A Beautiful Peacock For The Paper Players PP376

by Joanne James14. January 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players This week it's the turn of the awesome Jaydee to host and she has a great colour challenge for us to work with:


Now as you know I sometimes find colour challenges perplexing, however Jaydee's palette this week got me all excited - so many creative possibilities! And what fourth colour to choose? I eventually settled on Tempting Turquoise, creating the perfect colour combination to ink up my Beautiful Peacock stamp with for the first time - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's project:

Eastern Palace Inspired - The first thing I do when I get a colour challenge is to look at what papers or accessories I have in my collection in those colours that I can work with. All three of Jaydee's chosen colours feature within the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper so this was a natural starting point for me. 

A Beautiful Peacock - I knew I wanted to feature the denim and lime pattern that is on the right hand panel of my background; this pattern has always reminded me of peacock feathers - does it you? This led me straight to another of my free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Beautiful Peacock - such a gorgeous set and a perfect pairing. I decided to add in Tempting Turquoise as my fourth colour and use all four colours on my bird, with a Dapper Denim body and the remaining colours to create a graduation of colours across the tail feathers, punctuated with some retired Dapper Denim enamel dots.  You can see a close up of the detail on the photo below:


I then added some additional swirls and flowers to my panel behind. I really love this stamp - and even more so since it didn't cost me anything at all! 

A Touch Of Gold - I couldn't resist adding in a little sparkle to my project; I brushed some clear Wink of Stella onto the body of my peacock and added a trio of gold enamel shapes amongst the swirls to tie in with the gold stripes of my side strip of designer paper. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colour palette. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are having a relatively quiet day, having spent yesterday out in the cold for both netball and football fixtures. One of the James Juniors has been out on a sleepover, so once he's been collected, I'm hoping for a nice lunch and maybe even an afternoon movie - that would be nice! I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (8) -

LaurieUnited States
1/14/2018 3:57:48 PM #

Wow that peacock is beautiful in those colors! Good choice of an image to showcase them. Love your design,too. Have a great day!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
1/15/2018 2:30:50 AM #

Joanne, I am absolutely smitten with this peacock and your card.  Your use of the challenge colors is effortless and makes for one stunning peacock!  The paper is the perfect choice and the layout just right for highlighting all the beautiful details. Just stunning, my friend!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/15/2018 3:42:01 AM #

Tempting Turquoise was an inspired choice as your fourth colour because it let you create that gorgeous ombre-look tail. I admire how you have combined the two patterns of paper - I never feel comfortable with mixing patterns but you've made it look easy. Lovely, lovely card!


jaydeeUnited States
1/15/2018 6:37:07 PM #

Joanne, Tempting Turquoise was a perfect additional color choice and your peacock is beautiful.   I agree with Jan, fabulous way to combine the different DSPs, too.  I always have trouble doing that.  Wonderful way to use the colors this week


Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
1/15/2018 8:14:50 PM #

Your peacock is a wonderful choice for this week's Paper Players challenge!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/15/2018 9:34:34 PM #

Those papers are perfect for Jaydee's challenge!  Your pretty peacock is just stunning too!  The Turquoise is a beautiful addition!


sandymUnited States
1/17/2018 1:35:01 AM #

Oh wow, Joanne, you really rocked this color challenge! I love the beautiful peacock, and you did such an awesome job blending the colors on the tail feathers. Perfect patterned papers, too!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/19/2018 1:18:36 AM #

Joanne, this is beautiful!  Tempting Turquoise is a favorite of mine and it looks smashing with this color combo!  Your peacock is just lovely!  The DSP is the perfect choice!  You rocked this challenge, My Friend!  I sure hope you are having  a great week!  XX


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