I made this for Toni's fun challenge - check out the WTUI forum and you will find all the details of her challenge HERE.
My base layer is done sort of as ink, spray smash but using alcohol inks and rubbing alcohol.
When I had the idea for this card of making a tic-tac-toe board with sand dollars for the "o" s, I wasn't sure I could do it, because I couldn't think of how to do the sand. I didn't think I could effectively score sandpaper - but as I rummaged through a box I came across this old scrap of DCWV paper
Under it I added a piece of tissue paper stamped with a cheesecloth stamp. Then I stamped the sentiment across both pieces, and added white paint and Stickles to it.
The starfish and sand dollars are IO dies, the little crab is a button. I stitched the sand square with twine, adding some extra "x" factor, since starfish aren't exactly an "x" ;-). To finish I added some square sequins with a seed bead stitched into the centre of each, and edged the whole card with black Stickles.
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Registered: January 19, 2014 Location: Central Indiana Posts: 46592
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 5:07 AM
Sabrina this is so super clever and beautifully put together. Love the wonderful die cuts and the fantastic color you got in the cheese cloth. Stunning BG and great job with the X's and O's on your card.
Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 8792
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:30 AM
Wow, this is an amazing project Sabrina. The idea behind it is super fun, and you really pulled it off perfectly. Until I read your description, I thought you had used cheesecloth -- I will definitely have to try this tissue paper trick.
Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 9948
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:41 AM
Love the imagination sprinkled throughout this seashore scene, Sabrina! I was wondering if someone would use something that looked like x's and o's without actually being that. You did! No explanation necessary:) Such a perfectly darling design.
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Registered: February 23, 2016 Location: El Paso, TX Posts: 12037
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 8:46 AM
Totally awesome! Love the sand dollars and the hand- stitched x's are a great touch - also the glimmer & shimmer on your word. . . .
Stickles is one of my favorite "go to" products but I have never seen black in the stores around here . . .
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