Friday, February 18, 2011

inspiration challenge

We were given this picture to inspire us to create.  With this kind of challenge it doesn't have to look like the picture at all.  You could just use the colors or shapes or whatever comes to your own mind when you look at the picture. As soon as I saw this beautiful bouquet and the setting I knew I wanted to use a piece of acetate. I also wanted to pick up the brown stones shown in the background. I stamped and masked and stamped and masked and stamped and masked my tulips on the acetate. Turned it over and colored it with copics and a bit of alcohol inks. I sponged the paper that comes in between the acetate sheets, with a cloud stencil and Voila' here is my card. I love tulips, they are my second favorite flower.

When stamping with Acetate you need to use a product like Staz-On so the ink doesn't smear.  Before coloring it I also give it a quick blast with the heat gun so the ink doesn't smear as it is placed face side down to work on. Here's a picture of the acetate sheets I use in case you have never seen them. Hope you get the same pleasure out of looking at this as I do. :)


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love tulips and can't wait to start seeing them in the garden.

  2. This turned out well...very pretty colors!! AND let's hope we get some of those tulips soon!!! :-))) It sure is windy today!!!!!

  3. Beautiful, what a fabulous technique to try!