I'm braving it today with my 3/4 pants on, my ankles are feeling the nip this morning, the sun tried to come out then turned all watery and I refuse to put socks on or long pants, I'm going to brave it..it is Spring...see..
They are only single blossoms and very pale pink, but it was my Mothers tree and can not replace it, it is a giant of a tree and gets pruned back very hard every year..
So onto my card for today, Alcohol and Acetate..
So I inked up my acetate which was not good quality, too thin, but kept on going..
Once dry, which never really happened for AGES, I started cutting things out..
An oval that turned out to be my favourite and glued a gold frame around it and that also helps to flatten it out under an acrylic block..
I also cut this butterfly but as I said, acetate was rubbish and the butterfly was all floppy..
But I did see potential in the white one, which was baking paper..
I never used these ones..
I decided on another rocker, gosh they are fun to do and so addictive..
I had a day of die cutting these flowers and gluing all the layers together, 4 in total and loved every minute of that day, all those tiny centers, even they were fun..
Then used the yellow with white and navy for my rocker...
Damn, I just shivered and those goosebumps hurt..
Added the oval onto the back and that baking paper butterfly...
Although he is very delicate he floats nicely and has a lovely backbone of pearls...
A side view...
And the finished product...so pretty..
Thank you so much for stopping by, I give in, I need a cardigan..brr
See you tomorrow..
Challenges to enter....
Dragonfly Dreams [Happy Birthday]
Crafters Castle [anything goes]
Crafty Catz [anything but a square]
this is a gorgeous card and so different Chrissy
Oh My! Love all the detail on this card Chrissy.
Such BEAutiful colours too. LOts of lovely embellishments.
Deffinetly sock weather today in the UK.
Beautiful, pretty card Chrissy, love the shape to.
Lovely to see the first blossoms isn't it, ours are all going to sleep right now but I love to see them wake up.xx
Another gorgeous rocker card Chrissy- the acetate panel looks amazing.
Lucky you, just going into spring , it's always wonderful to see the new blossom first appear with it's promise of sunshine and warm weather. I do enjoy the autumn with the leaves turning such glorious colours but spring is definitely best!
Such a gorgeous creation, Chrissy. The butterfly and flower embellishments are stunning! :)
Wonderful card, love the colours. Enjoy your spring! Hugs, Valerie
And again a gorgeous rocker card. So lovely and great how you have put this together. Every time when I see your stock of leaves and flowers, I think I will make that too....but when will I do it???
This is yet another amazing rocker card Chrissy I absolutely love how you created that 'smudge' of Autumn colour in the acetate it looks so 'cool' I'm up there with the kids. lol, the embellishments look fantastic
What beautiful blossom Chrissy and a very special tree by the sound of it. Love the alcohol ink on acetate. I remember years ago doing something similar with acetate...shimmer powder sprinkled first, squishes of various alcohol inks then (the clever bit!!) scrunched up tissue paper patted onto the alcohol inks and then brushed with PVA glue which made the drying time so much quicker!! Get me giving you a tip!! A stunning rocker and those dinky flowers were SO worth a day!! Hope you warmed up xx
Another gorgeous rocker card full of beautiful flowers and love the framed inky acetate-hope you are feeling warmer now we had absolutely torrential rain this morning-sun and wind this after-noon
You've created an interesting look with the acetate and inks, and I can imagin the delicate butterfly moving its wings if there's a little breeze. It's a lovely card in what are beautiful autumn colors in my corner of the world.
A beautiful Spring rocker Chrissy. Very pretty flowers and the design too. Been a bit busy with orders so little time to go on blog. Big hugs. Carol S.xxxx
This is so pretty. What a great color combo and fun fold card. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Here's my challenge blog link if you'd like to link up your projects.
Beautifully done Chrissy. The acetate oval looks just amazing. And what a great rocker with all those gorgeous little flowers.
Oh Chrissy love your sense of humour.Beautiful tree,blimmin freezing here and very heavy rain, rain, rain all day, but I am in Cornwall so normal.Love this card and the technique,soooo clever.xx
Another rocker beauty here!! Love your alcohol inked background you've created with stunning colors and layers of pretty flowers too! Wonderful inspiration friend!
Wonderful rocker card! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!
I beautiful card, Chrissy, love the AI on the acetate and those flowers...you must have patience to spare. I loved seeing and hearing about your tree, such beautiful blossoms.
I love what you did with alcohol ink....so pretty and creative! Rocker cards are such a nice alternative. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Oh what a beautiful card.
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