Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Many Thanks

Hi crafters!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used Pixie powders on it, but I used Midnight Blue on the top half and Aqua Lagoon on the lower half.  I spritzed them with water then covered it with cling film and scrunched it up a bit.  I set it aside to dry overnight, then removed the cling film and the mica had dried into the creases of the cling film.  I used this piece for the background, then cut the Pansy Flower Square in white.  I cut a backing for it out of white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I attached the Pansy to it and then used some other pixie powdered pieces to paper piece it with.  I had some khaki card with Pale Olive and Spearmint powders that I used for the leaves and some darker midnight blue and Purple Violet pieces that I cut and used for the pansy.  I cut the Many Thanks in white and glued it to the upper corner and lower corner of the card. White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.

Thank you for your fantastic answers to my question yesterday.  I knew most of the songs and several were absolute favourites of mine as well!  I suppose that I should answer that question too, huh? LOL    It's quite a toss up between Wicked Games by Christ Isaac (I just love that haunting guitar sound in it) and Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve, they are the top two on my favourite play list!  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours that you have used for this one.
Thank you for sharing your favourite songs with us.

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, another very pretty card today.
I like your choice of music too, thank you Sue.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Clai01 said...

Maybe favourite films or books would be a good question also as i enjoyed reading the answers for the songs also and Sue i was very glad that you took part in it yourself ! ha x
A vast array of songs and very interesting. x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Must find the one you like by the Verve, as for your Wicked Games, my keeper isn't surprised he said with a smile ☺
I'm loving the beautiful vibrancy of today's gorgeous sample, as yet I only own one of these square flower die collections but they are on my wish list it just takes time to catch up, but you give us the most beautiful inspiration for when the time comes we are proud and happy owners of these small but delightful graceful dies thank you. Have a lovely happy day xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another stunning creation today, love the blues, and I really have to try this technique with the cling film. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I'm loving the beautiful, vibrant colours in today's card and will have to try this myself.
Your question yesterday really made me realise that, although I have a very musical son, I don't actually focus on songs and their lyrics myself;I'm probably too busy thinking about the next craft project-lol!x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Just Stunning Sue
Thanks for sharing.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, such a gorgeous card, The colours are so vibrant.
Love your song choices, especially Wicked Games.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today. The colours are gorgeous and vubrant. Love the cling film method yo7 have used.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
The background is lovely I must try it. It was interesting to read about everyone's favourite music. It was my 45th wedding anniversary yesterday and were having a late lunch in a pub after a day out and playing in the background was my favourite song. I looked at my watch and it was the time I would have been walking down the aisle

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh My Goodness - what an absolutely amazingly fabulous background. You know I am going to have to give that one a go. Anything Pixie is going to get my vote as you know but that has got my creative juices gushing!! I have got a few things planned over the next few days but my plans for the Easter weekend may have just changed. Who would have thought that a piece of cling film could get me so excited! Lol.
The Pansy Flower Square looks stunning. This card is one of my favourites - of all time - there I’ve Said it! Controversial I know but you know me!
It was really interesting reading everyone’s song choices yesterday. Everyone’s taste is so different. I couldn’t stop singing my choice - it was stuck in my head all day.
Happy Tuesday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

WOW! What a bright and vibrant background that you have created with the pixie powders, the best product ever developed. I love the technique with the cling wrap, it certainly gives another dimension to the background. I have just got to try it.

Have a great day.


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Just love that background, I love making these with the plastic wrap now but this half and half is beautiful. The paper pieced pansy is gorgeous, love the white making it all stand out too. Fingers are itching to play now
Muriel x

BenteS said...

Love the die and the pretty blue colours for the background :))

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the colours and the cling film technique. Love Jean xxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

I must give the cling film over pixie powders a whirl as it looks fabulous.

Suemac said...

A vibrant card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Where is today's question? Love today's card. What a great background, I must give this a try.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Fabulous background, must try this sometime.
B xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I saw you use the clingfilm at ally pally and it's a brilliant effect x I love how you have used different shades of blue on the top and bottom x great song choices Sue and ones that will stick in my head all day now ! Thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Really lovely and ever so interesting to know how you did this... I know I don't always grasp things at first...but I don't understand.... do you leave the piece screwed up until it's dry. I am going to have to try this...God help the mess I will be in lol. Your sample is really gorgeous Sue and so striking. Thankyou for sharing your work and also your two lovely songs. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card I will definitely be trying this cling film technique (I have tried Julia’s bubble wrap one)
I’m a little surprised at your choices of songs I suppose I didn’t know what expect I was thinking Aretha Franklin hee hee Just goes to show eh?

