1 November 2013

Tic Tac Toe at Our Creative Corner

Hi everyone. Can't believe it's the beginning of November already! This autumn has sped by way too fast. The upside is that it's time to launch a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner.

 Steampunk Tic Tac Toe!

So all you have to do is use three of the ingredients from the diagram that are in a straight line (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) when creating your projects for our challenge and name them in your post!

You may create any "level" of steampunk - either just add some typical steampunk elements or dive deep into steampunk. So this is a challenge for steampunk lovers as well as for those who step out of their comfort zones and give it a try (which I can really recommend as steampunk is a lot of fun to do;) Just keep in mind that we want to see crafted projects and/or stamped images with your creations instead of digital makes.

With my grubby mits firmly clenched around a Wendy Vecchi 'Flourishes' stencil and techniques from Creative Chemistry 102 still fresh in my mind, I went for the centre line - "flourish, texture, a heart" - and threw in a large helping of cogs, gears and washi tape for good measure.

The starting point was the die cut heart, inked through a stencil, embossed and re-inked. At this point I tend to take a leaf out of many a scrapper's book, drawing around the main image to ensure that any stamping and stencilling is lined up properly. As the base cardstock was already the perfect colour I went with clear embossing the flourishes to add a more subtle embellishment.

The cogs and gears were great fun, altered with a mix of alcohol inking and faux rusting techniques. Even the tinsel was given a faux patina makeover. Twine and brads helped to give the design some structure and interest.

It's the first time I've been able to use this particular washi tape, whilst it seems Simple Sayings have become a staple for all of my cards. The truth is their dimensions work perfectly with 6" x 6" cards.

So now I've shown you mine how about hopping over to Our Creative Corner to see what some of my fellow team mates have been up to. I promise you will have your socks knocked off as this challenge has really inspired everyone.

Having used stencils for several elements I am entering this into;
Craft-Room Challenge - Stencils and Masks
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge - Anything Goes

And because I've used Coredinations cardstock from the Nostalgia selection;
ContadinaK - Hard Core Crop - Gratitude/Autumn Colours
Thanks so much for stopping by peeps and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Love your take on steampunk on this card. Fantastic!

  2. Your steampunk card is sooo adorable, Jenny!

    I love the colour you chose for the background of your card as it reminds me of soft doeskin - a perfect material association for a steampunk make!

    And all the layered elements like the tinsel twine and the rusted gears look fantastic!!!! The stencilling too! An utterly brilliant make!

    Claudia x

  3. What a wonderful piece Jenny! I really like that mustardy colour with the azure!

  4. What a fabulous Jenny. You never fail to inspire us with all your wonderful creations. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Fantastic design Jenny, love your mix of elements and the touches of rust are perfect. I agree with you about the Simple Sayings Stamp set, it's a staple for me too. Love the touch of tinsel. This card looks so tactile . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, great to have you join our challenge with this beauty. Tracy x

  6. So artistic Jenny - love your design with those stunning ingregients. Nicola x

  7. This is all about texture and it is sumptuous.
    I like the composition, setting this wonderful mix of elements against a plain(ish) background.
    Stunning effect.

  8. This is a beautiful card! I love the steampunk element and fall like texture and colors all wrapped up together.

  9. Fabulous Jenny! The rusty colours are sumptious and the layering of all your elements just wonderful. Hopefullly I will get a chance to join in later this month when things calm down a bit! Have a lovely weekend x

  10. Absolutely amazing creation,,,,,, woww,woww,woww, Love the steampunk style and these amazing textures.

  11. Love steampunk and this is brilliant - love the mixture of textures and elements and the sentiment tag works so well.

  12. Jenny this is outstanding - I love your design work and the colors are so pretty. Most of all I do love the texture. Wonderful art work and yes, I do call it art!

  13. Wow Jenny a really fabulous steampunk creation with lots of texture and elements that steal the show. I just love the patinas and rust and the tinsel twine adds another amazing dimension.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. Stunning card with wonderful steampunk colours and images

    Chrissie x

  15. Love how you've incorporated all those elements and the TH CC class techniques really do sit nicely with this project.

    Right up my street, so shall def be giving it a go!!

    Sam xxx

  16. Terrific design Jenny you sure a whizz. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

  17. Wonderful steam punk make Jenny, love the lay out and design, the textures and rusty bits on the cogs and gears have come out fantastically well, stunning piece all round!

  18. This is brilliant Jenny. I really like the heart but also think the colours are amazing :0) Mo x

  19. Beautiful! Steampunk elegance....this is a great piece.

  20. Fantastic on every level not just as a Steampunk piece but as an Art Assemblage this is wonderful. Love all your details and craftswomanship Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  21. Your steampunk card is so cute, Jenny!

    Love all the elements and colors.

    Hugs Diane

  22. Wonderful make Jenny. Love all of your amazing details on that fab background

    Thank you for sharing this fortnight at Craft Room Challenge

    Annie x x

  23. Jenny...your steampunk tic tac toe card is so pretty. Love the mustard color for the background. Not one of my favorite colors but I can honestly say that I LOVE what you've done with it! The mix of browns, metals and touches of teal that you've added really look fabulous on top of it. I need to leap over to Funkie and Frilly and checkout your step by step. I'm sure it will be amazing and the teaser picture has really gotten my curiosity up! <3 Candy

  24. Fabulous creation. So clever. Thanks for joining us at Rheddd & Rosies challenge blog. Hugs
    Fiona x

  25. Fabulous steampunk piece, love all the details and textures.

  26. Fantastic colours and textures and the composition, as ever, is exemplary - what a brilliant tic tac toe inspiration!
    Alison x

  27. now that is one luscious cluster,jenny. i must give a closer look to see how you got paper to look so beautifully metallic. thank you so much for joining in on the Core'dinations challenge!!! - Vivian

  28. this is stunningly beautiful in both composition and texture.... and colour! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  29. Yes, I am behind on blogging! Oh my steampunk goodness, this is awesome! I love that texture and what a great take on the challenge! I have to play! Hugs!

  30. Oh Jenny, the layers and details are fabulous. Very inspiring.

  31. A fabulous steampunk creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.


Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated and will be published when moderated. Jenny xxx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...