Monday, 12 April 2010

Week 4 at the Sweet Pea Stampers - Acetate and Tag You're It Week 2 - I can See Clearly

Good morning to you all, how was your weekend? I hope you have all had a wonderful one, with plenty of sunshine! I spent mine in the greenhous planting some seeds, and also a few more DT cards, oh girls, you will be so proud of me, im really getting organized!!! Mind you the trip to Shepton Mallet on the 21st has made me determined to get ahead of myself. I dont want to fall behind with my DT work while im away, and I want to spend the week before hand with the children, and not crafting. Remember if any of you are going to the show, please pop by and say 'Hi!' I will be working on the Anna-Marie Designs with my friend Anna. Drop me an email and let me know you will be going, it would be great to meet some of my blogging friends, and put a face to the name.
So enough rambling from me onto todays challenges.


Its my second week at the Sweet Pea Stampers and im having a ball!! i am loving the challenge to work with these wonderful designs, they are all soooooo adorable.

This weeks challenge is to use some Acetate on your card/project. Now im not one for acetate generally as i find it rather hard to stamp with. I decided therefore to minimise the amount of acetate I had to work with, and just used acetate to stamp her wings again.

I used some stickles to highlight her wings and because it was difficult to use glue (without it showing, I have to admit to being a bit sadistic, and putting a slit between this lovely fairies wings and back and adding a tab to the wings which i could slip in and tape in place at the back!

Presto, no sign of the wings being attached! and with the addition of silicone glue underneath the tab managed to keep the wings out at an angle.

Glossy accented the stars and the flames on the candle. Lucky me, found some acetate flowers too that ive had in my stash for a while now, so thought they would be a perfect embelishment, along with some die cut fern leaves.

Satin roses added to the centre of the acetate flowers.

The image has been coloured with my pro markers and the background has been distressed with milled lavender distress ink.

It would be absolutely great to have you join us with this weeks challenge, please go check out the Dt's work here. I do not know how i have managed to join these talented ladies, maybe they got the wrong Linda !!!
Tag You're It - Week 2 - I can See Clearly
Secondly its Week 2 at the Tag You're It Challenge blog.
Now as ive already mentioned acetate is not my forte!! so this clearly was a challenge for me! i have used alcohol inks to colour my acetate and some flowers from the "Greenhouse" collection from American Crafts, which ive had yonks, but have never known what to do with!
I layered them up and fixed them with some pearl bead centres. The flourish has been stamped and i coloured some butterfly sequins to co-ordinate with the acetate. I decoupaged 2 butterlies together to give dimension and added some glass baubles for extra detail. The flourish stamp is a stamp, unknown brand im afraid. Finished with ribbon.
Now as you know tags are not my thing normally, so this is proving to be more of a challenge for me than I had anticipated, but I am enjoying it, so thank you girls, for inviting to be part of this team, you are all fabulous inspiration to me. For more inspiration go check out the challenge blog here. You will love what you find.

Anyway my lovelies, have a lovely day and back tomorrow with another challenge card!

Hugs Linda x


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Linda these are so gorgeous!
Your colouring is beautiful and your designs and details amazing!
Love them both!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Linda, the card is gorgeous and love the sunny tag.

Pascale said...

Hiya Linda great news that you are working with Anna well done you. I love the acetate wings fantastic and the tag is really beautiful I love oranges and reds together. Hugs Pascale

Chris said...

Gorgeous Linda and your colouring and designers are wonderful! Hope you're well, sounds like you had a busy weekend and I hope everything goes well at your demonstration. Hugs, Chris xx

Tasha said...

This is beautiful Linda, love the glitter and fabulous colour. Your colourwork is awesome too
love tasha xx

Teri said...

Well, you seem to have mastered the acetate despite not liking it! LOL Really loving the flower idea - must keep that one in the brain for later!
Gorgeous colours - loving purples anyway, fab layout!
Oh and the tag is pretty good too - LOL!
Teri x

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Linda, the colours are beautiful and I love all the pretty flowers.
Your tag is gorgeous too...I love the warm vibrant colours.
Debbie x

Becky said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card and tag Linda, you are making me wish that I had a greenhouse now, I could do with a place to escape to, it sounds wonderful!!

Lindsey said...

Hi Linda! These are so lovely, I adore what you have done with those wings! I tend to shy away from acetate too but maybe I'll have to give it another go now I've seen this!
Still sunny here, but like with you the wind has picked up a bit. Thank heavens my eldest is back in school today as I may be able to craft in peace now Cheeky Chops is having his nap. But must grag a cuppa first!
Linds x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, wow your fairy is stunning, such a clever way to create her wings they do look gorgeous. And your tag is really bright and cheerful to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiful hun love the detail and design hugs cheryl xxx

scrappyjan said...

Hi Linda, THis is a stunning card dear! Love the details!! WOW!!!
I wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my blog candy.
Hugs, Janiel

shirlsluvscrafts said...

I just wanted to say wow, I love the fairy
Is there a way you might make a blue fairy like the one you have here
Thanks Shirley

Annie said...

Hi Linda! I finally came in from the sunshine to catch up with you! such fabulous creations since my last visit, and I am lovin' those sweet pea images - must get some!
hugs, annie x

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
wow the sweet pea fairy is realy stunning , i'm not a lover of acetate and never know what to do with it lol.
all i can say its amazing hun, you always come up with amazing cards .
your tag is stunning hun love the summery colours hun. any tips on how an non acetate user should start? huggs jo x

coldwaters2 said...

Linda this is beautiful I love, love that image and your colours the acetate wings are just perfect
lorraine x

Enfys said...

Just gorgeous Linda, of course its thanks to you that I bought some of these stamps, love them...
big hugs
En xx

The twins mum said...

Linda these are so beautiful.The colours are just perfect.
Hope all is well

Dena said...

Hey Linda! I'm glad you are getting so organized!
I LOVE your Sweet Pea card!!!! So gorgeous. Very cool how you did the wings!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Nicola said...

Stunning card Linda, I adore your image and wonderful colouring and those acetate wings just make her "pop", gorgeous tag too sweetie.
Nicola -x-

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous design Linda, wings look really pretty x

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