Friday, March 27, 2015

Textured Feather with Dreamweaver

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Teamall of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
(Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announcedTuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.)
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages. Here's my project for today.

I started off with the beautiful Feather stencil, and I used white embossing paste to get the image on to my cardstock. But instead of smoothing it out like you normally would, I used my palette knife to tap at the paste, to give it lots of yummy texture. Then I let it dry. 

Then I used clear adhesive to apply some fun holographic glitter. After that dried, I inked (with my finger) some teal stamping ink, and I sprayed pink irRESISTables as well. More texture! See the watery look to the cardstock? That's the irRESISTables. It's also the pink that's on the feather. I added some watercolors to the feather too, to dull down the white. 

I took some core'dnations cardstock and sanded it to show off the texture. Next, I embossed the Thinking of You sentiment with my silver embossing paste. I tore one edge and glued it, plus I added a corner to the top. I also drew in some faux stitching with a white gel pen. 

I just love working with this feather. I have about 3 projects that I am working on with it right now. If you haven't added it to your collection yet, you should! Now, here is the full hop list for today:

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Asia King

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Siobhan Fyffe

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Lynn Mercurio

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)


barbara macaskill said...

I totally agree that this feather stencil is a must have and it is on my wish list!
I love how you "fluffed" the embossing paste and your colors are magical! Everything about this beautiful card is yummy! TFS!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

We are on the same page today Alison achieving dimension with the fabulous feather! I like your technique too.

ricki kalp said...

I wish I had this feather in my stash....this is an awesome about texture...this is what it's about!!! TFS

Mary Holshouser said...

The feather is beautiful.
it has so much texture and depth. The coloring is wonderful.
Love this - wish I had it.
thanks for sharing.

Janis said...

Totally fabulous!!! LOVE that 3D-effect feather. So awesome!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cindy Groh said...

Great way to add that texture This card looks awesome.

LaChelle Shown said...

I love the texture and glitter of the feather! I definitely need this stencil.

Craftyfield said...

Love your textured feather too... I would never have thought about adding glitter or watercolour on the texture paste. It's beautiful, like a jewelled feather!

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous! Another item for my wish list :)

Christine Kiehl said...

This is YUMMY like a big piece of delicate cake, nicely done!

D.Ann said...

FAB!!! That feather is definitely moving to the top of my wishlist!!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is awesome, Alison! Love all that texture and colors!

BurningRubber said...

Another beautiful feather card! I love the colorful texture you made on it.

Julie Staves said...

Glorious feather. Love your technique

rose s. said...

that feather stencil is def. on my list!luv the great great texture and colour.

Patt H. said...

You are so right! We all need that feather in our stash! Your project is awesome. Love, love, love how you colored it! Awesome!

Judy said...

Another lovely card with lots of texture. Feathers seem to be all the rage right now. Thanks for sharing your work with us. said...

What a fun card you made!! Love the feather stencil, and especially the holographic glitter you used with it! Am taking notes for my shopping list! Love the thick texture and the silver touches as well!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Oh how neat is this. Yes. This is a must have stencil. It will go on my wish list. Your project is amazing.

Jade Passmore said...

Your feather is really awesome. I love all the texture you added with your pallet knife and all color you added is perfect.

Sue D said...

I like all the texture and sparkle on the feather.

Karen Petitt said...

The feather stencil is tormenting me! I so need that stencil. Your feather, it's texture and shine is just amazing. Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen

Sandi Lou said...

This card is texture mecca. Thanks for the great ideas.