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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Another Color Layered Peacock

Hey everyone - hope you're having a great weekend! I had another go with the new Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock set - this time using the coordinating background stencil.

peacock with feather background
Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Pool layering paper, Neenah Solar White, scrap of teal and navy
Stamps - Hero Arts CM126 Color Layering Peacock and CL139 Birthday Messages (sentiment)
Dies - Hero Arts DI351 Color Layering Peacock Frame Cuts; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 21
Inks - Hero Arts AF394 Peacock Layering Ink Cubes and Sky Blue (from February 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit); Tim Holtz Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink
Hero Arts SA094 Peacock Feather Stencil
Other - Jillibean Soup Teal sequins, foam tape, Gold uni-ball pen, Marvy white gel pen

I didn't order the stencil when I got the stamp set but spotted it when I was shopping locally and decided I had to have it! To create the background, I started with a piece of white card cut with a pierced rectangle die. I first stenciled the feathers with Cracked Pistachio ink then rotated the stencil 90 degrees and stenciled again with Sky Blue ink. The white card seemed too bright so I sponged it with Fossilized Amber - thought it would match better with the gold in the peacock's tail. Yes, much better. I inked the edges with some Navy ink. Adhered the panel to an A2 top folding card, added the sentiment strip, and a peacock I already had made from a previous card with this stamp set. Added a few sequins - done!

It's Day 4 of Kathy's 30-Day Coloring Challenge. Today I'm coloring a dog to join my duck, pig, and bear. Maybe I'll end up with just 30 random items for future cards - LOL - but I'm having fun coloring. Be sure to check it out if you're interested. Also, Cat is hosting a Scramble (timed challenge) today on the Hero Arts Flickr Group at 11 am CST in case you'd like to play along.

That's it for today - I'll be back tomorrow with another color layering card made with a new set I just received in the mail. Thanks for stopping!!

Updated to add this to this month's A2Z Scrapbooking March challenge - thanks for the heads up, Betty! My stenciled background fits the challenge.
playing-with-stencils

9 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Linda - and that stencil certainly pops it up a notch - you should enter this at a2z scrapbooking challenge as stencils are the focus this month.

Rosemary said...

oh that peacock is just stunning as is the card!!

Greta said...

Oh my--such a gorgeous card, Linda! Wowzer!

Arlene said...

Gorgeous card! So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Macimbalo said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with a2z!

Jean said...

Such an elegant card - very special!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful stencil, Linda! The colors are so perfect with this gorgeous peacock!

Cindy C. said...

Linda what a stunning card!! I love how you used the busy stencil and made an excellent background for the gorgeous peacock! Thanks for linking up to our March challenge at a2z.

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Linda. Love the background. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month.