Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9

It's the first of the month and that means there's a brand new challenge over at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge blog! It's another fun one and we hope you'll join us!

I chose diagonal from left to right - Masking Technique, Sponging, and Things That Fly. I used a pixie from Avery Elle, so that counts as something that flies, right? LOL!

I actually remembered to take pictures as I created this time, so I have a fun little step by step photo guide for you. (Please ignore my mess that I make on my scrap paper under my panel!) If only I actually remembered to do this more often!

I started by using my Misti to stamp each of my images where I wanted them (carefully masking where the clouds overlapped) and then stamping and heat embossing my sentiment. This picture shows the whole thing stamped and everything masked for the next step - Sponging!

I used two separate colors of blue (Broken China and Tumbled Glass) to sponge onto my images. I used the darker color over top of the images and around the edges and then faded into the lighter blue so it would fade to white. This picture shows how messy it looks after I was done sponging! Now the fun part - removing the masks!

Look at how awesome that is when the masks are removed! You can see that blue halo so much better now! On to the coloring!

I used my copics to give my images some color and dimension. I colored the pixie to look a little like Tinkerbell because I'm going to be sending this to a friend who happens to be a Disney freak. She's going to love this! I used light grays in my clouds to make them appear a little more fluffy. I love how that blue halo makes them appear even more white! Now to finish it up!

I stamped a light blue card base with light blue ink to create a tone-on-tone effect and then adhered my oval panel with foam tape for dimension. I used some clear Wink of Stella on the pixie's wings and her wand for some extra magic! To finish it off, I added a sprinkling of Sparkling Clear sequins trailing down from her wand.


  1. Fantastic masking! Lovely card!

  2. omg this card is sooo cute Rachel!! :)

  3. I adore this! I'm so glad you showed how you masked to add color behind. I've got to remember that! :) So glad you are linking up on the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge blog now!