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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Smackin Acetate

Morning all - after being starved of crafting for far too long I spent a fair few hours in my craft room yesterday. I tried a new technique that Kathy told me about - smackin acetate. She posted this link to Mynette's blog where there is a video tutorial.

I used an acrylic block as I couldn't find any acetate big enough and used my zig art watercolour markers in a hue of different colours.

These are both from the same block - the one on the left was the first 'smack' with a light spritzing of water. After I had done that there was still plenty of ink on the block so gave a few more good spritzes and got the second one.

Stamps are Penny Black Flying Stars and Sparklers

I may be trying this technique again as I love the effect and have a few more cards I have to make.

Hope you are having a good Sunday"

I will be entering these cards into the following challenges;

PanPastel - Create your own background
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Create your own background
Technique Time Tuesday - Smackin Acetate Challenge
Penny Black and More - In the Garden
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Bright and Sunny 


Kathyk said...

WOWser, Debs they're both lovely but I think that I prefer the more blurred version (by a nose)! Hadn't realised TTT had a SA challenge - thanks for the link

And thanks for joining us over at Hobbycutz with these lovely cards


clare said...

these look great debs. what a strange thing, on blogger I can't find your blog on my list? though I have followed you from the start I know. it is on my feedly and bloglovin list still but gone from google! bring back google reader...sniff! have a good day. x

clare said...

a follower once more...what on earth happened there...technology you have got to love it!! x

Denise said...

Love your back ground techniques you have used! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation with us at Hobbycutz! Good Luck with the draw!!!!
Big Crafty Hugs

Chris said...

These look fabulous, Debs! What a great technique! Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz this challenge!

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Debs and the colours are just stunning. I really am going to have a look at this and just love the title of it!!
x catherine

Shary said...

Ooo lovely background, looks really effective. X

Shary said...

Ooo lovely background, looks really effective. X

NGCARDS said...

This is such a beautiful creation! I love how effective it is! Thanks for playing at PBSC! xxx

brenda said...

Super inky backgrounds Debs and in a great colour palette.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mynnette said...

Oh, these are both awesome! LOVE seeing the different effects you can get with this technique--and I LOVE the colors you chose to use! Thanks for joining us at TTT--come again soon! :) Mynn xx

GinaA said...

Very nice backgrounds, I like the vertical stripe best, stunning cards.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

Karen said...

Isn't this just a FUN technique? So glad you were able to get the most out of your ink and the acyclic blocks work great too! - Thanks for joining us at TTT this month for our Smackin' Acetate technique challenge - Karen, DT

Shana Gaff said...

Beautiful backgrounds! I love the bright colors that you chose. I really like the first one you stamped. The colors are so vibrant and happy! Thanks for playing at TTT. :)

Claire said...

wow what a fab technique with stunning results, beautiful cards!Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Ellen said...

Two beautiful cards! Don't you just love the versatility of this technique? Great job! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

Katy said...

These cards turned out gorgeous! That is so cool how you showed the difference that a little water can make! And it's awesome that you used both showings! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday. :)

Louise van Vuren said...

It is amazing - the difference a few spritzes of water can make. I love both backgrounds and you've made gorgeous cards with them. Thanks for joining us this month at TTT

Louise xx