Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Soft as a feather

Although the number of scheduled posts I left means it didn't really show, I've just got out my crafting goodies again after a week's break - family visiting from overseas meant we needed all the space we could muster so I had to pack everything up. That means I am WAAAAAAAAY behind on making cards for challenges and for forthcoming DT posts. I'm going to need to spend the next few days crafting my socks off!

It also means I am much later than usual in joining in with the Resist Technique challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. I'd been hoping that somewhere among all my sentiment stamps I would have one that said "I can resist anything except temptation" but alas I don't appear to have, so this time the emphasis is very much on the stamping rather than the snark.

I chose the Dylusions sentiment "Life is hard, your art shouldn't be" and then wanted a motif to contrast with the word "Hard". Although the context probably implies the opposite should be "easy", I spotted my lovely (and ancient) feather stamp from Santa Rosa and my mind immediately switched to the alternative opposite, "soft".

Stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder, I then sponged turquoise and green inks over to make the white background show through. Some tiny clusters of turquoise Liquid Pearls added the finishing touch.


I am sharing this with

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Resist Technique
One Layer Simplicity - Art  
Addicted to stamps and more - Photo Inspiration

8 comments:

  1. The resist technique works really well on this card. Combining the colours with the feathers reminds me of a beautiful peacock.

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  2. Beautiful kingfisher colours. Love the sentiment, if only it was true! Cara x

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  3. This is gorgeous! What a fabulous emboss resist! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  4. Oooh! I love everything about this card! the simplicity, the white space, that amazing greenybluey color of ink and the Sentiment - this is just pefect! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "R" is for Resist challenge - I LOVE Your stuff!

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  5. Oh how pretty!!! LOVE the liquid pearls...what a perfect finishing touch, and you put it on so perfectly!

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  6. The placement of your feathers adds so much movement to your card, Jane. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week.

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  7. Beautiful Jane! Love the feathers and the greens!!

    Thanks so much for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "R is for Resist" challenge!

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  8. What a lovely translation of the inspiration photo; your feathers, and the sense of movement they create, are beautiful! Thank you for bringing your artistry to the ATSM gallery! Enjoy 'crafting your socks off" *grin*!
    ~carol

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