Saturday, 13 January 2018

It Takes Two

I'm very excited about the new Twofer Challenge  - this one's right up my street and as soon as I heard of it I knew I'd be taking part.


The stamp I chose is a Bo Bunny feather stamp with text on it.

My first card:



Here I used an A Day for Daisies clear stamp , stamped in dark blue and coloured with a single blue Promarker. I traced the feather stamp , and another feather from the same set , in Silhouette Studio and digitally die cut them, then stamped onto the die cut and coloured then with the same Promarker. 

The sentiment was just one that was on my desk (from a Woodware set, I think) and I thought it went nicely with the image. I think it could work for a birthday card but also for some other special event like a woman's graduation day , for example. 

Finally I added Nuvo drops and then shimmer pen to the birds and some of the feathers. 

As well as Twofers, I'd also like to enter this into: 
Make My Monday  blue and white 
Cardmania monochromatic 


For my second card I stamped the lantern (from a different Bo Bunny set) and then stamped the feather inside. I coloured them with water and Lindy's Magicals, which are a powder paint like Brushos but with a shimmer. I cut them out and put them onto a stencilled cardbase and stamped 'thank you'. Then I doodled strings and a frame. 

I'd also like to enter this into:
Try it on Tuesday  favourite things - powdered paints 
Time Out  thankful

33 comments:

Rosie said...

Just wonderful cards.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Mac Mable said...

I love how your two cards are so different and yet using the same feather, very creative x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - both are fantastic - Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday ! Happy weekend!
Susi

Kathyk said...

Two totally fab and quite different makes for Darnell's new TWOFER challenge

Happy Saturday and thanks for the visit to my blog too

Kathyk

maria f. said...

Just love your creative use of the feather to dress up your lovely lanterns.

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow! Great cards, Jo x

Claire said...

I like both your cards Marina but that first one is really beautiful in just the blue, its so simple and yet stunning at the same time. I think the sentiment on it is beautiful and fits the image so well x

Pia S said...

This is inspiring, how to use the same stamp in such different ways and creating totally different looks. Well done! Going to try and make time to join Twofers myself.

Anita in France said...

Two really different cards with that lovely feather, Marina! The first is so soft and dreamy with the monochrome blues ... and the overstamped, colourful lanterns seem to just glow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer ... and at Time Out! Anita :)

Lisa Kind said...

Your cards are very pretty. Love the lanterns and the medium you used to color them. Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Penny Hanuszak said...

Two stunningly beautiful "twofer" cards Marina. Looks like you totally embraced the challenge. I like them both equally. Your blue girl and feathers is a really nice layout and I like the mono colouring. Thanks so much for joining us for the Watercooler Wednesday Occasions challenge this week and sharing your wonderful cards.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Two beautiful ways of using your feather image. I really like the colorful lanterns.

Loll said...

Two wonderful feather cards Marina. The first is so lovely and CAS with just a little colour and lots of white space, the second is bold with the pretty stenciled background and vibrant coloured lanterns. Great way to use your feather stamps in totally different designs! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

laurie said...

Fun set of cards!

Karen Knott said...

Two completely different cards and both are wonderful, I especially love the first one the image is so pretty
Hugs Kaz xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very creative way to incorporate feathers! Love them both:)

Ros Crawford said...

Two terrific cards Marina... I just love the way you make everything so unique!

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards, Marina. So different, but both beautiful. I especially love how you've used the feather stamp on the second one, very clever. xx

Carol L said...

You are so creative to even think of using feathers in these 2 ways! I love both cards, especially the Chinese lanterns!

Basslady said...

both cards look so stylish!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous take on the challenge! The cluster of feathers hugging the girl image is very unique and the colorful lanterns with the stenciled background and the doodled frame is spectacular! Love the both!
Thank you for joining us in the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

Nonni said...

You nailed this challenge! I've also entered now (and have posted the Ink card too by the way!). I'm very excited about this challenge as well and absolutely love the idea. I think from these two cards your second is my favorite, it has such a brilliant design, love it! Wonderful artsy look!

Meggymay said...

Two wonderful cards. thank you for sharing one with us at Try it on Tuesdays and telling us about your favourite colouring paints.
Yvonne

Darnell said...

Oh, I'm so happy you like the idea of my challenge, Marina! Thank you for that and for playing! I love how you really embraced the concept with these two distinctly different and smashing designs!! The lanterns with the offset feathers is brilliant, and colored and doodled perfectly!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Marina, what an amazing couple of cards you've created for your "twofer". The feather does double duty beautifully. Love the blue and white of your first card. The tiny birds circling the pretty image of the young lady lead into the arc of feathers perfectly. Love the details of the feathers and the care you've taken to add so much detail to them. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Heidi Stamps said...

You made two very different cards with this one stamp! One of the best entries I have seen for the challenge thus far!

Marjut said...

Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Karen D. said...

awesome cards....I haven't played in that challenge yet, will need to try it out!
xx Karen

Marsha J Reed said...

Love those feathers, Marina! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
~ Marsha DT

Joan said...

Love the lanterns with the feathers Marina, two super cards

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge

Josn

Kath Ricks said...

A creative way to use feathers! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

Judy Markowitz said...

What a lovely card, and I love that image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at watercooler wednesday!