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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Open Minded "Proud as a Peacock!" Design Team Card!

Hi Everyone,

Today over at "Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog" We have a super FUN themed challenge starting today. Our challenge theme is "Vacation Related". I traveled a lot as a child since my dad was in the military and when we were stationed in England we got to visit many castles and estates. At each destination we would almost always run into a peacock. That is why I chose this challenging image by Ikes Art. They are just one of the amazing digital artists sponsoring us this week over at the Open-Minded Blog. Make sure to color up your favorite "Vacation Related" image and enter our challenge HERE.

 I had so much fun coloring this peacock. It is a very detailed image and was quite challenging. 

Materials Used:
Image by Ike's Art
Paper by Recollections
Sizzix border die
Prima Flowers
Misc gems and brads from my stash
Copic Markers in the following colors:
B04, B05, and B06 (Peacock Blue ;-)
G02, G05, G21, G24, Y23, Y26

Here is a close up shot of the coloring

 The following are our other amazing sponsors this week and the links where you can purchase their images. Please check out all the Design Team's work over at the challenge blog to see art work using these amazing images.


  1. Oh wow this is just stunning with beautiful purple and green colouring.
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  2. This is gorgeous Melanie! I love the image and your colouring is fab!

    Hanne - DT sis.

  3. I love the peacock and wonderful bright colours, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  4. STUNNING coloring - you did good :) Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  5. Wow! Fantastic card! I love your peacock. It is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. Gorgeous card, beautiful inspiration for this fortnights challenge at Open Minded Challenges.

  7. Beautiful colors on your peacock! He was perfect for our challenge colors this week. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  8. What a beautifull card, I adore the peacock! this is perfect for our challenge, thank you for being Soartful with us!

  9. Love that beautiful peacock! Awesome use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  10. GORGEOUS colouring and I love how the blue die cut piece goes sooooo well with a peacock !! A truly stunning card and thank you for using one of mine :-D

    IKE xx

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  12. There's that lovely peacock! Great to have you visit the Treasured Times Challenge blog with this beautiful bird! Great to visit hun! Wink!
    Tammy Louise

  13. Gorgeous card and you image is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting at the Weekend.

  14. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for playing along with the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again next time!
    -Mari K.
    Bugaboo DT

  15. Thanks for joining us for BINGO! at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog (remember to mention the bingo line you used).
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  16. What a fabulous card! Love the colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps BINGO challenge! We hope you'll join us again for our new challenge today!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst Design Team Coordinator