Friday, September 9, 2016

Circular Peacocks

Hello Readers!

For today I am going to playing along with The Paper Players and Less is More.. These two blogs have inspired me to put two of my absolute favorite elements together; peacocks and circles!! Seriously, I couldn't believe my creative eyes!! So here is my card for today, enjoy!

Using a Spellbinders stencil created this bubbly
peacock colored background. Tape the stencil down, load up a sponge with ink, and apply.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
(I say that to my kids all the time.)

Side view of the card. I wanted to border the white space so I thought this stitched rectangle die would do the job beautifully. Lots of white space around this (hopefully) CAS card. 

Left/Top: This angled view shows dimension provided by the peacock feather die cut. White simple with dots of color to frame the sentiment. Right/Bottom: This front view shows the sentiment as one. You can still notice the die cut dimension however you can also read the sentiment clearly.

Challenges Entered:
Less is More: Week #292- Colours found in a Peacock's Feather
The Paper Players: PP311- Circles

It was Monika Reeck from Creative with Monika who called me out!! She said in a comment that I loved circles. I never gave it much of a thought until I started looking at my work and holy moly was she right! Circles have is no end which rests my eyes and am in love with the curves they make. They just make me happy.

And peacocks are so majestic and fancy. They can play the part of feminine or masculine with their universal colors they adorn. It never gets old seeing a peacock spread those glorious feathers. And again peacocks just make me happy.

I guess today I can sum it up as happy! Rain is gone and I just made a card that I love.. Yup... Happy!

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope this card inspires you to somehow create your own happy. Take care everyone and see you soon. 

All the best, 


Sazzle Dazzle said...

An absolute beauty. Superb use of those colours and a wonderful white space area too. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is more this week. Sarah

Esther said...

Totally stunning - every element works together beautifully to make this an incredibly classy and gorgeous card. Super job, well done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Mac Mable said...

Amazing card...The circle/bubble background is gorgeous and do so love the die cut rectangle, the die cut feather and the sentiment. A real wow card x

Jaydee said...

Shawna, what a wonderful graphical card and I love the colors, too. Your die cut sentiment is fabulous. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week.

Susan said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. Perfect for our color challenge! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Neets B said...

Wonderful stencilling and I love that your colour is in the border and the white space is in the centre. Great dimension too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a fabulous card! I love that stencilled background with the rich colours and the sentiment panel with that lovely white space. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

BożenA said...

Hello Shawna,
This is one of your most beautiful cards !! I love the softness they form circles, peacocks wonderful colors and great shape cut out of the pen. And a beautiful sentiment, which so perfectly fits to die. This creates a whole so beautiful! WOW, I'm in love with this card.

laurie said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Just stunning.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Monika Reeck said...

that zoom foto is stunninnngggggg
I see circles here and it is from Stencil right
and the color it is my FAV so in love
this is my card....I love to have it in my post box Shawna
Luv all in here the texture is really woooww

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