Birds Of A Feather

Here we come with another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
This week it's BIRDS OF A FEATHER theme.

I skipped the birds and focused on feathers, what will you make?
Can't wait to see your projects this week.

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I made an Art Journal pages and kept them in a calm greys with 
a colorful feathers inside just to make a contrast.

I took two pages of a heavy watercolor paper and die-cut 
the Sizzix Feather Duo die in both of them. 
Left the feathers apart and focused on my background. 
I mixed the modelling paste with a bit of Prima Sparks Raven Black paint 
to get a glitter grey. I passed it throught the TH Tiles stencil on my edges.
 I heated it until it starts to bubble a bit. 
You know me - the more uneven texture the better :-) 
I covered the pages with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink 
and Tumbled Glass Stain, added a bit of Wilted Violet Distress Oxide too 
and smeared all together with a bit of water. 

Then I embossed the feathers and started to play with all the colors of
Distress Oxides kixing them and applying layers of colors. 
Finally when the feathers were totally crazy with colors, I covered them 
with a thin layer of White Linen Dylusions paint and gave a pearl touch 
with Martha Steward Mother of Pearl paint. 

I stamped the edges with Jofy Mini 46 stamp and a bit of random stamping
around the feathers just to showcase them even more. 
Below there are some close ups. 

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Winter Blues

Hi there and let me invite you to join SSS Monday Challenge.

The theme is quite heavy this week: 
but I guess sometimes everyone has worse days and no energy at all.
You can also focus on just blue color if you wish.

As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it at Simon Store!

I decided to make a card which is a note to self to be strong.
Since my year has not started as a happy one, I still hope it's just 
a mistake and the happiness will follow :-)

First I embossed my background with Geometric embossing folder
 and then added modeling paste all around the edges. 
Texture is what I really love and put it wherever I can :-) 
Then I started to build the color with Distress Oxides and Prima Oil Crayons. 
I sewed my focal panel with Simon Says Stamp Stay Strong die set cut out. 
The negative die-cutting is also something I really like to use. 
I gave it a color as well using lots of blue shades. 
As a contrast and a touch of hope I added green/orange Sizzix Wildflowers. 

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