Thursday 10 March 2022

Fresh for you

Hello, crafting friends!
It's Thursday and time for another Tic Tac Toe challenge! Betty has come up with a fabulous board to get your creative juices flowing:
I was instantly inspired by the bottom row - Die Cut/Spring Colors/Floral as I am really enjoying watching the spring flowers come out everywhere.

My focal panel was created with two different sets. The flowers from Clearly Besotted's Pretty Pansies were stamped first onto a panel and then onto a sticky note. The sticky note image was fussy cut to create a mask which was placed over the image on the panel. I stamped the jar from The Greetery's Just Mason Around just over the mask so that when the mask was removed, the flowers appeared to be spilling over the rim of the jar.

I had a lovely time colouring the image with coloured pencils in pretty pastel hues. The flower mask came into play again while I sponged in a background and when it was removed, I added more detail with the pencils and a white Posca acryylic paint pen. When I was happy with the result, I trimmed the panel with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle, mounted it onto blue card a tiny bit larger than the panel and attached it to a card base.
The card was finished with a stamped bow from the Mason Around set and a sprinkling of pale pink sequins.
Right! It's your turn now! Do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see all the fabulous samples the team have made to inspire you. You will find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post so that you can link up your own creation with us. We can't wait to see what you make :)

I'm linking this card up with The Paper Players where Jaydee's theme this week is Spring is in the Air.

We have had a flying visit from our your youngest son who celebrates his 21st birthday tomorrow. He is currently working towards his finals at university and has returned to the fray now but it was wonderful to crack open a bottle of fizz, feed him with his favourite foods, enjoy his company and send him on his way.

Sending hugs,


  1. That is simply stunning Vicky. Totally gorgeous. You’re colouring is fantastic. Run out of superlatives now!!!! Oh wait! Just one more . . . AWESOME XXX

  2. Gorgeous #Spring flowers showcased perfectly by the beautiful background. Happy birthday wishes to your son

  3. This is just beautiful, Vicky and had to come by and tell you so! Glad you got to see your son.

  4. Beautiful soft pencil coloring of your sweet Spring bouquet in a Mason Jar, Vicky. Love your background and framing too. A special card appropriate for many occasions. How fun to celebrate your youngest son's 21st birthday too. TFS my friend. We are enjoying flowers popping out everywhere too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  5. A pretty jar full of pansies, Vicky! Love that sweet bow too!

  6. Love your perfect coloring and this very pretty card!!

  7. I just love the soft pastel tones of your pretty jam jar of spring flowers Vicky - the pencil work is amazing, this is one of those cards that is so artistic it feels like it should be in a frame! Glad you managed to enjoy a flying visit from your youngest; finals - wow, doesn't time fly?!

  8. I would love this beautiful bouquet.


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