Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Scattered Leaves Background and Pixie Powders on Acetate

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background on this one is one of my favourite techniques with Pixie Powders. To recap - I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added CS Glue, spritzed with water and spread the glue all over using my finger. I then added Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders in Aqua Lagoon, Golden Mint and Ancient Copper so that all the glue was covered. I spritzed with a little more water and then added CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I dabbed it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll and put aside to dry.

I cut dies #3 and #4 together from the Scattered Leaves Background into a piece of Coconut White Card. I added a die from the Pierced Background Rectangle Die Set and cut. I trimmed by background to fit behind the the die cut and glued into place. I waited a while for the glue to set and then slotted die #3 in the centre and cut. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card using a couple of layers of CE Mounting Cushion.

I cut dies #1 and #2 together out of Coconut White Card and added the remaining piece of my acetate background behind it. I glued it in place in the aperture of my frame.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink. I cut it out using Pierced Flags. I shaped it and tucked it into the side of my frame.

I have loaded the Milton Keynes Workshops for 2018 onto my website. Guests this year include Leonie Pujol, Lisa Horton, Francoise Read, Jane Gill and Phill Martin. I'll be doing a few workshops on my own including one purely on background techniques. You can find all the workshops here.

Yesterday, I added quite a few products to the pre-loved section of my website - you can find them here. Also, just to give you a heads up - out Big Sale ends tomorrow at 5pm. You can see hundreds of items at reduced prices here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

27 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, beautiful card this morning to greet us with, love the pixie powder colours you have created in the background.

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

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  2. Good Morning Julia and a very Happy New Year to you and your family as well as everyone on the blog!

    I love today's card especially the background. I wish I could get to your workshop on backgrounds but I think it is too far away for me sadly you really excel with them. :)

    I've been away in the States with family for Christmas and have only just got back so there is a lot to catch up on. You have had some lovely cards on the blog Julia sorry I wasn't able to comment while away.

    Good luck with all you do this years

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  3. Brilliant card, love the background.

    Michele

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  4. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card with a gorgeous background.
    Jan x

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  5. Beautiful card with great background Julia
    Marion S x

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  6. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card and fabulous background.
    B xx

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  7. Hi Julia stunning background Julia a beautiful card
    Love it
    Thank you xxxxxxxxxlove June Horrocks

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  8. Good Morning Julia.. Stunning card this morning and the back ground is stunning. Hope to try the back ground later.
    Wendy

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  9. Hi Julia, what a stunning card, love the gorgeous colours in the background, am definitely going to get time to try one. Have a great day everyone. Bx

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  10. Hi Julia,
    I Love Today’s Luxurious Card Where You’ve Turned “The Scattered Leaves” Background Into The Focal Point Of This Exceptional Card I Love The Magical Pixie Powdered Background Just Perfect Hugs From Sam x

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  11. Beautiful work Julia.
    Elaine H X

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  12. I love this background and can hardly wait to give it a try. Must remember to wear gloves!

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  13. Hello Julia.

    Lovely card and a great background. I will be copying it. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  14. This type of background is my favorite. I love using this technique and sure wish I have all the Pixie Powder colors you used as your background is stunning. If I lived in the UK, I would attend all your background workshops!
    Beautiful card.
    Stephanie K
    SC/USA

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  15. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love it the colours are amazing and the dies are so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  16. I do love this technique I love these colours and looks so effective with the scattered leaves background

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  17. Hi Julia, I adore this background technique and your combination of colours is fantastic, I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  18. Happy New Year Julia, thank you for sharing your cards and inspiration with us during 2017...this is another beauty...luv Ursula xx

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  19. Hi Julia fabulous card the colours are gorgeous

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  20. Lovely card Julia x the background die is beautiful x
    Theresa w x

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  21. Hi Julia,
    I don't know what I like the most the colors,the design, the die set used ... At the end I love what you have created.Thank you.
    Carmen

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  22. Love this background- must give the technique a go.
    Jan
    Northampton

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    تكسير وترميم بدبى
    صيانة مكيفات دبى

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