Tuesday, 19 April 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Week 11 over at the "Less is More" Challenge and this week those cheeky LIMettes Mandi & Chrissie set us the challenge of using acetate in our cards. Well, it hasn't been easy, but you have to give it a go, don't you! So here's my creation:


I had originally die cut the mannequin in acetate and stamped onto it but it looked a bit 'wishy washy', so after a bit of trial and error, I diecut the mannequin in textured black card (sorry, texture doesn't show up in photo). I then die cut the flowers in acetate and coloured them with promarkers. The colours appeared quite pale so I added a white die cut behind the acetate.  All layers of the flower were also dry embossed.

A bit more trial and error and I managed to print the sentiment in the correct place.  I have used "Chrissie's" scriptina font.

Tim Holtz Dies - Sewing Room & Tattered Florals
Victorian Fleur embossing folder
Black textured card
Acetate from the packaging of my mother's day orchid
Glossy Accents to adhere the acetate
Promarkers and bling

Thanks for visiting and I'll try and get round you all this week.

Happy Crafting
Suze x

39 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely and elegant card! I have been fighting with acetate flowers this afternoon, too; same problem, colours don't show up well! Hugs, Valerie

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gorgeous card and love the silhouette and the flowers. very very stylish.

Marie

Aileen said...

Oooh Very clever Mrs!! love the die cut, your acetate flowers and your font. Fabulous dahling!!! xx

mustavcoffee said...

Totally wonderful, when I looked closer, I could see all the lovely embossing of the flowers. Simply gorgeous:0) xxx

Lizy said...

Gorgeous card Suze!
Lizy x

Jenny said...

Lovely card, such a simple idea and colour palette and so eye-catching :)
Jenny x

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Suze I love this card its so sassy and super classy too
Hugs Susie xx

Linby said...

Absolutely lovely, great idea to place the flower over the image.
Linbyx

Mandi said...

Plain, simple and fabulous!
Thanks Suze
mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Love this one Suze!
That flower is just fabulous!
Have a good week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sue said...

A great card Suze. The flower looks really striking against the silhouette mannequin. Sue.x

Suzi B said...

I like this... alot:)

Paula said...

stnning card

Maureen said...

Lovely, the flower is great!!

Erika said...

Suze Love your LIM more card very elegant.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the drama of the black mannequin and the pretty touch of pale pink of the acetate flowers. A gorgeous card!

massofhair said...

Suze your card is outstanding... Super elegant and so classy. Love how you have created such a vision:-)

Kathleen said...

Great creation, very elegant, well done.

Kath x

Dori said...

really stylish card, love the embossing on the flowers and he sentiment is super xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

This looks fabulous!

Susan said...

Love those blooms...very pretty card!

Debgem said...

Wonderful card - very striking!! Love the embossed flower, has such impact and the sentiment is lovely!

Shobana said...

Wow! Read that slowly pls! :) Awesome stuff!
Tks for stopping by and leaving some love! :)

Chris said...

This is gorgeous. I love the pink against the black.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog as it gave me the chance to browse your wonderful artwork.

Jose said...

Great card, Love it.
Jose

Sally H said...

Beautiful card! That flower is just gorgeous!

Dianne said...

What a lovely card Suze. The pink flower is beautiful.
Dianne.

stampdiva said...

Hi Suze
This is lovely.
Wishes
Lynne
(it is so great to see a Scottish crafter as there appears to be very few of us. I live in Perth)

Hello From Texas said...

Great card Suze. I love the layout and the huge pink flower. Really wonderful.

TFS
Carole

Sarah said...

Hello, your card is so stylish! Love the colour combo and the flower is just beautiful. Sarah

JeanFB said...

Beautifully done! Great use of acetate, and this is such a well-designed card. I am always fascinated by clean and simple cards.. so deceptively difficult to pull off. Yours is wonderful.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous! I really love silhouettes right now, and this looks amazing. The little splash of colour, on the acetate, is perfect.
Caroline xx

Rachel x said...

Gorgeous card, Suze- really strikng!! :) Good idea with the PMs, too- didn't think of that and it looks lovely :)
hugs, Rachel x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suze

What a great card love it and I must go and check out that font - totally gorgeous too! Thanks again for your lovely comments on my blog - so appreciated.

Tina
X

Emzie said...

Hi Mum, is it just me or is that Tim Holtz die great. Fabulous once again. x

Princess4Wiz said...

Gorgeous card, Suze! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Beth. xxx

Ruth said...

Love everything about this card!
Ruth C

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow...this is just lovely! Might just have to get me this die!!!!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Brilliant!