Happy Sunday, peeps! Another Paper Players challenge is upon us with Laurie as our hostess, and she's got a tic-tac-toe challenge! Check it out:
I don't know why, but my brain just defaulted to "vintage" again! I was aiming for the top horizontal row because I had saved some pretty twine my daughter had gotten wrapped around a gift. Although you can barely see it here, that was the impetus for the whole project, LOL!
So let's start with my sketch...it was from the FMS gals:
I turned it on its side and started gathering my elements! Diecut sunflowers from Simon Says Stamp (Radiant Sunflowers) in Hello Honey, Crushed Curry and scraps of DSP; a scrap of paper from a botanical book, diecut with a Nestie flower die and watercolored with a paintbrush and Crushed Curry ink; a honeycomb heart from Cornish Heritage Farms (retired); and the yellow and white twine atop a So Saffron tag:
The tag is from PoppyStamps (Greeting Tags) and the sentiments are from Papertrey (Paper Tray) and the bee is from the same CHF set; it was stamped on vellum with Stazon ink and markered on the back. You can't see it, but its wings are coated with Wink of Stella...so pretty!
I also stamped a little greenery (CHF) in Sahara Sand directly onto the background paper, which is from My Mind's Eye Sunshine line and added a few little cross-stitch embossing lines (Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders):
Finally, the inside, stamped with a sentiment from SU's Watercolor Wishes:
This also qualifies for the Just Add Ink challenge this week, which is to have a "B" on your card...I have bees and "best", and it's a birthday card, so that should do! And I just noticed this would qualify for the center column down for the tic-tac-toe as well! Sweet!
What will you do with this challenge? Tic-tac-toes are always fun, so many possibilities! Check out what all the team did:
A few pix from yesterday's Memorial Day parade:
Getting ready to leave:
Our awesome marching band:
One of my favorites...a soap box derby car:
And finally, John.....no, not the older gentleman, the GUY BEHIND THE FLAG!!! Yep, I was standing right next to him and the flag bearer just couldn't get out of the way, LOL!!!!
I did manage to get a shot of the Honor Guard....John is right on the end!
It was hot, sunny, beautiful and emotional....so many people thanked the servicemen for their service to our country, it really choked me up! God bless them all, especially those who gave their lives.