Monday, 5 September 2016


Such beautiful birds when their plumage is on full show,apparently it's all down to pigment and light causing those beautiful iridescent Jewel colours.....which gave me the idea for my card....Here's A close up of a peacock feather showing the beautiful copper and blue tones;-
For my card, I cut a square one, the sparkle and shine sentiment in gold embossing powder seemed so made for this card, and of course glitter and alcohol inks are always fun to play with......

I covered the sentiment and added lines of double sided tape around the sentiment which I covered in some copper glitter I found in my stash, and using some scraps of acetate coloured them with alcohol ink in blues and pool shades and cut thin strips to adhere in between a couple of the glittered lines.......and nooooo the bird in the photo isn't a peacock we bought it in South Africa loved the shape and colour .....and it's a  Guineafowl!

Entering this card into Less is more colour challenge, Peacock feather  and Pixies Snippets playground


  1. Love this card Sue. Great use of snippets and you really captured the peacock feather colours beautifully.

    Good to see you back with us this week! I had to delete a link which took me to last week's entry, it's never a problem for me to do it at this end.


    Di xx

    1. Sorry and thank you for sorting...thank you too for the lovely comments x

  2. What a great way to use the colors. They are beautiful paired with gold. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  3. This looks absolutely super, such a fab way of using our colour challenge! (I also really like the guinea fowl!) Thanks for playing with us at Less is More :)

  4. ooh - nice take on the LIM challenge just love this card.

  5. A beautiful card Sue, I love the idea of using strips of acetate and alcohol inks, the colours are beautiful.

    Sue xx

  6. Absolutely divine Susan. So unique, clever and effective.
    Truly inspirational as ever! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Less is More this week.

  7. A fabulous creation. The metallic looks great with the vibrant colours of your alcohol inks.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More