Saturday, 30 August 2014

All for show

I was delighted to be invited to join the team at the Inkspirational Challenge as a Guest Designer this week.  It is a photo inspiration challenge and this is the wonderful photograph that I was given:


I have taken my inspiration from the beautiful Peacock and made a card using a digi from A Day for Daisies.


I coloured my image with ProMarkers, created a mask and added some distress ink around the edges.  The patterned paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and I created the striped paper by colouring a panel with the same ProMarkers that I used for the image and then stamping the stripes with distress ink.


The border is an EK Success border punch and the sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, I added a bow made with ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Inky Impressions Challenge 174 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Birthday with Ribbon
Creative Knockouts Challenge 52 - Whimsical Wings
The House That Stamps Built DDC 827- Celebrate Birthdays
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 234 -Make Your Own Background Paper

Thank you so much to the team at the Inkspirational Challenge for inviting me to be Guest Designer this week, I really enjoyed making my card.

Pauline
x

40 comments:

Nonni said...

Stunning card, Pauline! The digi is perfect for the challenge and your colors are SO beautiful... Thanks for being GD at Inkspirational!

Marina said...

This is absolutely stunning Pauline. You know I love ADFD imags aand you've coloured this one absolutely perfectly. I'm amazed you made that stripy paper - I thought it was crimped! Beautiful choice of backing paper - I must check out that brand. Overall a fantastic creation and we are proud as peacocks to have you as GDT at Inkspirational. Thank you.

Lisa xx said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, your colouring is absolutely stunning here x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Pauline and congratulations on your GD spot
Hugs Dianne xx :)

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Pauline.
Your card is stunning. I love the image, the colours are wonderful and the ribbon is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Niki G said...

Gorgeously done!

Sammy said...

So beautiful! Both the photo and your card! Such gorgeous colour and a great design!

I'm personally feeling rather drawn to the rich blue and shabby white in the photo, so may have a play with that if I get the chance! x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Pauline, just love the resemblance to the inspirational photo.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Jacquie said...

Wow! Pauline, love this card, love the colours you have used on the peacock, which you have coloured in so beautiful. Love it all. That photo is gorgeous, I would love a dress like the one she is wearing, if only I had the figure for it lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card Pauline. Love the peacock and beautiful colours.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

brilliant make pauline. such a gorgeous card. i love the colours x

sandie said...

So pleased you joined us this week at Ink and your card is just fabulous. I love how you created your own DSP-very creative idea x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is such a stunning and elegant take on the inspiration photo. Love the bow you added.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pat K said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Pauline. Fabulous card you've created. Great image and beautiful colours. Pat K x

Michelle J M said...

WOW! Your interpretation of the picture is wonderful. That peacock is stunning an so beautifully coloured. Gorgeous papers too. Michelle x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - that's gorgeous! Beautiful job, Pauline!

creatingwithpaper said...

This is fantastic Pauline! I love the color combo you chose. Your peacock is so elegant. It is wonderful having you design with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

cm said...

Pauline~Congrats on the GD spot and WOW, WOW and WOW - what a stunning card you've created as inspiration for the photo challenge! Gorgeous image, beautiful colouring and such an eye-catching layout. I'm in awe of your creativity! Thank you SO much for joining us!!
~c

Carol said...

This is beautiful Pauline, the colours and design are gorgeous and I love your backing paper. Carol x

Bobby said...

That is a gorgeous peacock, Pauline. You did a great job of coloring it and I love your background paper choices.

Radhika said...

Lovely colors and Beautiful card Pauline..

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another stunning card Pauline! I really love your peacock and that background paper is just gorgeous! Wonderful, wonderful card!! :)

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a wonderful photograph Pauline!! and your card is gorgeous!! the peacock image is very beautiful and you've coloured it to perfection! Love the scrummy papers and lush bow! :-)
Big Congrats on your GDT Spot!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous Pauline, and what a good idea for the backing paper too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

xx

Pia S said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! What a fantastic card you've made, that peacock is gorgeous, you did a great job coloring it and I love the papers too!

nwilliams6 said...

What a cool inspiration picture! Can you imagine having a peacock in your house? They make so much noise - at least the ones down the street do. They are sure pretty though. Great card - you captured the colors and your bow and layout are just as beautiful. Hugz!

Lin said...

Beautiful image, and you've colored it beautifully, Pauline! Great choice of background papers, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Stunning card...beautiful image and the colours...Joolsx

Debs said...

Simply stunning!!!!
Amazing colouring.
Debs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Pauline this is stunning. What a gorgeous digi and so beautifully coloured! Susan x

Kim M said...

This card is gorgeous, Pauline! Love that digi image and you coloured it wonderfully! So glad you were able to guest design for us. :-)

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Pauline love that Peacock image I think they are so majestic, superb creation.
hugs
lorraine x

craftinka said...

That inspiration photo is great. Your card is gorgeous I love that peacock image. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Justyna xx

Laura said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
Laura

Laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pauline thanks for joining in with the Ilove promarker challenge
hugs
laney

Jill Tiffany said...

wooww!!! great card! love the colors.
Thanks for joining with us at Divas by Design.
Hugs,
Jill

Ileana A. said...

Fabulous creation! Wonderful image, color, coloring and papers!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge "Anything Goes/optional New Beginnings".
Good luck, Ileanaxx

carol said...

Beautiful card, what gorgeous colour too,thanks for playing along with our Birthday celebrations at CRAFTY RIBBONS x Carol

cebelica said...

What a beautiful and elegant creation. I love it! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx