Friday, May 16, 2014

Peacock canvas

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.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous canvas Anne, I love the image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Eret said...

Anne, you should go more often outside of your comfort zone - Result is stunning! I love your coloring of this lovely peacock. Your canvas background is so beautiful!

rachel said...

stunning canvas - love this peacock image - beautiful Anne! Hugs rachel xx

jimlynn said...

Great use of the translucent paste and love the background with Pans you created for this stunning peacock!

Pattie G said...


This is so stunning! I love how you colored my "Peacock" image. I know there are so many color variations for this beautiful bird, but your colors are perfect!

Pattie ♥

Life of Pie, Key Lime said...

What a beautiful creation, just love it.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous canvas Anne and loving the peacock.
Linda xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulolus project- the background colors came out so pretty- and love the embossing paste flowers. Your coloring on the peacock is beautiful!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Anne and I love how the die cut peeks out from behind the image.

Sandi said...

Wow, wow, wow!! So beautiful Anne, and I love your coloring of the peacock. That canvas is so pretty. I didn't know that about white peacocks and just had a look on Bing, and how beautiful they are. I can see someone getting married and having 1 of these in attendance, LOL!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! The peacock looks amazing!! What a beautiful project!! Have a great weekend :)

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Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card. The peacock is stunning. You did a wonderful job with its colouring. Love the BG too.
Lena’s Creations

Brenda said...

what an awesome project - love the texture on the canvas - beautiful job on the peacock too :)

Julie-Ann said...

Hello Ann this is stunning, i love it, crafty hugs Julie Ann.
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nwilliams6 said...

Some gorgeous colors and mediums here Anne! You totally captured the beautiful colors of a peacock and your image is colored perfectly. Lovely work! Hugz!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Anne. Love the canvas background and the subtle flowers!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Anne. Love the canvas background and the subtle flowers!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Anne, and I'm so glad you shared your steps with us for creating it! Magnificent peacock.

Shirley said...

Have to tell you peacocks are one of my favorite images!~ You really did yours justice and I love the embossing paste flowers too! Beautiful!