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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Feathers on paint background

My card today is made with a sketch and a color scheme as main inspiration sources. I started die cutting the feathers. There was actually 4 of them, but the 4th one didn't fit in on the panel. Next I colored the feathers using blue, brown and white gelatos, brown DI and some frantage with blue shimmer. Then I stamped a sentiment onto the white card base. But I didn't feel right, it feld bland and empty ut not CAS. I left the project for a couple of hours, made the brown panel with another project in mind, but decided to try it with the feathers on. The brown panel was made with paint and I just pressed a stamp with circles (from Kaisercraft) into the paint on the panel (my dip element for Inkspirational), I think it gave the panel a textured look. I heat embossed a sentiment and tore the edges of the paper. Now, this card is more CAS than what I usually make, but I don't know if there enough "space" for this card to qualify as CAS? I'll leave that for you to decide:)

 This card is for:
CAS(E) This Sketch! - #184 Sketch
Less Is More - #288 Blue & Brown
Inkspirational - #114 DIP
Happy Little Stampers - AG with dies August

33 comments:

Laine said...

Lovely vintage feel Pia. Fabulous feathers.
Laine
xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think it's definitely CAS, Pia, and it's absolutely gorgeous! The feathers are so beautifully done - I like the variation in colour! The brown panel with torn edges is perfect for your card design!

Esther said...

What a gorgeous card. Filled with texture and rich colours - beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Pia. Love the feathers, the colouring is awesome. I love how you walk away and come back and then all goes perfect. I just get annoyed and frustrated and it all goes pear shaped as we say in the UK.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Tammy said...

WOW this is beautiful Pia! I love the feathers and the added frantage, fabulous background and the torn edges look awesome!
Tammy x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!! This is just a masterpiece, Pia!!! Fabulous feathers, they have a very realistic look!!! Just stunning! And awesome background with these stamped circles, before reading I thought it was embossed! It has the look of a piece of old leather, that matches perfectly with the feathers!! And the edges torned... great idea!!!
I think that this is just perfect as masculine card, so difficult to make for me!
I think it's a CAS, thereis a lot of white space, even if the eyes are catched to the center, anyway I LOVE, love your piece of art so much!
Pinned, immediately! :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484106944/
Big hugs!!

Donna Ellis said...

Woooo! Leave it to you, Pia, to come up with something so phenomenal after being dissatisfied. LOL The textures from the stamp-in-paint brown background look amazing! That is a great design tip, I hope to remember long enough to try LOL

The white embossed sentiment is beautiful! It brings out the delicate colors in the feathers. As for CAS - I do think it qualifies because it is not cluttered - but I could not have considered it case. Mostly it looks classy to me, and like an expensive looking mat around your prettily embellished feathers! I have pinned your masterpiece hoping to remember the background and textures on the feathers.

Beautiful artwork! I always look forward to seeing something new on your blog.
hugs,
de

sandie said...

Hi Pia, sorry not been around much, lots going on here but good to see you at Ink. I love your thinking on this card, leaving it for a few hours was a good idea as the brown base worked so well with the colouring of the feathers....love the shimmer frantage. Also the distresses edges and the way you added the textured look to the panel gives the whole card an earthy look. Not sure on the CAS side, still thinking on that, perhaps could be more CAS with less feathers but I think this would not look so dramatic. Thanks for joining Ink x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, a great background and beautiful feathers - lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Chrissy said...

The feathers look awesome Pia and I love the painted background..gorgeous, an perfect for a male..what an awesome feather die set..

Luv CHRISSYxx

MaryH said...

The brown background was a brilliant choice for these delicately colored feathers. (ah yes, you used frontage! It looks so nice!). Enlarging the photo shows off the circles of your stamp...I'd have thought it was a stencil creating that pattern. What an excellent way to create the background! Also love the torn paper...this is such a beautiful card. Well done, Pia! TFS & Hugs

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Pia...love your take on this sketch, just beautiful!

Loz said...

This is so Beautiful Pia. I Love the feathers and the colours you used..Loz

Kathyk said...

Awesome design and well done on making it fit several challenges

Kathyk

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautifully done Pia love the layering and torn edges that little extra twist is your trademark makes magic every time. XOXO

Imke said...

It has become a lovely card, Pia !

Karen Steele said...

Fabulous design here Pia and the colours are lovely too :-)

Mimi said...

Oh, Pia: this is just perfect! I couldn't believe you didn't make the brown panel for this initially! Yes, I qualify this as CAS, definitely. Beautiful feathers.

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pia. like the way you've arranged the feathers... falling so delicately. A beautiful juxtaposition with the raw background. A work of art!
x Asha

Desire Fourie said...

Pia this is a wonderful masculine creation. Loving the earthy tones. This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Monika Reeck said...

great used of the sketch my friend
and I adore all the feathers you put here
the brown grounded so nicey and the sentiment so elegant
love the old tearing paper technique you show us here
adorable PIA CAS card
love this much sweety

Sharon said...

Those feathers are superb Pia! they look so delicate in the blue and white and the really pop against that rich brown background. A super card. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More this week.
Sharon xx

Susan said...

What a great masculine card! I have several feather dies, and never use them! You've inspired me to get them out and make a card!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Pia love the die-cut feathers and brilliant textured background
Carol x

Chrissy Larson said...

I love how the feathers pop! So pretty!

cm said...

Gorgeous feathers, gently dipping and floating across your oh-so-pretty background! Such a lovely sense of movement. Thank you so much for sharing your artistry in the Inkspirational gallery!
~carol

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those feathers are gorgeous and I love that torn paper edge! Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful feathers! Love the textured background! Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the Vintage feel and rich looking tones to this design!! Full of texture and detail! :) HUGS

Donna said...

This is fabulous, the feathers actually look like they are floating!

Pat K said...

oh...and I love this one too! Great texture and background for your lovely feathers. Pat K x

scrappymo! said...

I like this with the dark panel. Really makes the feathers pop.