Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This card was made by Charlene and wasn't is Dolce Stamps and Cards Store for more than an hour when a customer looked at it and said "I want to make that card".  This customer has a peacock at home and Charlene made this one look just like hers, she had to make one too.

Designed by:    Charlene Merrick
Stamps:    Peacock by Impression Obsession
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black , Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Stampin’
Up’s Rich Razzleberry
Paper:      Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Black
Embellishments:  Rich Razzleberry polkadotted ribbon,  royal blue micro gemstones
Tools:  Ranger Firefly and Xmas Red Stickles, Polka dotted embossing folder,
Tim Holtz Alerations On the Edge Die, dimensional, Copic markers ,
blendin tool

This beautiful  peacock cling  mount  image  is  all  one  piece of  deeply  etched  rubber.      I like  how Impression Obsession has sectioned it off as a part of the image.  I colored the entire image with
Copic  markers.    After  I  colored  the  spots  on  its  tail  feathers  with  Royal  Blue  and  Salad  Green markers,  I  added  Ranger  Firefly  stickles  over  the  Salad  Green  portion.    Oh,  how  those  pretty, iridescent  spots  sparkle  in  real  life!!    Can  you  see  the  teensy-weensy  royal  blue  gemstones  on the peacock’s head  crest?    I  colored  the  crackled  background  with  Pale  Aqua  and  Aqua  Blue markers and sponged Ranger’s Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the outer  edge of  the  cardstock.  The framed edges around the image were made with Tim Holtz’s Alerations On the Edge Die.  After  I  dry  embossed  the  Crumb  Cake  panel  with  the  polkadots,  I  ran  my  Rich Razzleberry  ink pad over it to color only the raised portion of the dots.  


jkreucher said...

Charlene, I saw this card last time I was in the store... In person you can really see the sparkle on the feathers.
your colors are so perfect and so real, I can see why the gal got everything to make your card..
Awesome my friend.

Tara said...

So very gorgeous!!! Youre so talented :-)

Ellen said...

Beautiful creation Charlene! You have captured the beauty of the peacock for sure! Gorgeous girl!

Cindy said...

Beautiful girlfriend!
so much prettier when holding it in person..