Wednesday, 15 February 2012

#104 Nature






















Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - nature
Sponsor & prize this week - Stampeezee (£10 voucher)

No, not a square card this week, but a rectangle for a change and I tried to keep it all relatively simplistic & uncluttered. Yes, I know it looks pretty square to you, but the back of the card actually extends out with cut circle detailing - it is just when the card is open you can't actually see that element at all!  Best laid plans going astray I think we can safely say on that one. LOL. However, if you look at the angled photo you can see the glossy black die cuts on the back.

The die cut on the back of the card can only really be seen when fully closed  or from an angle.

The image of this resplendent peacock is from A Day For Daisies and as he is something of a stylised bird I decided to colour him with Promarkers in quite a stylised way.  I layered my papers and cut out ovals which themselves were layered up to echo the feathers' eyes. Hopefully, the die cut border (a Spellbinders'), on the glossy black card has something of the same effect.

Tine :)

Challenges:
Charisma - things with wings
Flutterby Wednesday - ANYTHING with wings
Divas By Design - wings and things
Truly Scrumptious - all creatures great and small
Scrappy Frogs - die cut  (Spellbinders Borderability die on the edge of the back of the card)
Inky Impressions - punches or dies (....see above)
Stamps Are Us - anything goes
Penny's - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes.

22 comments:

  1. I know you had some reservations about this one but since we can't see what you envisioned I say its pretty darn cool!! :)

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  2. Peacocks are beautiful birds and you've made a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x I have some candy if you're interested http://hazel-hazelshappyhouse.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is such a fab card and love the colours. The image is great
    x catherine

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  4. This is stunning and I love the peacock feather punches as well as the Spellbinders border. Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week. Hugs, Anita

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  5. Gosh Chrisitne the colours are stunning in this card, I love the peacock and those gorgeous papers :) xx

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  6. a really pretty creation! Thanks for joining in our Things with wings challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

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  7. This is beautiful Tine! The papers are gorgeous and I love the feathers!

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  8. Gorgeous peacock. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impreasions.

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  9. Gorgeous peacock. thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous colours and love how you have followed the feathers out on to the design too, Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey xx

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  11. Thank you for joining us at charisma this week! :) beautiful creation! :) Emma x

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  12. What a great card Tine!! I love the Peacock and all the bright colors. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge this week at Penny's. Good Luck!

    Courtney~

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  13. Oh what a clever idea with the peacock feathers. Very inspirational. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week

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  14. Awww, this is gorgeous.. what a great theme!! love the peacock idea! Hugs! Brittany, xoxo
    http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great card Hun fab bright colours thank you for joining us this week at truly scrumptious

    Wendy DT ts

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  16. Very cool card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

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  17. Gorgeous card Tine, love how you've added the eyes :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  18. Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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  19. Absolutely beautiful, love the peacock and the way you have carried out the feathers, gorgeous colours...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

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  20. Awww this is so sweet I love how you continued the peacock feather shape after the image! Adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

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  21. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

    http://www.michelerdesigns.com/

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  22. WOW I love this card Tine, I have Peacocks in my garden each day and this is a wonderful card
    I showed photos of the peacocks on my blog post below. Hugs Elaine
    http://wheelerscraftiness.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-daily-visitors.html

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