Saturday, 26 January 2013

Fun With Feathers

I had my Pan Pastels out again for a play and had a great time getting messy with a selection of warm colours.
To create the background, firstly, I swept on some yellow Pan Pastel with a sponge, then I used a peacock feather stencil and sponged on Perfect Medium with Cut 'n' Dry foam and brushed on some orange Pan pastel with a soft dusting brush.  Next I stamped some feathers with a set of Artemio stamps, again with Perfect Medium, and dusted on Pan Pastels red and magenta.  Finally, I gave it a spritz with a Perfect Pearls mica spray to seal and add shimmer.  This was then matted on some bright orange holographic card with a pretty heart design.  The panel on the right was also run through an embossing folder for a bit of texture.
The cage and bird were made with Spellbinders dies, I cut the cage form mirri and the bird from satin board.  The flowers on the cage were made with a Woodware punch with tiny orange pearls for centres.
To complete my card I added some burnt orange ribbon, a bow, a fluffy feather, orange gems and red pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craft Us Crazy - #35 - love or use red
Dutch Dare - #201 - things with wings
My Time To Craft - #206 - things with wings
For Your Inspiration - #38 - inspiration photo, I used the colours
Use It Tuesday - #48 -  warm colours - my older stash is the feather, stamps and satin board
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - #46 - red and/or hearts

30 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Wendy,love the colours. Marlene

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  2. This is gorgeous brilliant colours Ginny X

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  3. Hi Wendy How beautiful, that bird and cage are gorgeous. I just adore that background, you are very talented to tackle that. Love the colours too.

    Wilma x x x

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  4. Loads of detail on your gorgeous card, so interesting how you achieved this. xx Flora

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  5. So very pretty hun...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  6. a great look on your card wendy and thanks for the deets of what you did - may have to have a play myself! Hugs xx

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  7. This is gorgeous Wendy. I love the design and the colours are wonderful.
    Sue xx

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  8. Wendy die Karte ist wunderschön gemacht
    lg gertrude

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  9. beautiful card Wendy, great design and colour..pam

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  10. Wendy, this is beautiful!!! LOVE the gold cage and the feather is a fabulous touch! Thanks for joining us at FYI! Hope you come play along with us at Inkspirational and Technique Time Tuesday as well! HUGS! :)

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  11. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, and you gave such wonderful instructions on how you made it. Thanks for joining us for Red and/or Hearts.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

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  12. This is so beautifully designed. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  13. You've created a gorgeous card Wendy. I can see how that feather stayed in your stash for a while, it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Use It Tuesday.

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  14. Stunning- I love the pearls inside the flowers.

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  15. so stunning wendy.i love your colours and design and really gorgeous image :D

    xx coops xx

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  16. This is just beautiful - wonderful card! Thanks for playing at FYI!

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  17. stunning card! I love your use of texture with all the different elements. That birdcage is fabulous. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Use It Tuesday.
    Tammy DT

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  18. Gorgeous design and colors. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the warm colors. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

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  20. Stunning Card, Love the warm pan pastels background...

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  21. What a beautiful card. Lovely birdcage!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge!

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  22. Very exotic looking! Love the feather, Ruth x

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  23. Gorgeous card and thanks for sharing your techniques, I'm new in the Pan Pastels but I really like it so far.
    Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday and I hope to see you again with another challenge!

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  24. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us this time at Dutch Dare
    Love Jan
    xx

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  25. Gorgeous birdcage! Thanks for joining in with FYI!

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  26. Beautiful card love the details you added~ hugs Deanna

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  27. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

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  28. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

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