Saturday, March 9, 2013
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 (Creavapeur.com)
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)