Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, I hope you had a wonderful festive season. 

I have a design today using jewel tones.   I was playing with a background using Dylusions spray inks along with a bit of Brushos and decided it needed a Peacock to go with the colours.   Again the colours do not photograph as they look in 'real life' as it has sharper changes and more purple tones.   


I sprayed the background with Dazzling Diamond Glimmermist and added Viva Kristall-Gel to the background using a Memory Box circle stencil.  The shimmer & glitter doesn't show in the photo very well.



The Peacock from Chocolate Baroque's Peacock Parade Set was stamped with Cobalt Versafine Ink and then embossed with clear.  I coloured him with Tombow markers, cut him out and attached along with some dainty flourish die cuts.


The flower dies are by Crealies - CL CF 21 which I coloured with Distress Inks.

Happy 2016, I hope it's a very creative one for all of us !
Shirley

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic card and wonderful, glowing colours, Happy New Year, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Oh my--what a stunning creation, Shirley! Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

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  3. HAPPY NEWYEAR , dear Shirley , I hope 2016 will be a fantastic year for you and all people you love, great happeness, great love and great creativity , so that we can enjoy your beautifull creations, the card you show us here is just wonderfull, I love the colours and the flowers on the peacocks tail, what a great beginning of a good year, I just love it!!

    Greetings from Belgium
    MAria

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  4. Happy New Year lovely friend. This is fabulous and the colours are just stunning.Very pretty designed card here....xx {aNNie}

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  5. Happy 2016 Dear Shirley

    A very beautiful card to start the new year with you usual mix of amazing colours and images

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Happy 2016 Shirley - hope the new year brings everything you wish for, and keep creating all those stunning cards - this one being no exception!

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  7. Shirley, this is just breathtaking, absolutely beautiful. Totally in love with the colours you used, the layout d that magnificent bird and flowers.

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  8. Happy New Year Shirley. A fantastic card, I love the gorgeous colours you've used and the beautiful crealies flowers.

    Sue xx

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  9. Beautiful work... stunning colours ... Happy New Year Shirley xxxxx

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  10. I saw that I just had not been on your blog. Wonderful Christmas cards I've seen there. This card is again very beautiful, beautiful colors. nice layout. Happy New year. Greetings Janny

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  11. Oh those gorgeous colors for your beautiful peacock card Shirley!
    Wishing you a wonderful new year full of goodness and promise.
    Happy 2016 to you and yours.
    oxo

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  12. Happy New Year Shirley!
    Love your wonderful card, the peacock is very beautiful!
    Hugs, Mar

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  13. That's a fabulous piece, Shirley - your peacock is magnificent, and has me drooling all over my keyboard! xo Happy New Year.

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  14. Happy new year Shirley for you and forJim. I wish you a lot of happiness. .This card is so beautiful Shirley I love your colours and the way you made that peacock so delicate. Stefan fixed my google account. hugs. Saakje.

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  15. How gorgeous, Shirley! And beautiful texture in those tail feathers! I hope your Christmas celebrations were extra special. I'm beginning to emerge from this last exacerbation, and hope to be visiting more regularly, soon! Happy New Year! hugs, de

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  16. OMGosh, how beautiful. Your peacock is done up so nice with all those embellishments. I need to use more embellishments. Your cards rock my world. Happy New Year to you and your family, Shirley!

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  17. Happy New Year Shirley. thank you for sharing your beautiful card! I love it but nearly fell off my chair when I read you had cut out the Peacock - he is of course magnificent!! I love the colours you chose. thanks again for all your cards you share

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  18. Happy new year Shirley. Hope 2016 brings good things for you and yours. Love your vivid peacock card. Smashing! Elaine x

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  19. It's always good to see your lovely designs and read how you made them.
    Your new header is terrific!
    Happy New Year, Shirley.

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  20. A happy, healthy and creative new year!
    The card looks stunning, love the colors!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  21. Love the flowers with the peacock, so pretty! Happy New Year Shirley! Xxx

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  22. Happy New Year! And a great start with this beautiful peacock! Love the colours and beautiful layers! Hugs, Gerrina

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  23. This is gorgeous Shirley and the colour combination is stunning. The peacock is beautiful and the Crealies flowers finish it fantastically. x

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    1. Sorry, and although a bit late wishing you a wonderfully creative new year! x

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous card with my favorite colours! Lovely new header, too! I wish you a happy new year!
    Hugs, Annette

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  25. Gorgeous card Shirley, love the colour combo.
    Avril xx

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  26. A beautiful card Shirley, lovely colours and the peacock has wonderful embellishments ! A bit late, but wishing you a very happy New Year ! Enny

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