Monday 18 April 2011

Less is more Acetate Challenge

The challenge this week for the Limettes is to use acetate somewhere on a card. I've loved the entries with the split card, Mandi's being the first one I saw, and will definitely be using that idea in future. I decided what I was going to do quite quickly but the size of card and the placing of the sentiment had me foxed!! I like square cards but my topper didn't leave enough of the important (or dreaded!) white space so I've been fiddling and am reasonably happy with the outcome but not ecstatic so will await feedback ;)

I stamped my fairy with black brilliance onto white card and coloured with promarkers. I cut a piece of heavy acetate (packaging) to size and used alcohol inks to create a watery feel. I stamped the fairy again onto thin acetate and painted the reverse with cosmic shimmer and cut around the wings so that they would stand out. I attached the images with brads and then mounted onto the card with foam pads. The sentiment was computer generated and printed directly onto my card. I added a small ribbon knot just to balance  the proportions. I have posted 2 photos so that the wings can be seen raised from the card. The 1st photo is truer to the colours I used but it's difficult with acetate as everyone else seems to have found.

Thanks for looking and I welcome constructive criticism :)


Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful great splash of spring colours
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Chrissie said...

I love the look of your aqua background Val,super job with the alcohol inks, however the positioning of that element looks a little strange in the corner without much of the base card visible on the left side. What do you think?
If you trimmed the card closer to the sentiment on the right, it might balance things a little more.
It's a very pretty image,you've done great work with this difficult substance!
"Less is More"

Erika said...

I love the background also that you have created on your acetate, great colour scheme and fab sentiment.
Regards Erika.

Shirley said...

This is gorgeous! I had forgotten the beauty of alcohol inks!! Love it!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow this is super , love your work with the inks and the image is fantastic . Love the watery effect it has.


Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the fairy sentiment.

Mandi said...

Super card, the background is very effective
I love the sentiment
Great job
Thank you
Have a good week
Less is More

Vicky Hayes said...

The fairy looks wonderful on that amazing background!

Susan said...

What a beautiful card! I love what you've done with the alcohol inks!

Sandra said...

Beautiful the background...must have a play with my inks :0).

Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Karen said...

This card is lovely Val. I really like the colours and the sentiment. What font did you use? I think Chrissie is right - the sentiment looks a little unbalanced and I would have trimmed the right hand edge a bit to even it up.

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card, love the inked acetate. x

Dori said...

you have got a lovely watery feel to the background and I love the fairy xx

Lynne said...

Super card.
Lynne xxx

Deborah Frings said...

I love the way you've made the watery feel on the acetate - very pretty. The image is just lovely!

Gill McCall said...

This is such a lovely card and i adore using accetate with alcohol inks as it gives such a great effect.havent done it for a long long time so i think ill have to go give it another go.


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