Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Swirly Peacocks!

Hi everyone, I found a little time for a couple of quick cards! I've joined in the challenge at Less is More - a one layer card and use 'something with legs'.

I've ended up making two cards using images from the Hero Arts 'Beautiful Peacocks' clear stamp set. I used a white card for the first one and coloured the image with gel pens and Marvy Markers and Dove blending pen. I haven't used those markers in quite a while, but since it was only a one layer card I couldn't use the Copics as they would bleed through. The greeting is from the same set.

I used a turquoise coloured card for the 2nd one. I only highlighted a few areas on the peacock with a gold gel pen and some Peacock coloured Liquid Pearls. The greeting is from a Stamp-It set.

I'm starting to really like CAS (Clean and Simple) style cards! They're really quick to make and, even better, not bulky to mail.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Mandi said...

Beautiful card Lyn
Peacocks are so elegant, as is your card!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

GinaA said...

Lovely stamp and colouring, I always end up using pencils when it's a one layer card.

Vicky said...

They are both beautiful cards, and so very elegant :)

Chrissie said...

Great cards Lyn, call me old fashioned, but I think I prefer the white one!
Thanks so much for joining us!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Kathleen said...

Two superb cards, I love both of them. Great images.

Kath x

VICTORIA said...

I love your card. It brings back memories. When i was a senior in high school we had one day outings for our senior trip. We went to the zoo and the 2 guys i was with decided to try and catch a Peacock. One climbed up a tree as look out and the other commenced chasing and i was with them. The zoo people only saw one of us and he was the one chasing so they kicked him out. Lol fond memories. Anyways greatjob on your card and good luck with the challenge. :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Both are gorgeous very stylish but have to say the first one is my favourite simply divine.


Shirley said...

OMGosh! These are both so different and yet each one is just so beautiful! I like them both!

Dana said...

So cute! The first one is my fave.

Jenny said...

Two lovely elegant cards Lynn, Fab colours too :)
Jenny x

Sue W said...

One stamp two quite different looks and I like them both........great work Lyn~

Anonymous said...

Oh now I just adore this peacock Lyn! Beautiful colors too!! Great CAS designs! :) Just wanted to stop by to say hello and hope that you're having a great Summer! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful Lyn, but I especially love the first one!

Kathi said...

I love peacocks and I love both of your cards. They're so different from one another!