovely background for your delightful wee birdie to nest above. I love your white splatters I'm envious they all look perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Tic Tac Toe this week.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is amazing Kerry! I love the intense blue and the gorgeous stamping in the background, I adore that cut bird in those pretty colours and your splatters are (like Mary Poppins!) perfect in every way! Thank you for coming to play with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x