Sunday, 1 February 2015

Tic Tac Toe!

Hi everyone!

 Over at Our Creative Corner it is our wonderful Julia hosting the challenge this month! Come over and play with us...

 Tic Tac Toe!

How easy is this? 
Well, we do like a challenge over at Our Creative Corner, so Julia has made this Tic Tac Toe grid very slightly trickier...Here is what she says about it...

 "For this challenge please choose one line from the grid shown. This can be a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line....
 but you must select the middle square as one of your choices. 

 What you make is your choice but please ensure that the three items you have chosen are clearly visible on your make. 
Please state in your post which line you have chosen. 
Inks, stains, sprays etc can be used as necessary on your project".

So there is the challenge this month - pick a line - make sure it goes through the center square of the grid - and make something! 
Add it to the challenge over at Our Creative Corner and you could be a winner of some fabulous goodies from our wonderful sponsor this month...

I chose the line including Metal/Stamps/Crackle Medium.

I chose some Artistic Outpost Stamps and stamped the 'Cocoa' image onto white card with Potting Soil Archival ink. I then tore around the edges before dabbing over it with Walnut Stain DI.

I stamped the words Wonder and Think onto white card with Potting Soil Archival ink and inked it with Walnut Stain DI. I then attached some bronze brads to the strip of card.

I used some corrugated card as the background of the hanging. I tore sections away and then painted the entire thing with Fresco French Roast Paint. I then covered it all in a fairly thick layer of Decoart crackle Paint. When dry the edges of the background were lightly dabbed with Walnut Stain DI

A few strips of tissue tape were added to the background and the focal image stuck on to the background

Rusty hearts were added

The background was then stuck onto rigid card that had been inked with Walnut Stain DI

Bronze Hinge fasteners were used with brown wire as a hanger

There is my finished Tic Tac Toe creation - hope you like it!

It would be lovely to see you play along with us this month... well as having our wonderful sponsor Tando Creative joining us this month to give a lucky winner a wonderful prize, there is also the chance you could be picked as the winner and find yourself here in the Spotlight as our Top could also be one of our Top 3's and be featured in the OCC Pinterest Gallery!

Hope to see you soon!

Happy Crafting!


I am entering this in the 'Show us your AO art' challenge 



  1. Beautiful hanging Laura, great crackle and stamping!

  2. Stunning Laura! Beautiful vintage tones which showcase the stamps perfectly. I love the crackle in the background and using the stamps on the paper works better for me than on the crackle. I love all the little details such as the rusty heart (I am in love with rust and have to stop myself making everything rusty!), the brads and posts along with the diamond tape. A gorgeous make for my challenge; thank you so much!!
    Julia xx

  3. Hi Laura, I love your hanging, it looks just like a rusty sign. I have those stamps, as yet unused in my stash, think I need to give them some air! I really like your crackle background, great with the rust. Hugs Jan x

  4. Just fabulous Laura! That background crackle is amazing and I just love the deep rich colours! Great stamp, going to add that set to my wish list for sure! Love the rustic hearts and bronze hinges, such a vintage project and so opposite my wall hanging...isn't that great! hugs :)

  5. I love this vintage hanger and its rusty look in all details. Beautiful!

  6. Thanks for your inspiration. Your work looks great.

  7. OMG!! Laura, I love this little hanging!! OMG--you're using the tissue tape that I ran out of on my Tic-Tac-Toe art journal page!! I loved that diamond tape-(there are two little strips of it in one of my pictures, then it ran out!!)(then I replaced it with another tissue tape) :)
    I totally need to get me some of the DecoArt crackle paint!! I just love what you do with it and I love the crackly background you've created here!! Just lovely!! Fabulous inspiration for the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!! XOXO-Shari

  8. WOnderful! Gorgeous crackle and rust, and love that image!

  9. One of my favorite looks. Vintage goodness! Great crackle and image.

  10. I admire anyone who can get crackle work so amazingly. I love the look of crackle paint, I have never been able to work for me. What a lovely plaque. I loved all the layering as well. Also - thank you for coming around to my blog and a leaving a nice comment.

  11. That is so lovely! Amazing texture and your colour palette is wonderful. Beautiful sentiment as well, thanks for sharing.


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