For today's IC455 Color Watercolor inspiration challenge.
I have my eye on some of the paintings with storks/herons if I have time tomorrow. But as soon as I saw this Feather I knew it was time to try, yet again to CASE a card of Susie's which has been in my favourites since she made it (THIS CARD).
It took about 4 goes to get this to where I was happy with it! In the end, I stamped Canvas with Antique Linen (though I'm thinking there must have been something else on the stamp too, it doesn't look like Antique Linen). Stamped off Off the Grid with Smokey Grey and stamped it as a third generation, to keep it soft.
Stamped the die cut feathers with tattered rose and stormy sky. Here's a link to the Die Cut Stamps tutorial.
I then coloured my feathers with Perfect Pearls diluted in water, and added some luster rub-on round the edges. Stuck them down, then decided to tie some gold thread round so I threaded it under with a fine needle, and added a sentiment and some splashes.
I distressed the edges and added it to a plain white card base.
I'm sorry I'm sure I filled in all the fields for this but they seem to have disappeared. I used Spellbinders feather dies and fun foam. Sentiment stamped in Versafine Smokey Grey.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 GMT Views: 1317
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 13860
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:20 AM
I love how your background treatments add to the feeling of lightness your card embodies Sabrina! The grid patterns and distressing look wonderful behind your soft looking feathers. I really, really, love that sentiment. Always been one of my favourites. Beautiful card!
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 48082
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:48 AM
Fantastic Sabrina!!! I love the soft colors that you used. Your bg and distressing is awesome too. Sometimes we need that extra push to case someone's card or try a new technique. I think you nailed it!!
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Registered: February 22, 2006 Location: Casselberry, Florida Posts: 44252
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:01 AM
Well, Sabrina, this card when right into my favorites for a CASE. I love how it looks. And thanks so much for the link to that tutorial. That is really clever. I like how you combined the stamped images with the die cuts. What a wonderful card!
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21940
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
This is SO LOVELY. I love the feathers and the soft distressed edges!!
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