Sunday, April 17, 2011
This card is for week 11 of the Less Is More challenge. I have to say that the LIM challenge has become one of my favorites. Each week I wake up to check it out; however because I'm in Texas by time I look in, all the ladies in the UK have been at it for hours. Many times I look in the gallery to see cards already posted that popped into my head as I read the challenge instructions. There have even been a couple times I've made a card and then don't post it because someone else posts just ahead of me with a like design and I don't want anyone to think I pilfered their card. :( Anyway, Saturday morning I set the alarm for 3am thinking to get up and going with the UK ladies. So what do I see ..... Acetate!! UGH!! I went back to bed.
Thats right, acetate. This week was to use acetate and that is no easy task since I didn't even think I had any. When acetate first became a card making idea eons ago, I gave it a shot and decided acetate wasn't for me. So because I didn't have any and because I really do dislike the stuff, I decided I'd have to skip this week :(
When I did get up and going, I decided to make a couple cards for the Snippet challenge and while digging for DP in the bottom of my box, I find a quarter sheet of acetate. Woohoo!!! I can play along. I wracked my brain for the better part of the morning trying to come up with something. I figured I had one shot at it since my scrap was so small.
First, I cut a super small star and colored the edges with Stickles and liked how it came out. Unfortunately I tried to heat set it but that was a disaster; put the nix on that idea in the future. So I cut out three larger stars and edged each of them with a different color of Stickles (red, orange and yellow). I kept testing the dryness of the stars over the next couple of hours, but Stickles seem to require more drying time when on acetate so I wasn't able to get back to the card until this morning.
The layout is simple and clean so the focus could stay on the stars. I was going to use black for the sentiment, but decided red was dark enough. Now I'm questioning my use of yellow for the frame; maybe it should have matched the sentiment. No? Yes?
Oh well ... I am really pleased with how this turned out. I don't often use primary colors so I broke a few barriers today.
Thank you all for any comments you leave, it's much appreciated.