Friday 9 August 2013

Clearly - Take It, Make It!

We're already on challenge number four over on the Craft Stamper blog -  where does the time go?! For this challenge, we'd like you to combine your stamping with some acetate. Kim Dellow uses acetate two ways in the Double Take feature on pages 46 and 47 of the September issue - you could use her projects for inspiration or you could decide to use acetate in a completely different way, it's up to you!

I decided to revisit the Oriental Laquer technique that featured in my article from the August issue of the magazine.  I stamped the  branches on the acetate, flipped to colour on the back with Silkies and gave the whole lot a liberal dose of gold ink and Perfect Pearls before layering onto black cardstock with some double sided tape sheet.

I thought a clean and simple layout would suit the delicate images so the 'laquerware' strip is just mounted between two scored lines and it's finished with a stamped sentiment.

We'd love for you to join us in the acetate challenge - there's a prize on offer from Sprinkle of Imagination and the chance of seeing your project in print for the winner! Check out the blog post for all the details of how to play.

Foliage by Darkroom Door
Say It All by Hero Arts

Inkjet transparency sheet

Graphite Black and Galaxy Gold Brilliance by Tsukineko

Persian Velvet Silkies set by Imagination Crafts
Gold Perfect Pearls by Ranger
Double sided tape sheet
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

This is so so elegant Joanne. I read your article and am definitely wanting to have a go as you made it all sound so straightforward my lovely xxx

Kathy said...

A stunning card, Joanne - I love everything about it

Deborah said...

The gold with the pink cherry blossom looks divine.

Kath said...

A fabulous card, Joanne. So elegant.

Traceyr said...

Full of Eastern promise Joanne. Wonderful.


Unknown said...

This is just perfect and very classy. There reverse colouring technique is awesome. I must have a play - not to enter - but to play. Thanks for sharing the link on the forum with all the other CS designer contributions - all so different.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, so clean looking. Love the way you've rounded just the one corner.
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Your floral panel is beautiful. I love the way the gold sets it off and the simply base makes the panel the main event.
Heather T

Anonymous said...

A beautifully elegant style Joanne, must play with this technique as it suits a CAS style so well. I seem to be going more towards that style these days :)
Lynn xx

Sid said...

This lovely and very effective Joanne. Think I will enter this challenge.