Monday, 22 September 2014

Peacock in the Sunset

This card is my first entry for the latest colour challenge with Chocolate Baroque using the challenge colour swatch.  The stamps I have used are from CB Peacock Parade and Tangled Peacock sets.  The inks I have used are:- Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut stain DI's; Vintage Sepia Versafine; and Pearlescent Beige Brilliance.  I have also used some H2O paints as highlights here and there.  I started by creating the background for the main panels.  I blended the yellow and orange DI's onto smooth white card, adding a little of both the brown inks around the edges.  I took a large 'leaf' image and spritzed water onto it, then stamped randomly over the panel blotting each watery image with tissue giving a 'faux bleaching' effect.  Using the same image I then stamped it over the bleached ones, offsetting the images slightly.  Next I stamped a Peacock feather image randomly over the panel using the beige ink, which really 'pops' when the light hits it.  I then shaped the corners of the panel with a punch, and matted it on to dark brown card.  Next I created the central panel, blending the same inks as on the other panel.  I then stamped one of the Peacock images on to the panel using the sepia ink and heat embossed it in clear powder.  I used water and a brush to 'faux bleach' the body of the bird and some of the feathers.  I did the same to a few of the sun rays, then added colour to the bleached areas with H2O's.  I then edged the panel with Walnut Stain DI, punched the corners and matted it onto dark brown card.   The base card is cream textured card which I have edged with Walnut Stain ink, then stamped with  a small leaf image in the beige ink.  To assemble the card I layered the large panel onto the base card, then added some decorative ribbon.  I then layered the smaller panel on top with dimensional glue.  The sentiment is from the CB Words of Inspiration set and is stamped onto a piece of the same background card as the panels, in sepia ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then threaded some more ribbon through the sentiment tag and attached it to the card with dimensional glue.  I have always loved these Peacock stamps and I totally enjoyed creating this card!  I think this is a lovely design to suit various occasions  and for male and female cards.  


  1. Hi Penny, you've created a beautiful design, love the Peacock theme in the challenge colours. Thanks for joining in the fun at Chocolate Baroque's Colour Challenge, Shirleyx

  2. Beautiful card Penny. Great use of the colors. Love your design. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge. xx

  3. A gorgeous design Penny, love the multi layered stamping, and the layout of your card. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx