Saturday, 22 October 2016

LIM #299 recipe - acetate or vellum

 I saw a technique for embossing acetate and colouring it with aqua tints. I have just got this CC tree embossing folder and thought it would look good using the technique with white and silver paints. That was a few days ago and it has sat on my desk unused because it didn't seem to fit with what I wanted to do.

When I saw the Less is More challenge this week was acetate or vellum I decided to give it another go. I had a brainwave of using CE cosmic shimmer gilding polish on the back of the acetate and I am so pleased with the result. I actually made the green one below first, but then thought about using a mix of other colours and like that one better.

I stamped the deer from a Sheena Douglass set and cut around the top of them. I then cut a frame from white gloss card and added a sentiment which was in a free magazine set last year.
I love this embossing folder it brings back memories of the woods in Canada last year when I took this photo.


12 comments:

brenda said...

What lovely results the polished give Lynne, especially love the blues and purples. And my sheer chance I had a delivery yesterday, saw John demoing them and had to have some to try, went for gold, purple, aqua and a green for starters, not that I am in any fixed in which colours I like working with of course.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What fabulous cards Lynn. The deer look so realistic and I love the background, it's superb. I too have the sentiment stamp and it's been so useful, now I just need to use all the other free stamps that have never been off the sheet that they came on! :) Happy crafting, Sandra X

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW full of atmospheric beauty here Lin, gorgeous scenes and fantastic take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Sally H said...

Those are stunning, Lynn! I love them, and the technique with the acetate has given a wonderful effect! Love the gloss frame too

Evil Edna said...

wow these are totally gorgeous.EE

Esther said...

Oh my goodness, what a super technique! Both cards look stunning, and I would really struggle to choose between them. It's such a rich, textured effect and so very atmospheric. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More :)

Neets B said...

What a fabulous result from this technique. Such lovely effects on both but I particularly love the blue one. Great scene for a winter card and perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Barb said...

What a great technique Lynn and you've achieved really beautiful results. They are two really lovely cards. The deer complete your beautiful scenes. I especially like the blue one too. Barbxx

Susan said...

Wow, what a pretty scene. Your technique is just lovely. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Susan said...

Beautiful scene you've created Lynn! LOVE the shimmer and shine in the trees!

Jan Clothier said...

What a stunning technique - marvellous cards!

Wendy Johnson said...

What a beautiful card you have made that uses a technique I hadn't seen before. The background looks 3D. A stunner!