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:

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Greta said...

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

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

chrissie said...

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

kaybee said...

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

Aileen (mum) said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Sue xx

Eileen said...

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

Janny said...

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

~*~Patty S said...

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

Margik said...

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

Annemieke said...

Een beauty...
Groet Annemieke

Win Dinn said...

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

Saakje said...

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.

Donna Ellis said...

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

Beth Norman said...

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!

Shirley Myles said...

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

Elaine said...

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

sheila 77 said...

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

Karin said...

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

Wendy McCarthy said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Pat said...

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

Pat said...

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

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

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

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the colour combo.
Avril xx

Enny said...

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