Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Less is More with a theme - Acetate





This is theme week at the less is more challenge blog.  The lovely ladies, Chrissie and Mandi, really set a toughy this time - acetate is the theme. Who'd have thought that one word could strike such fear!





Oh dear I thought this may just be the first week I fail to put in an entry.  However it is supposed to be a challenge after all so off I went to rummage the rubbish bin, rake through the kids toy boxes, no point looking in my craft stash as I knew I didn't have any.  Any offices I could raid??  Alas no so instead I did the sensible thing and went to a local craft store.

The above card is the idea that I'd been formulating whilst doing all that rummaging.  The acetate is attached to the back of the punched out holes to create windows.  I then stamped in black the Circle Circus stamps overlaying some of them onto the acetate windows.  A strip of basic black satin ribbon and some of the smallest basic rhinestones set in the small circles finishes it off.

I'm actually rather pleased with it, having really dreaded this challenge, so thanks ladies for making me think once again.

34 comments:

Susie Sugar said...

How neat I love your card and that SU stamp set too, I feel in love with this set when Mandi used it .
Great use of acetate
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Maureen said...

You're right to be pleased, this is a great card!!!

Suze Bain said...

Very stylish Aileen, love the black & white colour combo and great stamps. x

Jenny said...

A super card, CAS for sure. Love the geometric style :)
Jenny x

Craftilicious said...

really effective card :-)

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh I love it Aileen! Very subtle and effective.

Dori said...

what a great card, very chic xx

Mandi said...

Hi Aileen
this is FAB, I love circle Circus it is my favorite SU set! How did you attach the circles of acetate, glue pen?
you've done a sterling job
Thank you
mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Aileen this is superb... made me think of Mandi's card the other week... what a good idea to add acetate circles to the circus!
Just super (yet again)!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee said...

Oh yes! brilliant, I love all the different circles, right up my street, it's gorgeous:0) xxx

Sue said...

This looks fabulous Aileen. You rose to the challenge brilliantly.Sue.x

craftattack said...

Great card! Very effective! Valerie

Suzi B said...

I like this...love the circles :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love this! Very classy. Totally sympathise with how you felt about this challenge!

Hugs, Sandra

Kathleen said...

What a great card, I love it, very well done indeed.

Kath x

Sarah said...

Your card is just brilliant. Don't think there are many of us out there who appreciated this challenge! Sarah

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love the punch outs and the stamps together! Great job!

Susan said...

Okay...now this is creative! I love it!

Debgem said...

I adore Circle Circus - such a versatile set and your card is just fabulous. I love the black and white and the simplicity of design. Well done!

Diane said...

A beautiful card...so elegant !!

shobanarravi said...

Brilliant card! Love it!

Lizy said...

This is fabulous and has given me an idea for my final attempt Aileen! Whether I manage to pull it off is another thing lol!

Lizy x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Aileen,
Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. I popped over to visit you, and your card is quite a WOW too! I love your take - the circle windows are fabulous. I was terrified of this one too. I think we both did just fine!

Sandra said...

Lovely card - very effective!
Sandra

Kathyk said...

Super idea - love the use of punches

Kathyk

Jose said...

Great card, I too cringed when I heard the word 'acetate'excellent work.
Jose

Mrs.B said...

Great card. There are so many takes on the 'Acetate'.Love the idea of the circle windows.
Avril x

Hello From Texas said...

Absolutely gorgeous. This is a perfect male card. Clean and simple with wonderful earthy colors. TFS

sasa said...

the circles and layers are just great!
Thanks for sharing! Sarah at 164

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is brilliant! Such a fab design. Love the acetate windows and how you have let some stamps go over the edges.
Caroline xxx

Sara said...

Fantastic. I'll have to case this if you don't mind. I love it! Great way to use acetate - but I think you need to put some Medium Window Sheet on your next order, lol.

Sara xx

massofhair said...

WOW Aileen this has to be one of my favourites from this weeks entries! Stunning and beautifully elegant card:-)

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning! I love all the circles - so elegant in black and white

Emzie said...

Hi Aileen, Thanks for leaving me a comment once more. I really like this card because you kept the circle theme throughout it.

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