Firstly be warned LONG POST !
For many a week now I have been following The Less is More challenge blog but from a safe distance afraid to dip my toes into the water. There are a few of these around that I gaze longingly at , admiring all the fabulous entries but not daring to take the plunge . Well this week I’m plunging ! taking my water wings off and going to splash about in the deep end with the bigger kids ! Let’s hope I swim instead of sink ( looks like I have a bit of a nautical theme going on )
One of the reasons for the plunging is that I saw the theme ” Acetate ” now I know many of you went running for the hills but not me I love acetate ( well I did ) Anyone who has read my blog will know that I do like to make a card or tag or two with it. I think I can safely say now that I wont be using it in the foreseen future ! It wasn’t as easy as I thought , mainly because I have used it so many times and blogged them so was a bit stuck in the old creative department and of course this is Less is More so they have to be beautiful ! After using up half a box of these slippery plastics I literally got down to the last sheet. My silhouette refused to cooperate was feeling a bit peckish and kept munching them ( the machine not me ) .
For the first one I used a Crafty Individuals text stamp and stamped onto glossy paper. I then printed onto acetate the bird image from one of the CI mini books and adhered it to glossy card. I printed my sentiment onto another piece of acetate and tried ( oh boy did I try } to cut a nice oval card shape with my Silhouette who just didn’t want to know (maybe it was trying to tell me something ) and as I say got to the last piece. It is literally a bit rough around the edges but by this time I was all done in so please don’t look to closely.
Thought I would show you some of my other attempts as it seems such a pity to leave them out the poor things, in fact I have enough bits and pieces left over to make a hundred acetate cards . The first one I stamped onto acetate and adhered to the card ( easy peasy but quite effective ) the second one once again script stamp Crafty Individuals and then printed CI flower from mini book onto acetate and added to card, bee courtesy of Silhouette
Ladies I hope these fit the bill and looking forward to reading your comments or am I doomed for the shallow end ?
As I said this was going to be a long one ! For the past few months I have been following the wonderfully talented and all-round lovely lady Cindy Adkins she has the most amazing on line magazine Whimsical musings Magazine where she features talented artists from all over the world. Guess what ? she recently asked me would I like to be featured , after I picked myself off the floor and dusted myself down and verifying that it wasn’t a joke I said a resounding YES !!! Pop over and check it out its amazing ! I was doubly pleased because one of the other artists featured just so happens to be the super talented Zoe who is team member of the Just for Fun challenge blog and it was the first challenge I took part in. Since then she has been encouraging me every step of the way ( I’m a new crafter in my fourth month now ) Not to mention she has a wicked sense of humour and I love her to bits. So for me to be featured with her was amazing. Pop over and see her personal blog.
This little Place which is packed full of hint’s and tips and some great art.
Previously and to my remiss I didn’t mention the very talented Lynne who was also featured. I have been following her blog for a while but have know her as Stampdiva so did not recognise her name. If you do one thing today go and check out her blog Bows and Bells it’s amazing . She has the most awesome creations you will ever see.
Well if any one is still with me after my marathon posting thank you for staying . Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.