Friday, July 06, 2012

A Peacock with Paisley Wings

  Good Evening !    It's a HOT day here in Ontario, 35 degrees (Celsius) but over 40 with the humidex factor.   It was a good day to be in my craft room with AC.     

I'm entering this card into this week's "The Dies Challenge" at IO.  The challenge information and awesome DT creations are all here at Impression Obsession's Blog.   For this challenge we are asked to use at least one Die & all IO stamps. 
I was determined to create something with this Peacock design by Hannah Davies.  I love her designs, they are fun & whimsical.    The image is fairly large, I don't have any Nestabilities that would fit around it properly, so I decided to use a lace & tag die.  

IO Stamps:  Peacock H10028, Cover a Card Sm Paisley CC037 and Hello A3579.

Spellbinder Dies:   S5-029 Lacey Pennants & S5-034 Parisian Accents.

I embossed the Peacock with black, coloured with Tombows: 245, 636 & 665 and blended with water.   I blended  Picked Rasberry Distress Ink around the background of the Peacock (from the LE Summer Collection, wow these are bright colours, love them !)  I also blended the same ink around the green mat and 'Hello' tag.

I stamped Cover a Card Paisley, using IO's Mega Mount with Black Soot Distress Ink on purple card stock.  It's difficult to see the paisley image on the purple in the photo above, but the close-up below shows it a little clearer.    I popped up a 2nd Paisley wing to add a little dimension.   I also added rhinestones and lots of Magenta Stickles which doesn't show well in the photo.

Well that's all for today !   Thanks for stopping by, your visits & kind comments are appreciated !
Stay cool & have a great weekend


Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley, this is just gorgeous! and it has an air of fantasia about it! I love what you did with the background and your peacock is fantastic!! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull card shirley, I just love it , beautifull background beautifull bird, and beautifull colours, !!!great ART work!!!I just love it!!!

Greeting and Hug

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, what a beautiful peacock. Great colours and the gems finish it so well, I love the paisley background as well.
Lucky you having lovely warm temps, it's like winter here after the warmth we were used to just over a week ago, and so much rain, everywhere is flooding here.

Have a lovely weekend.
Sue x

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley...
eine wunderschöne Karte und ein fabelhafter Stempel.

Ein schönes Wochenende

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW Shirley what very awesome this card. Love the peacock stamp, so beautiful.
Have a nice weekend and my lovely greet

Karin said...

ohh what a marvelous card you made, love the colors and the stamp you used! Enjoy your weekend!

Ann said...

Absolutely stunning !!! Love the colors, such a proud peacock :)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hannah does do really whimsical designs. Good idea to use a paisley for a wing on the peacock! You coloured the image really nicely and chose a perfect doe to match! Nicely done :)

Ellen Taylor said...

Love your fun peacock Shirley! I couldn't think of a better background for it than paisleys! For an injured gal you are still doing fabulous work!! Hope you are mending and staying cool! Boy is my house a busy one!! Lovin`it! Take care my friend!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley,
What a beautiful stamp is this! ... and of course you made a gorgeous card! You are such a talented lady! I love all the bright colours and the way you made your Shirley Design!
Thank you for sharing,
Take good care and take all the rest that you need as well!
Warm greetings,

Saakje said...

Hi again Shirley!
I have a small question: what is the LE Summer Collection? Is that a new one from Tim Holtz? I ordered it! It is a beautiful colour!
Warm greetings, Saakje xo

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

LE is short for Limited Edition. Ranger has 4 sets of Limited Edition Inks. Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. Each set has 3 colours. The summer collection is very vibrant with a hot pink, blue & green. You will love them :)

Darnell said...

Your peacock is everything a peacock should be! Amazing!

Thanks for all your compliments over on my blog posts! I'm happy to provide entertainment while you are recuping! Take it easy and happy healing! Hugs!

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley,
Lovely card with vibrant colours and that peacock image is also one of the HD designs I like very much! Like the lay-out and the die you used! Hope you are getting better now? warm greetz Mirandax

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! Love your Beautiful paisley Peacock and his Pretty popped up wing! 8-) Such Gorgeous colors you used too! I LOVE Purples! 8-)


craftystamper said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. Glad you're getting back into your craft room - perhaps its the only place to escape the oppressive heat we are experiencing.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great stamp Shirley and you've used great colors for the lovely peacock. Your card is gorgeous!

greetings and a nice sunday! Alie :-)

G Peplow said...

Brilliant, I love the peacock and purple and green are winners too, love it Shirley, keep cool and could you send some degs over to us please LOL Gay xxx

Cole Meyer said...

Love the colors! So vibrant and beautifully done.

Paula Huiras said...

I had to get in line to compliment you!!!! Wow. I first love how you stamped the C-A-C on purple cardstock. I ususally always use white...It is a very nice card.

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, i'm glad to see you:D, thank you for you kind comment.
Oooooh shirley what FANTASTIC Peacock !!!fantastic colourind and the stamp is amazing, your zentangles cards are gorgeous too, very original, great work Shirley.
I hope to see you next week :D
A hug from the melted island.

Gery said...

I missed this post and what a pitty for me.
I'm going to tell you now, that this card is simply a beauty.
Told you before that I love the IO stamps also, but what you did here with the stamps is magic.
Great job, Shirley.
Groetjes Gery

Marijke said...

wow, this is just gorgeous

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the colors!!!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful image and lovely color scheme, great card !

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW what a beautiful beautiful card! Such a gorgeous and stunning peacock, he (she? ;) ) is just grand! What excellent colours you chose for him too, so pretty! Well done, well blended, terrific paisley background too! It is a real treat for the eye, what a great card!
My compliments! :)
Warmest greetings from Marlene :)

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooooo! How gorgeous, Shirley! LOVE LOVE LOVE the peacock and coloring. AND your use of dies. I need to catch up on your blog. Sooo pretty, Shirley! (((( hugs ))))