I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Ran it through my machine with the Crafts Too "Feathers" embossing folder - my newest acquisition... I sponged some Distress using dirty sponges (yellow, red, green)
I layered a strip of textured cardstock in that teal color.
Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) also with the Archival.
Electronically cut the feathers and used the dirty sponges to color them, then scored veins and feather lines and sponged some "Gathered Twigs". Added sparkle with a Viva "Holo Iridescent" pen. Adhered to card and then adhered the 3 buttons (another acquisition - it was the stitches show here in Calgary this weekend).
Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamweaver Challenge Monthly Sept Autumn/Glitter
Card Mania #30 use at least 1 button
Crafty Cardmakers #100 winged things as focal
Inspiration Avenue Fall colors (orange, yellow, brown)
Scrap Creations Fall
Fab n Funky #106 add a button
A Simple Five #122 anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts #186 stitching
Wags n Whiskers #113 sparkle
2 Sisters Challenge #163 anything goes