Friday, February 23, 2018

Colour Dare 281 - Tic Tac Toe and a Ton of Layers!

Welcome to another Colour Dare Challenge! Since it is the last week in February, it is time for another Tic Tac Toe board! This one is based on the colours from the Make Waves paper pack and there are a LOT of available colours in that package. 

If you are using that paper pack, the one paper that contains ALL of them is the mermaid paper. Some of the other papers have many of them - but not all. 

Here is the tic tac toe board. I usually post the colours at the bottom but this time, I think it is easier if you see it first. 

First - I used the the top line, the left line and the bottom line. I also added both Black and White. 
The only colours I did not include were Sorbet and Canary. 

I chose to step WAY out of my comfort zone for this challenge. My card has a ton of layers... the last time I counted, I was up to 22 layers! That doesn't include the foam tape between the layers. This is not my normal style but I wanted to try something different. 

The Emerald background was embossed and sanded only here and there. I hand stitched along two sections using black embroidery floss. There is a layer of vellum on top of some of the floral paper, just to soften the boldness of that paper and the vellum has been slightly torn to rough the edges. Using various Cricut images, I layered them until I had what I wanted with the flower and leaves on top. Some of the Make Waves flower embellishments form a sort of waterfall on the left side. A button with a gem holds the twine in place on top of the flower, which was brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush. The Hello sentiment was stamped on a piece of Bashful patterned paper and again three times below on a banner. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use this Tic Tac Toe board to create a project. The possibilities are ENDLESS! 
You have 2 weeks to link up your project as the due date is Thursday, March 8 at 10pm EST

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Make Waves Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, Willow Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Bashful Cardstock, Pansy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock
Stamps: Sending Smiles, Have a Happy Day (ret.)
Inks: Emerald, Pixie, Willow, Glacier
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Artiste Cartridge (ret.), Artbooking Cartridge, You Are Here Cartridge, Dots Embossing Folder (ret.), Sanding Kit (ret.), Black Embroidery Floss and Needle (not CTMH), Turquoise Twine (not CTMH), White Button (ret.), Make Waves Sequins and Gems, Clear Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape



Michelle said...

Alyson what a great card! You used so many details to keep my eyes looking around your card! I discover new things every time I look!

Unknown said...

So beautiful Alyson! I love all the layers and details with the gems and flowers. Not to mention the cool stitching.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Well, can't say you're missing any layering...very pretty and very interesting in trying to count them all.