Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Peacock Background

As promised, I'm back with another card made with the new Blockheads set, "Proud as a Peacock."
You can find the other one I made HERE.

The set includes a background stamp, which I used for this:


I must say, this was hard to photograph because I used lots of shimmer and shine.  Can you see it better in this picture?


I used the Spellbinders Labels Eight largest die to create my card base, then stamped the background.  On each feather, I used Smooch Pearlized Accent inks (purple and green), a Bermuda Bay marker (from Stampin' Up!) and some Diamond Stickles to decorate.  I wish you could see this in person; it's gorgeous.

The inside of the card features small feathers and a sentiment that says "I'm proud of you." (forgot to photograph it; sorry!)

Challenge entered:  For Your Inspiration, and their inspiration picture is this:


I picked up on the purple in the sunset, and the abundance of white and blue.

There's one more card to post from this set.  I'll give you a clue about the color scheme:  think "female" peacock.  :-)



Stamps: Proud as a Peacock - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: purple satin ribbon
Other: Big Shot; Labels Eight die - Spellbinders; Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks - Green Apple, SugarBerry; Stickles - Diamond - Ranger; Bermuda Bay marker - SU
Dimensions: 4" x 5.5"

22 comments:

Lesley said...

Beautiful Colleen! Love those feathers! Did you ink them with markers? SO pretty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous inspiration take! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

~Tammy~ said...

This is just gorgeous and I love that juicy bow!

Donna B. said...

That is beautiful Colleen! I love the stamp and the colors you used and the shape of it!

Leintje* said...

What a BEAUTY!! I need this stamp set to!! I love this one very very much!!
Your card is so fine colored.

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Colleen! Excellent coloring -- perfect for peacock feathers. I have several in a vase on my desk and yours are true to life. :-D

Marisa said...

Wonderful peacock feathers and that lucious purple bow is fabulous. Fun card shape too :)

Lisa Elton said...

Love the shaped card Colleen and your scrumptious bow!

Anonymous said...

Yep, pretty as a peacock! Wow, that bow is gorgeous! Oh, how I would have had this card for a wedding last year. Their colors were "peacock" and on the tables were huge vases of peacock feathers and flowers. Wonderful job kiddo! Have a great birthday and time with your mom!

Chris R. from Iowa

Jennifer said...

Stunning card, I bet it's just amazing in person!

Thank you for following me, I'm honored =)

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you colored the feathers, Colleen!!! Gorgeous bow!

Emily Keaton said...

That card is SO classy, Colleen! I love how you colored the feathers, and your big beautiful bow is perfect. :)

StephC said...

My goodness, this is fantastic! I absolutely adore your card. Gorgeous stamp and that bow is to DIE for!! Thanks so much for joining us at FYI. I do hope you'll play along again soon! :)
Hugs,
Steph

Erum Tasneem said...

goodness! This is beautiful Colleen.

Michelle said...

Wow, Colleen, this is beautiful! You have created perfect peacock feathers, so shiny! Thanks for joining us at FYI. :-)

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

So pretty! Lovin those peacock feathers! What a fun stamp set! Your other card using them is fantastic too!

Leslie said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! Love those colors and that giant bow! :)

Benzi said...

It's gorgeous, Colleen! I like the shaped card and the ribbon/bow is fabulous.

Bonnie said...

What an amazing inspiration photo! I love the blue and white. Your interpretation of the photo is amazing! Beautiful layout and coloring!

Julie S said...

Gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You have really made these feathers POP! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Colleen...that purple satin bow is just divine!

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