A Beautiful Peacock sailing through March

The end of each month, I look forward to turning the page on the calendar. It’s a signal that I’m making a fresh start, and I love fresh starts! Of course, it also means that I have a new image to enjoy for the month. I’m not quite turning the page here, but I do enjoy taking down one card and putting up the next. Here’s the focus for my craft desk in March:
Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar Beautiful Peacock SAB 2018

  • Stamps: Beautiful Peacock (SAB 2018)
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Pool Party
  • Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewels

I used the simplest method ever to get two tones on the peacock tail: I inked the top half with Pool Party, flipped the stamp around and inked the bottom half in Dapper Denim. If you look really closely, you can see the line where they overlap. I recommend you ink the light color first so that if a little of the ink transfers from the stamp to the next color ink pad, it’s light onto dark and won’t show.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar Beautiful Peacock SAB 2018

Beautiful Peacock has lots of options for creating a stunning bird, but the various swirls and embellishments are also great options to have in your Stampin’ Arsenal. You have until March 31st to make this – and a lot of other gorgeous stamps and accessories – your own. Receive them for free with every $50 in merchandise you purchase. Shop HERE.

Cheryl and Crystal have calendar pages for your inspiration this month – be sure and check them out!

Beautiful Peakcock in My Favorite Colors

Blues and greens are my favorite colors and my favorite color combination. It’s what I see outside my window: blue skies and ocean, green plants and trees. They’re restful colors to me, but with the right intensity, they are vibrant as well. And they’re the colors of peacocks!Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock SAB 2018

  • Stamps: Beautiful Peacock (SAB 2018), Tabs for Everything
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Garden Trellis TIEF, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock SAB 2018

I inked the “tail” of the peacock with Lemon Lime Twist on the top and Pool Party on the bottom. I reversed the process on the tail feathers – this set is so much fun!

You might be surprised to learn that we have a little peacock flock here on Maui. They live at Yee’s Orchard, home of some of the sweetest, juiciest mango you’ll ever sink a tooth into. Their piercing cry (it’s a screech, really) will make you sit up and listen if  you happen to be shopping nearby at Longs!