Thursday, January 3, 2013

Retro Peacock

Nothing beats a nice hot cuppa tea in the morning!  Though it looks like it's been afternoon now (here at least) for the last 10 minutes.  Oh well.  Today's card has nothing to do with tea.

How do you like that?  'Cause I'm quite fond of it!  The thing that took me the longest was choosing DSP for the strip on the left...not that I couldn't find anything, but more that I had trouble narrowing it down.  I finally chose that one since the design reminded me of the eyes on peacock feathers.  I thought about making the bird multicolored, but I decided I liked him in all Pacific Point so I just added some rhinestones.  Think I'd like the button better if it was Pacific Point, but I didn't have any buttons that color so Pool Party is what I got.

Today's card layout is courtesy of Retro Sketches:

I had fun with this sketch though of course I modified it a bit.  All the elements are there, just in slightly different proportions.  If you're curious, the DSP strip is 1 inch wide, and the peacock piece is 3 3/4 inches wide; both are 3 1/2 inches tall.  Whenever I want to stamp multiple things one one panel, I usually stamp the images on scratch paper first, cut them out, and lay them on my grid paper.  That way I can see what size I need to cut my paper and I can mess around with arrangement of the images, and when I'm done, I put the images into the respective stamp cases for if I need them again.  You know the cheapo white paper that comes in scrapbook page protectors?  I use that as my scratch paper since I have a ton of it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thursday!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  World Treasures, Curly Cute
Ink:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, International Bazaar DSP
Accessories:  Sycamore Street ribbon & buttons pack (SAB is coming!), Island Indigo baker's twine (not quite a match to Pacific Point, but close enough for this card), basic rhinestones, corner rounder punch


Vicki Burns said...

Love the colors on this!

Rita W said...

I love this one! Those colors normally scare me but they look fabulous together and with the peacock.