Sunday, 18 February 2018

Discover Art

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a sort of pretty artsy card to share today.  I know it won't appeal to everyone, but it is really very pretty in person.  I started by laying down some colour using Distress Oxides.  I picked Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry and covered a piece of coconut white card.  Next I cut all of the Inspirational Words and laid them randomly around the card.  I spritzed the card with water so it lightened the background and then removed the words, but the colour stayed intense but it gives them a kind of ghost effect in the background.   I used some Black soot ink around the edges to frame it, then matted it with black.  I cut one of the Industrial Chic Swirls out of white card and glued it to the background.  Next I cut two of the smaller tag from the I.C. Frames and Tag set and cut a small bit off of the end on both of them, then rejoined it to makes a longer tag.  I cut the word Discover in black and glued it to the tag.  I cut the word Art twice, once out of white and one out of black, then shadowed it and mounted it with foam above the swirl.  The card was completed with a white on white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Pat S Whitney!!!
Lyn Richardson!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, although it's something I wouldn't make there us something I really like about today's sample, it also inspires us to use many more mixed media's like various inks and Pixies. I'm an 'old fashioned' crafter in many respects although after watching yesterday's video I decided to try my first shaker card, 4 out of 10 for attempting but could have done better, but acceptable enough to add to my Mday market basket ☺ one thing I keep meaning to mention, I love how you 'tut' occasionally when filming your tutorial it makes me smile as the majority of my crafting time is full of 'tut's' lol, so I'll end there and send you love and hugs in place of 'tut's' and hope you enjoy your day xxx

Craftyhugs said...

Oh sue, I know it's out of the ordinary but I actually do like this. The background is amazing and making your own background with different mediums is something I want to do but just not brave enough yet lol. I've got all these gorgeous Spitzer inks but not used yet , had them a while too. Youve inspired me to have a go , must be fun to do too and how lovely when the result is just as amazing as yours. It's gorgeous, love the die cuts too and how you incorporated the words into your background. Just gorgeous hun xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This is a card I like but I don't know how it would be received by my friends. They all seem to want pretty and flowers, that's O.K. we are not all the same.
Enjoy your day Jan x

Unknown said...

Very striking card today! Debra x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
another amazing background and I really like the card too.
Congratulations to the comment winners
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very different card today, love the colouring on the background too, and the dies used certainly make the statement that you wanted, it is not my usual type of crafting but you never know one day I might venture down this route.

Congratulations to: Pat S Whitney, Lyn Richardson and Tupns

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

Chris Curry said...

An interesting card Sue, like your idea for the background. Thank you. Xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Amazing card this morning . I love to seeing your creations like this one, such a different style than what we are used to from you. The style works so well with the design of the dies.
Congratulations to winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Unknown said...

Those ghost words are so interesting, and much easier to do than by stamping a faux watermark. This is more like a dry water mark.

I'm a big fan of the gear flowers. Your sprocket swirl.

Hooray for the winners!

Best possible Sunday to all.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and dies. love Jean Z xxxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, although not a card I would make, I love how you have created the background and do find it inspiring.
Marion S x

Marion Scott said...

Forgot to say congratulations to this weeks comment game winners. Enjoy x

JAO said...

Congrats winners. Great word dies Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card this morning, very different from your usual style. It is good to do something completely different. The background is beautiful and I live the gear flowers.

Barbara V

TDQ Karen said...

I love backgrounds like this but would like the die cut images to be more integrated into the whole background but not everyone likes the same thing. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

Love the card today and very clever idea with the words on the background. It gives a great effect, you are clever.

Crafty Hugs

Heather xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
It isn't my style of card, but i love the background.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you A very different card, More on the lines of scrapbooking.
Congratulations to all the winners, have fun.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue I do like the background and how you've created the words. Nice mix of colours too. Congratulations to the winners x

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous colours for the background of this card. Congratulations to the winners.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great background on your lovely card.
Well done to the winners, enjoy your prize.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background and the swirl, but not so sure about the stark white of the word ART. But it's personal choice, I know it'll appeal to a lot of people.
Hugs, Rose

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this colourful background, it's very striking and thank you for telling us how you did the words - I thought you must have cut them and used them as stamps but laying them down and then spritzing over them with water gives a more subtle effect and very artsy...very clever!

