Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feathers......take em or leave em??

 I am unsure about feathers.... I have seen tons of cards that use feathers and they turn out SO beautifully......I don't really think it is my "style" to add feathers....they just seem to "be there" - not really adding anything or giving them a WOW factor.  What do you all think?  Do you use feathers? How do you use them on your cards??

I made this card using a Saturated Canary image - I think it is called Tourist, but I can't find her in the shop anymore.  I made this for my best friend who is a photographer.  Back in the day of parties and drinking, we always referred to ourselves as "Tequila Cats" - we both love tequila & we both had cats....somehow along the road, it turned into Good Cat, Bad Cat... I of course ended up being the Bad Cat (NOT sure why!!! LOL) - which makes this card fitting for the Good vs. Evil challenge at Saturated Canary challenge blog.

And the side view:

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Moments - add a sentiment
Divas by Design - buttons & bows

Thanks for stopping by! Wish me luck!


Sandra H said...

l'm a little like your title Chris take them or leaves them l'm so pleased you used yours your card is gorgeous and the feathers are just gorgeous as is your image and layout x

Margreet said...

Great colouring and pretty papers, CHris...honestly I think your feather is not adding anything...I sometimes use feathers (and hope they do add Monday there will be a card with feathers on my blog...please come by and comment!
xxx Margreet

Margreet said...

Me again...perhaps if you had used 2 feathers????
Love your sentiment!
xxx Margreet

Myrna said...

Love your card, not sure about the feather.
I see you have a good blogging friend who really says what she feels. I have one like that and I appreciate her more than she knows for giving me constructive criticism.
As for feathers, I have a hard time with placing them. In my mind they go with something Victorian. I have used them but only on Victorian looking cards. Of course, that is only my opinion.

Berry said...

Fabulous work sweetie I have to say I love feathers but have to use them sparingly and I normally place them under flowers in a corner, they can be affective but I do think they are hard to use! Thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design this wk and of course Saturated canary hugs Rebekah xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is a fabulous creation, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary challenge this time, huggles Pops xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Chris, have to say I'm like you - I love the look of feathers but feel they don't add much to any of my cards. Also, and this is one of my weird things - I don't like the idea of the birds walking around without them, please don't laugh I am that soppy!
Anyways the real reason I'm here, lol, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments #12 add a sentiment challenge. We really appreciate it and I hope to see you again at our next challenge. Peeps in blog land are going to think I'm even weirder now! Karen P CM DT ( )

June Nelson said...

This is beautiful darl, thanks for joining us at saturated canary big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx

Rina said...

I totally love using feathers and agree with Rebekah about placement....
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Diva's this week... Rina DT

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