This weekend, I was thinking of peacocks because of the beautiful image by Designed2Delight in the Friday Freebie Challenge. I have posted on this AWESOME concept each week, so check out my previous cards for this Challenge and definitely check out Designed2Delight! Anyhoo, thinking about peacocks brought back memories as a child going to a relatives house who had peacocks. They were so pretty, they just amazed me. Then I remembered going to Busch Gardens in Florida with my daughter on her band trip. There is a white peacock there that was so different than the color infused peacocks that you normally see that it just stood out. This is the memory that got me thinking of ways to reproduce a white peacock. I thought it would be easy, just use clear embossing powder over the image and darken the cardstock around it. This is the result of that idea:
Another person who submitted a card on the Designed2Delight Challenge named Lucy used feathers on her image and I thought that was so pretty, I used some fringy yarn I had in a dark blue to outline the image. The next layer is white cs embossed with the Ornamental Iron embossing folder on my cuttlebug. I made two embossed papers, sponged it with CTMH Tropical Blue stamp pad, cut them down to fit on a 4.25 x 8 card base side by side. The sentiment is stamped on a Studio G frame with CTMH Moonlight Blue, unfortunately it did not come out solid enough, so I outlined everything with a pearlized blue gel pen. I had outlined everything else, so why stop now. lol Now you know how my morning went, if you have any ideas on how I could get a white peacock, please let me know! I hope you like how my card turned out. Have a GREAT week!