4.12.2009

A Christmas Peacock...

A real quick post tonight... I've got a ton of stuff to do tonight, and someone {cough... CINDY... cough} was letting me know that I need to update the blog again. So, Hag, this one is for you :) {mwah... big kiss} I haven't had much crafty time as of late, so I was happy to sit in my room today!

I had signed up to be part of a Paper Wings group to encourage eachother to create Christmas cards every month so that we aren't scrambling at the last minute (like I ALWAYS do). Well, I'm totalling sucking swamp water on my goal of completing 9 per month. This is only my second one, and I'm not EVEN going to share the first one I did... ugh. I do believe I will be scrambling once again this year :)

Merry Peacock

Stamps: Bird Cage, Linear Sentiments, Just For You (hostess level A)

Paper: Toodle Loo and White UltraSmooth cardstocks


Other: Lyra Watercolor Crayons, water mister, misc. ribbon, Nestabilities, Pop Dots, and 1" Circle Punch

I achieved the watercolor look to the bird image by coloring directly on the rubber stamp with the Lyras, mist with water, stamp off lightly, and finally stamp final image. I love the soft look, and will definitely be doing more of these!

I created the scallop border by layering circle halves... quick and easy, and you can really get some big scallops working! Also, while the large white circle was still in the Nestabilities die, I sponged Reflection Blue & Iris inks VERY LIGHTLY so that there is a white border left around the edge of the circle.
What do you think?
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13 comments:

Patti J. said...

I think this is gorgeous, AND...I think you are two Christmas cards ahead of me! So! Don't you feel better now??? Lol

(Swamp water isn't good for you...)

Glad you're back - I've missed your posts!

Laurie said...

Barb I love this! Your colring is amazing!!

Anna said...

Very pretty, Barb! Love the touch with the circle punches! Clever idea! And I like how you left the edge white still!

Kim said...

Beautiful Barb! These colors are gorgeous together... I love this peacock too and it's funny because I had planned to use it for one of my Christmas months too! What do they say great minds think alike! LOL!!!

suzann said...

awesome job Barb, love how you sponged the edges...just a quick note that I posted some items on my blog for all to see from your blog candy, more to come in a week..sue-scraphappy.blogspot.com

Lisadwb said...

Gorgeous card! You have encouraged me to get my watercolor crayons out- it has been awahile.

Chaffin Channel said...

Barb, you should get that cough checked out.

I love, love the peacock. I love that you use stamps that I would never use (i.e. I would never know what to do with a peacock stamp) and somehow, make me want to stamp with it!

I like the scalloped edge trick. Great way to use some of those scraps!

When can we expect the next blog update? Here's a cough drop for you....

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I really like your coloring effect, it's so vibrant.

LadybugSue said...

I love purple and the way you use so many different stamps for Christmas cards. I may not be bloggin but sure can check out my bloggin buds!! Terrific as usual and thinkin outside that box.
Susan K

StampinCarol said...

This is wonderful! Love the non-traditional colors!

Seleise said...

love this! super great ideas!

Michelle said...

pretty card - love the purple and blue for a christmas card!

KellyRae said...

gorgeous card Barb. I'm a non-traditional color gal myself. My christmas tree is decorated in a baroque renaissance mixture of copper, chartreuse, purple, and red. your peacock would fit in brilliantly!