Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The dreaded Acetate!


We've just had a weekend away in the caravan and strangely it was close by a very nice stamp shop so of course a visit was a must, I bought some lovely stamps that I think will go great with the less is more challenge so was keen to check this out as soon as I got home, but not to be - this week we have to use ACETATE - that dreaded word, then I remembered the flowers I'd made a few weeks ago -- take a piece of acetate, drip a couple of colours of alcohol inks onto it, add some glossy accents and move the mix around a little, place a good tissue paper onto it nd continue to 'squidge', allow to dry and then use the result as you wish, I'd cut out flowers using my Tim Holtz die --- so I used one on the card and added a sentiment to match the colour. I do hope it's not too bright for LIM but there is still a good bit of white card showing.

24 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your acetate flower and such beautiful colour you chose for it.

Marie

Connie said...

It's lovely Maureen - surely you have enough stamps to start a shop by now!! Connie.

Mandi said...

Nothing like a weekend away and to find a craft shop is the icing on the cake! lol
Super card Maureen, the flowers looks fabulous
Thanks so much
Have a good week
mandi
Less is more

Anne said...

Great flower, yes the acetate has me stumped for now!
Glad you got some craft shopping in
Anne
x

Heather said...

A stunning card Maureen - I could even get to like acetate after seeing this!

Viv said...

Well done Maureen, love that flower , not easy acetate is it :O) Viv xx

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Wow, what a pretty bright color daisy. Love the glitter. Hugs Judy

Jess said...

i love the colour of the flower, very wow factor!

Susie Sugar said...

Maureen yout card is lovely great Die cut flower and such a pretty colour too
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Craftilicious said...

brilliant - just brilliant! Can't believe you made that flower from dreaded acetate - love it!

Viv's Visuals said...

Scrummy Maureen... and I just KNEW you'd be off buying without me AGAIN.... lol

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
lovely card ....great idea
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous colour on your flower, pretty card:0) xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

the flower is brilliant Maureen, gorgeous card.
Kevin xx

Shirley said...

Just love that flower, the colour is beautiful.

Lizy said...

This is gorgeous Maureen! I love the colour of your flower, and the technique you've used is very effective!
Lizy x

Chrissie said...

This is a great flower Maureen... so many lovely things have emerged following this challenge... this being a case in point!
Super job!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

LURVE this flower, such a beautiful effect.

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Loveley card..love the flower and the colour..
Michelle x

Suze Bain said...

Love the vibrant flower. fab. x

Aileen said...

Super flower and love the glitter on it too. x

Janet said...

Love the flower Maureen, where did you go on your weekend?

Susan said...

Maureen, this is fabulous! I love how you made the flower...very unique!

Debgem said...

The acetate flower is so bright and vibrant - love the glitter too! Super card.