Thursday, 12 January 2012


Hi lovely peeps - this is a very quick post tonight, as we are dashing out to babysit, so musn't be late!
This is a card for the PREDOMINANTLY PURPLE CHALLENGE at Less Is More.. 

I have inked one side of an acetate strip with Alcohol Inks - Wild Plum, Raisin, Denim and a touch of Stream and Butterscotch, with a sprinkling of gold leaf flakes here and there.
Acetate attached to the white card with black brads.
A black line drawn onto the card along both long edges, using a Pilot Hi-Tecpoint Extra-fine pen -  a very handy little crafting tool.  

The Chocolate Baroque stamp on the front is from the Floral Bouquet set, and inked with Black Staz-on.
Sentiment from Hero Arts (must buy some new sentiment stamps - I keep 
using the same old stash - sorry)!
Evening indoor lighting isn't the best for photographing acetate - may try again in the morning!
Hope it doesn't look TOO bad!
Friday Update - have changed the photo - it's a bright sunny morning so managed to take a picture I'm happier with! 

I would also like to enter the following challenges:-
CRAFT ROOM - Clean and Simple.
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - No Floral Embellishments.
Update - Jan. 30th - my card won the Craft Room Challenge - thanks ladies!
Bye for now - love to all ~

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Denise said...

It looks totally stunning. Wish I could manage to stamp on acetate - have tried and tried but with no success!!
LOVE this card.
Denise xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. i love that background effect on the acetate .. so luxurious
Lisa x

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Woooooooooo you came up on my list !!!!
Fabulous card with such stunning colours.


Home sweet home said...

Woow!!this card is really beautiful,love the design and the colours are soo fabulous.Wonderful work:):)Hugs:)

G Peplow said...

HI Sylvia, Not too bad?? It's gorgeous, I love the inky background and the subtle flower stamping, add to that the flecks of gold and you have a stunner, like it? No love it!! Hugs Gay xxx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the design....

Sally H said...

Oh wow! That is Gorgeous! I haven't used my Alcohol inks for ages, and those shades make a fabulous shade of purple together

GinaA said...

Fabulous image, my acetate efforts are not very good but this is gorgeous.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous work. Purple's such a beautiful colour, offering so many options. Love this x

Anonymous said...

Ooh, Sylvia, it looks beautiful!! The effect of the inks on the acetate is just gorgeous and the gold leaf is just perfect. xx

Jo Street said...

What a gorgeous card, love the technique, will have to give it a try
Jo x

cheryl said...

oh Sylvia this is brilliant just love this to bits super CAS card hun hugs cheryl xxx

Unknown said...

WOW!!!! Sylvia this is stunning the colours of the inks used is just beautiful, love the touches off the gold leave and floral image too, so so so pretty, and your sentiment is lovely but if your like me chum you couldn't have enough sentiments stamps in our craft stash I just love them!! enjoy your babysitting
Sarah x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

NOt only does it look good as a photo it's so beautiful as a card, beautiful effect.

M said...

Soooooo pretty! M x

Chrissie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sylvia-Anne! The effect of those alcohol inks is awesome!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Wishcraft said...

Fab card, your alcohol ink panel looks absolutely gorgeous! Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

It looks beautiful Sylvia - lovely inking and great design.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mandi said...

Terrific stamping Sylvie-Anne, superb card

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Miranda said...

It looks beautiful, that purple is so lovely and this technique is great! warm greetz, Miranda

Vicky Hayes said...

Well this is a real show stopper Sylvia! I love the technique and the gold leaf was a touch of genius! Vicky x

Suze Bain said...

Wow, Sylvia this is gorgeous. love the more intense colours that you get from alcohol inks. xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for visited my blog. I must have say that your card is stunning.


Carole said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne, stunning work and I love what you've done. Purple is a fav color of mine too! Have a wonderful day!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card great mix of AI. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Silvia, this is a magnificent card a real beauty .Quite difficult to stamp on acetate but you have done a magnificent job the stamp and colours are fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

Diane said...

Wow! Wonderful card, so effective, the little golden touches are the perfect finishing touch.

Maria said...

Such a fabulous card, the effect of those alcohol inks is stunning. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

Canonbury creations said...

Stunning, love the gold flecks!
Val x

fionalawlor said...

Fab clean and Simple card! I love the purple colour :) Thanks for joining us for our No Flowers challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Angela Weimer said...

This is stunning. Love the design. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

hazel said...

Your card is fabulous - I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Duendes said...

my dear friend
your creativity is infinitely wonderful!!!
I love your work.
have a sunny day and lots of smiles.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

The alcohol ink creation is stunning ! Love the less is more concept ! Cheers

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful card, Sylvia. I love how you used inks on acetate and then sprinkled with gold flakes...fabulous!!

Thank you for answering my plea for help. I'm afraid that I'm not very technically minded and I tend to panic when things don't go right with my computer. I can now leave comments...thank goodness! And I have managed to import my favourites, but I think it will take me a couple of days to get used to the new format with Chrome. Thank again! xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wow that it stunning and I love that colour its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Esther said...

This is stunning..I'm a big fan of alcohol inks and love what you've done..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Sally said...

Love it Sylvia! A beautiful card with such a gorgeous inked panel. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Debi said...

Sylvia, I agree with Esther this is stunning, just lovely everything, thanks for joining us at the Craft Room Challenge, debi x

Mel said...

Aww this is fab!
Utterly gorjuss wee creation!

Just perfect for the NO floral allowed challenge at Crafty Cardmakers! Thanks for joining in the fun!
Hugs Melly xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love your colours. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

What a stunning and gorgeous creation this is.

I love the beautiful shades of purple and the touches of gold.

Very, very lovely and inspirational!!!

Love Jules xx

RefRacBe said...

Sorry I missed this card. I love your use of alcohol inks for the background. Rachel

Carrie said...

Wow, loving that vibrant purple. Fab creation Sylvia-Anne.

Nicola said...

Wowee you have created a wee beauty Sylvia, absolutely gorgeous sweetie.
Nicola -x-

Gini said...

I hope you were a top pick on less is more this week, with this beautiful card Sylvia, you always come up with the bestest ideas and perfectly executed cards!

maria f. said...

This is so lovely too. And the sentiment and font are timeless. Perfect for such artistic cards.