Friday, October 14, 2011

Totally Papercrafts ,,, Acetate !! :-)

Hi all ,, we have a FAB theme for you this week

ACETATE !! ,,, :-)

Mel chose the acteate ,,, and there were a few grumbles from the DT ,, but a challenge is a challenge eh !! :-)

Actually, it is much easier than you might think ! packaging often used acetate ,, Spellbinders for example so you could do a bit of recycling here too :-)

Before moving onto the challenge we are having a bit of a re vamp over on the TPC and Cathy has agreed to take over the running of the challenge BIG THANKS to Cathy MWAH !!!

ALSO ,,, Sue Scoopy has returned to the fold after taking a couple of weeks off WELCOME BACK Scoopy :-)

AND we are having a DT call ,, we are looking for a few new DT people to join us so if you are interested in joining this FAB group of friends then have a peek at the Totally Papercrafts Challenge blog for further details.

We are sponsored this week by Meljen Designs so a fab prize of 4 digi images of the winners choice :-) Thanks Melissa xx

I have recently bought some Hero Arts Acetate tags ,, perfect to use this week I thought. I recently joined in the Jennifer McGuire Inspiration Showcase online class ,, which was FABULOUS !! ( If you have never done an online class I DEFINITELY recommend it ,,, there is a new one starting soon called Holiday Boot Camp, click here for more details :-) ) anyway ,,,, Jennifer made a few fabulous creations using these acetate tags and she really inspired me to have a go too.

Acetate is difficult to photograph, so please excuse this effort, I will try to get a better piccy later when the sun is shining :-)

I placed the tag on a piece of dark blue cardstock, drew around it and cut it out, I then run the acetate tag through my Big Shot in a Swiss Dots folder, my most used folder I have to say !! LOVE it ,,, I did consider stamping a design on the blue tag but then I thought it would detract from the lovely acetate, what do you think ?I punched a few snowflakes out of plain white card using Martha Stewart punches and then glued and glittered with Art Institute Crystal glitter ( THE most sparkly glitter I found ,,,gorgeous !) I added an few Hero Arts Neutrals Gems to the centre’s and added a Hero Arts sentiment too ,, the edges of this were glittered with silver. I added some Tim Holtz Bias Tape ribbon and a Doodlebug snowflake brad to the bow at the top. I added pop dots between the acetate and card, these were hidden by the snowflakes and sentiment but does add more dimension IRL :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some fabulous cards and creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-)

Challenges :

Art Impressions Stamps ,, Make a Tag or Bookmark

Aud Sentiments ,,, Winter + sentiment

C.R.A.F.T Recipe, I ribbon, 2 shapes ( tag and banner) and glitter

Stamp Insanity ,,, Anything BUT a Card

Hooked on Crafts ,,,, Anything BUT a card