When I started this project early this afternoon, I thought that it was going to go quickly and that I might have time to do a couple pages in my journal. Yeah....that didn't happen. I thought I had my Cricut machine all figured out. It may have taken me a while and I may have had to cut a couple times BUT, I DID IT! The peacock is from the Art Nouveau cartridge. It is cut in layers and it took me a couple tries to figure it out. The flash from the camera washed out the colors. It is a little brighter than how it appears. The mandala in the middle is from the ornamental Iron 2 cartridge. It is Gate 3D, which is a half circle. I cut two and glued them together to make a circle. I inked the background with scattered straw distress ink and rubbed peeled paint distress around the edges. I stamped the flourishes using various colors. I printed the comment on my computer and inked it with bundled sage ink dauber. I glued down the mandala, then the peacock and then the comment. I traced around the peacock with a black pen and doodled around the comment to make them stand out. I added some bling to his tail feathers and another bling for his eye. I like how it turned out. Now I have to clean up the mess I made while doing it!