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...


Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Unusual card today I really like the background and the colours

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, very striking.

Congrats to the winners especially Pat.


Unknown said...

GM Sue. Different. I like it.

Kate's Cards said...

Sitting on the fence here. I love mixed media and the grungy background, however, the words jar a little for me. I would have liked them in a different colour. But I do love seeing these more experimental cards!

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely technique for the background....excuse my ignorance but is it done the same as yesterday's video?. I have some of the industrial chic dies but not these and I do like the swirl.
Does anyone know how Elaine...Andrew..... Helen and Pam are. It seems so long since we heard from them..... come back soon dear friends... you are being missed and we need a catch up.
We have a heavy frost here in Leeds this morning, although it looks to be melting a little now. Sending warm hugs to everyone and congratulations to the winners. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds


Owlish said...

I can see the striking interest for this card as u done lovely
Colours but not my sort of style
Congratulations to the comments winners

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x The background is great and I didn't notice the words at first but they look brilliant x Thankyou Sue x
Congratulations to the winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Clai01 said...

Love to see backgrounds of all colours, congrats to the winners. x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, really love the background x xhazel

Anne said...

I love the background but, like others, find the die cuts a bit stark.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really like the way you have used the words for the background and the shadowing is always very effective. It has given me good ideas for a girlie learner-driver scrapbook page using different wording. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
The card is certainly very interesting today and I know will appeal to a lot of people. The background is lovely but I know the Dies aren't to my taste but that's just me. Life would be boring if we were all the same wouldn't it.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, Pat what a lovely treat for you xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A very different type of card today I like the way you've created the background with the ghost words but I would prefer a little more decoration it looks a bit stark to me but that's only my opinion!
Congratulations to today's winners Hope you all have a good Sunday

dj from kettering said...

Love the colours In the background, not the type of
F card I usually would make, but still lovely,

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Well I love it sue the background is fab the pixies are great thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow a mixed media card fabulous because it is so different, you are amazing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the background but the rest is not to my taste. Still sometimes you have to push the boundaries

Crafty Cruiser said...

Sorry but not for me this one, although I can see why others like it.
Congratulations to the winners.
Doreen R

Unknown said...

Interesting card, I love the background, definitely one to try!
Anne xo

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very arty card, the colours on the background are a fab combo. Well done to the comment game winners. have a good day everyone. Bx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fab. card loving the beautiful background and the die is stunning

Congratulations to the winners

Hugs Annx without an "E"

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Although this is not a card I would make, I do love your distress oxide background. Got some oxide inks at Christmas but haven't used them yet, you have inspired me to take them out and have a go at some backgrounds. x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card, I do like how you created the background and the industrial swirl is very pretty. Congratulations to Pat, Lyn and Tupns on winning the comment game and congratulations to craft cornucopia on winning the Wednesday card

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very different looking card from your usual, sort of mixed media. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Catherine Lyons said...

morning Sue
This isnt my type of card but its lovely and the Distress oxide background is beautiful congrats to the winners.
Catherine V94 xx

Lesley Cole said...

Lovely card that is suitable for all sorts of occasions. Congratulations to the winners

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Not one I would make but it is striking with it's beautiful background. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is not to my style I am afraid plus I am hopeless when making envelopes this is just too big.Congratulations to all the winners.

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!
have a nice day

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the way you have made the background of this card, I really will have to invest in some distress oxides, they give such a lovely effect. I have just been shopping on the internet and have bought some of the industrial chic dies. I am really looking forward to having a play and this card has whetted my appetite.


ursula said...

