5.14.2009

Sunrise Peacock

I had stamped one of these watercolor peacocks when I did my last peacock card. I had put him in my scrap pile and he really looked like he wanted some luvin' :)


For the how-to technique, just check my other post... it is so easy, and it really looks like a watercolor painting. I reverse-masked and sponged the sun. Next time I think I will clear emboss over the bird before-hand so it doesn't look so green.

I cut the Hip Hop paper following the waves to mix it up a bit from all of the straight cuts. I had a few scraps that I used instead of ribbon... I think this makes it a bit more masculine, but maybe not :)

Because I used non-traditional Christmas colors, the snowflakes were stamped with VersaMark on the base to give it a more wintery feel.

Stamps: Bird Cage, Simply Christmas (retiring!!), Holiday Cheer (sentiment)

Paper: Hip Hop FWIC, Lilly Anna, Toodle Loo & White UltraSmooth cardstocks

Ink: Raw Sienna & Reflection Blue Palettes

Other: Aquacolor Crayons, foam tape


I think this would make a lovely 'thinking of you' or sympathy card by substituting flowers or flourishes in place of the snowflakes.



What do you think?

9 comments:

Anna said...

Very pretty, Barb! I need to get that paper line! I don't have it!

Diana said...

Great card Barb!! you are so talented!!

Love,
Diana

Chelsea said...

gorgeous .. love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

KellyRae said...

Perfect paper choice for a peacock. Woo hoo! And don't fret about the green on the peacock, it's supposed to have lots of colors. (I see you 'masked')

Stampin' Meg said...

Lovely-My last name is Peacock so this caught my eye straight away!

Rita said...

Another great card Barb - it's amazing what you do with scraps. rita w

Bridgett said...

You never cease to inspire me! Love it!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Looks great to me. Love your soft color blending! Looks so neat!

:-)

Lisadwb said...

Where do you come up with this stuff? You always have the coolest ideas. Love this card, and it could be used for any occassion.