Friday, August 29, 2014

Feathered Notes...Inkspirational Challenges #64, Seize the Sketch #27, 4 CC #209 ~ Something Old/Something New, TPE #265~ Anything Goes

Happy Saturday...and a long weekend for many of us!

Today, the Design Team at  Inkspirational Challenge #64,


along with amazing guest designer, Pauline, are showcasing how they were inspired by this photo:


Oh, the possibilities....colours, textures, images...and for me...are you ready...FEATHERS! Yes, I am the full-fledged owner (finally) of a feather set, from STAMPlorations, that I have been hoarding sitting on, in wait for precisely this challenge.  Debut time!!   Talk about exercising restraint!  When it was time break open this set, (even though I waited for nearly the last minute), I was beside myself excited to use two of the four feathers, to create this card...



Yes, you are seeing distress inks/markers...but they are used as 'inks' only here.  Aren't these images gorgeous? I'm not talking about what I've done, but about the swirls and twirls and over all design...and that sentiment font is soooo pretty.

One wasn't enough, so I made this one, using three shades of Memento inks...


as well as this one - gold, black and silver inks, then stamped with Versamark and clear embossed...


and finally, this one.  Yes...distress inks, spritzed...'sort of ' water-coloured.
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I'll place the 'blame' for my feathers  x 4 - and remember, I've only used two from the set!! - squarely on Shery's shoulders over at STAMPlorations.  Awesome designer = awesome stamps!!

Please be sure to check out Pauline's and the DT's creations; then get your mojo-motor running and share your fabulous cards in the gallery.  A Top Pick from this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge!


I'm also sharing my cards at  Seize the Sketch #27

 4  Crafty Chicks #209~Something Old/Something New (brand spanking new feather stamps/old rectangle mat dies, inks and papers)


 Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

27 comments:

  1. I "need" some feathers & maybe it will be these! I love all 4 cards, Carol--just gorgeous!

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  2. Great cards Carol, I love this stamp set and should show it some ink once again! :) My favorites are the blue feathers and the last card with water-colored look. Great job!

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  3. Oh wow! So I'm scrolling down the screen and see the first card - wow, springs to mind. I keep scrolling and WOW....and well, you get the idea! Four gorgeous cards - similar but different and all are lovely!

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  4. this is a fab set, I love it too and what a wonderful collection of cards you have made. I love the blending of the inks and the CAS design x

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  5. WOW!!! Carol, these are absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  6. Ohhh, ahhh.....they look so awesome and pretty your cards. Fantastic CAS style (just feeling a little envy) ;o)

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  7. Gorgeous feathers on all of them! Love that photo and you picked up the colours wonderfully. Enjoy the long w/e :)

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  8. I'm back too ;o) Your honesty and personality totally makes me smile, Carol. Every time I read your comments, your cherry & bright moode shines through and it is so contagious - love it :o)

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  9. There I was expecting just one fabulous card, Carol ... and I got it ... then there was more with a gorgeous second ... a special treat with a brilliant and shimmery third ... and finally, you've put icing on the cake and added a watercolour(ish) one to finish! Amazing, my friend, what a fantastic set! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Four fabulous cards, they are all absolutely gorgeous - I love all of the beautiful colour blends and CAS design.
    Thank you for making me feel so welcome as a Guest Designer at Inkspirational this week.
    Pauline
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  11. Wow! These are gorgeous carol...love them all and all your colour choices fit these stamps so well.

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  12. Oh oh oh, I LOVE that inspiration photo. I ABSOLUTELY have to play along!!! Your cards are a gorgeous response to the photo as always Carol xx

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  13. Wow that is some inspiration photo! Love it and love, love your cards Carol! Those feathers are amazing! I can't believe the texture and design they have. Love, love your cute cards. Not sure how you sat on them all this time, but glad you broke them out and used them beauties. Hugs, Brenda

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  14. I also have that set and have never used it even though I love it! Just not enough time...
    Don't know which card of your series I like best - they're all just fabulous!

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  15. You over-achiever with all those beautiful cards! Fab stamps, look great on your design and love seeing them in the different colour schemes.

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  16. Such a gorgeous set - those feathers are so perfect for this challenge - I think I have to play in it, too :)

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  17. Great design Carol! It is great that you have been "sitting on" those feather stamps because they are perfect for this challenge! Love how you utilized the design across different types of cards.
    - Shauna

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  18. WOW! beautiful cards :) Thanks for joining us for our finial sketch on Seize the Sketch

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  19. These are so very stunning !! I love the colors n the amazing design

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  20. Oh Carol...Now I want to cry I have no feathers stamp and yours is sooo adorable..I loooveeee your card all all in this post...all combine with same paper basic and all are clean and simple..Love it Carol love your feathers card...I should search stamp store here that sell feathers its not so easy in this month cause some are closed the children holiday is from 1 August till middle of Sept...one more words ADORABLE FEATHERS CARD CAROL..hugs, Monika

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  21. Can you believe I have no feather stamps?!! How could that even be possible?!!! But now I MUST get some!! And not any ol' ones, THESE ones! Oh my oh my oh my these are SO gorgeous! And what you have done with them, absolutely breathtaking!! You could (and should!) frame these as artwork!!!

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  22. Fantastic cards, Carol! I love that stamp set! It was one of my first STAMPloration sets. Love all the feathers. Love all the different colour combos you did. You made a nice card set. Could be a nice gift for someone. :-)

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  23. These are really sensational, Carol!! Can you believe I have a NBUS stamp and die set, too, that I've had for months! I'm inspired!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. WOW and WOW again - These cards are so (to use your phrase) swoon inducing! I am and have not been a huge fan of the feather trend but if I could create feather cards this beautiful I would most definitely hop on the bandwagon!! It seems that whatever NBUS stuff you pull out you use it so amazingly!! I am just always so impressed with your zest for trying new things!! Thanks for the example and the inspiration!!

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  25. Four gorgeous cards!! Love those feathers and great take on the inspiration!

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  26. Wow!, I love these!! Great way to make a set of cards!! The feathers are gorgeous and so are the colors!!

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  27. WOWZA, what a parade of amazingness...I had to link up to your challenge, you are the best, have a great day Miss C!!!!

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