Tuesday 26 December 2017

One Day Special on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day. I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda at 6pm today with some lovely Background Dies by Sue Wilson. The shows will be packed with as many techniques as I can get into them so I hope you can tune in today or tomorrow. Shows are at 6pm and 8pm today and then 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow.

Here's today's card -

I started by cutting the largest die in the New York Background into a piece of Black Card - it really doesn't matter what colour card it is as I've used it as a mask on this card.

I popped my mask on top of a piece of Coconut White Card. I picked some Blue Boy CS Acrylic Mixed Media Paint up onto a Stencil Brush and stencilled through my mask. Keeping my mask in place, I stencilled through the remaining areas with Twilight Purple CS Acrylic Mixed Media Paint.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using the Double Pierced Background Rectangle Die Set. I added it to my background using Woodware Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I matted onto Coconut White Card, Black Card and another piece of Coconut White Card.

 I stampd the sentiment from the Woodware Bubble Bloom Border Stamp Set using Manganese Blue Archival. I cut if out using die #1 from the New York Background Die Set and cut the next sized die out of Black Card.

I sprayed a piece of felt with CS Frosty Sky Ink Spray Mist. Once dry, I made a couple of flowers using the Classic Foldover Flowers Die Set.

I cut some foliage out of Coconut White Card using the Blossoming Branch Die Set. I painted a piece of Coconut White Card with Purple Twilight Mixed Media Paint and cut the tiny flowers in the same die set out of it. I did try and use up my scraps of leftover Acetate but on this occasion it would not cut - the acetate will cut simple dies, it depends on what's on it. I added CS Crystal Sparkle PVA to the centre of my tiny flowers.

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Hope to see you later!

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Good morning Julia,
    I hope you have had a great Christmas with lovely surprises.
    This sample is beautiful.Thank you for the inspiration and good luck today.
    Happy Boxing Day Julia and everyone.

  2. Great card Julia, looking forward to shows
    Marion S x

  3. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous, I will be tuned in

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

  4. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. I've set the recorder for your shows.
    B xx

  5. Beautiful card , love the colour combination.


  6. Hi Julia the card is beautiful thank you I will be watching your shows
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  7. Good Morning Julia , stunning card with beautiful colours. Looking forward to watching the shows later.

  8. Good Morning Julia
    Beautiful card,looking forward to your shows.
    Jan x

  9. Beautiful card I’m so looking forward to your shows later

  10. Hi Julia, I love using my die cuts as stencils, something I am sure a lot of us forget gives us very different backgrounds. Love this card. Bx

  11. Looking forward to the shows. Like the colour combination here.

  12. I am having a good crafty week. Christmas with lots of new dies and winning the Friday card here. I feel very lucky for sure. I have company in town still but hope to catch at least some Hochanda shows live (all on Rewind at least). They look to be right up my alley. Love the stencil used on today's card. I am also growing fond of the foldover flower (another die that needs explaining). You have some awesome samples...can see the love and work you put in them.
    Thank you again. Everyone have a Great Boxing Day!
    Stephanie K

  13. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I like how you have used the die cut as a stencil, nice colours. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  14. Hi Julia beautiful card the flowers are lovely

  15. So sorry i am late Julia, had family over for supper ,been so busy .
    A lovely card and beautiful colours .
    Night night
    Elaine H X


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