Wednesday 7 September 2016

Two-fer plus

Hi Bloggers.

Today I have some cards for you made using the Justrite Multi-Step Landscape Elements Stamp Set plus the demo pieces I did on Hochanda which actually turned out better, I think!

So, this was actually a bit of an experiment and is why I added the Pixie Powders to the show. I had been watching the lovely Alison demonstrating Brushos on Hochanda and I thought it would be cool to use the Pixie's in the same way.

Here, I've used a piece of Coconut White cut using the largest die in the Justrite Stitched Banners & Rectangles Die Set. I stamped the bare trees using Watering Can Archival. I then spritzed a little water where the foliage should be and moved it around a little with my Water Brush. I then sprinkled over a little Bronze Blush Pixie Powder (I added some to a Palette first and picked some up onto a Dusting Brush in order to sprinkle over).

Once dry, I dragged some colour directly from the pad using Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I added some tufts of grass from the Multi-Step Landscape Elements Stamp Set using Chic Moss Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped a section of the Justrite Text Background using Coffee Archival.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Meadow Circles Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using a die from Justrite Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Dies and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I popped my design onto a Black Card blank.

Here's the one I demo'd on Hochanda -

This one isn't finished but I thought it was worth showing as I may not get around to finishing it. I used Watercolour Card on this one - the Pixie Powder definately moves around better on Watercolour Card. I stamped the grass tufts using Basil Leaf Colour Cloud and I did a bit of precision inking of the little flower stamp (also from the Landscape Elements set) by using the pointy end of the Smoothie to add the Basil Leaf Colour Cloud to the foliage and Lilac Whisper Colour Cloud to the flower.

Here's the second card made using this stamp set -

For this one, I've stamped the trees and and the rocks using Watering Can Archival and the foliage with Olive Archival. I've added Frayed Burlap and Stormy Sky Distress Ink for a bit of colour in the background and stamped the sentiment from the Meadow Circles Stamp Set.

Here's the one I did on Hochanda -

Watering Can Archival, Basil Leaf Colour Cloud with Violet Haze Colour Cloud on the flowers and Clear Day Colour Cloud around the edges.

Hope you've enjoyed these.

More stock of John Lockwood's Autumn's Child and Winter's Child are due in today. I loaded the stock yesterday - you can find them here. The new release of Sue Wilson Dies and Stamps to Die For are due in tomorrow. You can find them here.

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with his Scribbled Christmas Stamps. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer is valid till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, these all look great the pixie powders work fantastic on watercolour card really like these samples.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, lovely card samples today

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

  3. Morning Julia
    Great to see all the different,lovely card samples.
    Jan x

  4. What lovely cards Julia.

  5. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely samples this morning thank you, it is nice to see that less is more on some cards.
    Love how the second generation stamping gives such a different aspect.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx😎

    1. There's no second generation stamping on these samples. Julia

  6. Good morning Julia, todays samples are lovely. Remember you demonstrating the second one on Hochanda an although it is unfinished it is beautiful. Those pixie powders are gorgeous
    Marion S x

  7. Morning Julia.
    Thank lovely cards and great demo's.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  8. Good morning Julia wow all the cards are stunning. The stamps are beautiful and the pixie powders are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Two great cards, could be used for many occasions.


  10. Morning Julia, Wow, I love how you have used the pixie powders on your first two cards, the effects are fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia, Wow, I love how you have used the pixie powders on your first two cards, the effects are fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia
    Great cards, it's interesting to see the different results using the same stamp.
    B xx

  13. Great projects I love the Pixie Powdwe ideas

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely cards but my favs are the ones using pixie powders. Love it that the colours are never the same twice. SueL x

  15. Morning Julia,
    Love what you have done with the stamps and pixie powders.

  16. Good Morning Julia, two beautiful cards this morning I do love those multi step stamps. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  17. Love the cards today Julia the trees are fab thank you
    Love June Horrocks. Xx

  18. Morning Julia

    Great stamps and I really like how you've used them

    June x

  19. I love all your cards today particularly the first experimental one due to its delicate appearance. The Pixie Powders appear to work exactly like the Brusho Powders, in fact I initially thought that was what they were. Never tire of the arty effect they give. Thanks Julia.

    Susan x

  20. Great cards, Julia - especially the first two.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Hi Julia
    Loving your card samples ,very encouraging thank you.
    Elaine H X

  22. What a brilliant idea, thanks Julia...lovely cards here....luv Ursula xx

  23. Hi Julia
    Great idea. Love them all. Nothing to choose between them all. They are all great!
    Anne M xxx

  24. Lovely cards julia and great techniques as always x
    Theresa w x

  25. Hello Julia

    Lovely Cards, I particularly like the Pixie Powder trees. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  26. Hi Julia,
    Great art work, love the look of the pixie powders.
    Thanks for sharing,

  27. Great cards Julia. Love the cards with the pixie powders. X

  28. Some very different and interesting creations here.


  29. Lovely cards Julia. Must get more Pixie powders.

  30. Hi Julia, you are really spoiling us with the Two-fers, love these 2, the stamps and the colours are brilliant. Bx


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