Thursday, September 29, 2022

Guest Designer for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #181

Hello there.  I am excited to be guest designing (GD) at Tic Tac Toe Challenge (TTTC) for their challenge board #181.


I chose the right column (autumn colors - enamel dots/gems - ink blending).  Brown, red, orange and yellow are colours that I associate most with autumn, and since I love making non-traditional colour Christmas cards, I used these colours with the adorable Very Mice Christmas stamp from Whimsy Stamps to create this CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card.


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and on masking paper.  Fussy cut the image on masking paper out then masked the other image.  Hand cut a snowbank mask from removable labelling tape then masked the ground.  Using blender brushes, ink blended Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks for the sky.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel to give it a bit of texture. 


Removed the masks and coloured the image/scene in with Copic Sketch markers.  Stamped the sentiment in black, then added softly falling snow with a white gel pen and a few sparkly yellow enamel dots to finish.


I would like to thank Felicita and the TTTC team for this GD opportunity.  For inspirations from the design team, click HERE.  Hope you can play along.  Thank you for stopping by. 





26 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

You have some of the cutest stamps, Trina! This is an adorable card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling mice with the candy cane, Trina - gorgeous sky!! Congrats on being guest designer at Tic-Tac-Toe!!

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. Thank you for shring with us at The POE Christmas Challenge.

Darlene said...

Well, aren't you the clever one using the autumn colors for the background and it looks AMAZING! Love the fun scene you have created on this beautiful holiday card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Darlene
PEACE ON EARTH
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

Creaellenknutselsite said...

a beautiful card with the cute stamps
thanks for joyning us at our challenge by the holly and the ivy christmas
hugs Ellen DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Trina, I love it. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Cindy H. said...

Adorable, fun, and festive holiday card! Love it, love your coloring!

Susan said...

Love those sweet mice with the giant candy cane! Beautiful colouring, gorgeous sky. Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth.

Jenny L said...

Hi Trina,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh my word this card is stunning and such a very gourgeous and stunning design.
The scene you have created with your inks and stamping looks magnificent.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So clever using autumnal colours for this cute Christmas card! Your colouring and your blending always amaze me, such lovely warm feel! Love the sentiment too, how sweet :)
Hugs and congrats for your GD!

Patti J said...

Trina, this is adorable! Beautiful job with your blending, and that image is the cutest! Thanks for the afternoon smiles!

Heather said...

Wow, Trina, this is the cutest image ever! Love your bold coloring for the background, and the shine on that candy cane is AMAZING! So sweet! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so adorable!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!!!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Trina! Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot!

Brenda in IN said...

This is so cute with the mice carrying the candy canes. I like the fall colors and it makes such a cheerful backdrop.

Carol said...

Your coloring is out of this world and the images you chose are adorable! What a great Christmas card!!!!!

Mummylade said...

Absolutely wonderful colours! Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge

Diane said...

Absolutely love love this cute scene you have created!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

Pat said...

Stunning card, gorgeous image and beautiful background, many thanks for showing us your lovely creation at Christmas with the Cuties.

Pat xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot, Trina! Love the combination of the gorgeous ink-blended sky and the cutest mice carrying a shiny candy cane!
Hideko xx

Birgit said...

This is truly adorable! What a delightful card, and I'm so glad you entered it into the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

Stef Perry said...

Trina, your card design with those little mice trucking through the snow with their candy cane is delightful and I'm always in awe of your Copic skills! Thank you so much for being the tttc181 guest designer!

Fabiola said...

oh Trina, c'est adorable comme tout, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC Christmas Card, biz

baileyrosy.com said...

Ana amazing card and a beautiful and fun scene you have created.Love the candy cane and the fantastic shine you created.

Marie

BożenA said...

It's amazing how this cane shines. Fantastic coloring.
xx

foleysfriend said...

Loving your use of non-traditional Christmas colors for your adorable Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Apologies for the late comment.

sue n.