Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Be Inspired #96 I can see Clearly.....

It might be a play on words regarding the use of acrylic and acetate, but Kristi and I really could "see clearly" from the top of Skyline Drive in Virginia a couple of days ago. Isn't this a wonderful view? We have just returned from a great vacation, and I'll be popping in photos as we go along!
For now, here is my clear acrylic project for the Cuttlebug Challenge to use something clear. I used a part of a Cuttlebug plate package. Using the new Cricut Pumpkin Carving cartridge, I cut out a 4" haunted house in black vinyl, and added that to the center of the smooth acrylic. Next I used the Moroccan Cuttlebug folder and embossed the exposed edges of the acrylic, so it had a beautiful texture all around. The back seam was adhered with a very agressive tape. Next came a band of Drippy Goo vinyl, created with the Martha Stewart Punch, around the top, and a single band of black vinyl around the bottom edge. This open cylindar sits over a battery operated votive candle.

All in all, it was a very easy, and very effective project! Now, please pop over to Cuttlebug Challenge, and check out what the other designers have created, and then give it a try yourself!! You have until Tuesday, Aug. 18 to create a card, layout, home decor, altered item, or anything else, with acrylic, acetate, or some other clear element, and post it to the Cuttlebug Blog. You could win a Cuttlebug folder! Tell 'em Betty Bee sent you!!
Moroccan Cuttlebug Folder; Provo Craft
Black Vinyl, Cricut; Provo Craft
Pumpkin Carving Cricut Cartridge; Provo Craft
Tear-ific Tape; Sparkle N
Drippy Goo Punch; Martha Stewart
Background Papers; Basic Grey
Happy Crafting ~


Court said...

Great project, Betty!

June Houck said...

I love Skyline drive...dh & I took a long weekend there a couple of years ago.

Your Cuttlebug Challenge project rocks, Miss Betty! Love it :)

Rosemary said...

wow!!..look at that view!! guys look great. Love your project!

jordanbev5 said...

Love your work Betty!! Great Job!

lisa808 said...

Love this project!

Anonymous said...

That photo brings back a lot of memories. We lived in Williamsburg, Va when I was a kid. My Dad took us on beautiful drives, picnics, and mini vacations all though VA. Have a safe trip home and enjoy every minute of the way ! You project looked like a fun one to take on...maybe I'll try it. You inspire us all... HUGS, Linda D.