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Monday, January 31, 2011

Feathered Finery

The current Moxie Fab World Challenge is The appearance of Cameos.... The description and definition of cameos provided by Cath inspired me to think outside the box for my cameo.  My card also uses the Card Patterns Sketch #100.  Here is my feathered finery:

I have this lovely Layers of Colors Bella Brocade stencil and a very cute and fun clear stamp set called Rise and Shine. I decided to pair them up with the Basic Gray Curio paper to create my hen cameo.

The hen was stamped on white cardstock and colored using watercolor pencils and water brush. Cut out the hen and mount onto pattern paper. Trace pendant (Ranger) around section for the cameo and cut out. Apply super thin layer of glossy accents to back of pendant and attach image.  I love the effect of pendant as it clarifies and magnifies the image and background.

The card base background was created using the stencil and Rusty Hinge dye ink sponged over the stencil.

The rest of the card was just layering the beautiful pattern papers and adding a tiny bit of distressing with a sponge and brown dye ink.

Here is the sketch from Card Patterns.


We are expecting another 2 - 8 inches of snow over the next couple of days.  Can't believe it. :) The kids are excited as they are hoping for a snow day.

Have a lovely day!

Suzz


17 comments:

  1. What a fun image which you have embellished beautifully. Gorgeous papers and background. Tracy Evans x

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  2. That's great! Love how you think outside the box. It's a gorgeous card.

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love that collection! Thank you for playing with us at CardPatterns!

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  4. The hen makes a fun cameo! Love the use of the stencils for the BG they coordinate wonderfully with the the BG papers!

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  5. That Cameo is to cute. I love it. Your card is just adorable..

    Hugs, Linda

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  6. Love those papers Sue and all the lovely texture you have going on with the lace, fibres and feathers. Your hen is really fun and I love her collar of flowers.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  7. I really love that pendant die, so versatile - beautiful creation Sue!

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  8. Very interesting card Suzz. The brown colouring is incredible. No a colour scheme I would work with, so am amazed with what you have created. Very clever to use the hen image for your cameo

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  9. You are such a clever chick! Luv this GF, sure made me smile at 5 AM!

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  10. Love the sepia tones and that is one gorgeous cameo!

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  11. Super gorgeous in every way, Sue! Love it!!

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  12. Wonderful card! Love your hen cameo!

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  13. Okay how fun is this?! Thanks so much for joining us at Card Patterns!

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  14. your self made cameo is so pretty and unique, Sue! love the background and the feather detail. gorgeous card!

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  15. Love your fun take on the challenge! Love the papers you chose! Came over from Moxie Fab!

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  16. What a cool chicken. She sure shines as a cameo. Thanks for the fun idea.

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  17. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for entering the Appearance of Cameos challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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