because that's the challenge this week at shopping our stash. just pick any row, column, or diagonal and use all three items in your card or project--easy peasy!
want to know which line i chose? ALL OF THEM!!! why? because in any given group there always has to be a wise guy, doesn't there? and i can't leave it to leslie EVERY week, lol! :) :) :)
(vintage: text page from an encyclopedia; patterned paper: making memories, the paper co, hambly; kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; transparency frame: best creations; flowers: prima, doodlebug; black gem flourish (on frame): imaginisce; tibbon: tim holtz, michaels; tag and brad: my mind's eye; border punch: recollections; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)
ok, so, i *think* you can see most of the elements, but just in case i will clarify: the sparkle (gem) brad is attaching my sentiment; which along with my card base is kraft. the black damask print paper (& the little border strip) just happened to have some embossing in their patterns; the black and white gingham ribbon is sewn down under my lovely stack of sparkly white and yellow gingham flower(s). and thus all nine elements of our tic-tac-toe board have been incorporated.
one of the things that made ALL of that as easy as pie is that i was, as always, inspired by the lovely laurel seabrook's gorgeous photo challenge for this week (#41) which is totally rockin' the white+neutral+hint-of-yellowish color palette, along with the goth/elegant "grown up halloween" vibe. very me, right?!
in terms of placement, the current unscripted sketch (#179) was tremendously helpful (plus, fun!):
you can see that this is yet another occasion when, by dint of using that fabulous prima blossom, i've got quite a bulky "profile" to my card:
if i were sending this through the post, i'd either slide it into a padded jiffy mailer or enclose it in a roomy gift bag or box with a present; as it happens, this is the birthday card of a friend i shall see in person on friday, so i'll just wrap it in a bit of pretty tissue paper or part of a vintage sewing pattern and tie it with ribbon.
and now i really must insist you pop over to SOS to see the rest of the design team's glorious creations; and be sure grab that tic-tac-toe board so ♥YOU♥ can play along!!!
Wow! This is such a fun challenge! Love what you've created...grat Fall colors and fabulous take on the sketch!ReplyDelete
all of them...you rock my dear. This card is over the top gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous card and perfect take on the inspiration photo!ReplyDelete
Well since you covered all of the 9 squares, I suppose you are the winner ;)ReplyDelete
Seriously beautiful card, Lauren! Your mojo is scalding hot right now. You know I love your Mojo Monday card, your Audrey card is fab, and now this one too....gorgeous!!!
Lauren - BRAVO! Your work is always over-the-top and I LOVE over-the-top! Wowzers!! All 9! WAHOO! This card is gorgeous! Just love it!ReplyDelete
TRULY GORGEOUS! LOVE the idea of the challenge!ReplyDelete
This is one of those amazing cards that requires staring at for at least 10 minutes so that you don't miss a detail! You need to gift this in a frame :0ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Unscripted and sharing your artistry with us!
Lauren your creations just get more amazing ... Just when I think ... THAT's my favourite" ... along comes another stunner!!! I wanna know where you keep your mojo ... see... 'cos YOU never seem to lose it !! ♥♥♥♥ReplyDelete
Oh great, just when I was starting to get to know the role of each of us, you go & muck with it ;)ReplyDelete
I just ADORE the whole creation - the pop of yellow is so perfect, setting off the rest of the elements beautifully :)
I still don't know how you managed to get ALL of these on here and have it look sensational like it does!!! So gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Wow! I'm with Adriana on this one....definitely deserves to be showcased in a frame. Absolutely amazingly spectacular (bad grammar ?)...breathtaking compilation of the nine elements! Well done! Thank you so much for choosing our Unscripted sketch to showcase this saweet creation!ReplyDelete
Love that swirly transparent background ... so pretty ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.ReplyDelete
aww gorgeous, thank for the lookReplyDelete
Totally gorgeous card and great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at US!ReplyDelete
Very pretty and love the Halloween decor!ReplyDelete
Oh, my. <3 <3 <3ReplyDelete
First, you knocked me out by doing ALL the squares. I thank you for taking one for the team this week. :D
I totally adore your interpretation of the sketch, and the hint of color with the B&W. Perfection.
Lauren, you're the best :-DReplyDelete
Fantastically gorgeous! I love it. LOVE it. I love the diffrent patterns and textures. Fabulous!ReplyDelete
This is so utterly gorgeous, Lauren. I love that black swirled transparency... all so amazing!ReplyDelete
So pretty. I don't think I've ever done a card in those shades and colors.ReplyDelete