Monday, September 1, 2014

Perfect Peacock- A Color and Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers!

Happy Labor Day!  Hope all of you are able to take this day to rest and for those of you who have to “labor” at work outside the home, I hope you are compensated well and can take time off soon.

I wanted to create a card using the CQC256 ColourQ Challenge along with the PPA217 Pals Paper Arts Sketch and I decided to do a masking/watercolor technique.   It was a bit difficult to photograph this card with the shimmer :-)

Again, I hope you will take the time (if you have not done so already) to visit both sites and check out all of the fabulous Design Team samples as well as the wonderful examples and inspiration from their galleries!!

To create this card:

Using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the Perfect Peacock stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper.

Using an AquaPainter™, apply Pacific Point and Old Olive Classic Ink to the peacock image,  Pumpkin Pie to the flowers and Old Olive to the leaves.

Ink the retired background stamp, En Francais using Cajun Craze Classic Ink .  Mask the peacock using scrap paper or a sticky note and stamp the background with light pressure around the peacock.

Apply a light wash of Pumpkin Pie to the background- the script stamp images will soften and blend with the Pumpkin Pie wash.

Use Stampin’ Write Markers to highlight and darken the colors of the peacock image- for the feathers use Pacific Point, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze and for the flowers and leaves, Cajun Craze along with Old Olive.   Use the Chalk Marker to add a few white highlights to the flower centers.

Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges of the stamped panel and adhere to a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock using a sewing machine.  Mount the panel onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and distress the edges of the Pumpkin Pie layer as well.

Mount a piece of retired International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (DSP) onto a Cajun Craze panel (5.5” x 5.5”  square).   Add the focal image panel to the card front and adhere the 5/8” Triple Ribbon Satin Bow to the corner.

Mount the entire card front onto the Whisper White card base,  
To finish off the card, add additional shimmer to the peacock using an AquaPainter™ with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Stamp Sets: Perfect Peacock, En Francais (retired)

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pacific Point, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze; Chalk Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, International Bazaar DSP (retired), Watercolor Paper

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Distressing Tool, Frost White Shimmer Paint (retired), 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a wonderful Labor Day! 


Rae said...

Julie, this is absolutely magnificent! Love what you've done. Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week

Just a Thought... said...

This is just gorgeous Julie!!! Thank you for playing with Pals Paper Arts this week!!

Windy Ellard said...

Stunning card...It looks so Victorian to me!
Thanks for joining the Pals sketch this week.

Claire said...

You always use the colours in such a unique way Julie - the peacock tail looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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