Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #6

Good morning! Here's a card I created for the most recent "Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge!"

Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's my take on it:

I really love the brightly colored spots on the peacock's tail feathers, so I tried to mimick those with cardstock ovals and circles. I distressed the edges and inked them up to give them some dimension and more of an organic feel.

I used the "D'vine Swirl" Embossing Folder (Provo Craft) to create the swirly background panel. The animal print on the right is a strip of self adhesive ribbon from DCWV.

It's really quite bright and rather bold, but it's truly the product of free-flowing creativity. I honestly just tried to let myself go on this one. What do you think of it? I'd love to hear your feedback!

This challenge runs until May 13th, and Kim is randomly selecting TWO winners this time around, so you should DEFINITELY play along! Click HERE for the details!


I also wanted to let you know that my sweet blog friend, Paulina, is giving away a $50 gift certificate on her blog, Pretty Pink Posh!!!! Click HERE to find out how you can enter for a chance to win this FABULOUS prize!!

Stamped Sentiment (All Night Media)
Ink - "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko), "Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Inkpad" (Clearsnap)
Cardstock - "Rattan" (The Paper Cut), "Kraft" (PTI), all other colors (The Paper Company)
Embossing Folder - "D'vine Swirls" (Provo Craft)
Edge Distresser (Heidi Swapp)
Oval Template (Fiskars)
Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida)
Animal Print Ribbon (DCWV)
Black Ribbon (Hot Off the Press)
Adhesive Foam Squares (Therm-o-web)
Glue Dots
Zots (Therm-o-web)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)

Finished Card Size: 5.75" x 4.5"


Michele Gross said...

Wowzers! This is fantastic!!! You really captured the essence of the peacock :) Love those circle patterns and the embossing is perfect!! :)

Lucille K said...

Hi Lisa - Wonderful card, love the bright colors :)

Kim Wilson said...

Lisa this is so great! Love it, I was hoping someone would do the feathers but I really had no idea how it could be done! Great job girl! Good luck!

Ayana Posadas said...

Lisaaa! You're so creative!
What an excellent take on that peacock picture! I love it!

Karen B. said...

Um, wow. I think that is all I can say. Your creativity has been in overdrive and I'm drooling. What a fabulous abstract interpretation and love that pattern on the side.