Friday, 15 November 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

I am continuing my samples for Creative Expressions with the Winter Florals Stamp Set.
The Christmas Rose is the focal point for my card this week.
To begin take a piece of heat resistant acetate and add some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Varnish Lacquer to the acetate.
Apply Rust, Lettuce and Gold Mixative Alcohol Inks to the acetate, simply drip the Alcohol Inks onto the acetate.
Add Mica Powders into the mix for a touch of shimmer, then simply take a piece of tissue paper that is large enough to cover the acetate, scrunch the tissue up and then open up again and place over the coloured acetate, dabbing down gently and then set aside to dry. The tissue adds wonderful texture to the acetate and the colours add wonderful colour and shimmer to the backdrop.
Once the acetate is completely dry, cut the tissue down to size and then matt onto coordinated card. From this picture you can see the wonderful texture the tissue gives and the colours are so rich and vibrant.
Warm Winter Wishes has been added to a banner, coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then flicked with water for added interest. I have then applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges for definition.
The Christmas Rose is my focal point stamped onto Foundation White Card with Black Archival Ink and then coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and flicked with water. I have also applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges of the panel. I have stamped the flower a second time and this time cut out the flower head to add dimension, adding a coordinated button to the centre threaded with twine. I have also added some Self Adhesive Gems for added interest.
I have also added a Cameo, painted with Peeled Paint Distress Paint, adding touches of Golden Light Gilding Wax to the top to highlight the detail on the Cameo. To complete I have added natural twine behind the Cameo for added texture and interest.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy xx


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21 comments:

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Lovely samples and great to see your work on TV !!! Gorgeous samples. Samxx

butterfly said...

What a stunning technique with the acetate and tissue - it looks utterly wonderful! The colours on this are sensational - it's a really beautiful creation, Tracy.
Alison xx

May said...

WOW...What a fabulous technique...the effect is beautiful...Simply Gorgeous... thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration...Hugs May x x x

Dianne said...

STUNNING,this is ***** THE BOMB****** How you created the acetate is fantastic OMG,then the piece behind the flower is fantastic, loooooove the color of paper you used to frame it, that flower is GORGEOUSSSS, love the black swirls then the topping on the cake the beautiful cameo with your signature bow, It is my favorite card you have created for Creative Expressions and you have made some fantastic cards for them, you are sooooo creative, thanks so much for sharing hope you have a wonderful day...

Isbaha said...

Amazing and beautiful ! But why did you choose a heat resistant acetate ? You didn't heat it, right ? I didn't even know that heat resistant acetate were available, very interesting !

Brenda Brown said...

That background is superb Tracy, so rich in deep wonderful colours and the perfect backdrop. Love this card.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Alysha Sheridan said...

wow love this Tracey xx

Carol Q said...

absolutely stunning Tracy - the inks look fabulous on the acetate. been enjoying your creations on C&C today too having had the day off!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Tracy, this is absolutely stunning, that background is amazing and so effective with the tissue! Love it as a background to the wonderful layering and vocal point. Fantastic card!

Donna said...

Oh wow love this technique, I will definitely be giving this a go. Stunning card as always. Thanks for sharing. Donna xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous; I love it!

Lucy x

rachel said...

oh my Tracy - I just love that alcohol ink background on the acetate - will defo need to try that! Wonderful xx

Fiona C said...

Oh Tracy - that background is just brill - guess who's off to have a play!! ;-) xx

craftytrog said...

That background technique is one of my favourites! :o)
Your card is gorgeous Tracy.
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Have not seen that acetate technique for a while now, it is absolutely stunning on your card. Loved seeing all your fabulous samples on C&C recently too. Hugs, Anne x

Ivory Moon said...

WOW another STUNNING make from you ..... I love what you have done to the acetate its awesome xxxxx

Tina xxxx

PennyDuncan said...

Oh wow.... this one is so pretty!!!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Your background technique could not be a more perfect choice. I haven't made one of those backgrounds for the longest time but I remember they were fun to make.
Stunning creation, it really is special.
Wishes
Lynne

hazel said...

A beautiful creation, the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel

cgarskejones said...

Eye catching- stands above and apart from the rest. I second the question- Why the heat resistant acetate !?- and where do you find it?

cgarskejones said...

Eye catching- stands above and apart from the rest. I second the question- Why the heat resistant acetate !?- and where do you find it?