Thursday, 5 August 2010

Birds and Pearls

I had been worried that my mojo was disappearing, but I think it is because I have been feeling a bit crap with a stomach bug I cannot get rid of, though it has certainly been better today than for the last 5 or 6 days.  Anyway Crafts 4 Eternity have a sketch that I really liked, and also a theme that appealed - Use the sketch - Include a bird (s) - Include pearls.

So I have made used of a stamp that has not been inked up for a long time, and also printed some paper from the Peacock Summer Party Twin-Pack CD by Glenda Waterworth to go with the stamp.  The papers on this CD are simply beautiful with some lovely colour options, and inserts, tags, etc.

So to my peacock - I have stamped in Versafine, and coloured with ink taken from a Big 'n' Juicy pad called Waterfall, and also Derwent Inktense pencils to give a richer colour mix.  The papers are three toning papers from the CD, with cardstock from Coredinations to tone,  The flowers are long forgotten ones as well - the large petals behind the Prima satin flower are some lily ones I pulled apart in order to get the colours I wanted for the embellishment.  The punched edge is done with a Fiskars punch, the corner with EK Success, and the pearls are from stash.

I am also entering this for:

- Cute Card Thursday #124 - Whateva!
- The CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments



  1. Stunning work Val, the peacock is beautiful and those papers are just gorgeous with it. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us this week at C4E. Hugs

  2. Oh what a lovely card! Those backing papers are yummy and your stamping and colouring is great, all in all a fab card. Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday this week.

    Jenny x

  3. Love the rich colours and the lo in this one Val. Well done - gorgeous card.
    Hope you start to feel better really soon.

    Edna x

  4. fabulous card val! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

  5. Wow - beautiful card! Fabulous peacock colour pallette, Val. Lovely! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  6. Hi Val, you have a gorgeous work of art on here. I have this particular stamp and like you it hasn't been used much. Beautifully coloured, I like the idea of using a Big & Juicy Ink Pad, super backing papers and your stunning flower add a perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday this week, hope to see you again very soon
    Christine xx

  7. Sorry to read you're feeling rough at the moment Val and hope you're soon back on form. Mind you, no one would know you're under the weather from this fab card. The colours are wonderful and you've really coloured the peacock beautifully. The flower really picks up the colours so well too.

    By coincidence I've posted another of my DT application cards tonight using .............. stamps and paper from the same EI peacock range!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Beautiful card, a real stunner!

  9. Oh Val I love your peacock and how you shaped the image! I love all the pretty co-ordinating colours. Such a pretty card. thanks for joining us at c4e. keeleyxx

  10. Beautiful card, I love the image

  11. beautiful card Val, love the colours.

  12. Wow this is beautiful the image, the backing papers and layout all superb.Thanks for sharing this with CD Sunday this

  13. Oh wow this is fantabulous! Lovely rich colours. I thought this sketch was really challenging and steered clear; you've made it look easy!

    Hope you're feelnig better

  14. Beautiful, the colours are superb. Thanks for joining the CD Sunday Challenge this week.


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Love and big hugs
Val xx


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