I saw the technique for making this card demonstrated about 3 weeks ago and the whole thing fascinated me so much that I tried to remember every little thing about how the demonstrator made her creation. Now I know that I haven’t got it exactly the way she did it, but it’s close enough.
Made on an 8″x8″ scored and folded card, using Polkadoodles Stamp Soup stamps, called Regal Peacock. But … that name really is just a suggestion, for you could make a million different creations with these stamps because the results will come from your imagination. You and I could begin with the same stamps and yet we’d make something way different from each other.
Here …. take a look at them:
. . . can you see the peacock stamp in there? . . . No? That’s probably because there isn’t one! I used 7 different stamps to make the peacock. You can pick them out … they’re the ones which are a little darker in colour. I used a black Stazon Ink Pad (solvent ink) so that I could then colour the images using watercolours.
You don’t have to be ‘neat and tidy’ when painting the Peacock feathers, just free-handed with the paint. Then once dry, all the feathers (which were stamped onto spare card, then painted) have to be cut out and then ‘feathered’ at the edges by cutting into the images with light, small cuts. Those peacock feathers are then adhered to the main peacock body which I’d previously stamped and coloured using the watercolour paints, directly onto the card.
Finally …. some parts of the peacock were embossed with gold and green embossing powders.
. . . and that’s all there was to it!
Although simple to make … I had to spread it over three days so it kind of felt a little time-consuming. All the waiting for paint to dry, and cutting out of all the feathers…. little things, but they all added up to time. But it was a totally, thoroughly enjoyable make, I have to admit. A lot of fun – and I can’t wait to make something else with those stamps now.
So anyway … how the divil are you? I feel as if we haven’t got together for a coffee and chat for weeks and weeks.
In my world … the chubby dog (aka the Belly on legs) had to go to the vet this week. I noticed that she had some tiny patches of hair loss on her back so off to the vets we went and after some examination and a bit of testing, we were told she’s got a Bacterial Skin Infection. (That’s the dog not the vet who has the skin infection). So we have a little bottle of stuff which we have to massage into her skin … wait 5 minutes, then thoroughly wash off. And we were given some tablets, which she has to have twice a day.
Now she really doesn’t mind the tablets. She’s called ‘My Little Fat Bitch‘ for a reason. She can eat as if it’s going out of fashion, and she thinks those tablets are treats, so woofs them down!
And . . . she really loves the massage bit of the stuff in the bottle … but … the bit she’s not at all happy with, is the ‘wash it all off’ bit. She HATES the shower. HATES it. Did I say that strongly enough? I’m not sure I did so let me repeat myself: SHE HATES THE SHOWER.
She’s told me time and time again; . . . “Belly is not designed for getting wet. Don’t let Belly get wet. That umbrella …. that’s for Belly. Hold it down here, over Belly – NOT over you! Don’t let Belly Get Wet!!“
She SO hates getting wet that she would rather plait her legs, (‘braids’ for folks in the USA), than go out into the garden to have a tiddle if it’s raining outside. This adorable, much loved pooch even squints in the rain. Yes, seriously. I kid ye not!
So the massage and shower isn’t the most enjoyable task … but then … I don’t have to do it. Mr. Cobs Senior takes on that job, (bless him) because I feel like Cruella de Vil if I try to do it.
When it’s all over and done with … you have to see that rotund little dog absolutely barrel out of that bathroom! She’s like a bullet out of a gun! It’s among the funniest things to watch … and boy can her little legs can move when she wants them to!
So anyhoo . . . what’s going on in your corner that you’d like to share with me while we drink the last few sips of coffee from our cups?
Won the Lottery? Got a new job? Sold your house? Adopted a new pet? Or … by any chance . . . Does your dog have a bacterial skin infection? Your cat? YOU? I can recommend a vet! 🙂
Wishing you a thoroughly enjoyable Thursday. May the hours go as fast, or as slow, as you would like them to. Just find the fun and enjoy it.
Be the reason someone smiles today. Heaps of squidges from me in my corner, to you in yours.