Shaded Feathers

Today's card is one I made as a guest designer for the CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  The blog features either a color challenge or sketch challenge each week.  This week it is a sketch.
I wanted these feathers to be suggestive of wild duck feathers - kind of iridescent.  I used my MISTI and shaded them by stamping them several times and sponging the sides (see this post).

Then I covered them in two coats of Wink of Stella.
They really do have quite a shine to them.  I finished the card with a few sequins and the heat embossed sentiment.

Stamps and die: Stampin' Up! Four Feathers, Gorgeous Grunge, Impression Obsession Words for Art
Card stock: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Inks: Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon
Embossing powder: Ranger Silver Pearl

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  1. Positively gorgeous, Jeanne! Love the colors you chose and the shimmer you achieved with the layers of Wink of Stella!! So glad to see your work as a guest DT member this month. Hugs, Cathy CC&S DT

  2. Beautiful card, love the colors of the feathers :)

  3. I really love what you have done with the sketch and the colours you have used are stunning! Thanks for being Guest Designer this month I am really loving seeing all of your creations!

  4. Your feathers turned out beautifully! I love the shimmer you've given them. You've been an amazing Guest Designer for us this month at CC&S. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us! :)

  5. Simply fabulous. Thanks for being the guest designer this month.

  6. Stunning! Love your colour choice and the added sparkly. Thanks so much for being such an inspirational guest designer this month. Hugs Bev x