Saturday, April 16, 2011

Less is More - Week 11 - Acetate

Well I'm back from my week of cat and house sitting for my daughter and her fiance. They were down in sunny Cornwall while I tended to the wants of their gorgeous ginger cat, Jaffa - food on demand, a lap to sleep on whenever he wanted and a nice warm bed to cuddle up on at night! Not that I spoilt him, of course!
I missed the week before last's challenge on Less is More but kept in touch with all the beautiful cards that everyone did using my ancient laptop. (I loved the touch of red theme.) Managed just one card for last week because I had my sister and her husband over from France staying with us. We had a lovely time for didn't manage much crafting so apologies that I didn't get time to visit other blogs to comment on.
Right, so this week it's ACETATE! Only ever managed one card using this stuff! I did a Christmas card for my daughter about 3 years ago but can't really remember what I did!I'm going to have to give this some thought.













Well I did it! Had a chat with big sis (now back in France) on MSN  and she reminded me about some printed acetate I'd bought at a craft show earlier this year. So put my thinking cap on and voila! Used a 5inch square card in mauve, cut out the centre with a nestie and then embossed the outside edge to give a bit of definition. I then cut a square of the patterned acetate (which is lilac flowers and sort of glittery) and put it in the aperture, and wrote a teeny tiny message in the corner in white. I did faux stitching around the message so it wouldn't get 'lost'!

Thanks to anyone who visits and comments. Hopefully I should get time to visit other blogs this week.

30 comments:

Mandi said...

Very pretty that's a lovely design on the acetate
Thanks very much, Diane have a good week
mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

The inventiveness of LIMettes never ceases to amaze me. This is terrific!
What beautiful acetate, you've also reminded me that I have some printed acetate somewhere... I'll have to dig it out, I never gave that a thought!
Enjoy your weekend!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

Love the acetate.It looks great!

Shirley said...

This is a stunning card, very elegant x

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Gorgeous card, well done. Love the printed acetate.
Maureen....x

Pooh Bear said...

this is fab, love it

Have a fab day!

Ali x

Mrs.B said...

Grea card Di, you really have a way with MIL cards. Just browsed you blog - lots of beautiful cards - am now a follower - can't wait to see next weeks!
Avril x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Love it. Lx

TAM said...

Fabulous card

Sandra said...

Brillant card, pleased I was able to inspire you Ha Ha

Love San xx

nicky said...

awww very pretty.
Nicky

Debgem said...

This is really lovely - the pattern on the acetate is gorgeous!

Caroline Hallett said...

jolly pretty card, and the acetate works really well on this Cx

Kathyk said...

Very pretty.

Kathyk

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card,
acetate already printed!
I want some now.
jenjoy x

Lynne said...

The pattern on that acetate is fabulous. Lovely card.
Lynne xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh this is such a pretty card Diane, what a great way to use Acetate
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Sue said...

A lovely card Diane. The printed acetate is gorgeous. Sue.x

Helene said...

Love the effect you have created on the acetate.

Susan said...

Diane, wow! You've really created a very unique card...LOVE that preprinted acetate!

Jenny said...

Great idea Diane and a lovely card too :)
Jenny x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful , stunning awesome. I love it.

Marie

Rita said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card ,,, simple and very stylish ! the design on the acetate is lovely :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Aileen said...

Love your design with the acetate window in the middle. x

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card.. Chrissieann x

Victoria said...

lovely creation Diane. You reminded me I too have some acetate with a gorgeous lime greem flourish print on it hidden in the depths of my craft room! I'll have to try and dig it out!

Love
Victoria
x

Michelle said...

Such a great effect on the acetate its gorguss xx

Suze Bain said...

Super card, acetate window looks fab. x

Princess4Wiz said...

Very pretty card. I love it! xxx