Monday, 6 June 2016

Pixies in Brussels...

Happy Monday,

I had a great day yesterday tidying the craft cave which is one of the ways I like to relax lol Hopefully todays blog post is back to normal I don't know what happened yesterday but I believe it looked really strange!

Today's card is one I started at the demo day at Sew Simple in Norwich last weekend  I loved the look of this so much I decided to finish it at home.

This card is perfect to show the versatility and different techniques you can use with the Cosmic Simmer Pixie Powders.  I stared by lightly spraying a sheet of watercolour dead with water then added Purple Violet and Midnight Blue pixie powders over this.  Next I sprayed the hole sheet to make the colours burst and run.  I then added a sheet of velum over the top and took a print off, this spreads the colours between the 2 sheets giving extra value!

Once dry I embossed the velum sheet using the daisy dots embossing folder and brought out the pattern using Cosmic Shimmer pearl luster gilding polish over the top.  I used a small part of this for the centre panel of the card.

Next I cut the layers in the Belgium collection background in black foundation card and layered this over the watercolour card.  I then used the Equisite Poppies die to cut the petals from the remains coloured card however I layers them as shown to make the flowers look like iris's rather than poppies.  For the bow I mopped up the residue water and pixie powder with a piece of white string ribbon and when dry made a matching bow.


Finally the flowers were arranged around the card and I added a few layers of cobalt blue and black to frame the work.

A little bright for me but I love the colours and shine on this one,.

Enjoy...

52 comments:

  1. Morning John it's a beautiful card today xx

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  2. Morning John it's a beautiful card today xx

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  3. Beautiful card John. Love it.
    D x

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  4. Morning John, what a gorgeous card and a fantastic colour.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Morning John, what lovely colours you have put onto today's card, so vibrant and the embossed vellum is genius, I am going to have to try that one.

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

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  6. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

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  7. Hi John.
    A brilliant card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

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  8. Hi John,
    Glad you had a "relaxing" weekend tidying your Craft Cave after your hectic week at Hochanda. Loved all those shows.
    This card is so vibrant I really love it!!!!
    Will have to get Pixie Powders and watercolour paper.
    Have a happy sunny Monday!
    Love and crafty hugs.
    Tina T xxxx

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  9. This is a gorgeous eye-catching card John. Wish I could have seen the demo. Any chance you could make a tutorial for it

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  10. Hi John. Simply stunning! Sue x

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  11. Hi John, this card is stunning, love the vibrancy of the colours. and as I have this die set, I am going to have a go with a different colour way. Have a great Monday. Bx

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  12. Wow John this is stunning. Great ideas!
    Anne M xxx

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  13. This looks a brilliant technique John. I now have several pixie powders but not had the time to play. I'm a bit tied up with family at the moment which is lovely and boy, does the garden grow!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  14. Morning John,
    A stunning card today, and vibrant colours.
    Glad you managed to relax yesterday.
    Maggie

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  15. WOW-stunning card. Love everything about it.

    Michele

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  16. Morning John, A very striking card, I'm loving the embossed vellum.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  17. Hi John
    Stunning card.Just love it.
    Jan

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  18. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the dies and the deep rich colour. It sounds like your craft cave is all ready for you to start crafting again. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  19. hI jOHN,
    WOW, what a marvellous card. I Love, Love, Love the colours and the die sets them off perfectly. Well done, you.
    Yesterday's blog was a bit strange but interesting....... :-)
    Hugs, Rose

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  20. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning card, the colours are so beautiful reminds me of stained glass windows.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  21. Hi John
    This is what a real WOW!!! Card, striking in every way, stunning X X X

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  22. Hi John. Yesterday's post was quite odd!!!!! Anyway now you have tied your craft cave could you please come and do mine. I have a reasonable sized room but always end up crafting in a six inch square. Love today's card and the way you have used the Pixie Powder. Really wish you could come down to Surrey to demonstrate I am sure you could fill a very large stadium!!!! Love Rosemarie x X

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  23. Hi John
    Wow, I love the colours, stunning card.
    B xx

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  24. Wow, this is gorgeous, John. I haven't any Pixie powders yet but I suspect they will drop into a basket soon!

    Anne (Northampton)

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  25. Good morning John such a burst of colour in your card especially illy good to use it all by making flowers. Love from Jackie xx

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  26. Morning John that's a wowser I'd say love it the vibrant colours the dies and the flowers Brill !!!!!!
    Thank you Love June Horrocks xxxx

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  27. Love this card John. The colours are fantastic. X

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  28. Eh up John
    And you used to say my cards were bright hahaha!
    I love the Deco/Tiffany lampshade look. It's fantastic!
    Ang x

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  29. This looks fab John great colours, xxxx

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  30. Hi John
    Fabulous card today, I love the colours, very eye catching.
    Love what you have done with the vellum too.

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  31. Hi John, just love this bright card. Really stunning.
    Love Valxx

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  32. OMG John this is AMAZING. The colours you've used as a whole compliment each other so beautifully, I have to say..... breath taking. Glad you 'relaxed' yesterday and enjoyed pottering in your cave (hope you can find everything you need)
    Have a great day xx

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  33. Morning John

    WOW!....a dramatic and beautiful creation today. I love it

    Smiles :)

    June

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  34. Good Morning John, oh that is one stunning card with lots and lots of WOW what I would do to own that one my favourite colours to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  35. Lovely card john and the blogs looking lovelier than yesterday ! Lol x I too find it relaxing having a tidy in my craft room but it never lasts long ! Does yours ?
    Theresa w x

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  36. Hi John. I really love the way you have created the background of this card. The colours look a bit mystical. I really love this die and am so pleased that I have it in my collection.

    Lisbeth

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  37. Such a stunner just love the colours. The embossed, gilded vellum is a lovely touch. Altogether amazing. Luv jxxx

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  38. What a stunning card! These Pixies really do create their own magic! Thank you John. Glad you had a rest yesterday - sort of!
    Love Myra

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  39. Good afternoon John,
    This wouldn't normally be for me but i do like the blues and purples together and the black to go against it, as it really looks lovely so i am not surprised that you wanted to finish it to see how it would look. To me your card reminds me off a stain glass window in a church and the sun light hitting it and the beauty that you see coming through. You know people that are non crafters wouldn't see the pleasure in rearranging a craft room, but it's amazing the treasures that you find when you do. Oh and by the way John, oh how slim and trim you are looking on Hochanda, you looked really lovely and smart flower, well done you.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (GLenochil Village)

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  40. Great use of colour again. Love this Belgian die.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

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  41. Wow i love this one, love the dies you have used but
    it is your talent for creating some amazing colours and layouts that make this look so fab.
    Absolutely wonderful.

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  42. Hi John a stunning card. Love the colour combination. I need some more Pixie Powders.
    Wendyx

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  43. Wow this is stunning John. Really love it. I don't have those two pixie powders yet but will have to remedy that very soon I think.

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  44. great card love the use of velum in the center ,Laura O

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  45. Gorgeous card John and if you ever need to relax again you are welcome to come and sort out my craft room. It's tidy but just needs organising. SueL x

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  46. Glad the page is back to normal else I wouldn't have been able to view properly what is a stunning card. Love the colours and the vibrancy. I will even forgive you the bow (LOL)

    T

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  47. It is gorgeous and looks very striking against the black If you want to relax some more you can always come and tidy my craft room!

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  48. Beautiful card John, right up my street.

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  49. Beautiful card John, right up my street.

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