Thursday, February 02, 2012

Peacock Fan by Chocolate Baroque

Good Evening !

I've been wanting to get my beautiful CB Peacock Fan (UA4SP0183) stamp set out again and finally had the chance this week.     This set has 13 stamps... awesome.    The Chocolate Baroque stamp company is located in England, but fortunately they have great service shipping to Canada !

I used the Peacock Fan & one of the Feathers from the set to create the card below.   The colours on the actual card are more vibrant, I find that mauve has blue tones in photographs. 

I created the background by blending Grape Soda, Sugarberry & Gold Lame Smooch Inks.   I used a small acrylic block to add extra gold Smooch.    I stamped the feather onto the background with Colourbox Gold Ink.    

The beautiful quote is from Impression Obsession - C3541 'If you are grateful'.    I stamped the quote with Midnight Colourbox Pigment Ink.   I embossed it with clear and ended up having powder stick to the feathers on the background as I didn't realize the gold wasn't dry the background feathers were embossed too.    The clear embossing on the gold pigment that was half dry has a crackled effect (hard to see in the photo).     Sometimes 'mistakes' are a way to learn something new !    

I embossed the Peacock Fan with gold on water colour paper and painted with Tom bow markers & water.   I popped the Fan up on the background and then added gold Starform border stickers for extra gold.

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping at my Blog.


Ellen Taylor said...

Hi Shirley,
Your backgrounds that you create are so inspiring to me! Beautifully done card!
The envelope was done using a petal card punch. If you want me to punch some for you just email your address and I will pop some in the mail to you. Have a wonderful night!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job Shirley !! Love the mauve, very very nice.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Shirley I love this card, the colours are beauiful. It's funny how some colours change when photographed. I think most of my stamps are Chocolate Baroque, because I just have to have the new ones that Glenda brings out each month.

Sue x

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, you have made such a beautiful card with that fan, great job! Love the colours and indeed purples and mauves are often hard to catch in the photo! have a nice weekend, warm greetz Miranda

*We also have snow now here, so our son Daniel(6) can now finally take his sleigh and have fun!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirley this is so great. Beautiful fan with beautiful colors. I agree with the words of Miranda, my grandchildren also likes the snow very much here, so they can use there sleigh.
Lovely greet and have a nice weekend

Ina G said...

Stunning. Beautiful fan with such awsome colours.