Monday, 25 April 2016

Maggie in Lilac...

Happy Monday,

Another card today using a real mix of cosmic shimmer products and dies, this was so much fun to do!

I stared by making the Pixie Powder background using watercolour card I sprayed the card with water and gently dropped the Powders onto the surface, I used Purple Violet and Midnight Blue, I then sprayed more water onto it until all the colours burst out leaving an intense coloured background with Mica Highlights.  The thing I love about the Pixie Powders is the intensity of the colours as well as the fine Mica powder which leaves a beautiful shine.  I dried the sheet off ready for the next stage.

With this piece I cut the outline die form the Maggie frame and tag set and mounted the detail die cut in white over this.  Next I stamped the sentiment from my Lily of the Valley everyday sentiments set in jet black archival ink onto a scarp of the background.  I attached this to the centre of the Maggie die cut and surrounded it with pearls.

For the flowers I cut the complete petals dies from the Sweetheart flowers form more of the background paper.  I added the open petals cut in bright white on top, I then cut into the centre of each petal and then pinched the petals to make these spiky flowers.  I layers them up to make 2 separate flowers adding a stick on pearl in the centre of each.

For the background I embossed spice of bright white card with the Provencal lace A4 embossing folder.  I letterpressed the paper using perfect medium and then dusted graceful Lilac mica powder over the surface to make the soft shine on the backing.  Next I cut a long panel of bright white and cut the inside die form the New Zealand noble border down each side.

I added pearls strips across the top and bottom of this piece and made the card up as shown.



  1. Morning John, lovely card today xx

  2. Hi John.
    Wow this is a stunner Thank You.
    such beautiful colours.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Love this card John. Fabulous.
    D x

  4. Stunning card John such lovely colours

  5. Hi John, this card certainly is beautiful, love the colours, the flowers look lovely with the trailing ribbon. Have a lovely day. Bx

  6. John, there is no other words to use to describe this other than completely stunning and amazing.

    Have a fun happy day xx

  7. A lovely card John I do like the intensity of the pixie powders too xx

  8. Hi John
    Wow this is so pretty. Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  9. Morning John, goodness this is a stunning card today, love the vibrant colours that have been created, reminds me of peacock feathers, now where did that come from !!!

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  10. Good morning John,
    What a vibrant card!!! Pixie powders look fantastic so will have to get some!!!!
    I have not got the Maggie die but have the others so will have to get these.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card to start the week love the colours and the dies. I do like those pixie powders I will have to buy some I can't resist anymore. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  12. Those pixie powders create a great effect. Love the card John.

  13. Beautiful, John, really beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Beautiful card John. I have GOT to get some of those pixie powders. Xx Gill

  15. Amazing card John. I am going to have to give in and buy some pixie powders. Have a good day. Love Rosemarie x

  16. Lovely card, really vibrant colours.


  17. This is more me, muchprefer it to yesterdays. xxxx

  18. Morning John,
    Wow this card is stunning. I love the colours as well.
    I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday using the gilding polishes, and seeing how you can use the pixie powders. The colours are so vibrant.
    Have a great day

  19. Lovely card and colors .
    Elaine H X

  20. Just beautiful Pixie powders are on my wish list

  21. Morning John,
    Very pretty colours.

  22. Hi John
    A gorgeous card. I'm keen to see a demo of the pixie powders, they give such a vibrant result.
    B xx

  23. Wow this is great I love it and my colours too. The pixie powders are fab and give such a strong colour, lovely. Luv jxxx

  24. What a great card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  25. Hi John what a stunning card soooo beautiful
    Thank you love June Horrocks xxxx

  26. Lovely card. The pixie powders can give stunning background, I especially like this colour choice.


  27. Hi John, a fabulous card and fantastic colours.
    Nancyd xx

  28. Hello John,
    Your cards become more and more intricate and stunning.
    Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Sue Mac

  29. Morning John,


    Love Val x

  30. A very pretty card....luv Ursula xx

  31. Morning John, what a lovely card, love the colours. Will have to have some of the Pixie Powders.

  32. Eh up John
    Breathtakingly stunning. Amazing attention to detail and design. Would make a perfect birthday card for you to give a friend with a May birthday (No, I didn't mean Wendywoo lol!)
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  33. Thank you so much for the tutorial on this stunning card John. It is absolutely beautiful, I definitely need some of the pixie powders! Pat x

  34. Hi John,
    beautiful card, love the colours. And the border die, of course.
    Hugs, Rose

  35. Gorgeous card. Love the design and colours used. love Helen.

  36. Gorgeous! Love the background colours and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  37. Hi John, loved the last two cards, the intense colours from the Pixie Powders are brilliant and the cards are so pretty - well done! Lots of love, Leanne.

  38. Hi John, I really love this card. I can't put my finger on whether it is the dies that have been used or the vibrancy of the colours.


  39. Hi John, stunning card and gorgeous colors

    Lori from Canada

  40. Hi John another stunner today, I love the edge detail from the dies on this card and the beautiful colours that come from the pixie powders.
    absolutely stunning effect, I love it

  41. Hi John

    A beautiful card, I especially love the flowers cut from a piece of card coloured with the picture powders. It is a medium I am really hoping to try soon. The colours you picked are my favourites... Blue and purple.

    Hugs, T xxx

  42. John, PLEASE, PLEASE, do a video on this card!!!!

    It is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

    I'm not catching everything you said to do.

    Please consider a video!!!

  43. I have some of Ken Oliver Burst flat and metallic powders and the pixie powders fit in well with them. Have not got all the powders yet, waiting for pay-day.