Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SDC31: Acetate

It’s time for another Stampotique Designer’s Challenge. This week Willy is challenging you to use ACETATE in your creation. You can make your whole creation of acetate or just use a little piece of acetate in it… there are so many possibilities. This week is a Stampotique Originals stamps only challenge, so take out your Stampotique stamps and join us for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to shop at Stampotique Originals.  Be sure to check out the Design Team inspiration and link up your project!

Smushasha by Stampotique
Here is my creation for this challenge - inspired by the fantastic mermaids in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie - a fun adventure story!

The pattern behind Smushasha is a hand silk-screened piece of Screen Prints acetate from Hambly Screenprints called Vintage Plaid... aren't they pretty!?  Behind the acetate is a a piece of color washed high gloss card stock.  This look is achieved by scribbling Tombow and Crayola markers on a piece of acetate, spritzing the color with a wee bit of water and then pushing the glossy card stock directly into the color.   Smushasha is also cut from a piece of color washed high gloss card stock but her hair was hand painted with a matching Tombow colorwash.

I really struggled with what sentiment to add to this piece (partly a space issue and partly not knowing what to add).  I would really LOVE to hear  your suggestions for a sentiment for this piece!

A mermaid found a swimming lad, 
Picked him for her own, 
Pressed her body to his body, 
Laughed; and plunging down 
Forgot in cruel happiness 
That even lovers drown. 
William Butler Yeats


  1. Wonderful tag, Val! Love the mermaid and the fabulous background.

  2. Love how the colors behind the acetate blend together, beautiful.

  3. Awesome tag Val! Beautiful colours! Great design! Hope to join this challenge!

  4. Thanks for sharing your background technique, love the colors and as always the girls from Stampotique are cuties!
    Barbi & kitties

  5. What a stunning tag and I just love those colours of your background, wonderful use of the acetate!


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