There's a peacock that lives on my route into work, and I often see him perched on the garage roof or garden wall in the mornings. He inspired this card.
I'd made some backgrounds using pixie powders and thought that one of them matched his colours quite well. I die cut the peacock three times out of the background (it was a free die with one of the craft magazines a while back) and snipped the tails off two of them to add to the original to give him a fuller tail. I die cut a frame out of matt gold card using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles and also cut a rectangles to fill the frame out of another pixie powder background. Once glued in place I added a black gem for his eye and black AB gems to his tail. It still looked unfinished and so I doodled a border (shamelessly stolen from Lynne in N.I) I still feel that something is missing from it, but I haven't a clue what, it may be one the ends up in the recyling pile! Hopefully the close ups give you some idea of the shimmer.