Thursday, June 25, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Guest Designer

I'm so honored to be the Guest Designer for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #070.  Here's the board we're using & hope you'll play along.
There are several options I considered using, but in the end I choose the bottom row of Summer, Bird & Sparkle. 
The bird & sparkle are pretty obvious.  In case you're wondering how I included summer, the SSS bird die is called Bird of Roses & roses are a summer flower where I live.  Secondly, I used what I consider to be summer colors represented by PTI inks New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Melon Berry & Bright Buttercup.  I first used the green inks with the Altenew Wonderful Wreath stencil.  The berries are included in the center of the stencil, so you can put them wherever you want or leave them off.  I added the cluster of 3 using Melon Berry ink.  The bird was die cut a couple times & glued together.  Then I drew around the die so I could cut a solid area with my scissors to color & back the bird.  The decorative top was inked in Bright Buttercup & the solid piece in Melon Berry.  Both were covered in White Blizzard Nuvo Drops which I used like glitter glue & also added to the berries.
For the solid piece, I spread it with an old credit card like using embossing paste.  The sparkle is really beautiful in real life.  I decided the bird needed more than the wreath to perch on, so I first added some Elizabeth Craft branches inked in the 2 greens.  The sentiment from Altenew Floral Frame was stamped in New Leaf & I added yellow splatters using a Zig watercolor marker.  I have several summer birthday cards to send & this one will be mailed soon.  You'll find lots of inspiration from the DT.  I'm entering SSS Wednesday.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


19 comments:

  1. This is a super card and a great interpretation of summer. Congratulations on your DT spot. Well and truly hot and summery here today in the UK. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Beautiful summer rose birdie on the delicate wreath, Greta!! Congrats on Guest DT at the Tic Tac Toe challenge!! I might find time to check it out since you're over there!

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  3. Beautiful card Greta, wonderful use of the bottom row of inspriation prompts. Congrats on your GDT!

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  4. Beautiful colors, sparkle and bird.

    Hugs Diane

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  5. Congratulations on guesting Greta! That sparkly bird is marvelous. Such a lovely card!

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  6. This is gorgeous! What a pretty bird die and your sparkle peeking through is just perfect! Thanks for being our guest designer this week!

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  7. So beautiful. I love that pretty bird.

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  8. Congratulations on your Guest Spot Greta and haven't you done the Tic Tac Toe competition proud! Love your version, especially the sparkling body of the bird.

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  9. A really delightful creation as always Greta.

    B x

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  10. A beautiful representation of summer, Greta! Love your sparkly little bird!

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  11. This is beautiful Greta, love the sparkly bird die with the Summer wreath.
    Take care
    Faith x

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  12. Congratulations Greta and what a pretty card. The bird looks fabulous and so is your card....I love it x.

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  13. Congratulations on your guest design Greta! That birdie is fabulous!

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  14. So sweet! Congrats on another guest design, Greta!

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  15. Congrats on your Guest DT spot, Greta and you have done them proud with this little beauty. I love the summery colours you used and how clever to add a sparkly backing to the pretty bird.
    Take care.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  16. Lovely to see you guesting at Tic Tac Toe Greta! I love your sparkly little bird with the greenery background! How clever to draw round your bird so that you could back him with coloured card stock. Vicky x

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  17. Congratulations on guest designing, Greta! You've made a beautiful textured design representing summertime with this gorgeous schparkly bird and background!! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Congrats my lovely! And what a fabulous card!! I love the sparkle on that birdie and the colours are so pretty!

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  19. Great your card is gorgeous - that bird die is a wow! Thanks for guesting with us at TicTacToe this week!

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