Friday, 5 September 2014

Peacock Feathers. . . . . . .Its All About the Bird!!!

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all being good and feeling well.
Happy smiles from me, got a couple of days off work, hurrah !!! Got some jobs need doing around the house, no hurrah !!!
As usual, big thanks for your lovely comments on my two Peace cards. I've been experimenting with something else different with the die so watch this Pond!!!

It has been mega busy recently and with another colleague having leave soon and another moving to another department its going to be manic, especially on the run up to the C word! if there was ever a time for a sunkissed beach, lapping waves and a pina colada with brolly, its now lol !!!

Now, today's card is one I have held back as our John showed one using this mask a little while ago. We both bought it from the recent craft show and I wasn't about to show mine too close to his lol !!! On that note, big congrats to my buddy for his well deserved call up to CEDT. May God bless you and all who craft with you !!!

Its quite a simple card using different shades of mica to colour the feathers.

You can just about see the sheen on this pic. I basically embossed the card with the mask, then Versamarked through the mask. I then sprinkled teal, lilac and blue mica in various spots over the feathers, then brushed the mica over the card. This gives a nice graduated colour.

White card base cut to 6x6
Peacock blue pearl card (Limetree Crafts)
That Special Touch Peacock Feathers Mask
Peacock Feathers DI 
SB Grate Works die
Teal bling (from John)
Mei Flower teal satin ribbon
Crafters Companion sentiment
Mica powders (from ebay)

Hope it tickles rather than ruffles your feathers hahaha!!! 

A little tip for when stamping with distress inks. I find that the image quality when stamping with these can be hit and miss so I apply Versamark to the stamp first. Then I apply the distress ink on top and I find that you get much crisper images/lettering. Sorry if that's a grannys sucking eggs thing that you all knew already.

Just a couple of messages. . . . . . . . 

Kate and Karen, I think Krylon pens are American and they can be difficult to get hold of but I got mine from Inkylicious. Sam, they are great pens, aren't they?
Hello to Carol (inkyfingers) and Marci. Thank you so much for your visits and comments.

Well, that's enough from me for today so take care all and have a good day, whatever you are up to.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang! I am in love with this stencil! Your card is gorgeous! My feathers are properly tickled. Try not to get too over-worked. You must have fun time too! Have a great day.

  2. Good morning Ang,,
    Another stunning card, love what you have done with that stencil.
    Pretty colours and very elegant.
    I bought a few stencils, they are still in their packets ..... better get them out and have a go.
    Enjoy your days off
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xxx

  3. Really pretty Ang, love the stencil.
    Enjoy your time off work.
    Love Val x

  4. Looks great Ang and I love the die on the front, so delicate.
    I cant get hold of John by the way, if you speak to him, xxx

  5. This card is quite spectacular love the embossed background and thanks for the tip on the Versamark it was new to me. You learn something every day.
    Margaret M

  6. Morning Ang,
    A very pretty card, love it.

  7. Lovely card style and colors used
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  8. Hi Ang. Love the card, tickled feathers here ; ) and thanks for the stamping tip. Take care.

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and embossed background! Have a great weekend!

  10. Gorgeous card Ang, love this mask (which I'm still yet to get) and the colours are gorgeous. You can catch the shimmer in the pics.

    My apology was for your comment on a previous post about not liking the snow Brrr Being as I added snow again I said sorry lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Hi Ang,
    fabulous card today.
    Love the super peacock colours on the embossed part, especially.
    Thanks for the tip on the DI I will bear that in mind.
    So I have learn't something new today. yipee.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Holy cow Ang, the mica is fantastic...was debating grabbing some of these powders, but now you have convinced me! The colours are just stunning! Have a peachy weekend! hugs :)

  13. Good evening Ang. Love your card using that mask. I bought that when In Aberdeen and I still haven't had time to use it, granted I haven't had time to play with any of my news crafty bits, just glad it's Friday!!!! Enjoy your weekend. Hazel xx

  14. Hi Ang, gorgeous card and colours and I love the stencil design, very elegant.
    I've got stencils that have'nt been out their packet yet, must do something about that, enjoy your days off, and thanks for the info on the pens, hugs Kate x

  15. Hi Ang love the colours and what you have done with the stencil..have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  16. Love these colors - beautifully designed and made!
    Sandy xx

  17. I think it is fabulous! Have had a nose at John's and as much as they are clever - glitter - would never have thought to use that, I just prefer yours - love those blue shades and the CAS style of this little beauty. I hope you have a good break with some time for creative play Karen x

  18. Thanks for note re pens Live your card I have Perfect Medium so will try that Also have Mica Boss will try that too Don't use mica very often but you and John are inspiring me to try again I' off to Limetree now to investigate the pearl card Don't work too hard!

  19. Fab card & luv the colours too - enjoy your few days break!! xx GsilT xx

  20. Gorgeous stencil and the colours you have used are great. Sorry for the long absence!! Hugs Christine xx

  21. Fabulous colours, a beautiful fresh card. Thanks for the tip about using versamark before distress inks, a really good idea. Michelle x