Friday, May 16, 2014
Today's challenge from Pattie's Creations is "No, No, No - Anything BUT a Card". Normally when this is the challenge, my usual go-to thing is to make a tag. But I wanted to stretch my boundaries and go outside my comfort zone.
I began by printing and coloring Pattie's Peacock image with Copic markers and adding a touch of Rapture Blue glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle to the centers of the feathers. When I googled images of peacocks, I was amazed at the variations of colors they came in, including all white which was absolutely stunning.
Now to decide how to showcase this beautiful image. I had this 8"x8" canvas laying around that I've had for a very long time (I even moved it with me) and I decided that now is the time to use it. I started off by applying Pan Pastels to the white base and blending several colors together to achieve a background that coordinated with my colors.
I wanted something subtle in the background, so I dug out my translucent embossing paste and a MFT stencil (Spring Flowers). The embossing paste goes on milky but dries clear. While the paste was still wet, I covered all the flowers with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Cloud Nine velvet glitter to give them a frosted look. I didn't add any other embellishments since I decided I wanted to hang this in my craft room and I'm more of a "less is better" type of crafter.
I have to say I was pretty pleased with the outcome. I guess I should get out of my comfort zone more often. You have two weeks to upload your creation and I can't wait to see what you come up with. While you're visiting the PCDC Blog, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created.