My DD's 2nd grade year is coming to a close soon, and for the second year in a row she will be setting her school's record for Accelerated Reader points (she had 500 points at the end of 1st grade, and is on track to beat that by over 100 more points this year!), so I wanted to make her a card to tell her how proud we are of her, and nothing says "proud" like a beautiful peacock!
I used the April 2012 Viva la Verve Week 1 sketch for this card, and followed it almost exactly, except for adding some gold corner stickers and a bird flourish die cut layer.
I dry embossed the green rectangle layer, then used several colors of distress ink over the raised areas and finished it off by adding a little gold embossing powder here and there to give it an aged look, finally inserting turquoise eyelets in the corners.
I colored the beautiful peacock with my Copic markers, then used Stickles on the tail, a Pearl Pen on the beak, Enamel Accents for the eye, and Sparkly Fluff on the body and neck. I didn't "fluff" the head because I didn't want to lose the detail on the eye and beak. To get all the different colors of fluff, I applied it similarly to glitter, gluing down one color at a time, then tapping off the excess and letting it dry between each color. I'm telling you, I just LOVE Sparkly Fluff. So far, I've used it as "dirt," as part of flowers, and now as feathers. That's some really versatile "fluff stuff." :) I used a Pearl Pen to make the copper pearls around the edge of the circle die cut.
Scraps, from the front of the card, dress up the inside, and the sentiments and tail feather stamps came from the same Proud as a Peacock stamp set.
I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and next Monday will be my final week as Artist of the Month at Our Craft Lounge. Wow, this month has just flown by. Have a great day!
~Hugs!Stamps: Proud as a Peacock (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Reflections (Prima); Lost & Found (My Mind's Eye); Shimmer Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento; Copics; Distress Ink
Dies: Standard Circles Sm, Bird Flourishes, Classic Scalloped Circles Lg (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Love is in the Air embossing folder (Cuttlebug); gold embossing powder; Morocco Lace Edge Punch (EK Success); Starform stickers; Sparkly Fluff; eyelets; Stickles; Pearl Pen; Enamel Accents; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")