Saturday, January 4, 2014

Just Us Girls #222 - Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  This is the first post of the new year for me.  It's a great sketch challenge from Just Us Girls brought to us by Nancy!
I wanted to use something in my collection of stamps/dies that I hadn't used yet.  I came across this stamp/die set from WPlus9 called Fanciful Feathers.  The feathers were cut from watercolor paper that I colored with Distress markers (pictures of the technique below).  I covered the feathers with a Wink of Stella glitter brush.  It sparkles so nicely in person!  I mounted them on squares of vellum that was run through an embossing folder.  I added some (a lot!) of sequins.  Maybe too many?  I never know when to stop!

Here are a couple of photos I took of how I colored the watercolor paper.  I used Distress markers to color rows of the four colors.

Then I used a water brush to blend and soften the colors.  I dried the paper with a heat gun before die cutting the feathers.  Love the look!
You can see more fabulous inspiration from the JUGs team at the blogs below.  We also have a new Guest Designer joining us this month, so please make a stop at her blog as well!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Fanciful Feathers (WPlus9)
Paper:  Watercolor paper, Neenah white, Marrakesh (Basic Grey), vellum
Ink:  Distress markers (stormy sky, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, fired brick), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Fanciful Feathers die, sequins, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, embossing folder 



Marisa said...

Those feathers are fabulous!

Cheryl said...

Love the blues and oranges of your card-they are beautiful! I just ordered a feather die-hope I can find a way to use it as well as you have on this card!
Once day back and a 'snow day'...priceless!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Thanks so much for showing how you made those gorgeous feathers! Love your card and all of that beautiful color!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love it! Those feathers look fantastic and I love the sequins (definitely not overdone). I have those feather dies and now you have inspired me to finally use them.

sue t. said...

This is a great card- love the technique you used on the feathers! I am glad they put our blue and orange colors together!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the end results of those feathers! Thanks for the mini tutorial. Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

LOVE this card Lisa and thanks so much for the photos of the process! Think I may have to get my hands on some distress markers! Love the vellum too...wish I would have thought to use it too! Gorgeous card....hope your not freezing to bad and enjoy your Sunday!

Maria Levine said...

LOVE IT! Those feathers are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration to use my distress markers!


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