Monday, March 10, 2014

Peacock Delight - Creative Inspiration #2 Magazine Cover

Hi there all, some exciting news!!!!!
The latest issue of the Couture Creations magazine 
"Creative Inspiration" Issue 2 is out now. 
Here is the cover featuring my two projects,
Using the Peacock Delight Diecut from the
Glamour Days die collection.

You can grab your copy of this magazine from
your local scrapbooking store, or you can view it
It's free and full of inspirational ideas & tips.

As promised in the magazine, 
here are step-by-step instructions for creating 
the Peacock Pride and Peacock Mask projects.

Step by Step - Peacock Pride Project.

Roughly hand-draw the head and body of a peacock on 
Dark Blue cardstock. Cut out the figure.

Ink the edges and shadow highlights of the neck, 
eyes of peacock with black inkpad and 
Couture Creations Daubers 
Highlight features of eyes and face of peacock 
with a fine white pen.

Cut small strips of Orange cardstock, create and attach 
as a crown on the head of peacock
and also cut and glue a small beak.
 Adhere Couture Creations Gemstones to the 
head of peacock as shown in photograph.
Highlight areas with a white pen as shown.
Place a Couture Creations Pearls  for the eye.

Punch with a hand punch, an assortment of 
small oval shaped pieces and leaves with the
 Lime Green and Ocean Blue cardstock, 
ink edges with black ink and Couture Creations Daubers 

Place all oval shapes and leaves shapes over the upper
part of the body of the peacock with Couture Creation foam dots,
 layering shapes on top of each other. 
As shown above.

Adhere Couture Creations Gemstones on top of punched shapes.

Technique focus. 
To create the Peacock feathers.

(a) Cut an assortment of Lime Green and Ocean Blue peacock cardstock
using the C0723707 Glamour Days Peacock Delight die cut

(b) Adhere with glue, one peacock die cut on top of another peacock die cut, 
slightly off centre. Alternating the colours. 

(c) Ink edges with Black inkpad and Couture Creations Daubers , then
Apply Glitzing Glamour Glitter Glue in the centre of each doubled 
layered peacock feather, leave to dry.

(d) Repeat the above process for each peacock feather. 
You will require around 25 doubled layered feathers 
 to complete this project.

To create the background of the project
Place stencil mask on top of Black cardstock, 
gently dab over stencil mask with white inkpad and 
Couture Creations Daubers 

Place and adhere body of the peacock on the black cardstock, 
with 3D Foam Dots. Adhere Couture Creations Foam Dots or tape
underneath each feather, arrange clusters of feathers as shown.

Highlight edges with Green, Gold and Crystaline 
Glitzing Glamour Glitter Glue, leave to dry.

Product materials required for this project.
Couture Creations Materials
C0721989 Gemstones Seaspray
C0721978 Glitzing Glamour Glitter Green
C0721971 Glitzing Glamour Glitter Crystalina
C0721976 Glitzing Glamour Glitter Gold
Other Materials
Stencil or mask
Black, Dark Blue, Lime green, Ocean Blue & Orange cardstock
White & Black Inkpad
Leaf punch & small oval hand punch
Fine white pen.

Now for Adriana's second project.........

Peacock Mask by Adriana Bolzon

Step by Step - Peacock Mask.
Cover a Plastic Mask template with torn pieces of Vintage Music paper and apply Modpodge to adhere to mask. Leave to dry.

Adhere lace trim and Couture Creations Gemstones Seaspray and 
Vintage Gold on top section of mask as shown below.

Create 10 doubled layered Peacock feathers as in the
Technique in focus step by step as above for 
the Peacock Pride project. 

Arrange cluster of bird feathers, paper peacock feathers and adhere at each end of mask with Couture Creations Double Sided tape and
 3D foam dots.

Create ribbon bows with sheer ribbon and attach the layered blue silk flowers with a pearl brad through each flower.

Adhere these clusters to each side of mask. 

Create a background with stencil mask and white inkpad, attach
mask to background, if desired.

Peacock mask Project
Couture Creations Materials
C0723707 Intricutz Glamour Days Peacock Delight diecut
C0721989 Gemstones Seaspray
C0721990 Gemstones Vintage Gold
C0723780 Adhesive 3D Foam Dots
C0721963 Adhesive Foam Mounting Tape
C0721983 Adhesive Doubled Sided tape

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Thanks for looking, until next time. 
Cheers Adriana


Pascale B. Scrap said...

This is marvelous!!

Scraps of Elegance said...

Great news! Congratulations, your pieces are gorgeous.

Heather McMahon said...

Wow Adriana - these are fantastic! And a huge congrats on making the cover of the mag.

Jody said...

Superbe! J'aime beaucoup et félicitations pour la page couverture de la revue.

Heather Jacob said...


Margaret Mifsud said...

Not at all surprised that these made the cover of the mag ... they are spectacular!!! Totally in awe!! Love, love, love!!! ox

Lizzyc said...

Your peacock feathers are amazing, and look stunning together on your projects.. no wonder it made the cover.. gorgeous creations...

Ava Gavloski said...

congrats, and wow your projects are made with love

Dana Tatar said...

Both of these pieces are amazing Adriana! The glittery feathers are fantastic! I can't wait to see how you will top this! ;) Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Denise van Deventer said...

This is really sensational and absolutely love it! Stunning work! ;-)

Tracey said...

Congratulations on your cover feature.......your work is stunning! Thanks for sharing the tutorial here!

Mona Pendleton said...

Congrats Adriana! Your projects are stunning! I love the beautiful peacock feathers with all the shimmery detail and the mask is just as amazing!