Friday, 4 January 2013

Shake your tail feathers

........and what a display they would make. I love peacocks and the glorious colours in their feathers - although my Mum was very superstitious and wouldn't entertain having a peacocks feather in the house, something about the Evil-Eye I seem to recall.

Not sure what she'd have made of this card then:

The close-up above is the best piccie I could get to try and show the iridescence of using Twinkling H2Os - in real life it shimmers beautifully. 

I used:

- A6 white card stock

- image from the Stampendous set called 'Proud Peacock', coloured with Twinkling H2Os - ages since I used these cute little pots of solid paint and that needs to be rectified 'cos it was very relaxing just sitting quietly painting away in my own little world

- frame was embossed using Crafts Too's 'Scrollwork Frame' folder

- peacock blue Core'dinations backing card just to edge the frame

- sentiment is also from the 'Proud Peacock' stamp set, stamped using Memento 'Teal Zeal'. The set comes with three different sets of words and the scrolling frame is separate, also in the same set. Oh, and there's a single peacock feather and a row of three in the set too - so altogether quite a bit to play with..........unless you're superstitious of course :) 

And this is how I store the H2Os - in a shallow A4 sized Really Useful box with a  divided insert.



Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, beautiful card - the colouring is superb and I love the shimmer. I'm drooling over your fab selection of H2Os - it makes my one set look puny :)) Seriously, they do look tidy in that storage box. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Amanda said...

gorgeous card Di, love the shimmery colouring really sparkles even on a photo. Great storage too, love the dividers. hugs, amanda x

scrappymo! said...

I drooling too...those H2O's look so colourful in that container and your colour choices are fabulous!
You lucky girl!

Mrs A. said...

How come you got that many . My little collection just about fills a Tuppa ware box! Not my year so far. My blog is missing the button now to upload piccys so I!m stuffed.i like your peacock. Our chooks have got their bum feathers back now I hear. Hugs Mrs a.

MaryH said...

Beautiful card & love the coloring. I am a zero at H20's. Can't seem to get the hang of working with them. You did a lovely job. TFS

Annie said...

Wow Di. I love this one. Gorgeous colours...what a stunning bird they are and you have captured it to perfection. I love your box full of Twinkling H2Os too :-)
A x

Twiglet said...

He is gorgeous - I dumfed a peacock once!! No twice - I have one on my hall wall and I think there is one in the shop! Your colour box is pretty all by itself! x Jo

mamapez5 said...

A lovely card. My mum wouldn't have the feathers in the house either, but I have four from when a friend used to have peacocks living wild on her deer farm, so it is a good thing I am not superstitious.
I am profoundly jealous of your H2O collection. I love using them, but only have a small range of colours (so far!). Kate x

Sarn said...

I love your beautiful shimmery peacock card. I couldn't get on with my H2Os either, so gave 'em away to a fellow crafter! You've got great result though. Top marks.

Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Morning Di, Beautiful Shinnering Peacock card, its just so adorable and the real thing in my garden so long ago brings back many memories l had 2 not sure why but them they where along the sea front must of come from the nearest park hopefully they got back again so beautiful they are as is your card have a great day xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning card lovely. I must use my H2O's more though as you show just how fab they are! Love all your colours, I only have 2 sets and store them on old CD's and then stack them. Take care Zo xx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss Di and OMWord have't you got some H2Os? I have none, count them, none! Maybe I should try some but like pan pastels I am afraid they would be addictive and I already have some of those....addictions!
ps nice to see some sunshine and dry weather for the girls instead of slush and swamp!

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty Di. I've never tried Twinkling H2O's but I think I need to get a grip with my new Prisma's before I start thinking about something else!


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours.
Have a nice weekend

Kathleen said...

Funny but I am not a fan of peacock feathers, love to see the birds IRL but the odd feather creeps me a tad.
My H2Os are stored in a carrier bag in my ready to throw away draw when my Hubby isn't looking, packed up on them years ago.
Thanks for mail, will reply asap.

OOps love the card though, looks fab in the frame, great CAS too.

Kath x

Anne said...

Great card love the shimmer. Anne x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Oooohhh, Di! Those H2O's are really for drooling over. Like Elizabeth, I only have a very few, which I got recently, but I do want more now that I have tried them. They are the perfect medium for a peacock. You have also reminded me that when I was little, my gran gave me an ostrich feather fan, which was kept in an old tin hat box. Sadly, when I got it out for my granddaughters to play with, it fell into millions of tiny bits. xx Maggie

okienurse said...

beautiful card Di! I love the shimmer and shine from H2O's! Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, beautiful Di! Perfect image to use Twinkling H20s with.

Juls said...

so very stylish!!! Hugs Juls