Monday, 3 August 2015

Experiments with a Colour Pallette ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well.  I have a card to share with you today and here it is …

I love the background piece I created
A final look: for some reason the pink looks orange!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges:

I’m working through my list of different techniques and styles to try
Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #91 Anything Goes twist: Birds or Feathers

This started out as a mixed media experiment with one of my stencils, a stamp set, Maimeri Glossy Gel, Spectrum Noir AquaTints, an old piece of chipboard and some UTEE!  Calling it mixed media doesn’t appear to be quite enough lol!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x

Tools & Supplies
Chocolate Baroque A4 Peacock Glory stamp set
That Special Touch Mica Mask: Sunrise
Miscellaneous Tools:
Paintbrushes; heat gun; pot of water; spray bottle of water
Card Paper:
Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card for base and snippets  for stamping
Country View Crafts: K&Co 305mm square paper set
A4 piece of tattered paper for experimenting #
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary AquaTints
Woodware white chipboard
Maimeri Glossy Gel; Versamark IP; double sided tape; foam pads

# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 7 years old


rachel said...

beautiful work karen - love that peacock x

DIANA L. said...

This is so beautiful Karen I love the artsy look of it
you could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Party. Have a blessed day

Carol said...

A beautiful card Karen, love the colours. Carol x

Sandra said...

Such a lovely card! The peacock is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Samra Leshinski said...

Karen, this is absolutely stunning!!! I wish I could create stuff like this!!!

Paper Talk with Samra

Cec said...

This has such a gorgeous background and you have coloured the peacock perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Hi Karen love this well done thanks for playing along at CVC hugs Debs xx

Claire said...

hi Karen, wow love that background, it sets the peacock off beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Challenge
Claire xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Karen, your card is fabulous, the background makes a very striking backdrop for your peacock. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Debs Smith said...

Lovely card Karen thanks for joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper

Nancy Dynes said...

I adore your pretty peacock card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

katieo said...

I love the way you did the the background, the peacock looks so elegant

Sandie Gough said...

Oh my, just a gorgeous make! I loved stopping by to take a peek :D
Thank you for joining us for this month’s challenge and we hope to see you next month at
Proud to design for:
Spectrum Noir Education Design Team
Spectrum Noir Media Samples Design Team
Die’sire Design Team
That Craft Place Design Team
That Craft Place Colourist Design Team

Asha said...

Beautiful project, Karen! Fabulous use of this month’s colours. Love the elements on your piece, esp the peacockThank you for joining Chocolate Baroque’s 13th Colour Challenge.
xxx, Asha

butterfly said...

Love your peacock parading in the glow of the sun's rays.
Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x