Monday, 10 October 2016
In the Blue...
An Autumnal card today but not in the usual colours, I thought theres no reason why I couldn't use the Autumns child sentiment on a frosty blue pixie powder card!
I stared by spraying water onto watercolour card then I added midnight blue and white pearl pixie powders to the piece. Next I sprayed water until the card was soaked which gives this frosty water like look to the card rather than the exploding colours usually with Pixie Powders. once dry I cut the piece using the outline die from one of the mini Striplet dies by Sue Wilson and matted these with silver and cobalt.
I used a piece of background card that I had made using the same colours and the kitchen roll technique. while adhering the kitchen roll with the glossy glue, seal and glaze I added some silver gilding flakes into the mix. I then stamped my christmas rose clear stamps ( from the Christmas Rose elements clear stamp set) in black archival ink and cut them out with the matching die. I shaped the roses using my ball toll and added white opaque microbeads in the centres of these before arranging them around the circle. I added some of the rose leaves, from the same die set, which I covered in diamond snow glitter jewels.
I made the card up as shown which has a simple look but to me with the pixie powders really shines!