Thursday, August 4, 2011

Magical Moments

As you may know, those of you who have been following my blog, Lisa (my friend and neighbour) and I had made a pact not to purchase any crafty items for the entire month of July!  Yes, an entire month!  It was tough, but we made it!

Now that we are in August, I felt like experimenting with some other manufacturers whose stamps I had admired for some time but had never purchased.  So, this month I selected WPlus9.  Hero Arts has set the bar for me certainly in the arena of high quality stamps, especially clear stamps!  Well, I have to say that I am more than impressed with what I received in the post from WPlus9 today!  Here is my card using their fabulous set of 13 clear stamps, it's called Magical Moments.

Paper: PTI (cardstock); Neenah
Ink: CTMH (Juniper dye ink); Versamark; Spiced Marmalade & Walnut Stain DI
Stamps: WPlus9 (Magical Moments)
Other: Corner chomper; Clear embossing powder; Dimensional squares

I used the single peacock feather and clear embossed it repeatedly on the brown cardstock.  The peacock itself was stamped with Versamark and clear embossed and then I used sponge daubers to ink up the various areas with different colours. I then adhered the peacock with dimensional squares.

My design is quite a simple one.  I wish I could have known how to add a bit more wow factor to it, maybe some ribbon or gems, but I just don't think I am that kind of girl you know.  So it's plain, but my favourite piece on the card....the brown embossed strip!  Something about the shape of that feather!

We are going to the beach for a week leaving this weekend!  I am trying to make some cards to post along the way, hopefully I will get it all done.  But in case I don't get back here before Friday, see you all in a week and a bit!

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Brenda,... this does not need anything else...it is stunning as it is. You are right... the embossing on the brown is awesome

Michelle said...

Brenda, this is stunning! I like that you didn't add anything else to it! Beautiful job coloring the peacock! Enjoy the beach!

Jacqueline said...

Love how you colored the peacock with the blue around the edge! Have a lovely break at the beach seeing how hot it is in Texas at the moment!

Monica said...

So pretty... love the peacock and the brown DP with peacock feathers on it. Great sentimetn to go along as well. Gosh! You stayed without shopping without a month. Some self control there. Lol.

xxx Monica

AnitaRex said...

I really like this card! I like how the peacock takes center stage! And you colored her soooo pretty! :> Have a fun time away!!!

Lisa said...

oooh that peacock feather is sooo cool and just love how you've embossed it. The color scheme is fantastic too! It really is a lovely stamp, B! Can't wait to see it :)

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, brenda!! and congrats on not buying anything for the month of july!! that is some willpower you have (can you send me some???)!

Tiffany said...

So beautiful and serene, love the gradience of colors on the feathers, such a great look!!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful peacock, Brenda! Love gradient colors on the feathers too! Have a nice holiday!

Trinh said...

This is beautiful, Brenda, and I don't think it needs anything extra. Have a wonderful trip!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is perfect, Brenda! I love how you embossed and sponged the peacock. It's absolutely stunning. I love your colour choices!