my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Golden Peacock

First of all I see I have some new followers this week so Hi and welcome to my little Crafty Corner, I hope you will keep coming back and that you will enjoy what you see here.Here is the card that I have to show you today.

I got this peacock stamp in a mystery grab bag from Chocolate Baroque some time ago and have never used it, but when one of my friends chose to use at our Wednesday  group the other week I thought that I should try to do something with it too. I was stuck deciding what colour to stamp it with and eventually settled on using this dark grey pearlescent card and stamped the image with fitter glue and added Copper Thunder gilding flakes.I was quite happy with the result so continued to make it into a card.I trimmed close to the image and mounted it onto gold mirri card. I printed the backing paper from the Artylicious Peacock Summer Party  CD and trimmed it to fit a white square folded card. I wrapped the organza ribbon around and tied the bow and fixed the peacock panel over it. I couldn't find any matching ribbon in my stash so decided to use this neutral one because of the gold edging. I think it came from a gift or chocolate box originally, I never throw any kind of ribbon away!. Finally I added the little flower brad to the centre of the swirl on the backing paper. It started out as silver in colour so I painted it with Vintage Patina paints in Victorian Gold and a touch of Cobalt so that it matched. These paints are great for painting metal objects and can make the cheapest metal embellishments look really special.

I am going to enter this at Stamping Sensations- Fur and Feather 
and Make It Monday-Always Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments, I appreciate them all. Jean


  1. Hi Jean. that's a bit different from your usual style! The gilding flakes are lovely and just the right mix for a peacock. It's all come together very well. Kate x

  2. This is very splendid - especially your use of the deep grey with the gold. That gold edging of the ribbon really echoes the matting beautifully too & that flower looks incredible.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. OMG, Jean this is A TRUE PIECE OF ART - and it has such Eastern charm about it. It looks royal. Thanks for all the kind comments you leave on my cards.

  4. The Peacock looks really stunning Jean, I just can't get to grips with gilding flaked but you have done a lovely job with them.

    Thanks so much to joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  5. Stunning creation Jean. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  6. Stunning stamp and card. The colours are beautiful.

  7. An elegant card
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations
    Francesca xx

  8. Wow, that peacock is stunning, Jean! A fabulous card. Thanks for sharing it with us for our Fur and Feather theme at Stamping Sensations, and good luck.

    Lynne x

  9. Very elegant peacock! Thanks for joining the challenge at Stamping Sensations, Ruth :)

  10. This is stunning Jean! I love flitter glue and gilding flakes, and they look fabulous with the peacock stamp, which has so much beautiful detail in it. Which vintage patina paints did you use, if you don't mind me asking? The little flower brad looks lovely.

    Take care

    Maria xxxxx

  11. Oh my gosh how pretty! (I just had to say that.)

  12. Great card. I'm fascinated by gilding glue, these cards are always beautiful.
    best regards,