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February 17, 2015

Let's Play TIC TAC TOE

I am so honored to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for "Try It On Tuesday" this week. Every Tuesday they offer some very creative themes to get your artsy mojo going so I hope you jump over to their blog and get involved. This week it's all about "Tic Tac Toe" How fun is that !!! Here is the grid you are to use...
As you can see I chose FLOWERS FLOURISH STRING... This is what my creative wheels came up with.  
I had this acetate for YEARS !!!!! (Feels so good to use something from my old stash), First of all I grabbed my molding paste and Dyllusions Dotted Flower stencil and added that. Allowed to dry. The I busted out the alcohol inks in Ginger, Terracotta, Stream & Denim and dripped them from the top. As they puddled around the molding paste I sprayed rubbing alcohol to allow it to spread and blend more. 
Once I got the colors I wanted I then took my photo and adhered it to a white piece of card stock then adhered the card stock to the back of the acetate. With Ranger Blending Solution, I dabbed off the alcohol ink that was covering over the top of the photo. You know this technique... Mr T!m Holtz taught us this a long time ago. 
Now time for embellishing.. Using Prima "Say It With Crystals" I added the flourish to the page and took alcohol inks and randomly colored the gems to match the layout. The flowers are by Recollections, I used black Distress Ink to smudge them up a bit. You know me, can't leave anything alone. 
Using black jute I wound it around the page and adhered it to my layout using Glossy Accents. Last but not least I took black and white acrylic paint and dry brushed it around the edges of the layout for a finished look. I hope you enjoyed this. Please stop by and play along with Try It On Tuesday.  An amazing group of creative ladies with a new theme... of course on every Tuesday.... lol xoxo Toni

11 comments:

Meggymay said...

A stunning page Toni, so many awesome details. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at TioT's for this .
Yvonne

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! Nice to have you with us at TIOT as guest DT! Hugs, Valerie

Bee and Dee said...

What a super project, I love it, welcome as our guest designer hugs Bee

chrissies said...

Lovely to have you as our guest designer and what a wonderful project you made.

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Toni, love those colours! So nice to have you as our guest designer today! big hugs :)

Margik said...

Hi Toni! This is really fabulous. I love all the beautiful embellishments and textures. Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
Mar x

zandra said...

Great Layout. Congrats on the guest designer for TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Rupa S said...

That's a great technique on acetate , Toni...loved reading all the details. Lovely page too! Hugs.

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous creation Toni - thanks for joining us. Nikki xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Toni! You look amazing! I love the photo, and all your artwork surrounding your beautiful self. Love the rich color choices and the soulful flavor of your page! hugs, de

Pawsitively Creative said...

What a wonderful design and so much to look at! I love the colors, textures and that black jute makes everything pop! Awesome sauce! ~Niki

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