Monday, 4 September 2017

Tic Tac Toe- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.  
Today is the day for a new theme at 

So fun this month as we are playing Tic Tac Toe!


My tic tac toe is a diagonal row down....sentiment, watercolour, white.

I began by stamping the flowers called Flora Bella twice onto my heavy white cardstock; once at the top and once on the bottom using my Misti. 
Next, I pressed my Distress ink pads onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colour with a wet paintbrush being very careful not to get the ink onto the flower petals, leaving them white.
I added layers of colour, blending them as I went along.
When dry, using a fine line black marker, I added some small dots to fill in some of the blank spaces.

While that dried, I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink onto black cardstock, then white heat embossed it.  I added it using pop dots onto my card front.



That's it.  Very simple, clean looking card.
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us this month.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
City Crafter- MONOCHROMATIC
Crafty Cardmakers- MONOCHROMATIC



Supplies
Stamps- Flora Bella #1 (Prima); Life in Bloom (High Hopes)
Inks- Distress- Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (TH); Versamark; Black Archival
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- paintbrush; Misti; white embossing powder; heat tool;
anti-static bag; fine line black marker

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I like how this turned out, Karen! (Pinning it to try myself one of these days.) Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Love how you've done this card and great water colouring around the stamped images. Such vibrant colours of orange and against the black and white it looks amazing x

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  3. What a beautful design - I love the red!

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  4. Beautiful Clean, Crisp monochromatic design, my friend! I love your open flower images and how you kept them white with the pretty orange watercolored background. I am impressed..you did not get a drop of ink inside your flowers:-) Your little black dots add a wonderful touch. Perfect placement of your sentiment too. TFS, Karen. Hugs

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  5. Beautiful card, sweet and simple.

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  6. This is so pretty!! LOVE the colors you used on this. Very striking card!!

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  7. love the background watercolour, so pretty with the flowers in white.

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  8. You have done an amazing job of coloring around these flowers, my friend! The white flowers are such a wonderful contrast to the orange background and another wonderful sentiment!

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  9. Your card is beautiful and I love that the background is the colored part and that you kept the flowers white.

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  10. it's a beautiful and happy card Karen

    gr karin

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  11. A very cheerful card to brighten a dull day.

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  12. Love the background being the coloured part and the flowers left white! Great colour choice for the time of year we're entering!

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  13. Love that the flowers are bright white. They are a wonderful contrast to the orange background. So pretty! The doodling adds some fun. Great card Karen!!
    xx

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  14. Great card. Fabulous design x

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  15. The white flowers are such a wonderful contrast to the bright orange you have used Karen, and I adore the white on black sentiment and the sweet little groups of dots you have added to give extra interest to the background. A gorgeous card. x

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  16. Hi there lovely Karen, I adore your colours here. Sorry if I have missed a few posts/challenges as our weather has been warming up I have been outdoors...xx [aNNie]

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  17. Karen - your card is very lovely.
    Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  18. This is such a beautiful card! Love the vibrant colours ;o) Thank you for joining our "Monochrome" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a fabulous week and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

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  19. What a fabulous and dramatic card - love it
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. Oh no blue? ... ;-)
    It's very interesting, that you colored the background an d not the flowers.
    Beautiful!!

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  21. Fabulous card, love that vibrant orange, but what, no blue?! LOL x

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  22. Wow, so vibrant!! Great use of one colour - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time!

    Jackie

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  23. This is very striking -I love the way you added the black lines. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

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  24. Wow! Looks absolutely gorgeous! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Hope you join in again soon. Nandini, DT

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  25. Stunning card, your water coloring is done perfectly and adding the little black dots to fill in space was a great idea :)

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  26. Lovely card Karen. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Monochrome challenge.
    Hugs Kimx

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  27. I love the colours and the fun technique. Absolutely gorgeous!
    xx Katrin

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  28. Gorgeous Autumnal colours Karen and such pretty stamping and flowers too.Yet another stunner from you mf ;) hugs Viv xx

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  29. Beautiful work! I love tic tac toe challenges. All your cards are amazing!

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  30. Such a departure from the regular painted flowers, white background, Karen, and it's wonderful. Love the orange!

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  31. Delicious! I love how the background is coloured and the flowers are white - a nice change up xx

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  32. WOW!! This is a fabulous technique with lovely results, love the way the flowers stand out against that warm orange color.
    Beautiful and meaningful sentiment, so true.
    Hugs,
    Maria.

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  33. Love the idea to color only the background and in that color combo, Karen!!! It looks modern and chic!

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  34. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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