Sunday, 4 September 2011

A Happy Accident?

I knew I had some sheets of metal somewhere............After making my first card, I found them......in my filing cabinet..... the only place I didn't look

Now down to my card, the metal was green and I used part of the embossing folder from crafts too called dandelion whispers, I then tried to highlight the flower heads by using alchohol inks, but smudged it slightly so had the bright idea of using nail polish remover, to remove the smudge........................What did it do but take the green away...................well part of it. It gives it a sort of grungey look, and I quite like it! I hope Mandi and Chrissie does too at Less is more

Another one very difficult to photograph successfully though








14 comments:

Sandra said...

Well done Val! I had some "copper" metal sheets but the alcohol inks lifted all the colour so had to do something different! Lovely card, Sandra

Suze Bain said...

I really like this Val, well done. xx

Viv said...

This looks so effective Val, well done :O) Viv xx

Chrissie said...

What a wonderful folder and a fabulous card. The effect of your nail varnish remover on this metal is great.
Brilliant Val!
Thanks again.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linby said...

I used that folder this week too - isn't it just lovely. I like how you used it with the metal - fab.
Linbyx

Lynne said...

Fabulous! What a happy accident with the nail varnish remover. It gives it a very unique look.
Lynne xxx

Fiona said...

Love this card - the nail polish remover effect is fab. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Val....
Fabulous card ...love it .....
Hugs Sylvie
xx

nnalorac said...

Couldn't find my metal sheets! Wish I had seeing your card, gorgeous what you have created, love it. Carolxx

Hello From Texas said...

WOW! Val what a great discovery. I really like the effect, even if it wasn't the original intention. If I ever find my metal sheets, I'm going to give this a try. This is such a stand-out card!! Love it!!

Ang C said...

Love the effect the nail varnish remover has made - great card

Mandi said...

Fantastic effect Val
Love that EF
Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Now this is something special - I really like the effect you've achieved. Looks fab!

Cath Wilson said...

Excellent idea - love the way this turned out x