Thursday, 8 May 2014

Peacock Masquerade

Well, it has to be said that I'm loving the new Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils from Crafter's Companion! So whilst I wait for my other sets to arrive I've had a play with the Essentials set along with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

I have a few favourite colour combos, but I love peacock colours so this image, Peacock Masquerade from the fantastic Aurora Wings is just up my street. I coloured my mats and layers with my markers to ensure that the colours matched and teamed the image up with some peacock patterned paper from one of the older Graphic 45 collections - Olde Curiosity Shoppe, along with some gold mirror card.

In my stash I also had some peacock patterned ribbon, and added a feather and turquoise coloured gems to complete the look! The border on the back fold of the card was created using a Martha Stewart punch.

If you love colouring then you'll love these pencils. tune in to Create and Craft tomorrow from midday to see Leann Chivers demonstrate the pencils along with the new Scruffy Little Cat papercrafting collection.

Anyway, hope you like this card. I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Something Old, Something New ( Old - Graphic 45 paper and punch. New - Image and pencils)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo - (Blues and Greens)
As You Like It - Fur or Feathers (Feathers for me - as I love the elegance of feathers - and the ability to fly!)
Crafting For All Seasons - Lots of Layers
Tuesday Throwdown - Special lady

Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Spectrum Noir Pens - FS7, FS5, FS8, FS3, FS2, TN2, BT7, BT4, BT2, CG1, CG2, CG4
Spectrum Noir Pencils - 04, 09, 047, 056, 067


  1. The spectrum noir pencils look amazing but I think your talent helps too! Thank you for joining in with our 'Something Old...' Challenge over at polkadoodles

  2. This is truly stunning Karen and the finishing touches are perfect. Thanks for joining in at As You Like It and Good Luck!! Sarah

  3. A beautiful card, fabulous colouring. Thank you for using lots of layers at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  4. Card is just stunning, really love your coloring!
    Thank you so much for joining us for our Lots of Layers Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons,

    Milnie DT

  5. This is such a gorgeous card, Karen! I love your coloring on the image and all the peacock themed embellishments for this creation. So opulent! Mitzi xx

  6. A Fantastic card well done, thank you so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week.


  7. Stunning , your talent would shine throughout, regardless of the medium used. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments - it really is appreciated! xx

  9. Great Creation thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Challenge . Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  10. This is beautiful Karen, I'm a fan of turquoise too, one of my favourite combs for Christmas is turquoise and red. Love that image, it's really unusual and the peacock feather is a great touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles this month, pop back tomorrow for a new challenge.

    Sparkles DT

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