I absolutely love this card, the background technique is just beautiful....definitely must get distress oxides, you make such beautiful projects using them.....thank you Sue for sharing...luv Ursula xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Not my style of card, but it is very striking!
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

Love the background and I love the diecuts too - I'm a bit of a wanna-be calligrapher so 'words' always appeal to me. Liking the chic swirls too though I think maybe it would have been a little more harmonious if the white was toned-down just a little bit? A nice change from the flowery/girly norm ;)

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm sorry to say that I am one of those to whom this card does not appeal. Having said that, I do like the background and the Industrial Chic Swirls :-)

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Pat S Whitney, Lyn Richardson and Tupns. Enjoy playing with your prizes.


SHARICA said...

Very Interesting in a Mixed Media way ..

Anonymous said...

Clever I love it

Laura O said...

Great colours in this card. Laura O Springfield

Sheila Hodges said...

Another beautiful card, my head is buzzing now with ideas from the last 3 you have shown on the blog,
Thank you Sue

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue. 🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
First I Would Like To Say How Absolutely “Thrilled” I Am To See Your Back On “HOCHANDA”
On The 23rd February Where You’ll Be Demonstrating “The City 🌃 Skyline Cutting Die” I’m
Really Happy As I Purchased This Particular Die Once I Saw The Card You Made For The
Launch Of This Die, That Will Be In The Afternoon Then Starting At 6 o’clock p.m. You Launch
A One Day Special Taking Us Through Until The 24th February.......
Now To Today’s Magnificent Card, The Reason I Love Your Blog Is That Each/Every Day Is Extremely
Different Your Cards Are So Diverse, Just Stunning................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink Pad”
“Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade/Wiltered Violet/Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink Pads”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning
“Sue Wilson’s Inspirational Words Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Industrial Chic Swirl Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Industrial Chic Frames/Tags Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Your Cards Are Always Extremely Inspirational, Ever Since I’ve Seen Yourself, Plus Julia/Phill/Lisa Create
Your Own Outstanding Backgrounds With Remarkable Products Such As “Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders” “Distress Oxides”
“Creative Expression Spritzers” Plus A Whole Impressive Range, I Feel There Is So Much More One Can Achieve
With Them For Example:- Wrapping Paper (Purchase Brown Paper The Sky’s Your Limit) Or (Purchase White Paper Bags
So Much Can Be Achieved) You Have Got Me To Think Outside The Box .........
Well Now To Today’s Card You Started With A Piece Of “Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” You Covered It With
“Distress Oxides Spiced Marmalade/Wilted Violet/Picked Raspberry” Then You Cut Out All “The Inspirational Words”
You Laid Them Randomly Around The Background You Had Created, Then You Spritzed The Card So It Lightened
The Background, Once You Removed The Words The Colour On The Background Stayed Intense As You Mentioned
It Gives The Words A Ghost Like Effect In The Background.
Sue, You Then Used “Black Soot Distress Ink” Around The Edges Of Your Background Then You Matted This With
“Black Foundation Card” You Cut Out One Of “The Industrial Chic Swirls” Out Of “Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
Then You Glued This To Your Background, You Then Cut Out Two Of The Centre Tags From “The Industrial Chic
Frames/Tags Die Set” (Stunning) You Cut A Small Amount From Both Ends Of The Tags Then Rejoined To Make A
Longer Tag, Then You Cut Out The Word “DISCOVER” In “Black Foundation Card” You Then Glued This To The
Tag, Placing at Bottom Of Your “Swirl” On Your Background....
You Cut Out The Word “ART” Twice One In “Coconut 🥥 White/One In Black Foundation Card” You Placed
The Black One Behind The White One To Create A Shadow You Then Added “Mounting Foam” To The Back
Then Placed Above “The Swirl” On Your Background.
Sue, You Then Attached This To Your Completed “Coconut 🥥 White” Mat/Layers Which Included Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing...........Card Size 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 Inches
Sue, I Just Think The Industrial Chic Collection Is Phenomenal The Tremendous Embossing Detail On
Each Individual Piece Is Extremely Beautiful................. As Is “The Inspirational Word Die Set”
Thank You For Sharing!!!! You Inspire Me Each/Every Day I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do........
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
A Huge Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners 👏👏👏 Pat .S. Whitney/Lyn Richardson/Tupns Enjoy Your Gift......

