Monday, April 4, 2016
Perfect Peacock- A CAS Mixed Media Card
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far! It was extremely windy here on the East Coast this past week (especially last night) and even though March went out like a "lion", April is continuing to "roar" :-)
I decided to play around today with Mixed Media and created a Clean and Simple (CAS) Mixed Media card this evening for the #167 CAS Colours and Sketches "The Double" Challenge along with the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers’ Mix-Ability MIX165 “Winging It” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge site galleries yet, again, I would encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
FYI- If this card is not CAS to you, it is to me....limited layers and embellishments and originally this card was more "clean" with a white background around the peacock, but when I placed the lower layer onto the card front (and smoothed it with my bone folder to adhere the dimensional foam) the Dark Brown Embossing Powder (EP) streaked (since I did not wipe off the excess water before adhering to the card front- duh!)...
Anyway, I salvaged the card with the brown wash and texture behind the peacock to hide the error, so it is not as CAS as I had hoped :-)
To create this card:
De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the Perfect Peacock using Versamark™ Ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Dark Brown Embossing Powder (retired) and heat set with the Heat Tool.
Once the embossing powder has cooled, color the peacock using the AquaPainter™ with Stampin’ Write Markers (scribble the markers onto an acrylic block to use as a palette)- Daffodil Delight for the flowers, Pacific Point for the peacock and the Chocolate Chip (direct to the image) for the stems and leaves.
Use the Daffodil Delight marker directly to the centers of the peacock feathers and the Pacific Point marker over the Daffodil Delight for the very middle of the “eye” on the peacock feathers.
Use the Chocolate Chip marker with the AquaPainter™ for the wash around the image, loosely mask the peacock and repeatedly stamp the Timeless Texture image over the background (I just used the Chocolate Chip marker to ink the stamp).
Trim the peacock image, cut off the lower portion and mount onto Pacific Point cardstock.
Emboss a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock with the Boho Chic Textured Impressions ™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Trim the layered Whisper White panel and mount onto the Pacific Point card base.
Stamp the sentiment from the retired Blessed by God stamp set using the Chocolate Chip marker as ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Mount the peacock image along with the sentiment using dimensional foam.
To finish off the card, add Clear Wink of Stella® to the peacock feathers and use a White Gel Pen to add highlights to the flower centers.
Stamp Sets: Perfect Peacock, Timeless Textures, Blessed by God (retired)
Ink: Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point; Clear Wink of Stella®, White Gel Pen
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point
Accessories: Big Shot™, Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Dark Brown Embossing Powder (retired), Heat Tool, AquaPainter™
I think this card would work as an encouragement for someone who may be going through a tough time whether general life issues/job loss, an illness, recovering from surgery or as a sympathy card- what do you think?
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!