Friday, 3 October 2014

Fine Feathers CTD312

Initially, when I saw the colours at Color Throwdown, my heart sank! I know it is hard to believe for those of you who celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and the like, but down in the Southern Hemisphere, our seasons are all around the opposite way, so your Autumn (Fall) is our Spring, and Winter of course is Summer. Obviously there is no Fall harvest, so Thanksgiving just doesn't really fit in to our culture. There are a small number of Trick 'n' Treaters these days, but no one decorates the treats or makes cards! For those of us born here, it never is an issue having it hot at Christmas time. Many of us have family with European origins who still put on the roast, we may just go outdoors to eat.

But back to the colours. I scrolled through the design team's gallery and was delighted to see an almost even distribution of Halloween vs non-Halloween by the design team. Naturally, I am going to try to keep the contribution even also. so it is non-Halloween from me. I know some people relate feathers to Thanksgiving (well, it IS in the Holiday Catalogue!!) but I just like them, for no particular reason. I was sad when Fine Feathers was retired, but Four Feathers is just as nice, I think. I stamped out a variety of the four images, cut them with the matching framelits and then chose which I would use. I've paired it with Age Awareness, a stamp set that I find rather amusing.

The Zig Zag Textured Embossing Folder is new to my stash, so I ran the Crumb Cake card through the Big Shot for an interesting texture. Age Awareness is a photopolymer stamp set so it is easy to line up the different sentiments.

I have my daughter-in-law and her three young children staying at the moment. It is the last few days of the school holidays, but we have had a hectic day starting at 5.45 am with little miss 18 months old shouting out for her mum. Most of us were up by 6.15 and at just after 8 a.m. we decided to head to the indoor pool for a morning of fun. My two other daughters-in-law, and grandsons joined us once we were home, for a picnic on the back lawn. While the mums walked down to the local lake for the children to enjoy feeding the ducks, I rushed to prepare dinner and pop my feet up for 30 minutes.A great day was had by all, and then it all begins again tomorrow morning with a family breakfast to be cooked by my #3 son. I have so much to be thankful for!!!!

Rachel




6 comments:

  1. Great design! Love the combination of the embossed background with the feathers. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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  2. Such a pretty card. Love those feathers (can't wait to get my set) and the way you used the colors.

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  3. ...and thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week. :)

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  4. how GORGEOUS! LOVE the feathers and the layout!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

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  5. I LOVE how you used the colors! Those feathers are awesome! And I love your sentiment as well! So glad you joined us for the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel