Karen's amazing Christmas Card
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Good Morning Ladies,
Karen sent me these photos of her first card made with Sue's Pixie Powder and Cosmic glue technique, that she demonstrated on Hochanda on Saturday.
I think that this card is fantastic, the background looks exactly like a moonlit night sky.
I will copy and paste below the method that Karen Followed.........
Sue spread a fairly thick layer of CS Dries Clear Glue on to black glossy card - I did use CS Foundation card - just prepared one on "cheap" card and will have to see how that looks when the glue dries.
I sprinkled RIch Gold, Midnight Blue and (blow!) was it Peacock Green or Aqua Lagoon....
Spritz lightly with water
Attack it with a heat gun. It bubbles and flattens. As Sue described it you are "cooking" the glue
Leave to dry completely. It did look horrendous before this as the glue was showing through white in places!
I trimmed it to fit behind the die cut and mounted it onto a black card blank.
One tip I will add is when spritzing with water make sure that you cover most of pixie powders without making the whole thing too wet, if you don't the pixie powders will fly everywhere when you put the heat tool on it. (I will let you learn from my mistakes) haha.
I think that the mix of colours you have got on your piece Karen is perfect, you can see what iris meant to be, I need to get a couple more colours before I have a go, the gold is essential I think, I don't have that colour, or the peacock green!
Karen, thank you so much for sharing your first attempt with us, I had something totally different planned for today's post, but after opening your email I was blown away plus I could 'feel' how pleased you were with it from your email, its not often that we surprise ourselves at how well something turns out, when we do we need to make the most of it. Xxxx
I have Margaret's first attempt at the 'Inkyliscious winter bauble technique' to share with you too later this week.
Now ladies I would like your advice, Pat and I did some stamping yesterday and attempted some colouring in, we got mixed results to be honest, which left me with a dilemma, I absolutely love colouring in stamped images, I find it very calming, I was almost 'happy dancing' when almost every one of my images stamped perfectly ! I then sat and got ready to colour the images, I got out my Spectrum noir pens, I have had them a couple of years and hardly used them, I was really disappointed at how many had dried up, making the colouring guides almost impossible to follow, I have a few promarkers too, but I wasn't happy with any of my results, which left me a little disheartened.
So what would you all recommend? I am thinking about colouring pencils I think, as they won't evaporate liked my pens have, because we all go through phases don't we,? I might not be so into the colouring mood in a months time, but I think the one thing that stopped me before was not getting great results. So do I look at the Creafters Companion Pencils, then which ones give better results the water colour ones (blue tins) or the normal pencils (red tons)??? Do they blend well? Can you get good results for hair and skin?
I wish more than anything you could try before you buy, because to buy the whole collection which I would need to colour all images properly! I know there are other pencils that are popular with crafters 'Polychromos' or 'Prisma colour' I believe, have any of you used or tried these ones??
Do you have any recommendations? Maybe if you have any of them you could pop round and we can sit and try them together??? That way I can try before I buy, may cost me more than pencils to cover your travel expenses though!! Hahaha
Seriously I value your opinions!
Pat and I had a fun afternoon, Sue was on 'Granny ' duties again.
Hopefully Michele will be in USA by now, have a wonderful time Michele xxxx
Welcome home Cheryl, sorry to here you have bought germs back with you, get well soon xxxx
Love and hugs to all,