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Less is More week 292 - Peacock Feather

Hi LIMettes! It's the start of a new month of challenges, so we have another sponsor to announce! Welcome back to Happy Little Stampers, and a big thank you for their support.



This week our challenge at Less is More is to make a clean and simple card using the colours of a peacock feather.

I googled a few inspiration photos and found that I needed to incorporate light blue, dark blue, purple, gold and green. Does anyone else immediately think "Christmas!" or is it just me? Tee hee.

Just the one card from me this week, but I do like how it turned out and plan on doing a few others for later in the year.





I used Distress Inks for the tree and then sprayed it lightly with water so the ink "ran" to get a soft, feathered effect. A white pen was used for tiny snowflakes over the area within the aperture, and baubles were added to the tree.

Supplies

Arches Aquarelle hot pressed watercolour card
Sizzix Circle Framelits
Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree
Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Iced Spruce
Sakura Souffle white pen
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in gold
Inkssentials Watermark Resist ink
Papermania adhesive gems (clear, coloured with Promarkers)


The rest of the DT have put together some fab inspiration cards on their personal blogs so do pop over and take a look...


Anita - Neet and Crafty
Chrissie - Simply One of a Kind
Sarah G - Funky Fossil Designs
Sarah P - Sazzle Dazzle Crafts
Sharon - From my Craft Desk
Susan - BlueFogStudio



Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Esther and love how you you've let the water run a little to blur the image around the tree. It looks fantastic and you've picked out those exotic peacock colours to perfection. Have a fun week. Sarah x

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  2. Stunning effect with the Christmas tree Esther; the soft feathered effect is absolutely gorgeous. Your design is superb too - so classy and elegant. Love it.

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  3. Love the soft effect that your spritzing has achieved, Esther - I always seem to end up with a mess :) I didn't think to use these colours for Christmas but I absolutely love them here. Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I'm just a bit Christmas-obsessed really...! x

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  4. Beautiful card Esther.... love the soft dreamy effect you achieved by spritzing the stamp :)
    Jenny x

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  5. That feathery effect makes for one beautiful Christmas tree and I love the wayyouhave cornered it x

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  6. The Christmas tree looks so beautiful in these peacock colors. Love the design too.

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  7. Esther, love how you used these colors for a Christmas card...what a terrific idea!

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    1. Thanks Susan! Any excuse for Christmas, lol!

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  8. What a gorgeous tree, love the softness!!

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  9. love this. the layout is cool and the effect you have achieved with the inks is just fab. and your baubles look so real! how did you manage to stop them from funning when you spritzed with water? brill xx

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    1. Hi Theresa! Thank you :) The baubles are clear adhesive gems coloured with Promarkers, adhered after the spritzing and drying of the tree were complete xx

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  10. I think the choice of a curved opening was inspired!

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  11. I love this CAS card Esther ! This scene is so soft and so peaceful ! Very gorgeous Xmas card ! Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

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  12. WOW, I love this soften effect you achieve with distress and water. It looks so mysterious and sparkly. Just like real Christmas tree.

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  13. Fabulous card Esther. I wouldn't have thought of Christmas, but you are spot on about the colours being suitable for a Christmas card.

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    1. Thanks Sue! I love Christmas, so most things make me think of it - any excuse! ;-)

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  14. Your card is just:wawwwww! Thanx for shering your trick with water to get wonderfull feathered effect!

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  15. Incredible card! Less IS more, it's so clean and perfect!
    Love the tree color, so vivid.

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  16. Beautiful Card Esther...Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving some love...

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  17. Beautiful design, Esther. Your tree is so pretty, I love the dimension.

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  18. Sorry I'm so late hunnie! I love this when I first saw it. A great way to use these colours and the tree looks beautiful. The white accents really are a great touch and I love the cut away design xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! Hope you get a relaxing weekend xx

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  19. How clever to make a Christmas card Esther,yes these colours are ideal!super tree and little scene,the little snowflakes finish it off so nicely too 😀 Viv xx

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