Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fascination with feathers

Cath is hosting a "Fascination with Feathers" challenge on the Moxie Fab World blog to coincide with a feature on the trend in the latest issue of Papercrafts. The challenge closes tomorrow, and I hadn't been struck by any inspiration to play in it until today, when I stopped by my local stamp store. I was there to have some Copics refilled - love that they have that service! - but of course I had to look around, and lo and behold, they had these super cool feather embellishments. I just had to have one. Well confession time, I actually thought the box had three embellishments, which would have been a much better deal! But of course, when I got home, what I thought was three separate feathers was actually just one embellishment. Anyway ... I knew that these feathers would be perfect for Cath's challenge, so I sat down and got to work. I thought this Hero Arts image matched the vintage feel of the feathers. I created the striped background by streaking Copic markers across paper, then misting with colorless blender. After I was done coloring the main image and the background, the whole card needed something, so I spritzed everything with a fine sheen of gold glimmer mist. It was the perfect touch - too bad you can't really see it in the photo! Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with the finished card. Thanks for a fun challenge, Cath!
Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Cardstock: SU taken with teal, PTI black, Neenah white
Accessories: gold glimmer mist, feathers 

2 comments:

Carole said...

Very pretty.
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Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Fascination with Feathers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)