I really love the Theme Thursday challenge blog they always seem to come up with interesting topics and this one is no exception ! The entries are always very original go check them out . Although I love the theme this week the possibilities were endless so what usually happens to me under those circumstances is that I spend hours making a mess ( you should see the floor ) and find it difficult to actually make something. Although this looks quite simple it took me forever printing onto acetate and then the cutting out is a bit of a nuisance ( did want to use a more descriptive word but didn’t want to offend ) That O was a nightmare ! I wasted so much of the acetate trying to get it right. Also gluing onto acetate is also a bit tricky I used glue dots anyone any tips only this as in some cases they are visible !
Hope you all have a crafty weekend with love light and sunshine !
Exciting piece the background is just a wonderful explosion of colour. Acatate and Vellum for that matter are difficult to fix a lot of the time people use brads or eyelets. You can with acatate spread something like glossy accents all oave the back and stick it down that way the GA drys clear but if you want layers and or movement its a case of finding someway to hide/disguise the adhesive. XOXO Zoe
Best way is to disguise the bits that you use some adhesive on by putting an element of some description over the top if possible. Not easy with acetate to adhere.Nice looking piece and love the colours you have used.
So rich looking, Marie! Love it!
Brilliant, & very brave using the acetate! Looks great! x
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. I am glad you like the circus one as I am particularly pleased with this one but there are not many comments, So much appreciated. Your dogs look fun! They remind me of Laurel and Hardy. No offense meant at all. Just look like they have a sense of humour. We have a funny dog too! A springer spaniel with a huge sense of humour. He has just had a summer haircut and looks and feels lush. They say there is not a word that rhymes with orange? Is there one you know? Great card.
Hello Marie, Love this card, the colours are so vibrant and you can't tell that you had problems with the acetate. Can't really offer any more suggestions than those you already have. When I've used acetate in the past it has always been on an aperture where you can adhere it to the inside so it glue is not seen on the right side. You could use glue dots and pop card candy or gems on top but that might be too fussy – and you don't do fussy. Elizabeth x
Lovely card.I am not a fan of orange but yours looks terrific. I love the background. I usually just lay the acetate over the background without cutting it out. Some acetates will stick if you just dampen the corners a little. Or use brads to attach. Cheers…Donna
Hi Marie!The way you used this quite difficult colour is terrific! I love the word orange! Hugs, kissinia
Hi Marie. Stunning! Regards Florence.
Wow, how cool – just fantastic.
Sooo wonderful, Marie
Terrific background for this great card Marie. For acetate I use a tiny smear of Rangers Glossy Accents, which works fine. Have a great weekend. Annette x
I think the result pays you back for all the trouble… This is a very nice card and though I don't use orange very often I think your card is very elegant!!! Have a nice day!
love love the orange…..what a pity I cant see the acetate…it must look gorgeous!
I really love the back ground. when it comes to glue with acetate if you wanted lifted like with glue dots i would use silicone glue it dries clear and it's used normally for decoupage so it's ideal however if you want a glue and you want your image flat to the paper there are lots available like matt medium glossy accents these dry clear and are good glue hope this helpslove Dawn xx
Fantastic entry. I think the orange is wonderful and I don't see the glue dots. But then, I liberally use glue dots on lots of things. Just never tried it on acetate. They seem to stick tighter and to more surfaces than anything else.
Please let me know if you’re looking for a
article writer for your site. You have some
really good articles and I believe I would be a
good asset. If you ever want to take some of the
load off, I’d absolutely love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
Please shoot me an email if interested. Many thanks!
Your article suggests that you happen to be highly savvy and
effective at writing appealing content. Maybe you write for other individuals?
I am able to reimburse you for your work (per hour, per blog, .etc).