Anne said...

I must try this pp technique. Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this technique is great and the colours you have used are so vibrant, simply stunning. Thank you for sharing your song choice too, all have been very interesting to see. Sending best wishes

dj from kettering said...

Love the colours you have used and the square dies.

It was interesting to read everyone's favourite
song, glad you joined in too, Sue!!

Doreen x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
A gorgeous card that really shows what you can do when you let your imagination fly. I don't quite 'get' the cling film so will have to find a video somewhere. The technique is certainly effective.
Marie P.

June Horrocks said...

Your card today is beautiful sue the colours are fantastic makes you think of sunshine and lovely warm days thank you love june Horrocks xxxxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful colours and design!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Well Sue I wouldn't have seen you as a verve fan. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colours . Jean Z xxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

A gorgeous card today, love, love, love all the lovely shades of blue.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today, I love the vibrancy of the blues.Yvonne xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the background colours.
Yesterday's card made with Vivian and the old rose card
was gorgeous, loved it

hugs to all, Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card today, such vibrant colours!
Pixie Powders are such a fabulous product, what would we do without them!!!!???
Lesley S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post today, very striking and colourful and love everything about it. Think this flower die panel has to be my favourite.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is absolutely fabulous, I love those colours and the composition. Pixie powders are still my all time favourites when it comes to colouring.

And I love your choice, albeit it couldn't be much further from mine.
Love the Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is gorgeous. I love the tones of blue you have used. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful, such rich colours.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Jackie Durrant said...

Love the colours you've used Sue - and your choice of music!!

Bejay said...

Hi, Sue. This is gorgeous!I love pansies and the colours you've chosen are brilliant!
Bejay xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, at the risk of repeating myself over and over again; I just LOVE your paper piecing dies. Yesterday I planted some lovely violas and today youve given us a beautiful pansy.
I'm going to have a go at your cling film technique that is, if I can get some off my roll. lol
Great choice of music, by the way. Hugs xx Pauline

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this beautiful card and the way you have created an almost ombre effect for the background. The colours for the pansy are beautiful too. I will try the clingfilm method tonight.
Thank you for sharing your song choices, I'm glad you enjoyed reading ours :-)


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Great card. My latest buy was some aqua lagoon pixie powder to add to my collection. So I have more inspiration now.

Enjoyed reading everyone’s song for a desert island. I have a very eclectic choice of music, so if I thought too hard I would have been overwhelmed by decision. Like both of your choices Sue, the Chris Isaac one will be in my head all day now though!

Crew Trish, Happy anniversary to you and your husband for yesterday. I hope you had a great time and enjoyed celebrating. That was spooky about the music and time. X

Love Helen xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card design with vibrant colors. I have not tried the Cling wrap over pixie powders, yet. Great look for texture. After I return from my trip I plan on playing with the wrap.

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, love how you used scraps of pixie powdered paper to make the pansy die look amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sue is the cling wrap normal cling film or Glad Wrap as it’s expensive to get here in the UK?
Song either Rolling in the Deep by Adele or Linkin Park talking to myself
Elizabeth Bennett

ursula said...

Such a pretty card, just love the background...luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Wow! What an absolutely stunning card!
Hugs x
Heather T

CCM said...

What a lovely card! Love the vibrant colors.

Crewe Trish - Happy anniversary for yesterday ! Hope you and your hubby had a great time, greater than 45 years ago!!!

Hugs from Toronto

sued99 said...

A lovely bright card. X

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh what a gorgeous card thdetails background is stunning & so is the pansy Thankyou for sharing your favourite songs what a good choice!
Crewe Trish hope you & your husband had a wonderful anniversary

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Like your choice of The verve as I love that song, the music is just amazing.

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, a stunning card, in my colours and tones. Love it,

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful vibrant card Sue, thank you. Must try the cling film with the Pixies as it sounds interesting.
Will listen out for your song choices as I don't think I know them xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes, another beautiful sample, love these stained glass types of creation, I think I have everyone of yours and as well as a few others brilliant.

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

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue beautiful card i dont have the iris die so its on my list!! Thank you Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I must have a go at that cling film technique. Loved reading everyone’s song choice including yours

Love and hugs to everyone

Sandra said...

Fabulous colors with the Pixie Powderss! Beautiful!

DeCor said...

Super colour combinations. Love this card. I am not a great fan of the stained glass look but today's card is a real wow.