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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Less is More - Week 11

This week it's acetate...something I use a fair amount of......but eek......acetate with out all my usual bling and embellishments! Now this is my first attempt and I'm not sure I like it but I'm going to be brave and share it anyway. Also, how difficult is it to photograph acetate??!! The light here is never that great for taking pictures and added to that I kept getting my reflection in the card..lol.

I covered my acetate with alcohol inks, then stamped a flourish stamp onto it with Stazon and before the ink dried wiped it with a piece of kitchen towel, thus removing the alcohol ink. I then layered this panel on some dark card with an aperture cut out to highlight the colours/pattern and fixed with brads. Lastly I stamped and embossed a sentiment on the same dark card and added to the front.

Items: 5x5 cram card blank, acetate and maroon card from stash, circle nestabilities, sentiment stamp from Pink Gem, Jewelled Flourish stamp from Inkandinkado, Papermania Brads, WOW Gold Sparkle embossing powder, Perfect Medium ink pad, Stazon ink pad Timber Brown and Alcohol Inks Lettuce, Meadow and Espresso.

Maybe it because I went outside my comfort zone on the colours, not sure can't put my finger on it, maybe I just don't like it. I think I'm going to have another attempt...as I love the challenge.

20 comments:

  1. Stunning work. Sheena Douglass loves this styley and taught it to me a whiley back - i tried it and mucked it up but with perserverence you get there in the end!! Acetate is great to work with, i just dont use it enough i think.

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  2. Just fabulous!
    The use of alcohol ink on Stazon is superb... you can achieve some wonderful effects...as here!
    Super Lisa.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. what a brilliant technique- i think it looks fabulous .. love the colours
    Lisa x

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  4. Fabulous card, love the colours and I bet it looks even better IRL! I agree taking photos of acetate is really difficult:0) xxx

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  5. Lovely card, such a great technique.

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  6. Love your card very striking. Know what you mean about keeping the bling off use acetate all the time but my first go keeping it simple and the the photographing well don't get me started on that.!

    Marie

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  7. you've got some beautiful colours going on here. Lovely card :)
    Jenny x

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  8. Smashing technique and wonderful result.
    Lynne xxx

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  9. What a beautiful card, I love the whole idea

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  10. Great technique and it really is a beautiful and unusual card.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  11. Hello Lisa , Shirley-Anne from The Candy Bar here . Well done with this one .So hard to think of something with Acetate . Great technique and colours here . ORIGINAL!!

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  12. fab card Lisa just thought I would say hello as I am now on the critters team and also work with Gill M
    jACKI XX

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  13. Fab card. Love the technique you've used, such a great effect :o) Lisa x

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  14. Fab card great warm colours
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  15. Taking a photo of our acetate cards was more of a challenge tha using the acetate on a card!! Love the use of the alcohol inks!

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  16. Gorgeous card love the colours..Chrisieann x

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  17. Great techniques Lisa and I like the colour scheme. x

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  18. Loved to read about the techniques and the finished result is so different. x

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  19. great card - fabulous techniques and colours!!!

    http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/

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