Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Proud as Peacocks

This week's challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments was just that....a challenge.  Take a look:

Now, I admit I thought about doing the whole pheasant thing, after all they are birds, but I thought that would be taking the easy way out.  So after thinking, thinking, and thinking some more, here's what I came up with:

I went to my box craft store and picked up a spray of peacock feathers and tore off what I wanted.  Then I took out a piece of textured Soft Suede...yep I'm hoarding-I love this color, and sprayed with a Champagne/rubbing alcohol mix to make it look shiny.  Try and take a peek:

Trust me, in real life it's very sparkly.  This is a great way to add some shine to plain card stock.

Here's another look at the lower corner:

I wanted the feathers and the picture to be the focus of the page, so I put a small strip of Garden Green DSP to journal on.  I also tied off the feathers with a piece of lace that I rubbed over my Suede ink pad-too lazy to die.

I love the #.  Years from now when Twitter is no longer, I'll have to explain, but for now I love adding them to pages.

Now head over and see what everyone else designed.--I know I'll be.  I can't wait to see how they used the theme!


  1. Oh my GOODNESS, I LOVE this!!! You glitter paper adds a nice wow but that bouquet of feathers, ADORE!! :) and I love your twitter hashtag too...I'm still getting used to twitter, haha! :) Great job on your page!!

  2. Pure genius with the glitter spray! I am so glad you added a close up because the first picture doesn't do it justice. Love how you incorporated the theme into the journaling. What a great idea to add the feather too!

  3. Have I told you lately that you're a GENIUS? And a SCRAPBOOKING WONDER? Probably! Your layout is just gorgeous...the feathers, shimmer, and the clever journaling. I am such a huge fan :) Take care! Erika

  4. Fabulously inspired! I love the glitter spray idea. Thanks for sharing. So many unique embellishments on the page!

  5. Love the fact that you used a bought feather. So cute on this page.