Saturday 17 May 2014

Light as a feather

I've been meaning to play with the Waltzingmouse Fanatics since they launched but failing to get my act together. I also follow the Daring Cardmakers religiously each week and yet haven't played along in forever. So I'm combining challenges just for fun again today.

The DCM theme this week is feathers and as I've just treated myself to the WMS Fine Feathers set I thought I should take it as hint that those stamps needed to see ink sooner rather than later! The Fanatics asked for some texture on our projects.

I mixed some reinker and Perfect Pearls in a mini mister to make my own shimmer mist and sprayed some cardstock. Once that was dry, I added texture paste through a home made stencil, let that dry and spritzed again with the shimmery stuff.

I added some stamped splats and some actual splats flicked from a paintbrush before adding a strip with the stamped sentiment. The feathers are stamped on vellum and cut out (Claire does have cut files as well as matching dies for these stamps but I went for the old-fashioned scissor approach).

I cut my stencil from a piece of cereal box cardboard - the intricate die does need a couple of passes on this thickness but it went through and all the pieces popped out cleanly. I've given it a coat of Mod Podge each side and hope it will last for a few goes at least. I could have used acetate but I wanted something a bit thicker to use with the paste.

Stamps (all Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Fine Feathers
Splat That
Big Day Today

Laid texture

Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance by Tsukineko
Distress Tumbled Glass reinker

Brown brad 
Spellbinder Fancy Trellis Die
Maimeri Light Modelling Paste
Turquoise Perfect Pearls
Mini misting bottle
Tracing Wheel
Corner Chomper
Snowflake Fresco Finish acrylic paint

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

Great card! Jo x

Charmaine Stack said...

Loving the feathers on vellum and that texture. I have really been enjoying seeing your projects in Craft Stamper, especially when you use WMS as I seem to have an abundance of them!

Kath said...

Those feathers are tremendous. Wonderful job of cutting out! A lovely card.

Unknown said...

Oh my...this is gorgeous! I love the embossed paste pattern and the peacock blue background. The WMS feathers are so soft and pretty...just beautiful!

Effie said...

Loving the feathers...

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love this creation with stunning blues x

Sid said...

Fab feathers Joanne !

Kate said...

Stunning card !!! Those feathers are just exquisite and the colours and texture are brilliant

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Joanne. Love your hand made stencil and those feathers are gorgeous :)
Lynn x

Svenja said...

Wowww, this is sooo beautiful! So much texture... Thank you so much for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Adele said...

Lovely colours and texture.

Maja said...

Gorgeous card!

Deborah Frings said...

Sorry to be so late commenting! This is stunning! The feathers look so real and I adore the raised texture as well as the textural splats!. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

Tara Cardwell said...

Sorry I'm so behind on commenting this time around. Your card is fabulous - hits the challenge brief head on!
Thanks so much for joining the Fanatics this week.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Joanne and the feathers look almost real! x

nathwest said...

congratulations for your work and new position on Craft Stamper Magazine !