Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Less is More - Week 292 - Colour Challenge

A lovely colour theme this time over at Less is More, to use the colours shown in a peacock's feather!

You certainly don't have to focus on a peacock per se, just the colours will do fine. But, I have a few peacock images and also some peacock feather ones too that I could have stamped and coloured using Twinkling H2Os and almost went down that route.

However, there was a new die lying here on the desk right in front of me just begging to be used. Then, in the snippets folder I found a glorious piece of iridescent turquoise, violet and blue piece of paper. So many times recently I almost crumpled that snippet up and threw it away - so glad I didn't 'cos this was the resulting card:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- piece of white card stock, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Pinking Stitch' embossing folder and trimmed to exactly fit the front of the card

- using the peacock die I worked out just where I wanted the peacock to perch on the sentiment then, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink, a sentiment from the free peacock embossing folder and stamp kit (Simply Homemade 66) and the Misti I stamped the words

- then glued the embossed and stamped panel to the card front

- covered the back of the iridescent paper with Stick-It and then die cut the peacock using the die which came free with Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 147

- stuck the peacock in place and added a tiny litle gun metal coloured pearl for the eye

Interesting fact, I thought the sentiment was wrong and that it should be feathers - plural. But I checked on line and the most prolific use is singular - who knew? I didn't!




36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous CAS card, Di Your peacock looks spectacular and I love the embossing folder you've used. xx

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  2. Beautiful CAS card, Di. Love that peacock! x

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  3. I was just checking out the challenge at LIM and your card drew me here not realizing it was your beautiful creation until your blog opened up. I love your card. You're so lucky to have a peacock die. I need to get one. 😛

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  4. This is super gorgeous. The shimmer and the color are just eye catching!

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  5. Gorgeous card, and that paper is perfect for the die. Now I've cracked open the packaging on my peacock die I think I'm going to be using it a LOT. I didn't buy the sister mag with the matching sentiment stamp at the time, and now I wish I had done - although like you I would have expected there to be a final "s" and am as surprised by your findings as you were!
    Jane

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  6. Oh wow--this is a stunner, Di!

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  7. My favourite Blues Brother song AND a beautiful card combined!!! I saw several peacocks these holidays one on a farm track in the middle of nowhere when we were camping near Sidmouth for the night - very surreal amid the cows and tractors. xx

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  8. Stunning! I'm so glad you didn't throw that snippet away, because there couldn't have been a more perfect thing to cut that peacock from!
    And there's probably no "S", as it's likely taken from the Blues Brothers song with that title, which does not have plural feathers, lol. x

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  9. Great save of the iridescent snippet as it's made the PERFECT peacock card for the LIM challenge. Love the font on the sentiment too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. What a stunning card, Di! Even better that you made such a gorgeous design out of a snippet. It proves we're all right to have such large stashes!!! Well done you, an absolute beauty of a card and filed with the WOW factor. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More :)

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  11. Wow, what a stunning card, I love the peacock die you've used. That snippet is perfect for the die and a great find.

    Sue xx

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  12. Wonderful sparkling CAS, love the colour of the peacock!!

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  13. What a beautiful iridescent blue you have used for the peacock Di and love the way it is perched on the sentiment and it is very pretty on that pinked embossed background with the stitched edge to the image mat. x

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  14. Ooh, fabbyliscious project - love the metal effect

    Kathyk

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  15. This is beautiful !!!!!

    Ineke X

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  16. That little scrap of paper really came into its own here. Just goes to show. Throw nought out Miss. Gorgeous resulting card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Stunning card DI...oh so fabulous colours!

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  18. Wow, Di, stunning card! Absolutely beautiful!

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  19. I'm with you, why only shake one feather when you can shake them all?! Awesome card. Love that purty looking snippet you used on the peacock die. True story--I went to make a card with the peacock die I had and it turns out that it was a darn flamingo. Not at all the same!

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  20. A perfect example of why we save all those little snippets. A fabulous card, such a gorgeous colour.
    Jean x

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  21. Your scrap of paper was just perfect for the peacock, such a good thing you didn't throw it away.

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  22. Now there was a song about shakin' your tail feather, and I am certain that it was singular.
    Fabulous image and thank goodness you did not throw that piece of snippet away as like you say it is perfect.
    Superb card.

    Kath x

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  23. What a beautiful die and you have used the perfect cardstock - love the shimmer! This is the perfect design for our theme this week. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More, Di :)

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  24. Whoa Di - this is over-the-top fabulous! I'm SO glad you saved that gorgeous snippet of glittery paper, because this peacock came alive with color! WOW!

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  25. Gorgeous card, love the colour of the peacock!
    Janice x

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  26. Oh My Word! Di this is CAS-tastic, Fantastic and Swoon-tastic too.
    Absolutely perfect little snippet, image, colour, design!
    Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Less is More this week.
    Sarah

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  27. So beautiful and elegant, Di!

    love, Mags B x

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  28. Glad you kept hold of this scrap... it's been made into a beautiful card :)
    Cold better but still coughing my guts up here! Oh well... X

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  29. Stunning, your peacock! Actually just saw some in real life yesterday - their tail feathers lacked luster, just the opposite of yours....

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  30. So glad you didn't crumple that amazing piece of paper Di, it was perfect for the colour theme. That peacock is absolutely beautiful and the whole design is super. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

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  31. How perfect for the challenge. Your peacock is stunning! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  32. Good thing you didn't throw it away, well done on being ShowCASed this week, congrats! Lovely card.

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS, Di! Your peacock card is a Showcase winner at LIM.

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  34. Congratulations Di ! Your card is so gorgeous, you really deserve it !
    Izzy Scrap

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