Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Oriental acetate

On CBC, Jackie has challenged us to use acetate on our cards. I've been scratching my head since the challenge was launched on Sunday, trying to think of something where the clear acetate would be effective.

Then today's Tanda Teaser asked for an Oriental theme and the two things came together to make this...



The dragonfly (one of the stamps I got in Sheila's fund-raising bags for Ellie Wiseman's Trust Fund - thank you Sheila!) is stamped on acetate with Stazon and the wings are coloured on the back with alcohol markers. I used a bit of gold paint on the body section and then backed with a piece of black card to make it properly opaque. The Chinese character means beauty which I thought went well with a delicate dragonfly image.

The dragonfly is raised on tiny foam pads and the wings are angled up away from the body so you can see through them, not sure how well that shows on the picture. I sponged on three shades of green ink to make the graduated background on the rectangular panel.

Supplies: dragonfly (RubbaDubbaDoo), beauty (unknown maker), silhouette blooms I (Cornish Heritage Farms), Adirondack Willow, Ranger Distress Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters, sponge, Brilliance Graphite Black, Stazon Jet Black, Versamark, gold lustre powder, gold gel pen, acetate sheet, foam sticky pads

Thanks for taking a look - hope your day has had its fair share of beauty.

24 comments:

Penny said...

Oh this is so pretty, lovely colouring and a nice simple clean design

made by fifi said...

wow that is fab - love it xx

Janice said...

Beautiful card. I love that dragonfly, it really stands out on the acetate. It's really odd seeing your birdie card on your blog when I know it is sitting on my dresser!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is beautiful again Joanne - I just adore whatever you do!!lol

craftyscot said...

what a fab card
x

Andrea said...

this is a fab elegant card x

Mee said...

Very effective :o)

Rainbow Lady said...

That is lovelyJoanne. You could have entered that in my challenge the other week. Hope you will stop by sometime
Love Cynthia x

manicstamper said...

Absolutely beautiful Joanne. The colour is awesome.

Silvergirl said...

This is wonderful! I love the acetate dragonfly... it gives the wings that realistic glass look to them. Beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Lise

Joan and Amy said...

My word this is a beautiful card. Everything about it is perfect. Joan

Karen (BF) said...

The card is outstanding Joanne!!!!

Donna said...

That is such a stunning card, i love the way you have blended the different tones of green together.And your dragonfly is so elegant. xxkretrina

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Joanne that stamp is a stunner

Jules {Creative Makes} said...

Now that is just stunning!

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card, absolutely stunning and it does have a very oriental feel to it.

A. Sanborn said...

So STRIKING, Joanne! Love it!

{Hugs} :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Joanne....

CraftyC said...

A stunning card!!
Clairexx

mimihas5 said...

Your card is stunning Joann. The colors that you used are so beautifully blended together.

Mary

Courtney Fowler said...

Looks like you hit that challenge spot on!

Etha said...

wow stunning! everything about this is JUST RIGHT, totally love it!

Maya said...

This is so amazing!
Beautiful! Love it!!

Hugs/Maya

Susan said...

What a beautiful card! TFS!