Friday, March 16, 2012

Inspired by a Female Peacock

This week I have shown a couple of different cards using the new Blockheads stamp set, Proud as a Peacock {HERE, and HERE}.  They both featured brighter colors we think of when we picture a peacock.  I made this card in honor of the female peacock, whose colors are more subdued. 


I used two feather stamps - they are different sizes - and stamped off the edges for interest.


For each feather, I stamped in this order: Crumb Cake ink, Basic Brown ink, and White craft ink.  I staggered the images a little, too, not stamping directly one on top of another.  I moved the stamp slightly each time.  The sentiment is from the set.

I wanted to show you how I made this card.  The base is a little larger than the actual card.  Dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

Challenge entered:  Moxie Fab World's Fascination with Feathers.  How timely!

On another note, I wanted to share with you that I've lost 10 pounds recently.  Hooray!  I do have more to lose, though.  My husband and I joined LoseIt.com, a free site that helps you responsibly set your weight loss goals, and easily track your daily exercise and calorie intake.  We joined in February of this year.  I needed a push, and this site helps me keep an eye on how I'm doing each day.  Having a weight loss partner is helpful, too. ;-)

Thanks for joining me!



Stamps: Proud as a Peacock - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip - SU
Ink: Basic Brown, Crumb Cake - SU; Frosted Crystal Antiquities ink - Ranger
Other: pearls
Dimensions: 6 5/8" x 3 3/8" base; 6 7/16" x 3 3/16" fold-over card

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a beautiful neutral colored card Colleen! I love how you stamped each one several times - the effect is gorgeous!

Donna Bowman said...

That comment above was from me not Anonymous -my finger slipped!!

Linda R said...

I love the effect that stamp made on your card. So lovely.. Yea 10lb. that's great!!

Hope you have a happy weekend my friend.. Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

This is such a striking card and you use that feather in such a creative way.
Congrats on the weight loss! Having a partner to do this with you does help. You're doing really great!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this stamping/ink technique!! It really made an interesting background. Love the colors you used!! Love it!!

Bonnie said...

The subtlety of this card makes it so elegant! Kind of like the little black dress, dressed up!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

These feather stamps are so cool! Love the versatility of them. I loved the colored ones, but I am loving these neutral ones too! Love how you layered them and moved the stamp each time! That is why you are the queen!

Marisa said...

Love the neutral tones you used for this card. You made the peahen look good LOL!

Well done with accountability/goal site too. Sure helps to have a buddy too! Keep us posted on how things go :)

Deb Hickman said...

What a beautiful card, the stamp is stunning, it looks hand drawn.xxx

Anonymous said...

This card is just simply stunning! I had to do a double take and then look again at this amazing card! If this doesn't win some type of challenge - then the "judd's" as Brody Schach says are just plain blind! I loved the other cards but this one just really took some hard work and creative talent!

Well done on the weight loss - I need some help that is for sure! Can you move to Iowa - maybe between Ann Schach and my town so we can stamp,play and have fun as well as lose weight?

Happy birthday tomorrow, the card is in the mail (of course I gotta make it first). I have just had a really hectic week so better late than never!

Chris R. from Iowa

Patrice said...

What a great card! Hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/03/52-card-pickup-week-11.html

Maria said...

Wow! Fabulous stamping there, Colleen! I so love the effect that you achieved with the feather stamp! A very interesting card and so creative! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!!:-))

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and so very elegant! You created such depth and movement on this card with the different colours of ink...Love it!

Julie S. said...

I'm a Blockhead Stamps fan. Love how you've shown the versatility of the peacock stamps. Beautiful work.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Another gorgeous card using that peacock feather! BEAUTIFULx10!

Ellen said...

This card is beautiful! I love the subdued colors.

Congratulations on the weight loss!!!! I too am losing weight (23 pounds last year). So I understand how difficult it is. I would love to lose another 20 pounds this year. At least that is my goal. Good luck with your program and let us know how it goes.
hugs,
Ellen

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW! Your card is amazing - so elegant and BEAUTIFUL ! Really LOVE it!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO cool, Colleen. The neutrals look amazing, and the way you used that fancy peacock feather is very clever. I like you balanced the fancy feather with the simple card design. It works perfectly!

Carole said...

so lovely...looks hand drawn especially because of the neutral tones

Natalie Elphinstone said...

How simply wonderful!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

I love the vintage feel the colors give this one, stunning!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous CAS card, Colleen...the warm, neutral colors are just fantastic and those feather prints are so soft and airy!

maria f. said...

Double congrats - your card is fabulous. Love the movement from the multiple stamping. And congrats on the weight loss. Hope your willpower remains strong.

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Fascination with Feathers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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