Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crazy for Challenges Week 11 - Acetate

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our Crazy for Challenges blog. We enjoyed seeing all your marvelous Easel cards you created for our challenge last week, so many of you said it was the first time you had made one and that you would be making more :)

Before we get onto this week's challenge we need to announce the winner of the 3 stamps donated by this month's sponsor Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Congratulations to #52. Renata . Please email Vicki at so that she can let you know how to claim your prize.

Ok now let's get onto this week's challenge, Frances has challenged us to create a card or project using acetate. There are many ways that you can incorporate acetate into your cards and projects, here are just a few ideas:
  • Acetate or Transparent card, see tutorial here.
  • Acetate or Transparent box, see tutorial here.
  • Stamping on Acetate to create a background
  • Using Embossing Folders to create a background
  • Using Alcohol Inks to create a background
  • Embellishments
  • Window Cards
  • Shaker Cards, see tutorial here.
  • Die Cut Acetate Shapes
  • Acetate & Tissue, see tutorial here.
  • Smackin' Acetate, see tutorial here.
  • Snowglobe Cards, see tutorial here.
  • Stained Glass
  • Acetate & Glitter, see tutorial here.
  • Glitter & Acetate, see tutorial here.
Hopefully that will give you a few ideas to get you started, but you may have another idea which I haven't listed. This is just what I came up with when I was thinking about this for a challenge.

If you would like to play along all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C11. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see your card too.

First up we have a card from Kim Reid the owner of Kraftin' Kimmes Stamps, this months sponsor.

Now let's see what acetate creations the C4C team came up with this week.

Joanne Grzelak - Inky Ocean Gazer

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Joycelyn Turner - Stamps 'n' Coffee

Mercy Kerin - Lord Have Mercy!

Lynda Benden ~ Stamp Act

Robin Willis ~ Robin's Artful Musings

Vicki Garrett~Summerthyme Studio

Lori Boyd - By LORi Designs


Annette Bowes said...

What a fantastic variation of creations using acetal, my daughter just loves the bunnies cards, I love them all, take careX:)

Elena said...

What a fun challenge! Thank you so much for giving all of the links!

Lois said...

Great samples by the DT! I haven't been able to do your challenge for a few weeks (very busy weekend schedules), but I wanted to do this one today. Thanks for the great challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Ladies - what excellent tutorials! Thanks for all the information! Now I just have to find some acetate! Thanks for this challenge! DT's you all have beautiful samples!!

kris said...

Great challenge!! and the DT has some fabulous creations! woohoo! my first time playing! have a great weekend! hugs, Kris

Sheri Gilson said...

What a fun challenge!! Great job by the DT!!

Renée said...

Finally made time to play with the challenges here! Fabulous inspiration, thanks!!

Shana said...

The cards from the design team are amazing! Thanks for a great challenge!

Laural-Lee said...

Wow what amazing cards you guys have done. I'm definitely going to give this a try. I have acetate that needs using.

Simone said...

So many gorgeous cards and little works of art again!!! Fabulous!

Paula said...

lovley projects all
I havent ever used acetate before but will have another go later
Paula x

Laura VanVleet said...

Great samples by the DT! I've never used acetate before, so this was an excellent challenge! Thanks, ladies!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fabulous challenge! this is my first time playing along! Great DT creations too!

Chris said...

Eek! Do I have any acetate where I can find it?
You sure do keep me on my toes.

Katherine Allen said...

Okay, so I cheated a little. Hopefully that's okay as I just worked with acetate last week so I simply linked to that one! I'm off to try an easel card... something I wanted to do all last week and never got a chance to do. I'm looking forward to more challenges on here and am glad to have found your site!

Katherine Allen said...

What fun! Hope it's okay I combined the two challenges (acetate and easel) and posted in both places. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beverly G said...

I really had to mull this one over, hope you like my attempt.

Annie said...

Fabulous DT examples and the list of tutorials is a great bonus. Thank you.

Ann xxx

Virgo5 said...

Great challenge! I made my first shaker card using Beate's tutorial! Thanks for all the links.

~*Joni said...

Wonderful samples by the DT! All the adorable images from so many great companies is so fun to see. The acetate is such a great challenge as it can be used so many ways, I love using it for ghost embellishments. Thank you for another crazy 4 challenge week!!