I had a quiet Sunday and was able to run some of those ideas through my head. The weekend weather was dismal, rain rain and more rain so it was good to escape into the world of crafting.
I also needed to make a birthday card for my Hb's upcoming birthday in a few weeks so it was time to use all this inspiration to make him a card.
Billy did not want to join me and preferred to sleep in his box...Oh to be a cat ;0)
I treated myself to a packet of acetate and I had also bought a fun pack for male themed card blanks in a sale.
I decided that my theme would be a bottle of bubbly to celebrate my Hb's birthday. I am very excited as we have a meal booked at The Shard so I am sure some bubbly will feature there too.
I was able to partially cut the acetate with some of my dies...I then finished the job with my scissors.
I used Sharpie pens to colour the hearts and bottle and a gold Krylon gold marker to add some finishing touches.
I cut an aperture out of my card blank
I also used some alcohol inks on a focal and swirled them around.
I also stuck a large coloured acetate heart over my stamped and embossed sentiment for the inside of the card. This is the same shape as the front aperture using gold card.
So then the creative hat was put on......and I came up with this. It is so hard to get a good photo as the acetate reflects a lot of light. This is looking at the front of the card with it open.
and here is the bottle of bubbly specially created for my Hb...a vintage 2016 year and his very own initialed label ;0)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
PaperArtsy Transparent art I was inspired by Keren Baker's post and the way she added colour to her acetate, especially the red behind the word courage but instead of paint I used Sharpie pens.
Country View crafts Be inspired by Bottles
Pixie's Snippets playgound 1/3 #211 I used lots of snippets of acetate
Anything but cute Ring out the old...bring in the new this is the first acetate aperture card I have made.
Crafty calendar something new as above
Simon says stamp Wednesday something new my acetate sheets.
Love to create 2/2 anything creative/mixed media #27
Crafty friends something new my first aperture acetate card
Noor anything goes
Bunny Zoe 1/3 hearts
Crafty boots something old something new my old is my ribbon my new is the acetate
This relentless rain came to a halt today here in the south. The wind direction is forecast to change this week to cooler weather so hopefully an end to the rain for a while.
I was so shocked to wake up yesterday morning to hear that David Bowie had died. What a rock legend....his music was a huge part of my teenage...RIP one of my music heroes. His music will certainly live on forever. Thanks as always for your kind visits and comments.
Bye for now,