Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Time for another challenge over at

Feathered Friends (may be angels)

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store, Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For this fortnights challenge I am working with the adorable image  - Peacock.  I have used this image so many times, it is one of those I keep coming back to reuse :)

A pretty simple creation in the end, once I had coloured the image my creative thoughts flew away and were nowhere to be found.  After playing around for about an hour I could not get the finished card to look like I wanted it to and left my craft room in a big sulk - hahhaha.  Oh well, first job in the morning - get it finished.

So here we go with what I did.  I started by printing the image and colouring with Promarkers.  I then added some of the bits of my peacock feather to the image, the sheen is just magical :)  Once that was done I added lots of blue glass gems and then trimmed the excess feather bits off.
 Promarkers used
I mounted the image on to a Sizzix doily die then mounted that on Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 then the onto Spellbinders Scalloped Squares - I wanted lots of layers on this card. The top three layers were mounted using foam tape.  Using the eye of the feather I drew the tops bits in as they were to big for the card, part of the problem I was having earlier.  To cover the silver thread I used I added another blue glass gem.  A birthday peel off sticker was added for the sentiment then a turquoise bow with a beautiful turquoise gem, recycling of my daughter's broken necklace hehehe.  I added lace behind the feather then attached to the card.
Here you can see the gems sparkling - yep this is a real sparkly card :)
 Front view of card.

  • Digi - Peacock by IKEsART
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Sizzix doily, Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 and Scalloped Squares
  • Lace, ribbon, feather, gems and charm from my stash

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. OMGoodness - this is just divine !! Such gorgeous colouring and I just love what you did with that feather. Another masterpiece !! :-D

    IKE xxx

  2. woaaaa your card is fascinating!! what an incredible coloring!! brilliant work!!
    Thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap!'s "anything goes" challenge!

  3. This is fantastic! Gorgeous coloring and the feathers send it over the top! Just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Pile it On this week. Good Luck!
    Tracey, DT

  4. Wowzeers!! At first I didn't see all the details, just an amazing colored image. The peacock feather with "happy birthday" on it, the gems, layers and your daughter's broken necklace. Just amazing. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  5. Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 this week! I love your Peacock, fantastic!

  6. Thanks for joining us this week for things with wings.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede

  7. Wow! Awesome coloring! Thank for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. Have a nice day. Hugs, Susanne.

  8. What a fab card, I love peacocks such amazing colours. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

  9. Fab card love your colouring
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make a card challenge #9
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

  10. Beautiful and elegant card Mimi. Thanks so much for playing along at Cosmic Colours! :o) xx

  11. This is an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the image. The fact that you incorporated real peacock feathers into it is fantastic. Love the sparkle as well. Thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap!

  12. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P (DT)

  13. Wow, gorgeous make! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    ps - I have candy, would love you to enter!

  14. Beautiful - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sweet 7 Challenge.

    Helen x

  15. You used a real peacock feather, I've not seen any since I was a child, I used to love collecting them, what a fantastic memory you created for me. I have to say that colouring is something extraordinary given that you've used promarkers it's so elegant and I love the way the colours pop.

  16. Wow, that is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dream

  17. Wow, this is amazing! Love all the sparkly bits and that feather is awesome....

    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!


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