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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Peacock Mandala

I had actually intended to use several more elements from Glenda's recent release of peacock stamps but eventually the mandala looked right using only two of the stamps - repeating the same image but in different sizes. This is a feature that I really appreciate with Chocolate Baroque: the provision of the same image but varying the direction it faces &/or the sizing.

front of card
angled view to show glittering
& central patterning
close-up showing detail of colouring plus
angled view to show dimensional shaping & layering
inside of card

The two stylised feathers were repeatedly stamped & cut out after colouring & then gently shaped prior to assembling them in a mandala pattern. 

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0419 Peacock Parade.
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (images on card front), Memories Black Dye (inside of card & edging paper).
Pencils/Markers etc… Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker; Stickles Glitter Glue (Patina).
Cardstock Blacks in various finishes from stash.
Paper Textured light blue from stash.
Punches Woodware (Corner Rounder & Inverted Corner).
The gems are an assortment from stash including Kanban & Anita's.

Challenge Entered
Simon Says...Anything Goes


GinaA said...

These are beautiful Paula, beautiful colour combination with the perfect amount of bling, shaping the cutout images has worked really well. I especially like the inside images in the corners, a perfect finishing touch.
I have done my pencil comparison by the way, just finished a blog about it. Thanks so much for your help, you are a star.

Gill said...

Wow Paula, this is absolutely exquisite. I love the colours and the shading. You are one very clever lady.

Elaine said...

This is absolutely beautiful Paula, a real labour of love and I love it. Your colouring is so accomplished, the painstaking cutting out and the delicate shaping of the feathers has worked so well. Even the choice of those mirrored gems is a brillaint choice. Elaine x

Rocky said...

A beautiful card Paula. If that's what you were beating into submission last night I'd say you won big time!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow this is gorgeous Paula. The colours are beautiful but I love the Mandala design very much. I will have to give this a try, thanks for the inspiration. Shirleyx

Jean Straw said...

Hi Paula, what a beautiful card, the gorgeous colours look great against the black card. I love how you have shaped each feather, and the placement of the gems.
Thank you for your comments on my blog, and for identifying the stamp I used.
Jean x

Miranda said...

Wow Paula, what a beautiful card you've made with such eye for detail and colour! It really pops out of my blog roll list!You have sure inspired others with this, warm greet Miranda

jackiescrafts said...

Paula this so a gorgeous card I love the colours you have used and the repeat stamping looks excellent

Jackie x

Aquarius said...

Well you certainly beat that into submission - it is gorgeous. Beautiful colouring and precision as always.

Annie said...

I love the beautiful rich colours on your peacock feathers, and a stunning card! hope you are keeping well, and perhaps enjoy some sunshine this weekend!
hugs, annie x

veronica said...

absolutely stunning Paula - love the vibrant colours - one heck of a lot of work there!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Dear Paula!

This is absolutely stunning and so perfect in every way!
I love the colors and that amazing symmetry.
Have a wonderful week-end!

Thank You~

Sally H said...

Totally stunning, Paula! I love the colours and the embellishments and stickles provide just the right amount of sparkle. Very elegant and beautiful

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning mandala Paula, such gorgeous colours too. I love the shape you've given to the petals as well.

Sue x

Kath said...

wow Paula..this is so beautiful...very striking in that gorgeous colour...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the striking colours.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Heather said...

Hi Paula, my travels are over and I'm now trying to catch up!!!
This is the most stunning card, a beautiful design and your colour pallet is just sensational - definitely my favourite. Such a gorgeous design and wonderful accents!!

Heather xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! I love the mandala you created with this stamp, and the color scheme is amazing. Blessings, my friend!

Elaine said...

Hi Paula,

I'm playing catch up!! I have looked at posts but not had much time to comment so I'm working through the blogs bit by bit.

This is so perfectly beautiful, in these gorgeous, rich peacock shades.
I love the shaping too, which gives it the added depth.
Stunning Paula!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous colours, amongst my favourites!

Clare said...

Beautiful, fantastic cards! Lovely color and layout!
Clare xo :)