Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Caardvarks - Got Paint? - Again!

Well, I enjoyed the Caardvarks challenge so much, i've done another ( i hope we're aloud 2!) This time i've used glass paints on acetate, I've used glass paintsand acetate on card before but this is the first time the actual card has been completely acetate (apart from the spine) I love the way the colours are shining through on the top picture, I think it looks quite magical.

Normally when I glass paint I use an outliner for the line work but this time thanks to the kind gift of some heat resistant acetate from Traci at TJC Designs I was able to stamp and emboss the frame image onto the acetate before painting it, it sure made things a lot easier!
It was quite difficult to get a decent image of this card, it doesn't actually look as dark as this but I quite like the 'Gothic' look it's taken on.


Here's a closer look at the verse.

21 comments:

Juliet said...

The sentiment is lovely Lou. The heat embossing actuallly looks like real lead close up - another fabulous card.

Andrea said...

Lovely sentiment, a beautiful card

bubblegum said...

What a great card Louly and the verse is very apt.

Debbie x

Karen said...

Lovely card Lou. Very strange but I used that exact verse on a wreath for a recent funeral!

~KRISTY~ said...

WOW!ALL I CAN SAY IS "STUNNING"

Marlou said...

Fab Louly, im sure this took ages to do, beautiful work, hope your sniffles are clearing up :) x

tjc designs Craft Cabin Blog said...

The card looks amazing! I love the look - I have not used glass paints yet so you have inspired me to give it a go!

malieta said...

Louly.....your card is absolutely beautiful! You did a very fine job with the challenge.
malieta:)

Storm said...

Stunning. I have never heard of hear resitant acetate before. Someething else to add to my ever growing 'to buy' list

Deb said...

Wow, gorgeous card, love the stained glass effect and beautiful verse.

Courtney Fowler said...

Beautiful! What more can I say?

Courtney Fowler said...

Beautiful! What more can I say?

leann said...

this is beautiful!

Jeannette said...

Wow, what a wonderful card, love the way you've done it all in acetate. Greta job!

Jeannette said...

Sorry that was meant to be Great job.

lauren said...

i think it's quite magical too! i love the idea of heat-resistant acetate--how great is that?! GORGEOUS!

(ps: hope you don't mind, i'm actually going to use photo #2 in the caardvarks' gallery, since i just thought the embossing & design showed soooo well in that one.) (pss: yes, you're allowed to enter as many cards as you like in the challenges!)

Emilia said...

it really shine throug! so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Louly

The card is stunning. What kind of paints did you use?

Sue

Louly said...

Hi Sue. I used Marabu glass paints for this card. Glad you like it.

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... very, very cool technique ... love it.

Mellie said...

Beautiful sentiment and fab card.