Saturday, 16 April 2011

Clearly a challenge!

The theme for Week 11 at Less is More is "Acetate". Now this is one I like! A favourite technique of mine is to colour acetate with alcohol inks, to use either as a background or as an overlay. Here I've made an overlay for the Hero Arts Poppies.


I stamped the poppies on to white pearlescent card, which gives a lovely sheen to the picture through the acetate, although unfortunately it doesn't show up on the photo. The pearlescent card, being shiny, doesn't take ink very well, it tends to puddle a bit, so after it had dried I went over the solid black areas with a Promarker to make it nice and dense. I ran the card through my Xyron machine to put the adhesive on the right (picture) side, so that I could then stick the coloured acetate over the top, letting it overhang the picture a little so that when mounted on to the base card with foam pads you get a 3D effect.

To get the requisite white space, I mounted the picture on to an 8" x 8" card, and finished it off with a Darkroom Door sentiment.

Great challenge this week! I'm looking forward to seeing all the other entries.

49 comments:

Mandi said...

What a FAB effect, you LIMettes are so creative this week already!
Thanks so much Lynne
Have a good week
mandi
Less is More

Kathyk said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm - fabby card and super colours

Kathyk

Bea said...

Your card is beautiful and your technique is really effective.

Shirley said...

Wow what a brilliant effect, this is lovely.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh wow what a fabulous effect .. i love the poppies
Lisa x

fatmonica said...

Now I'm wishing I had some alcohol inks to play with because this background is just gorgeous!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply beautiful, I do love poppies. gReat effect too.

Ali x

mamapez5 said...

This has worked so well. I have used the inks on acetate for butterfly wings but I've never tried on a whole image, and I hadn't realised that a xyron would stick it without making marks, so once again you have inspired me with new things to try. Thank! A lovely card! Kate x

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

I would have never guessed that the colored part was the acetate overlay. Wonderfully done!

Ohneilly said...

This is a gorgeous card, STriking colours,
Claire x

Caroline Hallett said...

very striking card and a great technique - lovely

Lynne said...

Your card is gorgeous, that technique is really effective.
Lynne xxx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! I am definitely going to be making some of these! I had forgotten that idea and it works so well with that stamp! Absolutely gorgeous!

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card, fantastic idea.
jenjoy x

lisa said...

I love the alcohol ink background, Lynne and the colours you've used look perfect for poppies. It's a great technique and having all the white space makes the flowers really stand out. I love it.
Hugs Lisax

TAM said...

Stunning card - I love this technique

Katina said...

Fabulous technique and beautiful card! xx

Jan said...

Very pretty card xx Jan

Stella said...

Rhis belongs in a gallery. My oh my...breathtaking!
Stella
X

Susan said...

Lynne, you've created a masterpiece! LOVE it!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card, I've not tried inks on acetate yet :)
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

What inspiration!
A great card... I'm sure many of our number will be trying this technique!
Super job!
Enjoy your week
Chrissie
"Less is More"

craftimamma said...

This is stunning Lynne. Love the colours on the acetate and thanks for sharing how you did it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Valerie said...

Stunning card, a real work of art!
Val x

Hello From Texas said...

Fabulous! I really love how you blended the inks. I could never get inks to do that for me so that is why I gave up on acetate years ago.

Love your card,
Carole

Viv said...

Great card Lynne, I just love the poppies and the inks idea is great, well done :O)Viv xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Lynne. I've never used alcohol inks but really must give them a go after seeing what beautiful results you can get. sue.x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Excellent!
Hugs, Sandra

Ruth M said...

What a lovely card, great technique you used and I love the colours - fabulous job!

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous! Love everything about it.

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful poppy stamp you used for a gorgeous card!

Diane said...

Fabulous card - I love those poppies. xx

Kathleen said...

Well, what can I say, one of my all time favorite stamps and my favorite colours, this card is absolutely stunning, perfect and I just love it. You put me to shame.

Kath x

cardz said...

Beautiful effect, it's a miniature work of art displayed on a clean white wall.

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

I love what you have done here. What a beautiful end result.

I might have to have a try at this technique .. .. oh dear another one added to my list LOL!!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the advice about the xyron - I've got the mini one and never used it! Sandra

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, love your card, I think Cardz expression sums it up !
'a minature work of art'
brilliant:0) xxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Susie Sugar said...
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Susie Sugar said...

Very pretty and great colours too
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Lynne - the image really pops out from the card. Love the Poppies. Sylvia xx

Michelle said...

stunning card and such a great effect xx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card I love the effect ..Chris xx

Suze Bain said...

This is super, great idea. I have this stamp and always have difficulty colouring it. You've done a great job. x

Aileen said...

love your poppies and effect you've achieved. x

Debgem said...

I do like the effect you get with alcohol inks - must have a play with them. I think the colours you've used with the poppies are fantastic! Brilliant card!

Ruth said...

Beautiful card! Love the poppies and the colored acetate.
Ruth C

pinky said...

Wow Lynne that is absolutely stunning!! Happy Easter to you:)

Lesley said...

Hi Lynne, this is beautiful! I just commented on Sally's blog that I must use my alcohol inks more!

Happy Easter xxx

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