Monday, May 21, 2012

Pretty feathers ....

Today I have some very special layouts to share with you.

I have chosen gorgeous layouts featuring our pretty feathers from all the wonderful layouts I have received from our talented design team.

Our feathers are so versitile and suit pretty, feminine pages through to something a little different and grungy!

First up is Julianne, who is famous for her bright and beautiful layouts, so this layout is very special. Having seen this one, I think she should do pastel more offen.

IDS0031 Button Board
Techniques used....
Buttons - Begin by embossing all buttons with an embossing folder and machine (I used the Cuttlebug). Then thoroughly coat all over, with brown ink (I used Ingvild Bolme Prima inks). Once dry, wipe a lighter, contrasting colour gently over the top of the buttons (you do not want the ink to go down in between the embossed areas). Allow to dry. If desired, highlight embossed areas with Kindy Glitz.. Finish with twine in the centre of the buttons, and adhere to the page. 
Skeletal Feather (Large) Designed by Louise Nelson IDDL0003

IDW0036 Love Cherish Adore

Words - Simply coat with brown ink (I have used Ingvilde Bolme Prima inks). Once dry, adhere to page.

Feathers - coat with two layers of white Gesso. Once completely dry, colour in selected shades using Copic Pens (in this example, I have recreated an ombre range). Once dry, coat with clear embossing ink, and sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Shake off the excess powder, and heat using a heat gun. Once cool, adhere to page.

My Mind's Eye papers; The Twinery twine; Tim Holtz die cut; washi tape; Zva Creative rhinestones; Copic pens; Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Spun Sugar); Ingvilde Bolme Prima inks; clear embossing ink; Zing clear embossing powder; Zva Creative foam dots; and Kindy Glitz

You can see more of Jules work here on her blog.... Julianne


This next page is titled Wishing you Happiness by Natalie May.
This page has recently been published in one of Australia's leading Scrapbooking Magazines.

Natalie created it on a 12x12' ID chipboard background which gave great support for the layers of paint and ink that she applied to get the final look.
The skeletal feathers, title and butterfly have been given a coat of gesso and then Glimmermist and once dry, Dimensional Magic was wiped over to give a glossy look.

Wishing You Happiness IDP0036
4 Small Butterflies with cut out wings in board IDT0014

Skeletal Feather (Large) Designed by Louise Nelson IDDL0003

Materials Used to create this page ...
ID 12x12 sheet, ID Skeletal Feather, ID tinies butterfly, ID title,The Crafter Workshop template, Making Memories paper, Teresa Collins transparency, mesh, staples, paint, gesso,texture paste, Glimmermist

You can see more of Natalie's work here on her blog.... Natalie

And finally the gorgeous Solange has sent this into us. This has a wonderful mixed media feel to it that is just so sweet and innocent
Solange has used our Peacock Feather and covered it thickly with Gesso to create a stunning look.

Material used for this page ... Prima paper, alphas and flowers, Pan Pastels, Gesso and Glimmermist.

Flourish 1 (3 per board) IDT0001       
Peacock Feather by Louise Nelson IDDL0002

Embellishment 8 (4 in board) IDS0014

Lower Case letters IDALC0001

You can see more of Solanges work here on her blog.... Solange

Thanks so very much for sharing these beautiful pages ladies. It's refreshing to see such a different range of pages using our wonderful feathers.

Dont forget to leave a comment to win a pack of chipboard too! I will pop back in on Wednesday this week and draw a winner from the last fortnight.


  1. wow these are all amazing in there own right xoxo

  2. So much beautiful inspiration. Luv them all!

  3. All so beautiful and full of wonderful inspiration...

  4. I need more feathers! These are AMAZING!

  5. Oh these are just a feast for the eyes. Thanks for posting these for us, they're all so very inspiring.

  6. Once again, beautiful layouts!!! I LOVE everyone's feathers! Super great heARTwork! :)

  7. I love how the same item can be used so differently in each layout. I'm with Gloria - more feathers, lol!!!Ladies, these are divine.

  8. wowwww beautiful!! I really love the feathers.. awesome! hugs Marley

  9. beautiful work showcasing the feathers!!!