Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Don't let life ruffle your feathers!

I made this card for the current CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge and I'm also entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Monochrome' challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Hot off the Press 'Feathers' (magazine freebie)
Die: Hot off the Press 'Feather' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Promarker (Cocoa)
Card: White silk, brown matt, bronze embossed

I die cut two feathers from bronze card and two from the brown matt card.  The bronze feathers were layered onto the brown ones to give a shadow effect  I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner of the white card, this was then trimmed slightly to accommodate the feathers.  As I didn't have any brown card for layering, I used one of Liz's tips and ran a Promarker around the edge of another piece of white card.  I then layered the white card onto this coloured layer before attaching it to the card front.  To finish I attached the feathers following the sketch.

Kath x

19 comments:

brenda said...

It's a very elegant card Kath and the shadow effect works very well with the feathers.

B x

meg said...

Love the white space the feathers stand out so well against it. Great sentiment I wish it was always easy to follow it

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Love the card and sentiment.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Valerija said...

This is so beautiful.
Valerija xx

genie said...

These are so vey nice. I really like the simplicity of the second picture. It is perfection . How could like rifle anyone’s feathers with smiles like these. Lovely work. genie

Barb said...

What a fantastic sentiment for your lovely card. I like the way you have the shadow feather underneath. All round a very clever card. Barbxx

karen h said...

Wonderful card - love your take on the sketch and how the sentiment supports the die choice! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Jane said...

Those feathers are such a good fit for the sketch and the sentiment is fab. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

SARN said...

WOW - you have really nailed that sketch. I thought that despite it's simplicity, the sketch was REALLY difficult, but you've made it look easy. Fabulous feather card and I like the shadow idea.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

Brilliant CAS card. Love the sentiment, goes perfectly with the die cut feathers. xx

KandA said...

Wonderful CAS card and perfect for a male xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Caro Thomas said...

This is a beautiful take in the sketch. Very classy CAS. Thanks for joining us us at CC&S this week. Caro x

Beverley said...

CAS perfection and beautiful use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

Skylark said...

This was not an easy sketch but I love your true interpretation of it. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week and for your lovely comments about my DT cards. Stef x

Louise van Vuren said...

Those feathers fit the sketch perfectly and this is a great masculine CAS card.Thanks for playing along at CC&S
Louise xx

Sharon said...

What a fabulous card, love the simplicity.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon
Hugs Sharon x

Joan said...

Love your card, just beautiful

Joan

Janice said...

Fabulous card and love the sentiment!
Janice x