Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Little Peacock

I won this image a month or so ago, and I thought she was just so cute I printed her out without a real plan in mind.  I've had this polka dotted ribbon (a piece of it) in my bits and pieces stash for a while and have tried unsuccessfully to use it on 2 other cards within the past month.  It just didn't work, but I made it work on this one. : )  It was the inspiration for the color combo.  I pieced her dress using white vellum that I inked up with green, turquoise and lavender inks then layered them as if they were sheer layers on her dress.  I used the same inks to sponge the background after I heat embossed the feathers with white powder.

Cards Galore Challenge--make a card
Pattie's Challenge #120--green
Card Mania Challenges #28--polka dots and/or stripes (polka dotted ribbon)
Crafting With Attitude--anything goes
Inky Impressions--Let's Hear it for the girls
Hanna and Friends #243--anything goes
Where The HeART is #7--Easter or anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #139--go green
Fab n Funky Challenge #295--paper piecing
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--a bit o' green
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--sketch

Cute Card Thursday #416--lace or ribbon
A Day For Daisies #143--add pearls or beads
Crafty Catz--ribbon & bling
Pixie's Playground #220--anything goes with snippets

Stamps: A Day For Daisies "Peacock Magic"; Skipping Stone Designs "Victorian Summer" feather
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"


Cindy said...

What a sweet card. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

Pam said...

This card is stunning. The dress is beautiful with all the colored layers. The embossed background coordinates perfectly. Just lovely. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers 'Go Green' challenge in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
:) Pam

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

An utterly stunning card Heather. Love the sweet image and your background is fabulous. Also love the layers of vellum so clever and looks brilliant! Hugs, Wends x

Sarn said...

That's a stunner. What a lovely image! Your background is wonderful. xxx

Marilyn Webb said...

Such a beautiful card, and love your gorgeous papers!! What an awesome job you did with our sketch! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie stamps.
Marilyn DT

Di said...

LOVE this Heather - wonderful image and a fabulous card. I love how you used the vellum - so effective!!

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground :)


Di xx

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful! Lovely dress - I especially like the way the layers appear to be sheer and flowing! Heather, it's a lovely card with your pretty background papers, and the techniques used! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Make a Card".
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Heather this is so beautiful, I love how you have made her dress it is stunning so is the background, awesome creation
lorraine x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card..love the soft greens..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at Where the heART is..


Dess V said...

Very gentle and nice colours and image! I love it! I love this little fluffy! Thank you for playing with us at Card mania challenges!


Jean said...

What a sweet little image.I love the way you pieced her dress and the colours you used. A really pretty card.
Jean x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A sweet little image,gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us a tDream Valley Challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene DT

Linby said...

Just saw this featured in the playground well done. It is a beautiful card and I love your background. Glad it is not just me that tries to make things work on a card-you made it at last with this one!

Pat said...

This is very pretty and a great idea using the vellum Heather and love the colours. x

KandA said...

This is such a gorgous card and I love the way you did the dress with vellum xx

Kajcyika said...

Love the image and I love the color combination! :)
Thanks for sharing it at Card mania! :) xx Kaja

Vic said...

What a gorgeous little image! shes so sweet... Thanks for sharing your creation with us this month at Patties Creations, Vic - DT x

Unknown said...

She is so cute and I love the soft colours you've used. Just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore March Make A Card Challenge xx

Cathy P said...

LOVE your layered dress, Heather. What a clever idea. I need to bring my velum out of hiding!! Thanks for playing with our pearls/beads challenge at A Day for Daisies! Hugs, Cathy

applejack cards by sue said...

I love this so much and what a great idea to use vellum this way. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT