Tiffany's MIX55 Clear Love challenge is one I could make cards for all day - I love messing around with acetate and shrink plastic. What a shock to discover that I was down to my second-last sheet from a box of 100 photocopier acetate sheets! Yikes, they need replacing fast. And I lost a quarter sheet on my first attempt.
Base layer is wrinkle free distress with a map stamped over it.
For my clear layer - I stamped Linus with StazOn on the right side, so that the sentiment would come out correctly. On the reverse side I stamped the chicken wire with StazOn, and used a Q-tip dipped in alcohol to remove the wire round the sentiment. I embossed it, and brayered over the back with white acrylic, removing most of the paint around the top half, and making sure there was plenty of it left behind the sentiment, so it was easily legible. Stitched this to the base, and edged it all with a gold leafing pen. With more time I'd have found something else for Linus to stand on, but I just used part of a ric-rac diecut that was on my desk, stamping over it with script and dirtying it up a bit.
An extra Linus was stamped on watercolour paper, coloured with distress inks and cut out.
I was hoping for a bigger question mark, but again time was my enemy so I used the MFT Typewriter alphabet, and popped it up on foam.
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 GMT Views: 929
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 7752
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 8:57 AM
Oh, I love your card. I must admit that I got lost with all the work you did on it. I am saving it on my pinterest board to refer back to. It is such a fun card. I haven't worked with acetate, but you sure got great results.
Registered: March 13, 2012 Location: Southern Florida Posts: 5159
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:38 PM
How did I miss this one? (Valentine's Day - I must have been over-focused on the chocolate that was to come my way.)
I just love this. You've taken a very ubiquitous and oft-used image, and made it so fresh with your BG technique and that sentiment. Love that brown piece he's standing on, and the lone question mark, and the sewing around the edges. Great card!