Saturday, 27 June 2009

Allsorts challenge 7

My goodness, it's week seven at Allsorts already and it's Jackie's turn to select the theme which is ACETATE, to use it somewhere on your projects.

For my card I have used one of my favourite messy techniques. First step is to stamp the image onto acetate - I find it works best using a stamp that has a fair amount of solid pattern, this time I've gone for Hero S5033 stamping with Stayzon black. When it's dried turn over and apply alcohol inks (I used Tim Holtz) - it's important to add inks to the reverse as the inks and Stayzon don't mix.

Next take a page of an old book rip to fit about half the piece and cover with a dries clear glue - I find Tombo stick works well and stick the the inked side. Now take a piece of kitchen foil, crumple then flatten, add more glue to the entire piece - paper/ink side again and flatten the foil over. Now it's ready to trim and add to your card. I also like to highlight parts of the image with a white Inkssentials opaque pen to add definition.
I finished my card by adding some buttons, beads, lace and ribbons and stamped Hero F5158 down one side using versamark and detail white embossing powder.

11 comments:

  1. This is just brilliant love it love the technique you have used to create something so beautiful lots love cheryl xxxx

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  2. This card is fantastic !Thanx for sharing your technique with us xx jo xx

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  3. this is wonderful love it hope yr feeling better

    Love dawn xx

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  4. what an interesting card Brenda, hope you are ok love chris xx

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  5. Hi Brenda

    What a fantastic card - and a technique I haven't used before.

    I might have to have a go at this when I feel like "getting messy".

    I do hope you are starting to feel better now.

    Love Jules xx

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  6. Wow, amazing card! Hope you feel better.

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  7. Astonishing what you come up with some times! Brilliant piece of art. Hope you have improved overnight Brenda.
    Pinky

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  8. A truely wonderful creation. I love the metallic effect on the background of the image. Just beautiful.
    Sharon xx

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  9. Evening Brenda. I hope you're feeling a bit better today. I love your card and am fascinated with how you did it. I have tried making acetate flowers with this method but you are taking it several steps forward with the book page and foil behind. I must give this ago as soon as I get the chance, it's great.

    Lisax

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  10. Hi Brenda, I do so hope that you are feeling better, I love your card its stunning, love the colour choice.
    I heard yesterday that my daughter is not doing to well, shes now having to use a walker as her balance is getting worse. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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