Sunday, June 08, 2008

Pretty as a Peacock

Kim at My Favorite Things is carrying these really cool pearly watercolor paint sets in her store. I think they may be out of stock right now, but I'm sure she'll have them back in shortly. They are so cool! I'm sure most of you know how much I love using Pearl Ex on my cards for a little extra bling, the only problem with Pearl Ex is you need a binder to get it to stick to the paper (I usually use Future brand floor wax). These handy watercolor palletes come ready to use and look just like Pearl Ex.... they are awesome!


I was playing around with the dotted stamp from the new Congratulations all around set and colored in the petals. It looked alot like peacock feathers to me, so I cut it apart and layered them to see the effect. Luckily I just received the Cocktails Anyone? set from Jacksonbelle Embellishments, so I stamped the chicken on green cardstock then painted him with green & turquoise. Love the way it came out!

I added some Darice rhinestones to one layer of feathers, then mounted him on vanilla cardstock and doodled the edges. The background paper I used is from K&Company's Urban Rhapsody line - the rub on sentiment is as well.



Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think.

14 comments:

stampqueen said...

What a cute peacock!!! Love the colors!. Got my ATC's on friday - love the Owls!!!

laurie in MN said...

Very clever idea. Cute card.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

I was amazed to see how you put this all together - so very very smart!! I have the cocktails stamp you mentioned but would never think to do it this way. So pretty and colorful - great job!

Becca

Cindy Haffner said...

Fantastic, you clever girl you, just love it.

{stampininthesun} said...

Beautiful!! Love all the rhinestones!

Kristine said...

OH, this is so gorgeous!! :D What a BRILLIANT IDEA you had. He's sooo cute too. Love the bright colors and such. You're so talented.

Diane said...

Such a beautiful peacock!!!
Love all the bling Michelle!!!

Christina Fischer said...

OMGosh -- what a clever way to use those stamps!! The colors are gorgeous and so vibrant! :)

Tiffany said...

This must have taken some time! Great job and beautful bright colors.

Janine said...

He is amazing!!!

cheryl said...

That is just a stunning card! The colors and black and gold together are wonderful.

Carolyn King said...

that is the COOLEST! Awesome job Michelle!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wowza, Michelle! What an incredibly clever idea -- in a million years I wouldn't have thought of using Congrats All Around as a peacock! *hoping your brain will rub off on mine next month when we're roomies!!!*

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

SHUT UP! This is BEYOND AMAZING! I cannot BELIEVE what you did here!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That comment goes for everything on your blog too. Have I ever told you how much I love your stuff? I can't wait to meet you at CHA! :)

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