Friday, August 29, 2014

JAI 229 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
well its been a busy week here, it started when we caught up with some friends visiting for the weekend (I cooked up a breakfast feast of pancakes, strawberries and ice cream (but wait there's more) and bacon and eggs too). My taste buds enjoyed it all but it took two walks in the spring sunshine till my tummy felt as though it had recovered! How is the week ending? well with a new Just Add Ink challenge - of course :O. This week Nikki came up with a really colourful challenge for you - we want you to Just Add Inspiration.

As soon as I saw the pictures I knew it was going to be perfect for my new peacock stamp. The art in my DD room needs updating (the first one I made her was castle/princess themed) and she has a real passion for birds. Here's how it turned out.

 And a close up to see it better

 And one from the side to capture the gleam of gold on each feather

I checked out quite a few peacock images before I started colouring and I loved the variety of colours you could see because of the iridescent feathers. But for this first one I decided to go accurate rather than artistic. I used alcohol markers and I will say in all honesty it took me hours but as I was doing it on a day when I was suffering from a nasty cold bug I had plenty of time to sit and just slowly colour away. The only addition after colouring was a tiny touch of gold leaf pen to each of the peacock feathers.

Now I just need to get to work on updating the art work for DS!

Hope you can join us for this fun inspiration challenge - do check out the rest of the DT for some wonderful eye candy!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Perfect Peacock, Feather Finery (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Whisper White textured (R), X Press Blend it
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Shadow box (IKEA), Alcohol markers (Copic), Sweet Taffy DSP,  Gold sequin trim, Pretty in Pink 1/8" taffeta (R), Victoria lace (R), White bakers twine, Brights button (R), Gold leaf pen, Dimensionals


  1. I love this!! Your cutting and colouring is just amazing!! Beautiful piece of art work for the wall.

  2. What a clever and fabulous piece Kim, it looks amazing and your colouring is so detailed and vibrant....LOVE! xxx

  3. WOW Kim you've really spent some time detailing this beauty! I bet DD loves it :)

  4. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? WOW!!! This is stunning Kim, what a spectacular piece of artwork. I love it on the blue background. You've mastered the colouring too. Absolutely love this.
    Louise xo

  5. Oh my goodness this is such an amazing project!!!! Your colouring is PERFECT and I'm sure your daughter is going to cherish this piece of art.


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