Tuesday, 28 August 2012
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