Friday, 12 June 2009

Acetate flowers

I have created this one for Stampalot using the nesite frames Andy asked me to try out a couple of weeks ago ........ sorry Andy, been a bit slow here I know. Anyway I do really like this frame - there are two in each set and a couple of flowers as well. I must at this point, put my hands up and confess to a degree of plagiarism today ........ trouble is I've done too much blog hoping with all this resting up and now have an abundance of pent up inspiration to try out, but I do try to put the ideas into my own context and give credit where it's due.

The frame is cut on the cuttlebug using My Minds Eye DP's ........ in case you didn't realise, I do so love these papers and even have a class coming up at Stampalot next month based around them (will be sharing some of the samples just as soon as the new terms dates are published later this month).

All of the flowers are cut on the Cricut from the same DP which is double sided plus acetate. I have edged the acetate flowers with gold Krylon and each flower has one DP layer and two acetate. I have also placed a layer of acetate into the frame over the stems/leaves which are stamped from Hero CL338 and laid onto bazzil. The acetate flowers are the first of my 'borrowed' ideas which I saw on the blog of a lady called Enfys. The second 'borrowing' is from my good blog buddy Jules ........ I did ask if I could pinch this one which is her fab idea of cutting away part of the edge to give this pretty edge. Apparently, according to Jules this punch even has a name - Threaded Water, so I must remember this in future and not just call it "my new Fiskars punch" - not a lot of help if you want to track it down to buy is it ? As most things in my little world need gems, I have added some swarovski ones down the side.


PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning Brenda. The Krylon on the acetate looks beautiful.
Have a good weekend.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

This card is lovely those acetate flowers are gorgeous! xx jo xx

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Gorgeous card - those flowers are brilliant. I really must get my Cricut on overdrive!!

I only remember the name of the punch because it took me months to track one down - the same as I am having trouble getting the Martha Steward "Doily" punch that I would love to own!!

You give me lots of inspiration Brenda - thank you - and I hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

Love these flowers Brenda. They make a beautiful card. Isn't it wonderful having all this inspiration at our fingertips. there are some very talented people out there, of which you are one.


chris said...

Is that the special hero arts stamp that you where made to have!!! it just comes in so useful, sorry Brenda couldnt resist it, but I have to say I just love the card there my kind of colours, the frame I love also and the flowers its all just perfect. lots of love chris xx

Louise said...

wow brenda love those flowers
louise xxx

Lynda said...

So elegant - the flowers are stunning!!
Lynda xxx

Enfys said...

Hey Brenda, thanks for the credit hun. Your flowers look stunning, love the card. Have a lovely weekend.
En x

Dena said...

Wow what a unique idea with the flowers! I love it. Fantastic card! Hugs, Dena

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda you have done a brilliant job with this card. The new frames are fab and those flowers are so yummy I love it.

Lorraine x

Gillian said...

Hi Brenda,

Love this card, love the way the flowers pop out of the frame.

Gill x

Kari said...

Hi Brenda! Wonderful card!! Great flowers :)

Hope you feel better and have a lovely weekend :)

Hugs, Kari :)