Monday, 14 January 2019

Let The Adventure Begin

Hi crafters!  It's safari time!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and sprinkled Pixie Powders all over it, specifically, Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Lava Red.  I spritzed them with water then added a piece of cling wrap over the top, scrunched it up to create wrinkles in it, then set it aside to dry overnight.  Once dry, you peel it off and it dries with the mica in the wrinkled pattern!  I used the Eliza die to cut an aperture in the top of it.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and attached it to a piece of white card.  I cut the circle for the sun out of the Eliza die cut and glued it to the white backing area.  I used the African Animals die set and cut three zebras.  I cut two African trees from the African Adventure die set and glued them behind the zebras.  I cut the sentiment in black and glued it to the area below the aperture.  I added a white frame using the Double Stitched Rectangles.  White and black mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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59 comments:

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great card, especially for the men in our life! Love Jean xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Steph Cotterill said...

WOW ! I don't know what more I can add. It should be put behind a glass box frame and mounted on a wall for all to admire and enjoy.
Morning Sue, enjoy your day whatever you're doing ☺ xxx

hollyberry said...

Dramatic card today. Love the colours in the background.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, how creative and stunning this card is, love the shape of the aperture, and the background is just fabulous. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another brilliant card for all sorts of occasions, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful sample today, the colouring you have selected really brings the scene out and the embossing from the dies especially on the animals is amazing.

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

Pussycats said...

GoodMorning Sue and all
WOW what a fantastic card this morning , I just love it . Love the colours you have created from Pixie powders and the effect from the cling film which I am going to try. The African Animals and adventure dies work beautifully with the background. This card would look stunning in a black frame.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, the colours are stunning.
Annette x

Marion Scott said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card. Love the colours of the pixie background and love the effect the cling film created.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, gorgeous colours.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today, the background is the perfect colour.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card this morning, beautiful colours and very good for the males in our lives

Barbara V

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I particularly like the vibrant background with the clever cling film effect. I love silhouette dies (and stamps) so this card was always going to appeal to me!x

Jan Sayer said...

Really vibrant background - love pixie powders. Beautiful card.
Jan
Northampton

TDQ Karen said...

Great card definitely going to try that pixie powder trick.love the safari look

karenlotty said...

Clever use of Pixie powder against black silhouettes I must try the cling film technique

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love using pixie powders and the colours you have used are perfect for the scene. Very clever card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the cling film over pixie powders effect on this card which gives the effect of grasses on the African Plain. Great use of that die to frame the animals.

Lisbeth

Suemac said...

A great card.

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A gorgeous card again today and brings back memories of my trips to South Africa when 3 of my grown up children lived there.
I bought these dies a while ago and have not yet used them but will definitely rectify that in the very near future, Your posting today just gave me the inspiration to 'Have a go' and for that I thank you warmly.
Greetings to all.
Marie P.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love these Safari scenes..... especially when you make the desert scene background from the lovely pixies. Although I once saw a night scene from you using the blue pixies which was just as nice. I am hoping to have these dies before my husband's birthday .... as I know he would love something like this. He is the second David Attenborough. Lol. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a beautiful card. I love how you've achieved the background. All the silhouettes look great against it. A wonderful African scene. Xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card.
Lydia
X

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the colours are amazing I haven't heard of the clingfilm technique before but it gives a fantastic effect I'll have to give it a go!

Anne said...

What a fabulous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

I just love this one sue I know so many people who would love this card and I agree with Steph framed on a wall just beautiful thank you
Love June horrocks xxxxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the dies

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card - and the dies are lovely :))

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great card and lovely colours
Doreen R

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Thank you for such a fabulous card showcasing your African animal dies. I too like the tip for using cling film.
This has cheered me up no end as since arriving in S.A.,we have experienced a huge fire which closed the main road into town and left us without power for over 24 hours.
I will be putting together a few cards using the African dies which I cut out to bring with me.
Love the background though. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Susan Battensby said...

Lovely card, gorgeous background.
x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today, love the colours used and great tip with the cling film.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day everyone

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning card & beautiful colours.Yvonne xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A lovely African sunset scene with gorgeous colours.

ursula said...

As I hail from Africa, I just love this African theme set you brought out, one of my favourites at the moment, such great mens cards to be made from it...thank you Sue, amazing card....luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is stunning. Love the way you have created what we would usually call the background but in this instance is actually the foreground and the embossing detail on the zebras is amazing.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue such a great card I do so love the safari die sets with all the different elements xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much his card!Wonderful dies and colours!! The background looks stunning and the aperture shape is so brilliant!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
BEAUTIFUL - I love the background, and of course the design is to drool over!
Just one thing though: once you've peeled the cling film off, do you then attach it with glue? I know it's a silly question but would make sure.......
Hugs
Rose

dj from kettering said...



What a great card, and the colours are just
right!!


Doreen x

Chris Curry said...

A real fun card Sue, really like it. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A great scentic card design with a creative texture technqiue. I would not have thought to leave cling wrap on the pixie powdered background to get texture. I will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Your card today is very different, but I like it. Very versatile, which I like. Suitable for male and female, young or old.

Another must buy for me.

love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock GB

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love what you’ve done with the pixie powders and cling film

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

STELLA MUNN said...

Beautiful. Love the background effect. Must give it a go. Thanks Sue x

CCM said...

All I can say is that I agree with Steph C.
Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it. I agree it would look brilliant in a picture frame.

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue another stunner love the vibrant colours .Laura o Springfield

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue another stunning card loveing the bright colour's really makes it pop.
Hug's Lynda xx

Betty McAlister said...

A Gorgeous card Sue. xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I know it is very, very late but I have just realised I don't have a comment on this post and this is my favourite die set at the moment. I love the way you have set this one out. I have used the giraffes and elephants for my grandchildren's birthday cards for May and June this year already. The plastic wrap technique is fabulous, I am really thrilled with the results and am now going to try some other colours.

Thank you again for your inspiration

Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card!
I love your African die sets.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

DeCor said...

A really eye catching card. Your background is a perfect setting