Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Moxie Fab Challenge: Fascination with Feathers ~ Modern Peacock 2.0

Ahhhhhhh!  That's me breathing a sigh of relief and satisfaction:)  You may have seen my first attempt at this design last week.  There wasn't anything crazy wrong with that card, but it left me unsettled.  Unsettled because I just couldn't get my IRL card to match the card in my mind!    
If you recall from my first attempt, the dark blue ink was not cooperating.  This time, I used a textured cardstock and I'm actually digging the uneven stamping!  The striated textured feels more like a real feather.  And the color of the new blue cardstock is so much more "peacock".  Those little tweaks made a world of difference to me.  So whether you prefer the old card, the new card, or neither, thanks for letting me get it out of my system!

I'm off to link this one up to the Moxie Fab World Fascination with Feathers Challenge too:)  I hope everyone is having a great day!  
{Aloha, jj}

Stamps: Holly Berry Vine (A Muse Studio), Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse), Congratulations (PaperSource)
Ink: Enchanted Evening (PTI), Galaxy Gold (Tsusineko), Deep Lagoon Fluid Chalk (Clearsnap)
Paper: Blue Oasis (Bazzill), White (PTI)
Embellishments: Gems
Tools: Corner chomper, Square Punch (Fiskars)

17 comments:

  1. Now, JJ, I loved the first card, but now that I see this one....definitely an improvement! And I still LIKE the other card. This bright blue is definitely more peacocky though :)

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  2. Wow! The first one was cool but you killed it this time! Those blues are fabulous and you're so right about the striated texture - totally feather-like. :) And I still love that sentiment! Have a fabulous day!

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  3. very cute card.;) Love your blog!

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  4. Oh goodness. You are so talented. I loved the other card, but I agree that this one is better, in some way. Both are just gorgeous.

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  5. both cards are gorgeous. The color on this one is more striking.

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  6. This is so very striking..nice work!

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  7. I see exactly what you mean and now how it feels when a card is not quite right. I, off course, think they are both awesome but the blue is a better colour this time round :0)
    Jenny x

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  8. JJ - The last one was good, but this is much better. I agree with you the textured paper gives it more depth and dimension. I think this one is just perfect - you know when it's right! Beautiful card and really interesting idea - I think you nailed this.

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  9. This is great! I love the shapes you used for feathers! Wonderful design.

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  10. This is great! I love the shapes you used for feathers! Wonderful design.

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  11. beautiful job!! I have the new blade in the old silhouette! works fine. a bit wonky at times (the machine) but I love it. really want to upgrade to the cameo, but will wait

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  12. This is great JJ, such a clever idea, and beautifully modern.

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  13. Hey again, JJ! Thanks for linking this up to the Fascination with Feathers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  14. This is a great card too! I'm pinning it as well.

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  15. Oh this is just so lovely and clever! Well done!

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  16. I love your stylized feathers! Fabulous card!

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