Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer of Colour Week 5 and Acrylic Smash

I can't believe we are already into week 5, how did that happen? When Kristin announced the colour for this week over at Twinkle Twinkle was brown I wondered what I could do that was a bit different. When I think of brown when creating, I think of grunge, antique, earthy etc.
I was browsing the internet one night and on Splitcoast Stampers they had a tutorial on acrylic smash. When I read the title I thought, hmmm wonder what is up with that? So I investigated and found a technique I had not tried yet and I have tried a lot but this one really caught my attention, so much I have been doing a little out of the box type of things as well with this technique. Today however, I will show you my very first acrylic smash card in brown and we were challenged to use a colour that was bold to go along with the brown. Here I have chosen Indian Turquoise.
The flowers were white but I painted them turquoise and the centers were pearls I added a drop of Caramel Alcohol ink and then added some Distress Stickles to them and completely changed them. I love this technique

And this card was a premade round card but I think I should have had the fold at the top for standing it up, I did a dahhhh after the card was made. Oh well, someone will still get it. I rather like how it turned out.
I distressed a doily with Tea Dye Distress Ink then did my acrylic smash center piece. I used a drinking glass that fit the middle diameter of the doily almost perfect to cut the acrylic. I then added a few sprigs of flowers from some stickers in my stash. Wow that was easy and quick. I think I will enter this card into another challenge over at Just For Fun, you are to use acrylic in a piece of artwork. I think this should pass don't you?

Don't forget to check the link to take you to Kristin's blog and look at all the wonderful artwork that everyone is doing. What a great way to meet new bloggers and  get some new inspiration.
Have a great day.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely work, as always, Les! I love that color combo.

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  2. Gorgeous cards Les... love the turquoise with the brown... and the round one is sooo pretty with the doily and bird... Have never heard of acrylic smash so will have to check it out :))

    Jenny x

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  3. Hey Les, I just checked out that technique... looks fab... can't wait to try it... thanks for sharing... love your new blog look too :)))

    Jenny x

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  4. Very pretty effect with your acrylic smash! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Haven't heard of acrylic smash before - looks great! That turquoise really does 'pop'!

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  6. These are wonderful! Love the vintage feel to them. :)

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  7. Omg Les, I cant believe that you managed to found a technique that you haven't tried yet!! lol - Your the technique queen!!
    Both your cards are beautiful! but my fave is the distressed doily one:) -Great colour combos..You did a fab job with Brown week!! :)

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  8. thank you for the link to the splitcoast Stampers Tutorial have not heard of this technique either and was not at all sure what we are looking at. I get it now! and clearly so did you with these 2 fab. examples. They certainly fit the Just for Fun theme this week, thank you for sharing with us will we see you again? XOXO Zoe

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  9. beautiful and beautiful...gorgeous work...xxx

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  10. Beautiful work-love the round card and the round card is very pretty

    xxx

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  11. I love that colour combination too, your card is beautiful and the smash method looks great

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  12. Terrific colour combo and so loving your cards. Have a great week, Annette x

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  13. Both lovely cards and what a fun technique :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at just for fun
    Von x

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  14. These seem to fit the bill as far as I can see but I too have never heard of that technique so need to go over and investigate. Do love the colours on the top one. Thanks for sharing at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

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  15. Great techniques and lovely cards.

    Marie

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  16. These are so beautiful! I LOVE the combination of colors and the acrylic smash! Such a cool idea . . . thank you for sharing these elegant cards with us, xo

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  17. Very Creative! I love the technique you used. Hugs,Tee

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