Sunday 17 April 2011

LIM (week 11)

Week 11 now over at 'Less is More' did that happen??
I just can't believe how these weeks are flying past! Anyway this week
the challenge is to use ACETATE. ......when I had picked myself up 
off the floor in shock lol..........I started thinking about a design using
the dreaded acetate. Took me ages to find it for a start, lots of riffling
through 'stuff ' need to explain that to fellow crafters I am sure.
Anyway I made my usual 5 1/2" linen card, then cut a section off the top
and trimmed the bottom  . Then I cut a piece of acetate to fit the gap,
lots of umming and ahhing as I became a sticky mess and so did my acetate
as I was using a glue stick for quickness. ( Note to self) do not use a glue stick
next time...use ds tape you stupid woman!  Next I found some really bright shimmery
cardstock which was already ' rippled '.Then decided a butterfly would be a good
subject to cut from it so used my trusty cuttlebug to do the deed. I stamped ( onto
more acetate) and heat embossed  two more tiny butterflies, coloured them with
my Copics and cut them out and stuck them all to the acetate part of the card. Oh
my what a long explanation again.......sorry. Hmmm still not sure I like it , may make
another if I find time, but at least I had a 'go' :O) Good luck everyone, some great
cards already, ......and made so quickly too. Oh and another thing it isn't easy
taking a photo of these acetate cards either lol !!!!! 
Thanks to C&M again for another great challenge ,....... although I wasn't thanking you
to start with this morning lol.



Chrissie said...

I think that loads of you will be crafting some form of ducking stool for Mandi and me... it's already been suggested that maybe we'd be candidates for burning at the stake... but I think you love us really!
This looks great Viv, that centre butterfly is a cracker!
Thanks for not giving in!
"Less is More"

Ruth said...

This is simply beautiful (and colourful!) Ruth x

Canonbury creations said...

Great card Viv, love the ribbled butterfly!
Val x

Jan Ltc said...

Love it Viv, goreous butterfly xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Viv; all the effort was worth it! I agree with you about photographing acetate cards; another challenge in itself! xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Lovely card and the centre butterfly is awesome really makes it pop !


Bea said...

great card - love the butterfly

G Peplow said...

Gorgeous, well worth all the effort, i love the running commentary, he he he:0) xxx fab butterfly too:0) xxx

Rita said...

Stunning card and your work is beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Ohneilly said...

This is a gorgeous card,
Claire x

Sue said...

Lovely card Viv. I really like the way you've cut out a piece of card and added the acetate - I will be having a go at doing this too. The butterflies are so pretty, especially the ribbed one. Sue.x

Caroljenks said...

GORGEOUS - those butterflies are fab - well done for not giving up too :)


Carole Campanile said...

Lovely card. I know how you felt when I saw acetate, but you really pulled it together and made a wonderful card.

PS - I didn't even bother trying to take the photo to show/proved it was acetate. That stuff is too hard to photograph.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Viv I am waiting until Mick is at work tomorrow so i can enter again, like you I have some acetate somewhere better look it up. I have fed your fish they were hungry :O) Chris xx

Donna said...

This card is fabulous! I know what you mean about photographing acetate! It took me about 6 shots to get one decent (ish) one! x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colorfull butterfly!

Viv said...

I suffered murderous thoughts whilst trying to find the stuff to do this challenge never mind complete the darn card - so - I feel your pain!!!! LOL
Gorgeous card though, and worth the trials and tribulations! x

Karen Aicken said...

What a pretty card for the challenge. Love what you came up with - TFS
Cheers, Karen

Jenny said...

Lovely card, striking colours on the butterflies :)
Jenny x

Mandi said...

Hi Viv
Our ears do burn on Saturdays! lol
Your card, is FAB, funny how lots thought my card was as yours is with the acetate strip!
Great job
Thanks as always Viv
Have a good week
Less is more

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Pretty card, Viv!
The colours of the butterflies are really eyecatching!
Have a great week!

Jackie said...

Despite your trials and tribulations Viv, your card is superb :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Your card is stunning Viv! I love this filling-the-gap-with-acetate idea - and I know what you mean about the photographing...

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is gorgeous - having those butterflies on the acetate really makes their colours pop out. Beautiful!
Caroline xxx

Susan said...

Love how the butterflies just pop on that clear background!! Fab card!

Lynne said...

Fabulous card.Love your butterflies.
Lynne xxx

Michelle said...

gorgeous card xx

Suze Bain said...

A very pretty card Viv, love the vivid butterflies. x

Aileen said...

Love the butterflies floating. x

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