Sunday, April 15, 2012

DCC411 ~ Birds of a Feather Challenge

Good Morning Ladies,
It is off to work I go early this morning. So I am getting right to it.
I created a card for the DCC411 ~ Birds of a Feather Challenge over at
The challenge requirements are to create a card with a bird or birds as the main focal point.
Here is my card entry...
 To create this card I used a heron image. I stamped this on bristol board and colorized it with prisma pencil and gamsol. The background and pond are the same color process. I used crystal laquer for the pond ripples. I added a moon or sun which ever you prefer. This was created using the center of the Cheery Lynn sunflower die. To finish the panel I stamped twisting vines at the top in black. And cat tails in black at the bottom of the panel. This panel was mounted on black textured card stock. I added a checked ribbon at the bottom. The feather began life as a white feather. So I did a little experiment and sprayed it with ranger color wash. I was very pleased at how well the feather took the color wash. I also dried the feather with my heat gun. This sped up the drying process. No fire, no damage to the feather. A good to know thing for the future. The flower was created using a Cheery Lynn cuties flower die. I rolled it up and added a pearl for the center. This was created on top of a white card base.
 A side view and close-up of the flower and feather.
A sentiment was added to the inside of the card using two different spellbinders sets.
This was a fun challenge!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


melody2542 said...

Love this card! The blue feather makes it real. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheri said...

You did an amazing job with this challenge! I love the feather detail and the scene you created for the heron. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge at Repeat Impressions.