Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Real Challenge

I  have been struggling with this card since Sunday!  The Less is More challenge this week is to use Acetate.  I was tempted to pass up this particular challenge, because I don't like working with this medium.  But I've been a LIMette (the name they've given us LIM groupies) since the first challenge and didn't want to break my record.  And challenges aren't supposed to be easy!

I didn't have much acetate and what little I had didn't last long with the first few tries.  This was the last teeny, tiny scrap!

Then I had a hard time photographing this card.  The butterfly was blurred in every picture I took.  I guess it's the reflection.  Anyway, I had to lay it down on the floor and stand directly over it to get a somewhat clear shot.  I think it's still a bit blurred.  It looks better IRL.

There's scoring around the butterfly window.  I don't know that you can see it in the picture.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Strength & Hope, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink:  Black StazOn
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Acetate
Accessories:  Basic Pearls (colored with a black permanent marker)

We've had beautiful weather here in NC.  Maybe that's part of the reason that I am struggling with designs.  It's too nice to stay inside!

Thanks for stopping in to visit.




Mandi said...

Aw Bonnie you've enjoyed this week I can tell! lol
You've done a sterling job, with a striking card
Thank you!
Have a good week
Less is more

Susie said...

I think it's very lovely.

Sandra said...

A lovely elegant card.

Chrissie said...

Bonnie, it's fab.
I REALLY appreciate you taking up the challenge and not just picking and choosing...it feels super to have such loyalty amongst our number!
This is just lovely, a beautiful card for a difficult occasion.
Enjoy your week.
"Less is More"

Jess said...

this is very cool

Suze Bain said...

This is lovely Bonnie, you can see the detail a bit better if you click on your photo. x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Boy, I've been 'away' too long....haven't heard of LIMettes before!! Sounds like a perfect challenge for you, Bonnie. You are an ace at the "less is more" style and approach. I love this new butterfly...just beautiful.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card simple and sophisticated, well done.


Susan said...

Now...see there...you CAN work with acetate! If it was easy, it wouldn't be a challenge! LOL! I almost didn't do a card this week either....but I glad both of us did. Sure would hate to spoil our perfect attendance record! I love how this turned out!

Debgem said...

I thinks this is absolutely beautiful. The butterfly is wonderful and , yes, you can see the scoring around the window. It's great!

Benzi said...

A Limette, huh? That's too cute. Love your card. I know how hard it is to photograph something when you use acetate.
Glad your weather is better...ours too, except for lots of rain and clouds.

Carol said...

I think you did a fabulous job with the acetate! It's amazing how much the acetate layer jazzes up a cas card!

Carol said...

Love this card! I really like how the addition of the acetate really makes a cas card so classy!