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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Paper Craft Journey 2nd Challenge

Hi guys,

well as one of the new design team members I am getting used to how this all works behind the scenes, the things you don't see about the organisation of Challenges and so on.
So here is my second Design team Offering for Paper Crafting Journey!
The theme for this fortnight is.............................Fairies/Angels! the winner will get 2 Digis of their choice from The Emerald Fairie garden, yum yum!

So here's 2 shots of my design.............
 The Beautiful, Happy, Carefree Isla.
 A stunning Digi image, and as soon as I saw her she had to be Floating, I think you can see why?
So I made her Float on Acetate!
Dealing with acetate can make lots of people a bit nervous, me included, as we all know how expensive good acetate can be, but I seem to be using it a lot just lately, so I must be going through a phase, don't worry I'll snap out of it soon. I hope!!
So I have 2 printers, one is completely unreliable, an ink jet which cant be consistent in the colours it prints out in, and a Laser, one of my best buys last year.
So as the ink jet is having a hissy day, I decided to use it to print out a silhouette background, I mean what can it do with black ink only, it cant get into too much trouble just using black can it? So I chose a background Silhouette from My Craft Studio's Floriography Cd, an Acetate wrap number 9. But I printed it onto white paper instead of Acetate.

Phew that worked, so I wiped the sweat off my brow, and had a decision to make.............did I trust it again, with some acetate, or did I switch and use the laser? No sorry didnt have the courage to push it!! I switched to the laser!
So now I imported Isla into My Craft studio, and printed her off onto acetate.
Okay, so I now had a black outlined Fairy on a piece of acetate, and a black and white silhouette on some paper, where to go from here?
I have a Foil-it Machine another best buy from last year, and as Isla was printed out on Heat proof Acetate, I decided to foil her! Out came the foils, of which I really need to invest in some more colours, but Purple was where I was heading, as Silver would have been too cold, gold, not deep enough, green would just have looked wrong, red too red, Purple was the one! So I warmed up the foiler, to 140 degrees for dealing with acetate, and ran Isla through under a sheet of paper. Perfect! Please note foiling only works on a lasered image, not an ink jet image, as you need the toner to make the glue for the foil to stick to!
So that done all I had to do was use some promarkers to colour her with. I am sure there are other pens that will work, as in alcohol but I don't have any of those as yet!
I added some purple to the flowers in the silhouette image, fixed the acetate to the back of some purple Mirri board, matted on the Silhouette image backing, and tied the front of the acetate down with some Purple Ribbon, a bow and 3 pins. I added a purple Holographic Butterfly under the Acetate, and the mounted it onto the centre of an A4 piece of card, scored in half in Portrait orientation.
And there she is, Isla from The Emerald Fairie Garden. So pop over to Paper Crafting Journey, post your link, and make sure you mention that you're entering in the Paper Crafting Journey Fairies/Angels Challenge in your post, you never know you could be winning 2 Digi's for your self, xx

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts Anything goes.
Do You Stack up Anything Goes
My Time to Craft A is for Adorable
Flutterby Wednsday
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge use a Digi




Lisa Sumpter said...

beautiful card Lou! I'm one of those people who has an acetate aversion but I might have to give it a try now!

Lisa xox

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, very innovative. Works a treat, love how you did, isn't it wonderful how different we all are with our styles. Good to have you onboard, blessings Hilde

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, love the image! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Denise and Louise said...

So brave to use acetate. I love the finished result though - gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Droxie said...

Lovely card Lou


Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Aww great card hun, love the acetate look, i defo stay away from acetate printing, way to messy and puts me in a bad mood, lol, well done though babes
Kenzie xx

Splashbunny said...

Love your gorgeous card!! Very creative using the acetate, really looks like Isla is flying!

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and super image. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab’n’Funky this week. Good Luck.

Pat xx

JOAN said...

Great card!! Love the effect of the acetate. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

Anne-Marie said...

Your card is lovely, the image is beautiful. Fantastic use of colours too.

Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week.

Anne-Marie x x

Meihsia Liu said...

Interesting and fabulous card. The acetate makes it more gorgeous! Thank you for play along with us at My Time to Craft. Hugs xx

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this is awesome - I love what you did with the acetate! Thanks for playing with us at FBW!

sassy said...

gosh what a lot of work put into this card...i sortta lost you went you got into the laser..hehe then i re read and wow im shattered just ready it,,but have to say it paid off with a superb card and a very informative read awesome ..hugs sassyx