Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Precious Peacock Paisley Collection by Heartfelt Creations - DT Project

Dear All,
Today I am very happy to share my project using this special and close to my heart collections.
The story behind is...Peacock is my most favorite bird. And a national bird of India which is my home country. 
As grew up in the river side farm I had the privilege of enjoying the beauty of the peacock from very close. In my school age me and my cousin sisters used to go by river and try to gather as many feathers as we can and try to make some kind of craft using them. Specially rainy evening when we see 15-20 peacocks dancing with their stunning fan of lush green, purple and blue feathers makes us to dance with them. Peacock is a shy bird like other birds. This beautiful birds has ugly legs though. I love to see them fly from ground to the tree branches and their "Meow" sound is the sweetest ever. I was always wondering how they take care of their heavy feathers while flying, so my dad told me, that is why they don't fly very high up, they always prefer to stay on huge bulky trees which has strong long branches. First time I seen White Peacock here in NC when we visited near by farm for strawberry picking and they had couple of White ones and I was so crazy taking pictures of them :-)
After so many year, last time I visited my farm and I got so many peacock feather as a gift from Old farmers who remembered, how I was crazy picking them in my childhood.
Most beloved Lord Krishna always has one peacock feather in his crown, as a village boy he grew up in the nature. We believe if we keep peacock feathers in our living room which is visible from the front door keeps your family away from bad/evil things.
I am totally went into my childhood memories with this beautiful collection and tons of thanks for that.

Brighten your world with the sparkling colors and mesmerizing motifs of Peacock Paisley, the exquisite spring release from Heartfelt Creations.  This lush collection sparkles with jewel tones of topaz, sapphire, amber, emerald and turquoise.  The artistic flair of exotic peacocks, intricate paisleys, frilled feathers and delightful daisies will captivate your imagination and energize your creativity.  Six sumptuous sets of intricately designed, deeply etched red rubber stamps are the perfect companions to a vibrant paper collection that is overflowing with card fronts, cut apart pages, vivid artwork, pre-designed layouts and beautifully layered backgrounds.  The Delightful Daisy Die cuts 7 perfect floral layers with one pass through your cutting system.  Whether you want to preserve life's most beautiful moments, create with mixed media techniques or design keepsake cards, you'll be proud as a peacock to present the sophisticated elegance of Peacock Paisley.

Here is my project and details.

Products :
HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3657 Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
HCD1-737 Ornate Gateway Die
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Metal Glue Tip
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products : Martha Stewart's Glitter in Blue, Flat Back Pearls, Stampin Up Ink (So Saffron)
Pop dots, Prima Art Ingredient Copper Glitter, Copic Markers - R83, BG07, BV17, BV13, V04, YG67

Description :

This is one of the projects which I had so much fun to make. I am so in love with this beautiful bird. 
I am so glad that, Heartfelt Creations came up with this theme. Since this bird is a National Bird of India which always reminds me my nationality. I have created this layout using couple of 12X12 papers from the collection as a base.
The gate die is perfect for this theme so I stamped one of the stamp called feathered Peacock and a feather stamp to create this big natural looking peacock. Just stamped peacock image and colored with copic markers and also stamped few feathers in a the shape showed in picture and colored them as well. Then I fussy cut the peacock body and and stick on the bunch of fussy cut feathers and created whole peacock and stick on the gate. I have used some pop dots to raise the gate and a peacock little bit. Also used Martha Stewart glitter in blue color and stick on the feathers.
Using this beautiful die and stamp and also stunning leaf die which I am in love. I have created plenty of flowers and sponge dob with stampin up ink and added little copper glitter in a center. I created this flower cluster on one side and a little part on the left bottom side and used some flat back pearls all around the flowers.
And finished with such a perfect sentiment from the collection.
Hope you you will love it as much as I do personally.
See you all next week!


Suchi said...

WOW Archana! I have no words!! This is just STUNNING!!! <3
Suchi xx

Tanvi said...

I am speechless Archana..............beautiful! Loved reading about your childhood days!

Oksana said...

Absolutely beautiful project Archana!x

Karan Gerber said...

lovely flowers Archana. beautiful layout.

Unknown said...

This is just beautiful.

Joann said...

Gorgeous layout, lovely flowers! I really enjoyed reading about your childhood memories Archana! xx

Maureen R said...

Your layout is stunning Archana. The gorgeous daisy arrangement is perfect. Adding the extra feathers to the Peacock's tail is breathtaking! I so enjoyed your story of your childhood, thanks so much for sharing such delight! Hugs

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Robin said...

Love your layout and all your flowers! Just beautiful Archana!

Anne Harada said...

This is gorgeous Archana! Look at all those cascading flowers! Oh my goodness! Your peacock is beautiful! Just a stunning creation!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, Archana! That cascading waterfall of flowers is amazing!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Layout Archana!! I love all of those beautiful flowers, and what you did with the Peacock Feathers.

Liz said...

What a gorgeous project, I love it ! Hugs xx

nancy carroll said...

OH, wow, this is just too stunning!

Gloria Stengel said...

It must have taken forever to make that stunning cascade of flowers! Wonderful job!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Beautiful layout Archana! Lovely flowers, and I loved reading about your childhood memories!

SussiPoppins said...

Hi, As always....stunning!. Hugs

Mona thought said...

It's wonderful looking sooner nice