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Monday, September 8, 2014

Inspired by a Peacock

Hello! I hope you've had a good weekend and a great start of the week! I've got a new card to show you, and this one is rather 'international' with paper from the UK (thanks Sandie!), doily from a food store in Dubai and gold/bronze paper bought in Sweden. My choice of colors is inspired by the photo over at Inkspirational. I pondered for a week about what to do, should I use my peacock stamp, a peacock metal charm, lace... I decided on a simple 'hello' card as I've got mainly birthday and Christmas cards in my stash right now. Once I had decided on what to make the card came together rather quickly. The feathers are cut out with my Spellbinders dies, and for the sentiment I used on from Dienamics. Pearls from my stash. I machine stitched using white thread.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - Photo
2) 4 Crafty Chicks - Sewing Real or Faux
3) Aud Sentiments Challenge - #114 No Birthday Sentiment


Deepti Stephens said...

It's beautiful! Love the feathers.. :)

Sammy said...

Oh this is beautiful Pia, love it! x

scrappymo! said...

Those feathers are so pretty. I wondered what that die looked like! There was a buy one get one free Spellbinders sale at my scrapbook store last week. Of course they did not have the feathers and everything was picked over by the time I got there on the last day of the sale!

Your card is lovely. The feathers are stunning and love the International aspect of your card!

Lau W said...

Oh superb, very chic ! Love the feathers, gorgeous card Pia !

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh Pia, what a beautiful and elegant card! The background paper looks great with the colour of feathers.... and the feathers are fabulous!! The die you used make also embossing?

sandie said...

Gosh I wouldn't have recognised that paper..but it sure does work perfectly for this photo and I knew you would make better use of it than me! I love the ribbing on the feathers. This card is a stunner Pia and so pleased you shared with us at Ink xx

Leanne said...

Great job, love the leaves and that doily, nice touch. Thanks for playing our sewing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your beautiful blue paper and die cut feathers.
P.S. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational - I'm GDT for this challenge, I was so pleased when I saw the beautiful photo inspiration.

Laine said...

Another elegant beauty Pia. Stunning colour palette and detail.

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Pia...I love the color you have choose its look like the picture inspiration and lovely feathers too..may I have this die cut paper dear Pia..only if you are not busy looks like a real one great interpretation Pia...

Sorry I have no post a new post at my blog but I edited my old post and put a new card there :) wish you can see it..its not a spectacular card cause I have dull idea with the cue card UNDER and only put a gift under the christmas tree..yeah not a great card I think Pia..( a bit sad)

When do you like to SWAP our cards..please tell me again your fav color Pia..many thanks..Hugs, Monika

Chrissy said...

Really lovely sophisticated and the feathers and gorgeous papers..
Fabulous card.


Dawn Lancaster said...

Another beutiful card Pia, I love the paper & the Hello is fantastic!
Dawn xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh fabulous card Pia! Love the dies you've used :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. The feathers look wonderful, I love the paper and fabulous sentiment die.
Sue xx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Pia & I love the colors! I haven't gotten off into the feathers yet...we have a matching set w/die in our SU! Holiday book but it's not for me!

You've made a beautiful card with the feathers...adding the doily was a nice touch too!!!

chrissy xx said...

This is GOrgeous Pia..What a pretty design I LOve your feathers they are so pretty. Your stitching? as always is Fab.

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and the Peacock feathers add an elegant touch Pia..Loz

Asha said...

What makes this card truly special is it's simplicity. You were right in not going for the obvious peacock. Instead the feathers together with the blue and gold/bronze are all you need to make this card special. I love it.
xxx Asha

Donna said...

Gorgeous card!

aussie aNNie said...

SUPER STUNNING and very creative, love the gorgeous details and the beautiful display of feathers, love it...xxxThe Journey is the Start

Avril Ann said...

Just absolutely stunning, Pia, I am loving the feather dies, mainly as when I use a real feather on my projects, I have to take an Antihistamine, LOL...hugs xxx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Very pretty, love the design and the colors, perfect together.


Fabulous feathers Pia - I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous card!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

cm said...

Lovely in every way...the blue background, the feathers and hello, and the oh-so-pretty doily. The stitching adds such an eye-catching special finishing touch. Thank you for sharing at Inkspirational Challenges.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such beauty Pia. Love all the different layers they are so lovely.


Lisa S. said...

Love the pretty doily as a backdrop for the feathers. Very pretty card Pia! xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Pia… such a great design with the feathers and doily… and the paper is gorgeous!! Love the hello die! :-))
Hope you have a nice evening
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Pia… such a great design with the feathers and doily… and the paper is gorgeous!! Love the hello die! :-))
Hope you have a nice evening
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Pia… such a great design with the feathers and doily… and the paper is gorgeous!! Love the hello die! :-))
Hope you have a nice evening
Big hugs
Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Thank you Pia for the answer to my question! ...Your feather's die is fabulous, I also love it! :-)

Regina said...

Pia, I love feathers! Your card is simple fabulous!


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the feather die and three little pearls
Carol x

fairysparkle said...

This is so pretty Pia x

Kim Heggins said...

So classy and very all your international touches too, so nice.