Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ruffled Feathers Tapestry

I did these two cards in answer to a sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Here's the sketch:

and here are my cards:

Card 1:

Card 2:

Now, if you're like everyone else who has seen these cards in person, you're thinking to yourself, "Well, Joyce, that's a hot mess you have there."

And here's where I burst out laughing and tell you that that's exactly the look I was going for!

The sentiment reads, "Don't let life ruffle your feathers," so I wanted a ruffled feather look and feel.

I also wanted to create a tapestry effect by layering colors and then adding gold. If you could see the cards in person, you would probably agree I accomplished that. Here's a picture that sort of shows more of the gold:

You still have to use your imagination, but I promise you, the cards have a rich tapestry look.

Stamps: Feathers (HOTP)
Inks: Distress Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberries, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Squeezed Lemonade, Delicata Golden Glitz, VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper: Watercolor paper, Elegant Eggplant, Heavy Whisper White, Whisper White
Other: Stitched Rectangle dies, gold sequins

Thanks for looking!

Joyce Spear a.k.a. StamperJoyce

1 comment:

christina d said...

Those still are the cutest cards. You sure put a lot of work into them.