Saturday, 3 September 2016

Less is More Week #292 - Peacock Feather

Hi there

Honestly, where does the time go?!  At Less is More we've whooshed around to the beginning of another month which means today marks the start of another Colour challenge.  And this week we want to see colours of...


Peacock Feathers


When I think of peacock feathers I think of greens and aquas, and also deep indigo/purple shades, as well as what seems to be a shade of gold.

I've made two cards this week, here's the first...



On a panel of white cardstock I stamped the flower and leaves image in waterproof black ink.  I then watercoloured using my Zig markers.  I used Strathmore Bristol cardstock as this works brilliantly when blending with these markers (thanks to my LIM buddy, Sarah, for the samples!) so the panel was adhered directly onto the card base.  The die cut Thanks was then adhered, this cut from some pearlescent gold cardstock.

Materials used:

  • Stamp: Stampin' Up - So Very Grateful
  • Ink: Archival - Jet Black
  • Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Bush Pens in Light Green, Deep Green, Blue, Turquoise Green and Violet
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Twice the Thanks
  • Gold cardstock from stash

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #209 - CAS



And as this thanks die is a shiny new addition to my craft stash I just have to link up at the lovely Darnell's NBUS challenge.






And for my second card I made a shaker, and decided to leave it sentiment free...




I started by die cutting the smaller stitched rectangle from some white cardstock.  I then die cut the butterfly from it and adhered some acetate to the back.  The same butterfly was cut from some pearlescent gold cardstock and inlaid into the aperture.  I then filled with sequins to create the shaker.  I was going to adhere the small rectangle to the card base but it looked a little incomplete so I inlaid it into a larger stitched rectangle and then adhered this to the card base on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Wonky Stitched Rectangles; Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly
  • Sequins: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Rainforest Shaker Selection; Doodlebug - Various

Challenge entries:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #28 - All Kinds of Everything (Butterflies)
CASology - Challenge #213 - Stitch
My Time to Craft - Challenge #328 - Something that Flies





My teamies have created a wonderful array of cards using these colours this week, if you have the time please stop by at their personal blogs for more inspiration.

I'm looking forward to the colourful gallery of entries this coming week!


24 comments:

  1. Wow, this is unique, so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

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  2. Lovely Lim cards great colours xx Jan

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  3. Swooning here ... absolutely adore that butterfly shaker and you've picked out the peacock tones to perfection in your sequins. The first one is a stunner too and glad to see you're finding that Bristol paper working a treat for you! hmmm now got stash envy for that 'thanks' die!!!! Oh and the butterfly!!!! Hugs Sarah xx

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  4. Two beautiful cards Anita. I honestly thought you had gold embossed that 'Thanks' ....what a super die that is! The flowers look so pretty in those colours. The shaker card is just superb. Fab in fab inspiration again.

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  5. Two beautiful and elegant cards, Anita - I don't know how you do it! I LOVE that thanks die - it looks really luxurious in the gold and your colours are perfectly peacock :) Enjoy your weekend x

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  6. Both gorgeous, but your inlaid butterfly is fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog to leave such a nice comment. Your flower card captures the peacock feathers perfectly. Your shaker card made me catch my breath. It is just gorgeous. The gold with those colors is beautiful.

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  8. What a beautiful shaker card so luxurious x

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  9. The gold works just perfect with these peacock colors. Beautiful cards!

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  10. Two beautiful cards, Neets! Your first card with the gold against the richly coloured flowers has knocked my socks off. Gorgeous!

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  11. Two beautiful cards....love your gorgeous butterfly shaker!

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  12. Beautiful cards! I am in love with that butterfly shaker!

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  13. Love your floral thank you card, Anita - such rich jewel tones go beautifully with the gold sentiment! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  14. Oh my goodness! Two stunningly gorgeous cards! The gold embossed sentiment of the first card looks so fantastic and eye catching against the blooms, and the gold butterfly shaker is uber stylish... so beautiful! Awesome job!

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  15. Two fab cards Anita, love the butterfly shakeras well as the bouquet. The gold you've used is opulent without over powering the delicate blooms.
    Thanks for joining us here at ATSM. :0)

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  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  17. Beautiful cards, Anita! The butterfly shaker is a CAS stunner - thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  18. Love your beautiful card! The stitching is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  19. Both card are pretty but shaker card rules. I love sequins in color of peacock feather and gold embossed butterfly.

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  20. Oh my. That shaker card is Gorgeous!!! I love that it's sentiment free too! So versatile! Love your floral card with the pretty pop of gold also! Both are such perfect CAS designs! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us again over at CASology!

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  21. Fabulous closeup photos of these two genius cards, Anita! Your coloring is so crisp and real on your flowers that the image looks like a sticker! A simple card that took my breath away! I equally love your CASlicious butterfly stitched shaker!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. A stunning shaker butterfly card, I am sure once you have added a sentiment it will be complete. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC. Caz DT

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  23. Two gorgeous cards, Anita. I love how you used gold on both, beautiful with the peacock colours. Have a lovely weekend x

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