Sunday, February 1, 2015

OCC Challenge Tic Tac Toe

Here's a great challenge from Julia, one of my team mates and Designer over at Our Creative Corner.
We would love you to come play along and here's the link.....
Just a few rules to this challenge.....
 For this challenge please choose one line from the grid shown. This can be a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line but you must select the middle square as one of your choices. What you make is your choice but please ensure that the three items you have chosen are clearly visible on your make. Please state in your post which line you have chosen. Inks, stains, sprays etc can be used as necessary on your project.
For the two bottom corners you see more than one chose in the square, if you choose one of these squares you may use just one item listed there or as many of the items in that square as you would like to use. Just remember to let us know which items you used.

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For my project I choose "Paint, Stamps and Stencils" I've want for some time now to start making Journal covers for a few gifts to give. This cover is of my daughter and sweet grandson. I've recently discovered 3D Gel mediums from Prima and this challenge inspired me to give the transparent gel a try with the stencil and mixing it with paint. I am loving the look of it! A lot of the products I used here can be found in my online Artfire Store with a link below.
  I started with an 8"x10" piece of chipboard that I painted with gesso. I then used strips of paper from the Romance Nouel collections which I adhered down with the 3D gloss gel medium, another great use for this gel. I then began adding my Distress spray stains. Once they were dry then came gesso with one stencil and 3D gel with the other. (these next pictures are from the tutorial I did)

Using light blue paint mixed with 3D gel and my fingers I applied lines of paint around the edges of the strips of paper to bring out the outlines and this also added another layer of texture. I stamped using one of the 3D stamps I carry. I used the set with the dragonfly which was what my grandson was so intently watching on the porch that day. On the Dusty Attic chipboard I added sprays and distress embossing powder. 

Flowers from the Coffee Break collection with distress embossing powder applied on the edges added just the right touches around the black and white photo. Using black paint I covered the word "tender" and place it across the photo. Black gesso around the edges and the project was complete, ready to be bond with paper and a back cover.

I also have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel you can check out Youtube OCC Feb. Challenge

For products used visit 

Thanks for coming by and becoming a follower, 
Laurie Moore 


Lys Scrap said...

A lovely and tender colours cover, everything matches so nicely with the photo. Beautiful!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Laurie! I love the soft dreamy colours, so full of the promise of spring! Gorgeous! hugs :)

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you Lys and Pamellia for such sweet comments. xxx Laurie

Julia S-W said...

Hi Laurie. I did pop by earlier but couldn't find your post so I promised myself to come back later and here I am! What a beautiful, layered creation. I LOVE the background you've created - it's stunning. Wonderful photo too. Thank you so much for creating this lovely piece for my challenge. Julia xx

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you Julia S-W, I love your challenge idea, was fun to work with. I schedule my post but for some reason it didn't post on time. Thanks for stopping by, xxx Laurie

Jan Hill said...

Wow Laurie, this is beautiful, I love the colours and how you built the layers. The textures are are really creative. I will certainly be looking at your utube. Jan x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Stunning art works, I love the coloring and all effects and details.
Hugs Anja from germany

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Laurie!! Just WOW! An absolutely stunning journal cover--is this going to be a gift for your daughter? It's stunning and gosh, should be framed!! It's sooo pretty!! Love the layers of paper and colors and isn't finger painting fun!! Love this completely!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful colours and layers, off to check out your YouTube video!