My inky travels along life's rocky road

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Katzelkraft S4/C2

After the previous all-black card I was in need of some colour but I wasn't planning for it to end up quite so colourful! The challenge was to use one or more feathers and I immediately thought of those feather wreaths that were so popular a few Christmases ago. One of the great thing about these challenges is it encourages you to use stuff that hasn't seen the light of day for a long time. This was the case with a bag of rust coloured feathers I had bought for something or other several years ago. I cut out a doughnut shape with 2 framelits circle dies to use as a base and then stuck some feathers on (not as easy as I thought). My desk still has bits of feather to go with the bits of black glitter that I haven't cleaned off yet. I decide to decorate the wreath with some ribbon and found a teal bow that I had made sometime ago. If I end up with a reasonable sized offcut of ribbon after trimming it from another project I tend to tie it into a small bow for future use. Even quite small pieces that can't be tied into a traditional bow can be knotted like the black ribbon in my previous post. So having tried  various coloured bows I found the teal really stood out against the rust and I added tiny matching gems. I used alcohol inks (stream, sailboat blue, cloudy blue, rust, terracotta and peach bellini) with blending solution to create a coordinating BG. I added some gold heat embossed snowflakes and a greeting but TBH they don't really show up that well.


  1. Those rust feathers make a fantastic wreath and it looks perfect against the alcohol ink background. Love it!

  2. Fabulous colours, clever use of the feathers.

    Sylv xx

  3. Love your imagination Rukhshana, I'd have never thought of using feathers as a wreath! Love this and it goes so well with the background and the teal coloured ribbon and gems. Love it.


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