Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Christmas Tic Tac Toe

This fortnight at Frilly and Funkie, Linda, of The Funkie Junkie, wants to play. Her challenge is "Let's Play Tic Tac Toe". Make any kind of paper craft or mixed media piece using three in a row...down, across, or diagonal. 
You still have a week left to participate, and if you need a little inspiration or even a lot, please visit the other Design Team's blogs.
Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie
Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps and Scraps 
Teresa Kline - Paperie Blooms
Terry Horrall -  Terry's Work In Progress 
Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style 
Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
You are probably expecting a little funkieness here today, but you are sort of getting a little more frilliness. I hope you aren't disappointed! I used all of the Tic Tac Toe requirements. Is that considered a blackout??? ;0)
I love Tim's new Bottle Brush Trees. I dyed two of these with Dylusions Ink Spray. The ivory one was one I bleached that was previously dark green, purchased from a craft store.
I also sprayed this piece of chipboard and the wooden base with Dylusions.
I covered the chipboard with sheet music, inked that with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, added a blingy frame, and some Silver Stickles. 
The wooden base was first distressed with Claudine's Traditional Tan Acrylic Paint and Brushed Pewter Metallic Stain, then given a coat of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
I adhered the chipboard to the wooden base, and then added lace trim.
A bottle of vintage buttons, metal pieces, and pearls (From Tinsel Trading) was rumaged through to adorn the trees. The metal stars and pearl buttons were given a little Alcohol Ink to color them up perfectly. I glittered the red and black trees, and the ivory one was dressed with glittered ribbon.
 
 
 
I am also submitting this to Unruly Paper Arts Reader Art Quest 2 for "Home Decor", and The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge for "Anything Goes".
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



26 comments:

  1. WAW! WWWAAAAWWW! Suppper! I have no words ;-)))

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  2. Anita - you are so clever - I love this and the fact that you ticked all the tac toe boxes. Its a beautiful arrangement - you do frilly to perfection too! Have a wonderful day- Nicola x

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  3. This is beautiful, Anita! I love that stand. It is fabulous and creative! Great use of that coaster. And I love those bottle brushes...i so want some!

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  4. WOW!! This is gorgeous! You did an awesome job! If this is considered a blackout, I'll take one any day ;)

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  5. I'm absolutely NOT disappointed with your "frilly" side Anita. Were I out tree shopping, I would happily chop any one of these down! LOL..they are GORGEOUS. Your little stand is the bomb. :)
    P.s...Halloween update. My son received a very lovely coupon for a facial in his treat bag. PFFFT!!! What is wrong with people??? Bwhahahaha

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  6. Beautiful holiday decoration. Love all the pretty decorations and I don't think anyone would be disappointed with the Frilly side of you! Have fun!

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  7. Wow!!! This is a beautiful piece!!!!

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  8. Disappointed!!You must be kidding - this arrangement is fabulous, love how you have done each in a different colour (I was wondering how to colour mine so thanks for that, now I know how!). What a stunning Christmas decoration - love your frilly side. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  9. Wow it is so beautiful Christmas decorations. I love it! So gorgerous colours of Christmas Trees. They are amazing and so fantastic Christmas baubles and chains.
    Greetings Asia 

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  10. Very nice! Great color combination. Your red Dylusions tree is lovely! I love the pearls.

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  11. How cool, that's a fabulous Christmas decoration.

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  12. I Looooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your trees! I think my favorite is the bleached one.

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  13. How fabulous Anita. Very Frilly and Funkie. Love the trees and gorgeous base.

    I am off to craft later.

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  14. Girl, this is gorgeous! I was going to bust your chops about using all the squares, but I can't get my chin up off my chest to do so. WOW. The trees are stunning, as is that beautiful base you made. Love it!!

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  15. Fabulous project Anita, how gorgeous will this be in your home at Christmas, and a little filliness to boot ! Sue C x

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  16. Oh Anita! What a triumph! So glad you did plenty of close ups as they really show the true mastery over detail that you have. Loving every single element of this work of art. You at your very best.
    Thank you for all your lovely comments too; they mean so much coming from someone so talented. Hugs, Buttons x

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  17. This is so beautiful! And I'm certainly not disappointed to see you make a frilly project! Very pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. This is so fun. I love bottlebrush trees and these are just gorgeous. Love the base that you created...it's so full of pretty detail. Those trees are beautiful and the tree toppers are quite spectacular as are the trims. Such a creative piece...just awesome!I'm sitting here grinning like a fool!

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  19. What a super idea Anita!!! Love the way you integrated each part of the tic tac toe board into a delightful display!! Hugs, Rebecca

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  20. Such a delight, Anita! Every single detail so perfectly thought out and presented - and they look a million dollars. Using every element in the board, I'd call that a Full House rather than a blackout - but then I would call the game Noughts and Crosses in the first place, so don't listen to me!! Gorgeous, inspiring work, as always - thank you!
    Alison x
    (Oh, and I'm sure it's okay to be Frilly sometimes too...)

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  21. I think that working out a way to use all of the squares on the board would probably have given me a 'blackout' (faint!) That is a gorgeous project, I love those trees! What a lush 'frilly' Christmas decoration, absolutely luverly x

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  22. as always a delight!! I love the whole Christmas idea and tic tac toe!! I love it! I just got some little trees to bleach the other day for a Christmas project, so I can't wait to try dyeing them too!! thnx dear!!

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  23. O my word Anita...Stunning creation.. Love all the details... I got a few trees the other day... and you have given me wonderful inspiration! I love this Christmas project & the lace.... simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  24. Really gets me in that holiday mood! Thanks again for questing with us at UPA!

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