February 21, 2010

Thankful Peacock

I just love the fact that all the inspiration pieces from Everything but the Kitchen Sink are so simple. The current challenge is based off the side of a day bed:


Here's my DEEsign:


The DEEtails:

1. I actually stamped the peacock from my Very Thankful set for another project. I liked how the size turned out and decided to use it for this layout instead. I used Brilliant Blue, Taken with Teal and Glorious Green Stampin' Write Markers to ink him with a Glorious Green vine and Real Red flowers.

2. I stamped the peacock on Naturals White card stock, but I didn't think he was vibrant enough, so I actually colored him in by hand. I added Creamy Caramel on his feathers in this process.

3. I trimmed him down to a 2" square, then mounted him onto a 2 1/8" square of Bermuda Bay card stock.

4. For the background, I used opposite color squares - 2" Bermuda Bay squares mounted on 2 1/8" Naturals White squares.

5. I stamped the sentiment part of the stamp separately on a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock and used it to add some dimension to the card.

Hope you like it!

12 comments:

  1. I just love the Peacock, he is so beautiful. Awesome card

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  2. Great peacock image and lovely colors...so chic looking!

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  3. Another great challenge and another great card!

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  4. What a pretty card, love the colors and the peacock

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  5. Very pretty! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing along with our challenge! :)

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  6. So pretty, I luv the peacock, I have that stamp set and you just gave me inspiration to use it!

    Clouds :D

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  7. Great job with the challenge - beautiful simplicity! Your peacock is so pretty!!

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  8. So pretty! I love the peacock and the colors! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

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  9. Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!

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  10. Very cute! Thanks for playing along!

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  11. Absolutely stunning. The peacock looks to classy against the simple four square background. Hugs, M

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