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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Acetate with Stampotique

Today is STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS CHALLENGE day again. This time the challenge was set by WILLY and it is to use acetate and boy did I find it a challenge!!!! I'm not sure why but this was so hard! I think some of it was the lack of resources I have here.....did not really have acetate as such......I ended up taking a file folder, putting a piece of local newspaper inside, folding in half and stitching it closed. This was then my background piece that I worked onto.


 Next I stitched an open zip to the acetate panel........painted the space inside the zip with black paint......stamped QUEEN OF LIFE (one of my all time fav Stampotique images) onto card, coloured and cut out and added in the space...

 ....added embellishments.......am liking these paper brollies just now!.......leaf pins and press studs.......large stamped buttons from BUTTON CUBE stitched in place.....

 I like the zip idea, will be using that again!

Stampotique stamps are available in the UK from 
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14 comments:

Sue Smith said...

I love this piece and the zip idea totally rocks! I'm liking your local newspapers too! I look forward to other zipped pieces in the future. I have a collection of zips, so you may well have inspired me to get them out and use them :)

Helen said...

You are so inventive! I love this, the zip is fabulous.

Willy said...

What a SUPER piece, Sue. Love your use of the zip.

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is such a great result for all your hard efforts! There are so many beautiful details. Genius! penny

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sue, this is amazing. I totally love the zipper and your colouring is so pretty! Hope all is well with you

Hugs

Vicki

Basement Stamper said...

Love how the zipper looks on this, very cool creation-doesn't look like you struggled at all ;-)

Nigel said...

Nice work and I love that stamp. I have to admit, I don't like working with acetate - it just never looks right.

Wendy said...

I think you did a great job, love the zip idea.

Papillon said...

Fabulous as ever-LOVE the zip!

Gez said...

Totally brilliant Sue. I do LOVE that zip!

Sarah Anderson said...

love your foreign newspaper behind the 'acetate', and the zip looks fab!!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

This totally rocks!! Brilliant use of the zipper!!

olive said...

kewl, Sue. hugs xxx

Debbie said...

Very creative! Love the zipper idea! Awesome design!