Dynamic Duos for this card - come and see how it turned out:
I've cheated a little with this card - the main panel took me three minutes but since cutting the card stock doesn't take much longer it's still a very quick card.
The design relies on a group of three, strong horizontals and the shadow underneath each feather which makes them pop. I stamped the feathers in Island Indigo ink, using a stamp-a-majig to get them where I wanted them, and coloured them with a Pool Party marker. I used long strokes making sure the spines of the feathers were left uncoloured and, underneath each spine, I built up the colour using the same marker - can you see how much darker it is? Finally the shadows were marked in with a Sahara Sand Watercolour Wonder crayon - I love the natural effect this gives.
This gorgeous sentiment from A Word For You has a good horizontal feel to it too and, for a bit of extra pizzazz, I added a quick touch of glitter. I have no idea what kind of gull would be shedding these aqua, glittery feathers but I expect the rest of the gulls would be scandalised!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fine Feathers, A Word for You
Ink: Island Indigo
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo
Other: Pool Party marker, Neutrals Watercolour Wonder crayons, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, stamp-a-majig
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When our children were very young, we used to take annual holidays on Norfolk's beautiful north coast where there are many bird reserves, and took to bird watching in a very amateur way. I remember one day out, involving a walk to a birdwatching hide, which didn't go too well until it dawned on me that my youngest son had mistaken the word 'hide' for 'hive'...
Good gracious, it's Friday already tomorrow - how did that happen?! See you tomorrow,