Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dies R Us Peacock Pride

This is my "Anything Goes" DT project for the brand spankin' new DiesRUs Challenge Blog!  The very first challenge launches today - "Anything Goes Using Dies".  Come on over to the challenge blog and join the fun! Challenges will begin on the 1st and 15th of each month.   The winner will win a gift voucher to the DiesRUs store and the Top 3 will get a badge to display on their blogs.  Our wonderful Team leader, Darlene, also has an amazing giveaway on her blog.  You can check it out HERE.

I stamped the peacock in blue and green memento inks, cut out the bottom of the feathers, and pulled these feathers through the Spellbinders Gold Labels Four die before using the die to cut/emboss/deboss around the rest of the peacock.  I used Labels Four as a stencil and brushed distress ink around the edge of the image, then I removed the die and rubbed blue distress ink on the embossed frame with my finger.  I covered the entire image with shimmer using a Wink of Stella brush, added glitter to the peacock's belly and glued rhinestones to his tail. 

The teal flowers were made with a Spellbinders Rose Creations die.  They were cut with white cardstock, then colored with turquoise Glimmer Mist and blue Smooch Spritz.  While still damp, I layered the roses and then scrunched them to get that crinkly, worn look.  I glued them together and added the rhinestone centers after they dried.  The La-La Land rolled roses were also colored with green and gold Glimmer Mists before I rolled them with a quilling tool. 

The Pippi butterflies were cut out of teal paper and covered with clear stickles.  The Memory Box Darrington Corner was cut from white cardstock, dyed with blue smooch spritz then folded in half to create the swirls. I "found" a feather from my daughter's boa and dyed it with peacock feathers distress ink.  It's hard to see in the photo but it's right above the blue fun fur yarn. 

The Memory Box Whimsy Circle die was covered with clear iridescent embossing powder and heat embossed.  I tried to make everything sparkle since peacocks are showy birds and the person I made this for requested a "bling-ed out" card.  Hope it's glitzy enough.  Here's another look:


La-La Land - Rolled Rose Set (S & M)

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to join me and the rest of the DT over at the DiesRUs Challenge!

Challenges Entered:
Scrapbooker Phd Bling it Up*
Butterfly Challenge Glamorous Butterflies*
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC#145 Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons #76 Lots of Layers
The Sisterhood of Crafters Things With Wings
Whimsy Stamps #70 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #211Things than can fly
Love to Create Pearls & Bling
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers Lots of Layers


Vicki robertson said...

Love this gorgeous card!! The colors and design!

Maria said...

Stunning card with peacock, feathers, and flowers! And, love the colors! So pretty...well done!

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! I love how you made your embellishment cluster mimic a peacock tail! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

A truly STUNNING creation Jen! Thanks so much for all the details and thanks for sharing my giveaway also! We are so thrilled to have you as part of the Dies R Us family! Great job! Have a wonderful day!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Tee Hee ... I'm back with a different DT hat on! LOL!
This card is just sooooo beautiful and of course the feathers were the PERFECT addition! Stunning my friend!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Gracie CH said...

Great job Jen, your layering is so nice, and I love the shades of blue you combined. I'm so glad to have you as my teammate.


Mrs A. said...

What an absolutely stunning card this is. I love the peacock and whilst the butterflies are not the main focal point they add to the overall look of the card and I especially like the shimmer on their wings. Thank you for fluttering by for #6. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).
Going to have a look at the new challenge now.

Carol said...

A gorgeous creation, great colours. Thank you for adding lots of layers at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Blue Rose said...

Simply is my favorite color, and this is just gorgeaous.

Ileana A. said...

Gorgeous!Wonderful layout, I love how you assembled the flowers and image with strass is beautiful!

Intruderlady said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower arrangement that compliments the peacock.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Love to Create.


mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.


Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you pulled the peacock colors into your embellishments!
Thank you for joining our Pearls & Bling Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! :D
Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy.
Ruza, Whimsy Digital Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Milnie said...

Wow, this card is stunning! Love all the details.
Thank you so much for joining us for our Lots of Layers Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons,

Milnie DT

alethea said...

This is absolutely stunning and I just love the blues and greens that you have used.Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Kay Wallace said...

Jenny, this is absolutely stunning! Love the flowers, of course, but it is those vibrant colors you have chosen that really make this stand out! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! The peacock is amazing!

Faith Wallace said...

This project just blows me away. You captured such detail and elegance here. Such amazing touches. I'm a huge fan of butterflies, and the butterflies here enhance the most amazing image of the peacock. Thank you so much for joining ScrapbookerPhD's Bling Challenge.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Wow - stunning! I love the peacock and the butterfly especially! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbooker PhD this week! Hugs, Cathy