Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chevron Feather

I grew up in the Phoenix area, and I still love the southwestern motifs--the colors, the angles, the repetition of patterns. So even though the the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger is a dessert, the colors, the rustic feel, and striped layers reminded me of a southwestern vibe:


So, playing with the southwestern feel and stripes, I came up with an idea based on a feather. I must say I find some irony in the fact that I thought of a feather when I looked at an overloaded dessert (maybe I thought it was a low-cal dessert). Anyhoo, here's this card:


This card is actually my second version. The first one had the feather's quill, but there were some wonky issues with balance (it didn't look right unless I made the card about 9" tall). Oh well...live and learn. In this version, I eliminated the quill and ran the chevrons all the way down. I also left the chevron edges unglued to make the edges more feathery, so some of the points are a little curled up.

The chevrons are over a golden shimmery Bazzill that I misted with Mr. Huey's Cream. It's a little hard to see the misting in the photo, but here's a close-up:


The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Studio AE's August set (isn't it a fab stamp?). I also added a thin strip of wood veneer along the side. Beside the fact that I am addicted to my husband's stash of veneer lately, I think it works with the rustic look of the card.

Thanks for looking!

26 comments:

  1. Wow, while I don't see a feather in that Trigger I have to say that I just plain love your card and your take on the Trigger.

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  2. Nice work Jocelyn! A fabulous take on the trigger!

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  3. Love how you used the colours and make that fantastic feather! (And I'm still cracking up over your dessert comment...) :)

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  4. Very awesome and very creative...love the design..

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  5. awesome graphic card. great take of the trigger.

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  6. Wow, what a great take on the trigger. I am always amazed at how everyone is so differently inspired. Lovely effect!

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  7. What a wonderful Card JOcelyn!!!...A fabulous take on the trigger!..you rocked !!! hugs...xoxo

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  8. Love the 'graphic-ness' of this design! Totally awesome Jocelyn! Me?... I just want one of those desserts to eat!

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  9. Such a cool and modern take on the inspiration photo! Love the colors of the chevrons and your sentiment choice is fantastic too!

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  10. Ooo I think you should win awards for this fancy piece of work!!! Seriously so super cool!

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  11. Whoa! This is so sophisticated and gorgeous! This is definitely an example of chevrons done right.

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  12. Love the chevron stripes! Brilliant stripes!! And thanks for following me...
    I love your work, and am gonna follow you too :)

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  13. How COOL and effective!!!Love your take of the TT, Jocelyn!

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  14. Hey Jocelyn! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  15. Jocelyn, this is so cool! I love the colours, textured cardstock and sentiment. You are making me want every TT stamp you use!

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  16. Such a cool and elegant take on the trigger! Wood veneer, huh? Must check the workshop... :P

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  17. Love the colours and pattern on this CAS card... great work.

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  18. This is awesome! Great use of the veneer - and I love the chevron stripes!!

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  19. *love* this - it looks so super fiddly, but with a simple end effect. I don't even know if that makes sense, but it's a compliment, lol!
    Love the addition of the wood veneer, and the sentiment. Fabulous!

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  20. Wow...now that's creative genius!

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  21. I love the colors and chevron-y-ness! What a cool take on the trigger!

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  22. How did I miss this post!!! This is so totally cool, and I love your vision from the trigger! Awesome take for sure! You should frame it! Seriously!

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  23. This is AMAZING--I LOVE LOVE LOVE your design and I LOVE the monochromatic theme! FUN!

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  24. Love those bold chevrons...a really clever take on the photo inspiration :)
    Jenny x

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