Monday, 27 January 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Doohickey's Only

 Good evening!  I'm very excited to share today's creation with you for this week's Magnolia Down Under Challenge's theme, which is to only use Doohickeys.  I can't wait to see what you think to my little peacock I've created with the Doohickey Feathers dies!  Once I'd had the idea to make a peacock with the Feathers Doohickey I was determined to make it work, but it took a lot of arranging and re-arranging I can tell you!  Once I had cut all of the feathers from ivory pearlescent cardstock I set to work turning them into colours befitting of a peacock.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves, Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky to ink all of the feathers and then sprayed them with Gold Glimmer Mist before drying with my heat tool.  As the resulting peacock was too large for a card I decided to alter one of the many recycled gift bags I have stashed away.  I've added a pink ribbon handle to the bag but I let it hang inside the bag to take my photographs so as not to detract from the peacock scene :).
 I've also used the stunning Orchids Doohickey to cut the orchids from pink vellum.  I've inked the centres with Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks and then added a single pink stamen to each.  The dots were added with white Liquid Pearls.  I've also used the Heart Swirl Doohickey to cut the swirls from gold pearlescent cardstock.
 I used a grunge stamp from the Stempelglede Grunge Collection stamp set around the edges of the purple paper, stamped with Archival Ink in Coffee.
 The border paper is from Magnolia and appropriately has peacock feathers all over it.  In the corners of the purple paper I have used the grunge corner stamp from the same Stempelglede set.  The peacock's crown is a gorgeous charm from The Ribbon Girl and the peacock's crest feathers are actually the centre off cuts from some of the feather die cuts.  I also added a gem to cover the charm's thread hole.
 I've used a pearl brad to represent the peacock's eye.  The peacock's head is actually the Heart Tag Doohickey, cut in half and layered on top of each other end to end.
 The eyes on the peacock's tail feathers were created with purple and aqua coloured gems.
 I made the tree branch myself using florist's wire and tape and added some pink blossoms from my stash.
 All around the peacock and the flowers I have added tiny dots of Liquid Pearls to add to the ethereal look of the scene.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week using just your Doohickey Dies.  There are so many beautiful Doohickey Dies that you can really let your imagination run wild!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the amazing creations from my teamies!  Thanks for looking! x

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Suzi said...

OMG!! Jane! you rocked this challenge to the moon and back!! I adore your fabulous peacock. What an imagination you have. Hugs Suzi x

Debbie said...

WOW Jane your amazing... This is simply gorgeous. You always come up with the best ideas...

Hugs Debbie xxx

Laila B. said...

Wow...gorgeous piece of art. Congrats!!! I love it!!! ;)