Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fusion: Peacock Dynasty + Simon Says Die Crazy + Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

The Fusion Challenge is back after a summer break and I couldn't resist playing with the colors in the Peacock Dynasty Challenge.

This is definitely a card that started with one idea in mind and twisted and turned until I ended up with this final design. How fun are Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps? Can you see this one as a peacock?

The image is stamped and heat embossed in gold on watercolor paper. A couple of Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (cobalt blue and blue) added the peacock colors and, once the image was dry, it was die cut.

The bird sits on an embossed circle panel, surrounded by a royal blue rim and inset back into the white panel. Following the sketch, another aqua panel is embossed and nestled into the circle.

A Wplus9 sentiment adds the birthday greeting. This card is also being linked to the Simon Says Die Crazy at their Wednesday Challenge Blog and the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I might have shared this photo before, but a peacock inspired challenge deserves a real peacock photo in the post.

We have wild peacock's that hang out in the area and this one was strutting through a friend's yard.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. You purchased those silly birds! Too cute!

  2. I have purchased these silly birds and still havent had the time to colour them.
    Now you have done a brilliant job on this card. Its a total winner I reckon, great colours and using the gold embossing so so clever. You have truly nailed it.

  3. Cute card! Love your watercoloring and color combo.

  4. Every time I see peacocks, I chuckle, as one tried to steal my grandson's Twinkie (his first one ever), and he was terrified! Your card is a delight. So much texture, and what a fun little bird. Love the gold embossing on him too. Wonderfully fun card. Bev

  5. Love the bird and the sentiment in a circular line! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday, and hope to see you in the gallery again soon!

  6. The gold adds THE perfect touch Jacquie!
    Amazing card...Thanks so much for joining our team at Seize the Birthday!

  7. Love your gold embossed crazy bird it makes a fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. I love those crazy birds and yours is wonderful decked out in his peacock finery, Jacquie. I love all the texture on your card, too.

  9. I adore those crazy birds and can't help but smile whenever I see one! This is a fabulous card and your "peacock" is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  10. I love how you dressed up your crazy bird with the wonderful gold embossing! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Card Challenge! Julia xx

  11. loving the gold on this! Thank you for joining us at Fusion!

  12. Haha! Jacquie, this crazy bird as a peacock is giving me the giggles! I just love it! :-)


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