Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The pride of the peacock

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I wanted to make something in response to the Inkspirational challenge 64 where this lovely photo was given, especially as I bought a pack of peacock feathers recently.

I found that I had a lovely digital image on my PC that I originally got from Papercraft Star (no longer in existence, unfortunately) or a wrought iron peacock.

I printed this out on to a piece of pale blue card and lightly brushed with a mix of dusty concord and peacock feathers distress inks - they look more vibrant in real life than in the photo. I then place one of the peacock feathers over this and took a photo that I then used digitally with the quote to finish the card ready to be printed. This way, I still have the peacock feather. I think it would get too damaged to try to adhere one to the card, so I felt this was a good way round it.

This is also for:

Word art Wednesday 148: anything goes
Take a word: birds
Glitter n sparkle 101: use a digi
2 cute ink 114: anything goes
Kreativeinkauf 18: anything goes
Natalie and Amy 24: things with wings
Creative craft cottage digi creations 8: digi/things with wings
Little Miss Muffet 93: blues and greens


  1. Ingenious use of the feather - looks lovely!

  2. This is a fabulous card Hazel, such a good idea.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational.
    Pauline GDT

  3. A very nice card and sentiment. Praying you have an awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.

    Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

  4. What a great card. To me, it has a Victoran feel about it.
    That's a clever way to make use of the feather, but still have it on hand for other projects.
    Caroline xxx

  5. Wow Hazel what a creative way to be inspired by our photo. That peacock feather is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Ink x

  6. Oh that's gorgeous; love the color!

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Cute Ink! ~Michele, DT

  7. Wow... what a creative paper/digital combo! The feather definitely worked for the inspiration photo. Wonderful card! So glad you joined us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

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