Peacock

Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2220

When I had my Mandala stamps out I looked at a couple of GKD tutorials to get some ideas. While watching Gina and daughter Rina stamp together one of them mentioned peacock feathers and how these stamps look like a peacock feather. My brain went ‘I wonder if…’ This is my take on the I wonder if. I borrowed an image from the internet (can’t draw for beans) and cut it out so I could trace around the tail section. I also cut out the birds body to be added afterwards. Taking several of the stamps and using Peacock feathers Distress Ink I stamped the larger part of the tail just following the faint pencil lines to get the shape. Then I began filling in the rest using various stamps from the set and added some mowed lawn green to the colour mix. When it was all stamped and dry I used a Sakura Gelly roll pen over some parts to give more shine and depth of colour. Did the same with a gold pen. I also dusted it with some perfect pearls to get a subtle shimmer to the tail feathers. Added the bird body popping it up on foam tape. The sentiment is from an Altenew set that I had forgotten I had. I curved it around the tail. Before adding it to a card front I curved the corners using a punch layered it onto some blue cs and curved those corners and then onto the card front also with curved corners. This worked so much better than I expected that I amazed myself – lol.

16 thoughts on “Peacock

  1. I made it and then spent a few hours wondering if I could find a challenge it would fit. Luckily I found one.

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  2. I had a lot of fun with this one once I figured out how to get the shape. Those stamps are perfect for doing something like this. Glad you like it. I can remember trying to do a peacock many years ago with disastrous results. Always wanted to try another.

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  3. Thanks Lisa – I had wanted to do a peacock since forever and these stamps and my learning various techniques over the past few years allowed me to do it.

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  4. Wow!! This is so cool!! I can’t believe you stamped it all individually! I thought it was one single stamp. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  5. Thanks for the lovely comment. I highly recommend this particular set from Gina K. Designs. It lends itself to so many designs.

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  6. I always wanted to make something like this just didn’t know how. Those mandala stamps were perfect. Glad you like it.

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