Friday, August 9, 2013

Craft Stamper Make it Challenge and Stuff...!

Hello Everyone,
By golly I blinked and August appeared from nowhere! I have been a bit AWOL for the last two weeks... Summer holidays, busy babies and an "oh so messy" house do not leave a lot of time for inky stuff but I have found a few moments to create a little something for the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Blog Challenge where we are inviting you to play around with acetate in any way you like! Check out this months Craft Stamper Magazine to see a great flowers and shakers article by Kim Costello for acetate inspiration galore!
So, if like me, you are a bit short of time, this is a fun and easy idea to create an eye catching design. These Wendy Vecchi butterflies are my favourite "go-to" stamps and I knew they would look great teamed up with some bright Alcohol Inks.
 I pounced Wild Plum and Pool Alcohol Inks onto an acetate sheet and then stamped the Butterflies in Black Archival Ink. Heat set or leave to dry. You must stamp on the opposite side otherwise the inks will react. Trim closely and bend slightly for extra dimension.
My card base has been splattered with a dose of Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray, then I added a few lines of random stitching before glueing the butterflies in place with Matt Medium. The Mr. Tim sentiment is stamped in Dusty Concord Distress Ink and a few Chit Chat words add a pop of brown. Round, distress and ink the corners and we are done!
 So there you go, a little weekend inspiration with acetate. I do hope you will join in our challenge and make a play for this great prize...
Thanks for calling by. See you next time...


Kate Yetter said...

The purple butterflies pop beautifully against the white background. The rounded edges add interest as well. Love it!

Katie said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love how you created the pretty butterflies.

Redanne said...

Oh what gorgeous butterflies Sarah, Love the colours you used and the little spritz in the background - great sentiment too. Hugs, Anne x

PetraB said...

Love these beautiful butterflies!