This is my first challenge blog entry of 2016, and I am entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/. I haven't entered a challenge for some months but when I saw the colours for challenge 18 I couldn't resist! The stamps are a mixture from CB sets Tangled Peacocks and Peacock Parade; the inks are red and black DI's and black Versafine; I have also used red and black glitter, white embossing powder and card stock from my stash.
The focal panel is a piece of white card onto which I stamped the peacock in black Versafine. When the image was dry I painted it using red DI and water. after drying I stamped the trio of feathers randomly all over the panel in second generation ink. I then used water and a brush to pull the ink into the pattern. I then blended black DI around the edges. I picked out parts of the peacock to highlight and added the glitters. I also added Glossy Accents to the tiny roses in the tail to emphasize and add texture. On another piece of white card I stamped a large image as before four times then fussy cut them. I painted them and added glitter as before. Taking some black card I stamped a border around the edge and heat embossed with white powder. I matted the focal panel onto the black card and then onto red card. Finally I attached the large painted images with dimensional glue to embellish the work and add height. I love this design; I love peacocks and my favourite colour is red so this combo is made for me! I think this is a great worker design too, it can be used as a card for various occasions, or as a wall hanging and home decor. I absolutely LOVED making this!