Friday, June 25, 2021

Beautiful Wishes - Color Dare Challenge #450 Inspiration Photo

This is my Design Team card For ColorMyHeart ColorDare "Inspiration Photo" Challenge #450. My colors were a blend of blues, greens, yellow and orange.

The inspirational photo reminded me of a peacock die purchased some time ago but never used. Peacock die was cut using white cardstock and then sponged using blues and greens. Using another piece of white cardstock sponged blues, greens, yellow, orange and then die cut many pieces of the various size feather strips and adhered the pieces on the peacock cut.  

Undecided what to use for my background paper there was another die cut of just the feather itself... used it as a stencil and sponged several images in blue to appear as a doily.  Cut to size for A2 card base, framed with a layer of sapphire cardstock, adhhered the peacock and use the glitter pen on the full image of the peacock and it's feathers. Used the Misti to add my sentiment.  

I had been disappointed in my photos in picking up the actual colors, dealing with uninvited shadows and spending a lot of time on getting a photo that was satisfactory.  Thought maybe another camera was due; but my daughter suggested before investing in another camera to get a Photo Light Box Kit... so she spent my money and ordered one for me. She also encouraged me to change over to square photos which I fought for a long time; but she showed me how easy it was and Walla!... done.  

A few hints of photography from my daughter, several experimental tries with the light settings and many photos... I'm so pleased with my photos in this post and the glitter shows up, and no shadows.  

For the inside of my card (photo below) I used the small cut left over from my stenciled background, layered with sapphire cardstock and adhered on the inside edge of the card.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  

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Products Used:  
     White Daisy 
     Reasonable Dies - Peacock 
     Used the large feather die for my Stenciled Background 
     Rubbernecker "Beautiful Wishes"  
     Lemon, Tangerine, Willow, Bluebird, Sapphire and White Daisy
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Glitter Pen "White"  


crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely beautiful card love the fabulous peacock with all the layers of feathers and perfect stencilled background
carol x

MortiCraft said...

Perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo there Suzanne! So very elegant too. X

Michelle said...

Stunning! What a beautiful card with so much eye pleasing detail. Wonderful job!

Susan Renshaw said...

Yes - wow!
Fabulous make for Color Dare!
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Cat Nowak said...

Love this card!! I love the background feathers is so pretty and that peacock is amazing!

Paper Crafting With Rebecca said...

Wow! This is a framable work of art... soooo pretty.

Shawna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your texture is what makes this card shine Suzanne... your splashes of color are so well done. Thank you for inspirational card. I love it.
Your teamie,

Vandra said...

Such a beautiful peacock, I love how you've created an actual peacock as well as just the colours of the challenge. Its stunning with the colours you chose and the glitters. I also love your background.