Tuesday, October 9, 2012

wanna play crafty tic-tac-toe with us?

because that's the challenge this week at shopping our stash. just pick any row, column, or diagonal and use all three items in your card or project--easy peasy!


want to know which line i chose?  ALL OF THEM!!! why? because in any given group there always has to be a wise guy, doesn't there? and i can't leave it to leslie EVERY week, lol! :) :) :) 

(vintage: text page from an encyclopedia; patterned paper: making memories, the paper co, hambly; kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; transparency frame: best creations; flowers: prima, doodlebug; black gem flourish (on frame): imaginisce; tibbon: tim holtz, michaels; tag and brad: my mind's eye; border punch: recollections; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)

ok, so, i *think* you can see most of the elements, but just in case i will clarify: the sparkle (gem) brad is attaching my sentiment; which along with my card base is kraft. the black damask print paper (& the little border strip) just happened to have some embossing in their patterns; the black and white gingham ribbon is sewn down under my lovely stack of sparkly white and yellow gingham flower(s). and thus all nine elements of our tic-tac-toe board have been incorporated.

one of the things that made ALL of that as easy as pie is that i was, as always, inspired by the lovely laurel seabrook's gorgeous photo challenge for this week (#41) which is totally rockin' the white+neutral+hint-of-yellowish color palette, along with the goth/elegant "grown up halloween" vibe. very me, right?!


in terms of placement, the current unscripted sketch (#179) was tremendously helpful (plus, fun!):


you can see that this is yet another occasion when, by dint of using that fabulous prima blossom, i've got quite a bulky "profile" to my card:


if i were sending this through the post, i'd either slide it into a padded jiffy mailer or enclose it in a roomy gift bag or box with a present; as it happens, this is the birthday card of a friend i shall see in person on friday, so i'll just wrap it in a bit of pretty tissue paper or part of a vintage sewing pattern and tie it with ribbon.

and now i really must insist you pop over to SOS to see the rest of the design team's glorious creations; and be sure grab that tic-tac-toe board so ♥YOU♥ can play along!!!

20 comments:

  1. Wow! This is such a fun challenge! Love what you've created...grat Fall colors and fabulous take on the sketch!

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  2. all of them...you rock my dear. This card is over the top gorgeous!

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  3. Such a gorgeous card and perfect take on the inspiration photo!

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  4. Well since you covered all of the 9 squares, I suppose you are the winner ;)

    Seriously beautiful card, Lauren! Your mojo is scalding hot right now. You know I love your Mojo Monday card, your Audrey card is fab, and now this one too....gorgeous!!!

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  5. Lauren - BRAVO! Your work is always over-the-top and I LOVE over-the-top! Wowzers!! All 9! WAHOO! This card is gorgeous! Just love it!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  6. TRULY GORGEOUS! LOVE the idea of the challenge!

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  7. This is one of those amazing cards that requires staring at for at least 10 minutes so that you don't miss a detail! You need to gift this in a frame :0

    Thanks for joining us at Unscripted and sharing your artistry with us!

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  8. Lauren your creations just get more amazing ... Just when I think ... THAT's my favourite" ... along comes another stunner!!! I wanna know where you keep your mojo ... see... 'cos YOU never seem to lose it !! ♥♥♥♥

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  9. Oh great, just when I was starting to get to know the role of each of us, you go & muck with it ;)
    I just ADORE the whole creation - the pop of yellow is so perfect, setting off the rest of the elements beautifully :)

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  10. I still don't know how you managed to get ALL of these on here and have it look sensational like it does!!! So gorgeous!!
    lynn

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  11. Wow! I'm with Adriana on this one....definitely deserves to be showcased in a frame. Absolutely amazingly spectacular (bad grammar ?)...breathtaking compilation of the nine elements! Well done! Thank you so much for choosing our Unscripted sketch to showcase this saweet creation!

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  12. Love that swirly transparent background ... so pretty ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

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  13. aww gorgeous, thank for the look

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  14. Totally gorgeous card and great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at US!

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  15. Very pretty and love the Halloween decor!

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  16. Oh, my. <3 <3 <3

    First, you knocked me out by doing ALL the squares. I thank you for taking one for the team this week. :D

    I totally adore your interpretation of the sketch, and the hint of color with the B&W. Perfection.

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  17. Lauren, you're the best :-D

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  18. Fantastically gorgeous! I love it. LOVE it. I love the diffrent patterns and textures. Fabulous!

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  19. This is so utterly gorgeous, Lauren. I love that black swirled transparency... all so amazing!

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  20. So pretty. I don't think I've ever done a card in those shades and colors.

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