05 October, 2019

Suzy Feather

Beautiful Creatures
I made this to showcase one of my hen's beautiful feathers.  Suzy, was a Splash Orpington breed, with the most beautiful feathers.  You might think there are two feathers on the card, but her under-feathers are double!  so two feathers go into one quill, the underneath one being much smaller.  I guess this is for insulation, and it makes them look like a frilly crinoline when they run.  I was so glad I had gathered some of her beautiful feathers because recently a neighbours dog savaged her while she was free ranging on our property and she died.  So this is a lovely memorial to Suzy.

I used three shades of blue Distress Inks to smoosh the base card, then stuck the feather on with snail tape.

I hope this meets the criteria for the creature and farm challenges.  If not, my apologies.

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Here is a pic of Suzy (on the left) and Lacy out a-pecking in the orchard.  Ruby and Hetty must be scratching somewhere else as usually they are all together.  Often they look like they are having a meeting of the Poultry Society.


Quillish said...

Aww... I had to come to say, what a darling card it is. And your darling hens look happy in each other's company :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great design with the feathers. So sorry about your pet.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Carol, so sorry to hear of Suzy's passing - so traumatic for you all :(. Hens have such amazing personalities!
Love the feather, and the card is a fitting tribute to Suzy

Janette said...

Awww Carol I am so sad to read about Suzy, how awful, so sorry really I am but this is a gorgeous card and a nice thing to have to remember.Bless her.xx

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

A beautiful card with this amazing feather. Thank you for joining the Brown Sugar Challenge game. Danka DT

Bunny said...

Lovely card. Sorry to hear what happened to her. I saw this happen to a neighbor's cat by an irresponsible dog owner.

I saw a challenge somewhere on Paper Playful that says add a piece of nature on your card. I think this would qualify. [Bunny]`

Vicky Hayes said...

What a pretty card Carol and a lovely tribute to Suzy. I'm so sorry to hear what happened to your little hen, it must have been so traumatic.

karen h said...

Beautiful card! I love the softness of it all - that feather looks divine! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

So sorry for your loss of Suzy!

Maikreations said...

It's me again ;o) This is another wonderful creation especially when one knows that the feather is from one of your own hens ;o) Thank you for sharing another project with us at Papercraft Challenges! Have a lovely Sunday and happy crafting wishes Maike

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and love the beautiful feathers so sorry to hear about Suzy -our garden is closed in for when they are loose but it was devasting when our ducks were taken by the fox and they were enclosed!!!
Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Suzy, Carol! This is such a gorgeous tribute to her! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Judy Woodland said...

I'm so sorry about your beautiful Suzy, what a sad thing. She must have been beautiful. This card is so lovely and soft, I'm so happy you could use one of her lovely feathers. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
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Nancy said...

Pretty cool you could use a real life feather!! Nicely done! Thanks for playing along with us here at CASology!!