Friday, 20 August 2010

Peacocks!


















My lovely hubby took me craft shopping to The Glitter Pot yesterday my favourite stamp store, its about an hours drive from us but it has an amazing selection of stamps.  I got a couple of the new Christmas Hero Arts stamps and this beautiful Peacock stamp.  I was tempted after seeing all the lovely creations on the Hero Arts flickr group.  I love all the inspiration there and all the members are so friendly.






















I used my cuttlebug swirls folder to create the large peacock tail, its water coloured and then sprayed with perfect pearls to give a shimmer ( a job to see in the photograph). I also used my new wood grain folder to make the back panel.   The Peacock is embossed with white and the coloured with my brush markers and water.  I also highlighted the blue dots with Glossy Accents.  This is for the Hero Arts challenge this month "Keeping in touch"

Supplies: Hero Arts stamp CG184 Peacock.  Cuttlebug folders Woodgrain and swirls.   Brush markers.
I am looking forward to the weekend we have a barbecue to go to , I hope the weather improves! Hope you have a good weekend.
Sallyx

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20 comments:

Lythan said...

Oh my goodness me that is one of the most inspired and beautiful cards I have ever seen Sally. Fabuloso!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so cool! The peacock tail you created is lovely and is perfect on this card.

Tiffany said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Love how you mimicked the flowing tail with your embossed folder!

Nancy said...

What a brilliant design, Sally! This card is so fabulous, all your details and color choices are just amazing! I love it!
I'm so impressed that your DH took you shopping for stamps! Other than the grocery or home improvement store I can't get mine to shop at all.
blessings!

Barb said...

Sally, this is brilliant! What an artistic idea! The extension of the peacock tail is so perfect! Love the way you've colored it and made it shimmer! Such a beautiful card!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the CB embossed background that you incorporating into this peacock card! Gorgeous!! So glad that your hubby went along with you to the stamp store! I know THAT always makes me happy :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

Wow love this stamp and how clever are you with using the embossing folder - however did you think of that - very impressed!! I would love to go to The Glitter Pot - maybe one day....

Oh the butterfly punch that I've been using is by Tonic it actually stamps it out but leaves it attached to the paper which also looks gorgeous but for that card I just cut it away - its a fav of mine at the moment.

You have been busy - just off to read your other posts!

Tina
X

Heather Maria said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great shopping trip Sally! Wonderful colouring on your peacock and it's such a fantastic idea to use the D'vine Swirls to create the large peacock tail - looks fab!

Lin said...

How clever, Sally, to continue the peacock tail with the swirl folder - wonderful idea!

Nancy said...

This card is gorgeous, Sally. I love it. So artistic and creative. I love all the texture you created as well. Aside, I have a question about your blog and I am going to send you a Flick mail.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so so beautiful sally! love how you colored the image and the swirly background is perfect!! gorgeous card!

Dottie said...

Love your card, very creative. Glad you had a good day shopping at your favorite stamp store. Thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Sally--this is absolutely gorgeous! How clever to use the C'bug folder to emulate the peacock's tail! You are so creative!!

Lynda said...

Absolutely stunning card Sally - the use of the embossing folder is inspirational and such a clever idea.

Love Lynda xxx

Dotty Jo said...

This is just perfect Sally - love those swirls, you are clever! Jo x

Suzanne C said...

FAB U LOUS!!!!! Love how you put the swirls around the edge on the background. This is sooo creative and inspirational!

Nat said...

your hubby is so sweet :) I am just loving this gorgeous design, love how you used the embossing folder too!!

Simone said...

Wow Sally this is stunning! The peacock swirls are so gorgeous! Such a great idea :)

Kathy said...

So unusual and soooo gorgeous

Deirdre said...

Wow, just stunning. Love it.