Monday, June 27

Simon Says: Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Happy Monday everyone! New Challenge! How about some Tic Tac Toe fun? Choose any row, column or diagonal, or if you are feeling intensely crafty - all, and have fun making something new.

I chose the top row for mine - Sequins, Gold, and Stamp.

I had some watercolor samples leftover from demoing a class, so I decided this would be a perfect background for my Dina Wakley Woman. Aren't these cool stamps? I rather randomly stamped my image across the colors, then fussy cut her out.

Next, I used my Paper Artsy Hot Picks stamp and inked it up with Simon's High Dive and Jellybean inks. I ran the ink pads across the large stamp to get this mix of colors.

I decided I wanted a bit more background color, so next I blended in some Distress Cracked Pistachio, then added some gold spray.

I still felt like I wanted a bit more in the background, so I ghost stamped the image. As you can see, I stamped once off my project, so it would be a lighter image on the card. I didn't want it to detract from my figure.

Putting it all together...I stamped the words on my watercolor scraps and love the "watermelon" look!  Added a gold sequin by each word and a light pink one on her hat. My favorite part? - I love the randomness of the woman stamped over the leftover watercolor paper.

I can't wait to see what you choose in the tic tac toe challenge! Come join us in the fun this week, and you could be the lucky winner of the $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp!


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Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog so you can see all the imaginative ways my teamies took this challenge!


  1. Wow! What a fun piece of art work, love all your beautiful stamps, great !!!

  2. What an awesome Tic Tac Toe board! Your card is gorgeous - the background is so creative - thanks for showing each step!

  3. This is so cool, Maura! Great use of the Dina Wakley stamps. I love your background and pops of pink. Beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  4. very nice. The colors are so lovley and it

  5. Love the "tic tac toe" you created, Maura! So fun! Love the colors and texture with the card you made!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Maura, Wonderful background and I love the colours and the attitude of this one! Awesome card! :)

  7. Gorgeous card Maura, the colours and whole design is fabulous! love the girl, she is a beauty! :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. oops, sorry, I meant to add, thanks so much for doing the tic tac toe graphic, its absolutely fantastic! great job :-) XXX

  9. This is such a fun challenge, Maura. Love your beautiful creation! The colors and patterns on this card are fantastic! :)

  10. Beautiful color,image and sentiment- simply gorgeous!

  11. What a terrific tic tac toe board, Maura - I had such a lovely time playing with it. The funky silhouette is so cool and the colours so pretty, and I just love how you've used the sequins as bullet points with the words - fabulous! Thanks so much for welcoming me this month - it's been a joy to play alongside you and this amazing team.
    Alison x

  12. beautiful creation the background and your ever so chic fashionista...hugs kath xxx

  13. Maura! As always, even one or two words from you totally strikes my imagination! Now I am pondering high fashion bingo and what that would look like if a department store offered it to me! Thought tangents aside, I really love this! The colors are so yummy and summery. Really pretty and energetic all at once. It has a sense of movement and sass that is fantastic! I also wanted to thank you so much for the bingo grid! This was the first tic tac toe challenge I've ever done and it was really inspiring for me, so thanks for the thoughtful choices you assembled for us! Loved it!

  14. MAura this is absoluletely one of my favorites works of yours! love love love! Background is absolutely fabulous and I love Dina's stamp and the way you painted it!!! Stunning project! barbara

  15. This is fabulous Maura... Love how you've used the stamp which looks wonderful against that background and the colours are just full of fun and vibrancy! Gorgeous work! :)

  16. Stunning card, Maura! Love that Dina stamp, and how you've colored it in ! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  17. What a great freestyle card! I absolutely love this brave background which matches perfectly with this uneven stamp of the lady. Great job! Hugs, Marzena


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