I was also looking for a challenge that would let me play around with an idea I've had for a few days now. I like making cards that reveal a glimpse of somewhere else but I've not used acetate much before, although I had a play earlier in the week. In this card, the idea is a little more refined than my first attempt and I learned a lot of stuff along the way, so I think the next one will be better!
It's also an experiment in another way. This is the first time I've used aqua-painters as I've always used a brush before.
I masked and stamped in Stazon one of the flowers from Flower Shop. These I coloured using ink and an aquapainter although the centres are jazzed up with some black and white stippling using pens. Then I masked the flowers again and stamped in the leaves from Summer Silhouette. Some of them I watered and some I touched up with a marker to give some variation.
The ages of stamps used
Flower Shop was the third Stampin' Up set I ever got. It would have been around 2013.
Summer Silhouette I think has been in two catalogues.
The sentiment I got from a set I bought in a retired items sale at Stamp Camp in February called For You. It must have been retired by then, so I'm thinking must be older than a year.
Update: Utterly delighted to make the Top Picks at Retro Rubber.
Other items used
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, watercolour paper, acetate window sheet
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Stazon
Other: Black marker, White gel pen, aquapainter