Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pretty Peacock

Peachy Keen has a combo challenge this week, the sketch and a color combo. Their colors for this challenge are: apricot, teal and orchid. As soon as I saw those colors a peacock sprang to mind and I knew I wanted to make a card with one. I used French Manor for the peacock and cut it at 3." To get the blacked out orange part of the tail I used my Gypsy and used the hide contour feature to get rid of the cuts that made the holes for the plumes. I added a gemstone for the eye and some pen around the wing and tail and on the feathers on the peacock's head. I used the Plum Blossom embossing folder on the orange strip and the purple strips. I also included some butterfly stickers and some orange gemstones. I also made this for Crafty Creations, which is to use butterflies on your project and for Cricut Cardz, which is "anything goes." Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Love this card, so much detail on the peacock. Love the colours too.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Sharon x

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  2. Great to see your lovely work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

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  3. WOW, beautiful card, love the peacock.

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  4. Such a beautiful card, Paula! I just may become a Circle member just to get the French Manor cart!! TFS

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  5. what a beautiful peacock! I keep seeing these around and am thinking I need to get myself a stamp of a peacock to try out. I like the glitter on the circle because it gives it just enough flair! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! ♥ Amy

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  6. Beautiful card!!! Love the peacock and the colors. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations Challenge!!!
    Melissa

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  7. Hi Paula, I love your beautiful card! The peacock cut is gorgeous, Im going to have to take a closer look at that French Manor cartridge!! Good Luck with the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge!!

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  8. Wow, what a unique color combo that looks great. I wouldn't have come up with that combo on my own. Love that peacock. Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC.

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  9. What a work of art!!! The peacock fits this color combo PERFECTLY!! Good luck thanks so much for joining us at PKS this week! :) ~ Angelica

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  10. Great card, and brilliant to use the peacock with this color scheme! So happy you could join us for the Peachy Keen Challenge!

    Hugs,
    Lorie

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  11. Oh wow that peacock it awesome. Super cute card.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  12. The peacock is stunning! Thanks for playing with Peachy Keen and good luck!!
    -Samantha

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  13. COngrats Ms. BEE...YOUR CARD IS AWESOME...

    Sweet Scrappy Hugs,

    Honey B

    http://sweetscrappingwithhoneyb.blogspot.com

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  14. Congratulations on being picked one of the top five. That peacock is wonderful and was a great idea for the colors.

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