Good Morning Crafters! I've had an exciting few Blogging days !
On Friday I was thrilled to learn that I earned the Lovely Lotus Award from For Your Inspiration for their Photo Challenge #27. Thank you ladies !
Yesterday evening I was honored a second time with the Liebster Blog Award from Maria at Crafty Maria's Stamping World . Maria is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator who also teaches classes and has a terrific Blog full of ideas, tutorials & beautiful cards. Needless to say, I was excited to receive this award again so recently after receiving it the first time (when I forwarded it on to 5 others) Thank you Maria !
And finally, I'm happy that I have many new Followers and would like to thank all of you for your visits & comments. Without all of you, blogging would not be so rewarding. I also enjoy visiting at your Blogs where I gather a lot of inspiration !
Now onto a new creation ! A friend asked me to create a card that she will give to her daughter & son-in-law for their First Wedding Anniversary. Their Wedding theme was Peacock Feathers, and she asked that the design include Peacock feathers and the colours Emerald Green, Red & Purple.
I used stamps from Chocolate Baroque to create this card. The two stamp sets: Peacock Fan & Artistic Expressions.
The purple strip on the LH side was created by blending Grape Soda, Sugar Berry & Gold Lame Smooch Inks and then I stamped one of the feathers from the Peacock Fan set with ColorBox Gold Pigment Ink over top. I added a narrow red mat under this piece.
I stamped the same feather with Versa Mark on the folded green cardstock and just left it with a watermark image. The color & stamping on the green shows up a little better in the closeup photo below.
The LOVE sentiment from the Artistic Expressions set was stamped & embossed with Gold and then cut with Spellbinders S4-322 Grommet tag. I blended Evergreen Bough Distress Ink over top.
The Peacock Feather Fan was stamped and embossed with Gold on Watercolour paper and then painted with my Tombows.
Thanks for your visits and have a great day !