Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Birds of Prey - SC276 - Simon Says Challenge

I needed to make a masculine card for a friend whose birthday is this weekend. I liked the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge because of the clean, simple feel of the sketches, and masculine cards are better when they are not too frilly. So, I used the sketch from last week. Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Birds of Prey (SU!)
Paper: K&Co, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Staz-On, distress ink
Accessories: Sewing machine, feathers (from Joann)

The challenge for Simon Says this week is Things With Wings. I figure this fits right in.

I have not practiced distress ink water coloring on images other than Magnolia's. It was fun to get to play with some wildlife water coloring. I love the Birds of Prey for masculine cards. They are so beautiful!

I found these feathers in the Mardi Gras section of Joann. I got a ton of them, and they are not expensive. What a great embellishment for a masculine "bird" card. It brings the card to life.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Lisette Morris said...

What a great masculine card! The feathers are perfect touch and your coloring is amazing! Beautiful work!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is stunning those papers and that image are wonderful the added feathers are so effective

Lorraine x

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COOL FEATHERS!!! I really like the colors and the stitching too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Marlene said...

Oooh...feathers! I have seen these used on a few cards lately...and it looks really neat! Love what you did.

Jane said...

WOW! this is stunning! gorgeous design and papers and the feathers are such a perfect detail! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xx