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Everyone.
I think I would have preferred the dies to be another color rather than white, maybe even a metallic. We are all different as the comments support and someone would dearly love the card as is.
Congrats to our winners!
Stephanie K

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue

Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Interesting glostly-like effect with the oxide inks and spritzed water. I love how you try playing around with inks and other mediums to come up with different effects. Good job!

Scottydog said...

A very interesting card. Like the way you have made the ghostly background & also the way you have extended the tag, must remember that. Thank you for your inspiration Sue. Looking forward to your HOCHANDA appearances.

Congratulations to the comment game winners.

Suemac said...

I too am not keen on this style of card.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I've just seen that I'm a winner in your comment game. Yippee, so thank you very much.
Great card today and I love the colours. Love these Dies they're great especially for men's cards. Just that bit different.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is stunning I love the background you have created. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry but this o e doesn't do it for me at all and I don't really know why! Congratulations to the comment game winners - enjoy your prizes.
Sending love and hugs to all, especially missing friends, Alison xxx

Unknown said...

I like it, I have these dies and love them

Its good to have different designs


Janet in Menston said...

Another pretty background, love the way you have used the words with water on the background.

sued99 said...

A really striking background on a stunning card. X

Anonymous said...

I really like this.
Beverley W

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Missed me? I'm back x
Bit of industrial chic to get the old brain cogs turning. It is definitely not an 'obviously Sue' style card as it is very removed from what we have come to expect. I love it x
They say a change is as good as a rest and this change and going off in a slightly different direction gets my vote. Love the background x
Had lovely time surprising mum and sister last weekend - the highlight was me hiding in the boot of my dads car for shock value - this had the desired affect - frightened the life out of my sister. Short but lovely visit but a lot of travelling so it did wipe me out x
Nice to be back - spoke to Laine last night and Maureen this afternoon - double whammy. Laine moaned as I haven't sent her card yet - no patience! Maureen is busy redecorating - one roll of wallpaper cost more than my weeks shopping!! You can take the girl out of Newcastle but ...... well, say no more! Lol x
Congratulations to the lucky winners - enjoy your prizes x
Lots of love to everyone - specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love your oxide background and how you placed the words around before spritzing which left the effect of the words, so effective !! I am trying doing backgrounds with the oxide inks at the moment and I need lots of practice haha.
Congratulations to the Comment Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
I like the background effect but find the whiteness of the word dies too stark for my liking.

DeCor said...

I LOVE today's card. The background is brill. I am impressed with the way you background the words.

Craftychris said...

Love this stunning background! Fab dies too. xxx

Tressa said...

I love the background and particularly like the ghosting technique you have used. I tend to agree with others above about the use of white though.


Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous background. I must remember to try this technique when I get some Distress Oxides. Really like the Industrial Chic Swirls die.
Congratulations to Pat S Whitney, Lyn Richardson and Tupns on winning the comment game. Enjoy your prizes.
Princess Pixie, good to see you back. Glad you enjoyed your family get-together. Laine has done a sterling job in your absence, she really deserves that card!
Take care everyone.

Marie P from Longridge said...

So different from your usual style Sue. I know I've mentioned my low vision before and despite my collection of magnifiers I cannot make out the words on the background. It is a very interesting card though I don't think I'll be trying it.
Congratulations to the 3 winners.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Eunice said...

Cool card Sue, love the color!

Jeannie said...

What a beautiful background you've created on this card but I'm really not too sure who you would ever give it to, maybe a student starting an art or design course! I'd like it more as a piece of art in a frame I think. Xx