Friday, 29 January 2016

Two Challenges

Today's offering is for two challenges.  The first one is a sketch challenge.  CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #158

This is the sketch.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-158-sketch.html

The second challenge is another one for 'Pixie's Snippets Playground'





The snippet used was the focal layer, which had originally been the size of a full card front, but I had made a boo boo and had chopped a piece off, which then made it too small.  So it has been lying around ever since, but it worked out the right size for the sketch card.

I used a new stencil that arrived yesterday.  It was a Crafter's Workshop stencil, called, 'Four Feathers'
 and it is two feathers, each with two layers (or four separate) feathers. 

First, I sponged the base feather with lilac pigment ink and then I used some new Cosmic Shimmer 'Gold Pearl' texture paste through the top feather layer and heat embossed the sentiment in WOW 'Gold Pearl' embossing powder.  The sentiment was Clearly Besotted's 'Fancy Feathers'.

I finished the whole thing by drawing a fine line border around the edges with a gold glitter gel pen and a pearl on the 'stem' of the feather.

Thank you for visiting!  You make my day with your lovely comments!  Have a great one!  Hazel xx

20 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Hazel, this is absolutely stunning!! I love how you sponged color to the feather and then added the texture paste!! Wow!! It looks amazing!! The border you added with the gold glitter pen is a perfect touch!! Love, love this my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Hazel! The gold is just so perfect with this great design.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Fabulous feather! Love your colours and the texture the embossing has added to it. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

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  4. You're so good and inventive at using your snippets. This is a beautiful card. I love that feather and the embossing paste adds some gorgeous bling to it. Beautiful colours too. Xx

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  5. I love this card Hazel. The feather looks beautiful and the gold line works perfectly. Some great design work. Barbxx

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  6. Really lovely image and what a great way to use up a non square snippet.

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  7. Hazel. this feather card is fantastic!

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  8. Awesome card Hazel, love your feather.
    Hugs from Frankfurt, Veerle x

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  9. Oh my; what a wonderful card! The color and texture for the feather is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  10. Wow, I am loving this feather stencil! You feather turned out so cool, love your take on the sketch too. This one is a hit for sure! Hugs, Brenda

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  11. Gorgeous use of that new stencil--beautiful card, Hazel!

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  12. I love the inked image with the partial texture paste on top, what a great idea! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

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  13. A great feather, Hazel, and I love the wonky layout!

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  14. Truly stunning. LOVE the combination of lavender and golden pearl!

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  15. So effective, Hazel :)
    LOVE this feather design. You nailed it :)

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  16. WOW, what a beautiful feather in soft purple and so gorgeous with the gold, Hazel!!! How wonderful that your snippet worked perfectly for the lovely card!!! Love the gold frame and the fun pearl!!!! So beautiful, my friend!!
    Hugz

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  17. I haven't played with embossing paste and stencils much, but your card is giving me encouragement to give it a try. You make it look easy! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S!

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  18. So soft and pretty. The embossing paste technique with the stencil is beautiful. Wonderful use of the sketch too. Thanks for joining in at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

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  19. I love the sentiment paired with that feather - just great! And the gold makes such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x