Wednesday, February 24, 2021



Tonight Cathy Proctor is hosting Week 37 of our weekly Colour Creations Showcase, in which we are working our way through Stampin' Up!'s colours, alphabetically.  Our featured colour this week is Pretty Peacock.  Cathy has a comprehensive list on her blog of all the participants in this week's share.  We hope you will click on the links to all of our blogs, to see our Pretty Peacock creations.

I decided I wanted to pair Pretty Peacock with grey, so dug out my Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  I chose a piece of white-background paper that has a Basic Gray floral print.  I coloured a single peony bloom, using Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends markers, and coloured the flower's leaves with Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends markers.  Once I had coloured the flower, I decided I wanted a bit of a "moody" look, so I used a blending brush to add Smoky Slate ink all over the background paper.

I used the largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut around my coloured image.   After laying down some ribbon (coloured using the Light Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends marker), I re-attached the die-cut panel, using Stampin' Dimensionals.

A close-up of the single coloured flowers, along with some rhinestones that I coloured with my Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends marker.  You can also see (on the right hand side, at least) how the scalloped rectangle panel is raised up:

Here's a closer view of the ribbon treatment.  I laid a strip of ribbon across the card, underneath the raised central piece.  I then adhered a bow to the raised panel, next to the sentiment, that is white-embossed on Pretty Peacock card.  I normally use the darker shade of Stampin' Blends to colour ribbon, but I decided to use the lighter shade on this one, so it wasn't too heavy on the grey background.

Inside the card I adhered a Basic White card panel, stamped with a single peony, in Pretty Peacock ink:

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Make sure you go to Cathy's blog, to see her beautiful work, and to find the links to everyone else's blogs.

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  1. Christine your card really does look moody...and marvellous! The DSP and extra shading with the blending brushes makes the pretty peacock flower pop! Thank you for sharing your pretty peacock projects with us tonight in the Colour Creations Showcase.

  2. Ooooh lovely!! That die-cut panel is perfect for focussing in on your spotlight. What a lovely colour combination too!

  3. I love your card Christine and the blending of the smoky slate genius! I do love how the ribbon came out just a nice subtle shade! Gorgeous moody card!

  4. I like how you've focused on just the one flower on the dsp and it is all moody. You did a great job.

  5. Ooh the ribbon coloured with light blends looks fabulous and a gorgeous tone, Christine. The slate blending adds a lovely moody effect.

  6. Great technique to create the moody background with the blending brushes Christine. Nice colouring of additional elements to embellish your card too. Love it.

  7. Moody is the right descriptor for your card. It's gorgeous - I love the raised panel of DSP in the centre of the card.

  8. Clever design Christine. I love the way you diecut your feature panel and then added dimension to it. I also love how you coloured the DSP and ribbon to coordinate. A lovely card.

  9. A beautiful card love. Very dramatic to only colour the one flower but so effective. Thanks for the tip to colour that silver edged ribbon too, it's come up beautifully.

  10. Ooh and aah and oh so pretty, Christine. Love the grey with Pretty Peacock!