Hi there! Been a bit quieter on the crafting front as I am actually back in gainful (paid!) employment! However, couldn't miss the Craft Barn Challenge - as soon as I saw it was F, I KNEW it would feature feathers in there! So, Feathers, Flight, and Fall are my entry this time. Oh whoops, while adding the link, I notice the challenge is between Fe and Fr, so FALL won't count... still two out of three ain't bad, as the amazong Mr Loaf once said...
As you may have spotted from my other Craft Barn Challenges, I enjoy having 'page turners', which gives me more area to decorate. This one is no different. However, because I wanted to have my feathers falling, this time the pages opens upwards, rather than outwards, if you see what I mean.
I have used Centura pearl card, wrong side in. That is, the top flap, with the definitions on, is the pearlescent side. The unshiny side is excellent with Distress Inks, so I used 6 of them to create the background!
Once I had swiped the colours on with Cut n' Dry, I flicked water on, and also spritzed water over, which I then dabbed off, creating that background.
I can't believe I went for fancy cutting - I usually don't do that sort of thing AT ALL, and especially when I have blisters on my fingers from cutting out stamps last night. How very daft of me... how I suffer for my art!
On the page, they are raised up on foam pads to give some dimension, and 'curled' slightly.
The top flap has the definitions, as I mentioned, but I couldn't leave it at that! I stamped the lovely bird, and used Distress Markers to colour him in.
Finally, as usual, I added a flag with the wooden F on, to match my other pages. Hope you like!
Paints and Inks
Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
Distress Markers: Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Picket Fence
Archival: Jet Black
Versamark Dazzle: Frost
Cosmic Shimmer Water Colour paint: Sunlight Cream, Marine Aqua, Summer Grass
Sheena - A Little Bit Sketchy: Divine Inspiration, Falling Feathers
Stampers Anonymous: Nature's Moments CMS001
Sizzix On the Edge: Scrollwork
Bling and Other Stuff:
Stampendous Embossing Powder: Detail Clear, Detail Gold