Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oriental Peacock

This week we have a PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge for you at Sugar Creek Hollow.  We want you to make a vintage or shabby chic card based on the photo below.  I have chosen to use the colours, incorporate the peacock feathers and give it a bit of an oriental feel.

I found the peacock image online and then built the layers around him.  The background paper (that you can barely see now) is oriental so I added some layered cherry blossoms and an oriental medallion.  I also found the text paper online and then added the butterflies as a watermark.  While the text paper isn't oriental, it is vintage looking (works for me).  I saw a watercolour painting of a peacock feather online and reproduced it using distress inks.  A little punching, some embossing and ribbon complete this card.

I have had an interesting week in my craft room - it seems that everything I tried failed.  I figure my mojo went out west with my husband when he went to visit his Mother for her 91st birthday.  He is back now so hopefully he brought it back with him.  

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Created With Love  - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Fur or Feathers
Totally Papercrafts  - Punch It

Image:  Peacock (Weheartpeacocks), Cherry Blossoms (Beccy's Place)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Background (Far East by DWCV), Text (
Tools & Embellishments:  Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Offray), Oriental Medallion (Gift), Tumbled Glass Broken China, Dusty Concord, Black Soot & Crushed Olive Distress Ink (Ranger), Branch Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. Beautiful card Cec, love how you've made the peacock feather ! Sue C x

  2. WOW Cec, this is fantastic, and what stunning colours you have used. I just love the detail on your card.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love. Sandra xxx

  3. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck and I hope to see you back next month for a new challenge!

  4. Adorable. I love the feathers. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at
    Created With Love Challenges


  5. So pretty Cec, I love the oriental feel of this and your peacock image is lovely. Great finds online!
    Know what you mean about mojo, where oh where has it gone?

  6. Lovely Card Cec! I love your peacock feather...great artsy feel!!

  7. Hi Cec :)

    Wonderful card you have made here, in lovley colors !

    I was so lucky to be the design teams top pick of the " loveley lace " challenge. I try to use the link to send e-mail, but it`s only a blank site that comes up.. What to do ?

  8. Beautiful design and fabulous colors. Lovely card Cec!
    Amelia x

  9. what a lovely card Cec, just loving the feather

  10. fabulous colours! Thanks for joining us at TotallyPapercrafts! Kim x - DT

  11. soooo pretty...i love your image...just lovely...


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