Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Live In Color!

Hello, and welcome.   The sun is shining, and in spite of it being a bit chilly, it's a beautiful day.  The orioles have been feeding furiously at their jelly feeder, and the hummingbirds are gradually coming back to their feeders.  Our walk on the river trail this morning was lovely.  We walked in concert with various birds calling, 'our' woodpecker tapping his tree, rushing water babbling through the curves and rocks, and other rustlings about us.  There is no melody quite like that of Mother Nature!

I thought I would celebrate this glorious day by making a card of rainbow cascading feathers.  The stamp is from the Technique Junkies May stamp release.
Technique Junkies stamps used:
Live In Color
Sweet Fairy Tale Set of 5

I started with white Strathmore bristol vellum card stock.  I love this paper for colored pencil work.  It has just the right amount of 'tooth.'  

I stamped the feathers using Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen.  This ink works great for no-line coloring with colored pencil, markers, and watercolor.  It just fades into the medium you are using and leaves no lines!  

I used Polychromos, my go-to colored pencil of choice, to color the feathers.  I just took my time with this, going over the doodles lines within each feather.  It was soothing and meditative, so very relaxing.  These colored pencils stay nice and sharp, allowing me to get fine lines.  They also layer beautifully, allowing several layers of pigment without that waxy bloom I get with some other brands. 

When I had finished the colored pencil work, I used my Tim Holtz distress ink in colors of the feathers, to brush some color around each feather area.  Of course, I had to add spatters in the appropriate colors as well.  There is always room for spatters!

I used my Versafine Claire ink in 'nocturne' to stamp the verse.  The verse is actually attached to the feather stamp.  I simply cut it apart so that I could use each element alone.  I also cut the verse so that I could use it in two sections without having to do tedious masking.

I mounted the panel to a black A2 card front, and added some clear sequins and some colorful fibers from my stash.

For the inside, I brushed some color onto white card stock, and stamped the feathers with Tim Holtz distress ink  and stamped the verse, from the Sweet Fairy Tale Set of 5 set, with Versafine Claire ink.  

I hope you are inspired by my card.  Today is the last day to get 15% off any of the new stamps in the May release!  AND, if you add my code, TJ10Lynda, you get another 10% off. 
That's a total of 25% off any of the May Release Stamps!  Also, with my code, you get 10% off any other stamps and supplies in the Technique Junkies store!

I am entering my card in these challenges today:
Double D Challenges  - Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration (feathers)
Time Out Challenges - playful
The Card Concept - Inspiration picture - I chose to use the colors as my inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a chance to get outdoors and enjoy part of this lovely day today.



  1. Oh how very pretty and creative, those feathers are awesome!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Love this!! SO SO pretty! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kentucky Derby Inspiration’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Gorgeous look to this card. Love the soft colors.

  4. What a fabulous background! Love the colors, the feathers and the addition of the gorgeous fibers!! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope you are able to play along with us again soon!


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