Friday 14 May 2021

Proud as a peacock

It's my turn to set the challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week - I'd like to see projects inspired by the beauty of the peacock. It could be an image of the bird itself, a beautiful "eye" feather or just the gorgeous colours applied to other images.

I decided to combine with the current challenge at Let's Squash It which is asking us to create some white space while we're embossing and add some bling. 

This peacock feather is slap bang in the middle of the folder - it makes a lovely dramatic focal point but leaves little flexibility for anything else.

I managed to position a card front in the folder so that the feather is on one side, leaving plenty of flat real estate for a good-size sentiment. The slot at the top of the folder is helpful as you can angle the card by letting a corner poke through.

The feather is coloured with several media, all of which have metallic or iridescent finishes which don't really show up on the photo - please use your imagination to supply peacock sheen! My go to tiny gems add a bit extra bling.

Putting on the Ritz (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Versafine (Onyx Black)

Peacock feather folder (Darice)
Metallic pencils
Metallic markers
Perfect Pearls
Spica glitter pen (Turquoise)
Nail art gems

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous, Joanne! I can never resist the beauty of peacock feathers and I love the positioning of this one on your card. Thanks for joining us again at Let's Squash It! Jo x

Tina Z. said...

wow, so beautiful, I love all the colours!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Joanne - what a beauty!! Love your coloring on the peacock feather and fab sentiment!!

Wavejumper said...

Great idea to shift the feather to the side! So easy to forget we have options. We dont have to just use things as is.

I bet the feather is lovely in real life with the metallic bits.

hugs Margot

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous you managed to position the feather to the edge. Thanks for joining the Let's Squash It! challenge. Hugz