Saturday, 28 May 2016
Something Different Saturday...
Well its back to reality today as I am demoing at one of my favourite places Sew Simple in Norwich. I will also be running a series of workshops there on Sunday so pop in and say hi today or see if you can fit in tomorrow ( I belle its fully booked but you never know)
I thought Today I would show you one of the cards I will be demoing using Sue Wilson's fabulous new range of dies as well as the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders and Gilding polishes. This one uses nay absolute favourite the Stitched lattice background form the Shadow Box collection.
I stared by cutting the lattice in black foundation card I then cut the same die in rich red and I extended the pattern by putting the die back into the cut further along ( this is a favourite trick of mine that I always try to demo)
I offset the back trellis over the red and foam mounted this above. I then cut a frame for the trellis using the smallest and largest stitched frames that come with the set and placed this above.
Next I cut a series of the equate poppies in watercolour card and soaked them in water. I then shot Red Lava and midnight pixie powders over thesis to give the varied colours in the petals making the poppies, in my opinion, more realistic. I made up the poppies and added a 3mm black pearl in the centre of each before arranging these with the olive branch die cut in Brunswick green foundation card.
To make the bow I soaked American seam binding in blue white with all the pixie powders that were left on my craft sheet. This ,makes a shaded ribbon that matches as well as helping with clean up!
I made up some smaller poppies and placed these at the opposite corn to frame the lattice.
Finally I stamped the sentiment, from my Tulip elements clear stamp set ( this set is currently on offer on www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk) onto coconut white foundation card. I then used the Belgium collection tags cut in red and black to cut this out and frame the sentiment. I placed this in the centre , with mounting cushion of course) and added a couple more pearls.
A dramatic card but full of loads of techniques which always makes for an interesting demonstration.