Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Acetate challenge

Minkygirl by Daniel Torrente
Daisy Daisy and Big Bee by Jo Capper-Sandon
Whatever by Carol's Collection

Inks and paints by Dylusions

Over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, Willy has challenged us all to make something using acetate. I think this is a fab challenge as acetate is so versatile and has soooo many uses. You can make your whole creation of acetate or just use a little piece of acetate in it… there are so many possibilities. Of course, you don't have to rush out an buy acetate if you don't already have some as it is used as packaging on so many things. A quick rummage in your cupboards should result in a bit of acetate!

Please remember, this week is a Stampotique Originals stamps only challenge so take out your Stampotique stamps and join in for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to shop at Stampotique Originals.

I chose to make a tag which I cut with the Tim Holtz large tag die. I cut it again in acetate and then removed a portion of the card to reveal an acetate panel. I stamped on the panel with StazOn which works perfectly well on acetate, and then coloured the flower heads with a Sharpie poster paint pen (Posca pens are very similar to these). I stamped the Big Bee wings onto acetate and added these behind Minkygirl, before adding one of my favourite quotes 'whatever'! I think that I will eventualy add this tag to an art journal page ...... maybe....


Thank you all for your kind words and comments re: Bailey (see previous post). She is really settled and is a gorgeous pooch! Sorry that I haven't got back to anyone - been a busy busy girl this week and haven't had time for blog hopping :-(  Hope to catch up with you all soon.

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Kate and brill idea using the acetate in the middle, love the wings too, very neat. Waiting to see how you incorporate the tag into a journal page.
    So glad Bailey has settled with you.xx

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  2. This atc is adorable!
    Clever technique, thanks for sharing :]

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  3. Loving the wings, I still find it difficult to warn to these stamp though :0( Love all the background lots ;0)

    love Dawn xx

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  4. Very fun! "Whatever" is one of those words that my husband wishes I would remove from my vocabulary. I suppose he's right, but at least I could use it for art like you did, right?? :) -Shelly Massey(google keeps telling me that I'm posting my comment as "anonymous"... I beg to differ! LOL!) P.S. If you get 82 duplicate comments from me, it's not my doing!

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  5. Fabulous tag Kate, love the colours, and the sentiment is great. I really like the partial acetate aspect to the tag, it's really effective, Judith xx

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  6. gorgeous Kate. love the way you've combined the acetate with the card

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  7. This tag is so cool, Kate! I love your style!

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  8. Acetate sounds like a fun material to work with...will need to track some of it down!

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  9. This is just so awesome love the way you have used the acetate
    Hope life has settled down for you now :)
    Von x

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  10. Love how you sewed on this and how you used her wings, great job!

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  11. I like the way you used the acetate in your little tag, and of course I like the colors. Hope Baily is continuing to settle in.

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  12. How fantastic is she!!!?? Totally awesome!

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  13. Great tag Kate...you made using acetate look so easy....beautiful colours as always :)

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  14. Fantastic tag Kate, love the acetate panel idea with the sewing !

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  15. Wow! Kate, your tag is stunning! I hope you include it on a journal page and then let us see that as well. I am a big admirer of all your work and it's because of you I have started mixed media art journaling xx

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  16. Absolutely adorable!!! Love those wings!!! (Could actually use a pair for myself!!!) Hugs, Terri xoxox

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  17. love that bit of acetate on the tag! Gorgeous coloring!!!

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  18. This is uber cool Kate! Love the acetate wings. I had an AWESOME time at yesterdays workshop and have already journaled on my other two pages. Can't wait to get home and play some more!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Xx

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  19. Just to say a big thank you for a lovely day yesterday at AFTH. It was a nice atmosphere for a novice to step into and experiment.

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  20. Beautiful!Love that stamp and the acetate looks great!

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  21. Love it!
    And you'll never gueaa - I finally posted my journal pages for March/April/May.

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  22. Hey Kate, thanks soooo much for a brill workshop on Saturday :-) Once I got over the shock of getting ink all over my hands, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    You're a very talented & lovely lady and I hope to come to future workshops. Off to have a nosey at the pics of your new doggy below now.

    Ciara
    xx

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  23. This is so beautiful! Love the pink and oranges. Great technique and design! Minky Girl is a beauty! Love it!

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  24. Adorable, eye catching, wonderful color combination, inspiring and basically just beautiful to look at just like everything you make. I think I should challenge you to see if you are capable of maybe something crappy and horrible looking, what do ya think? I don't think you are capable of it Kate, it's just not possible, you are just way too talented. I'm just giving you s**t. Love it as always, your artwork is fun to look at and I get such great ideas from you. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. oh kate..that is adorable!

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  26. Kate, I love ALL your work. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the stampotique stamps. I have been busy drawing and painting faces lately and haven't had much time for stamping. You inspire me to grab my stamps and copics and paints! Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. Fabulous tag! Great colouring and I love the whole idea

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  28. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, It works very good and creative,,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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