Monday, January 18, 2016

Black Peacock Carousel Horse

Hi everyone!
Today I'm sharing a layout I created with a gorgeous art image of a black carousel horse full of peacock feathers and gold!  I really fell in love with it when I found it on the internet!  The artist is Heather Bruton. 

The perfect lime green colored trim was used to adorn the top & bottom of the print.

I heat embossed The Dusty Attic peacock feathers with the absolutely stunning Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink color "Celestial" - WOW!  It looks like a night sky with millions of stars!  Patina colored Stickles was generously applied to tone down the deep black, but you can still see some areas with no glitter glue and those are sparkly too, with hints of red.  It's truly a "WOW" color! 
To the solid piece of the feather, I acrylic painted in a blue-turquoise color and then added lots of Patina Stickles to glitter it up.

To the 'eye' I acrylic painted with Royal Gold Metallic & then centered a pretty, blue embellishment. 
Here is a close up in the bright sun:
The beautiful paper is from the new Blush collection by Blue Fern Studios!  The diamond pattern in a light turquoise color worked great with the art image! Celadon pigment ink was used to add contrast around the chipboard pieces, flower cluster & photo.

I LOVE the Blue Fern Studios Tattered Diamond Bits chipboard pieces!  I heat embossed a base color in Distressed Shabby Shutters; then added glitter glue in Christmas Gold and Patina colors. 
Two photos - one taken in the shade and one in the sun:
The pretty black lace comes from a shirt my daughter had.  I stitched a 'fan' for the corner piece.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great week!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios - Blush collection - page named: Charmed

Blue Fern Studios chipboard - Tattered Diamond Bits

The Dusty Attic chipboard - Peacock Feathers (DA0568)

Wild Orchid Crafts -
    Light Blue Wild Rose 30mm (QVR-012)

    Green Fern Leaves (MKX-187)


     Black Double Head Pearl Stamens (MKX-571)

Martha Stewart punch - Rose Leaf

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stickles - Patina

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress EP - Shabby Shutters

Michael's/Hobby Lobby craft stores -
Flowers, Decorative Trim, Fun Fur ("Deep Sea"), large light blue Rhinestone Brad, glitter lime gemstone brad, Christmas Gold glitter glue, acrylic paints - Royal Gold Metallic & Indian Turquoise
WeRMemory Keepers - eyelet 'Pewter Press'
ColorBox Pigment Ink - Celadon


  1. Beautiful, Lisa! The embellishments match the colours in the picture perfectly! I particularly love how you finished the chipboard peacock feathers!

  2. Wow, Lisa - the chippies look amazing on your gorgeous page! Your design is wonderful - I love, love the page!


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