Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Special Day


The current challenge over at Artful Times is 'Using Acetate'.  For my entry I stamped the frame and the flower clear stamps from Kanban and the sentiment from Clarity Stamps, in Archival Ink onto Acetate.  The coloured background is made using white card and blending Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac Distress Inks and edged with Black Soot. I also lightly spritzed water over the ink and let it dry naturally. To give the background a more muted sparkly look, I cut a piece of garden fleece then added a squirt of Stardust Stickles and screwed it up so the fleece is delicately glittered and has a crumpled look.  I then layered the fleece over the inked card and the stamped acetate over the fleece and attached together with brads.  The corners I have used above and below the sentiment are Spellbinders Parisian Accents and have been cut out of black card then double embossed with Versemark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to make them shine and attached with brads and Pinflair Glue Gel  The whole thing has been attached to a black card blank again using Pinflair Glue Gel.

I stumbled across the Garden Fleece when looking round a local hardware shop.  It comes on a big roll and you buy it in metre lengths.  I think it is for keeping frost from plants.  It looks fab over silver or gold mirror card too.  I will be using it for some of my Christmas cards - I love it when you find something that is cheap and cheerful you can add to your stash!  I hope you can see the effect ok. Please pop over to Artful Times and see all the wonderful entries and Design Team Projects. Take care, Christine xx

12 comments:

Sue said...

This gorgeous xxxxx

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, your card is so beautiful, love the soft colours and the fleece! What a great idea. I can't seem to stamp onto acetate but have done a brilliant job with your stamping. Crafty hugs, Anne x

chrissies said...

Wonderful card and love the idea of using the fleece. Lots of it in our shed so will be getting some of that out. Thank you for sharing the idea

Love Chrissie xx

Susan Flynn said...

This is stunning Christine love the delicately coloured background. I have never seen garden fleece but it is very effective especially with the hint of a sparkle! Hugs Susan x

Von said...

You can just see the sparkel from the golden fleece :) bet it looks stunning in real life
Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
Von x☺x

April said...

Wow! love this! great idea with the garden fleece. So pretty x

strangelycreative said...

What a totally great idea with the garden fleece - would never have thought of that in a million years! Clever! such a pretty card as well - lovely stamp. Cx

Vicky said...

This is a stunning card Chris, i love the effect you have achieved

hugs Vicky xxx

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card, Chris. Love how you have used the mesh. My internet is currently down and so an viewing it on my phone! Can't wait to see a larger picture on my computer.

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Jackie said...

I now have my internet back and can see your card properly. It really is stunning, Chris.

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful card Chris and what a clever way to use that garden fleece. I would never have thought of that and it does look really pretty when I looked at the enlargement of your pic. Lovely stamps you've used too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx