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Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Live Life in Color" Peacock Card & my comment candy winner!

Hello All!
Happy Easter!
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die."
-- John 11:25-26
Today I am mixing it up a little. I don't break out my "non-design team" stamps too often, but I bought this Flourishes set months ago and had never used it. It really needed to see some ink!

Don't forget that you can click on the pictures to enlarge for better detail.

I used pearlescent watercolors to match the sheen and iridescents of the feather.

The beautiful papers (with the exception of the glitter papers) are from The Paper Temptress.
See my card recipe for the names.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Timeless Craft Challenge ~ Purple and Turquoise
Flourish's FTTC60 ~ Color inspiration
Charisma Cardz ~ Animal Magic
SSDS ~ Winged Things

And the winner of my "Butterfly Bunny" comment candy stamp is.....
Leah the Orange
Conratulations Leah! Email me your snail mail addy and I will get it headed your way!
To everyone that took the time to comment...THANKS!!! I wish you all could win!

I hope you and yours have a very blessed Easter!
True :D
Card Recipe
STAMPS USED: Flourishes #SS052 "Strut Your Stuff"
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress's: Neenah Solar White, Double Duty Turquoise, Double Duty Violet, Fairway Mica Metallic, Cryogen White Iridescent. The Paper Studio's - Solid Glitter papers in Turquoise and Purple
INK: Staz-On - Jet Black, Color Box cat's eyes in Blue Lagoon and Wisteria
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Metallic turquoise ribbon from Hobby Lobby's Richard Stanley Collection, sewing machine with green thread, Peacock feather from Hobby Lobby, K&Company's - metallic brads #577190, foam tape, glue
COLORING: Yasutomo & Co. Pearlescent Watercolor set
TECHNIQUES USED: Stamping, water coloring, sewing,
ADDITITIONAL COMMENTS: : This image is great for using pearlescent watercolors. they match the sheen of the peacock perfectly! They add color and shimmer all in one easy step!


Larisa said...

Very nice card! The peacock's feather is to the point! it is great job! The stamp is fantastic!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! I love this! So beautiful - and colourful!! I love the colours on the peacock's feathers. :)

Happy Easter! :)

Chris said...

This is incredible True!

Trimgym said...

Lovely card Trudy, love the feather. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Tineke said...

Wow, what beautiful. I love the peacock and the coloring!! Thank you for playing with us at SSDS this week. Hope to see you again.

Juls said...

wow this is such a stunning creation!! hugs Juls

Kendra said...

Love the glittery paper, love the peacock, love the card! Wow! Thanks for playing with us at SSDS!

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card and adorable Peacock. Love the design. So glad you joined us at C.R.A.F.T.this week. Hugs Suzi x

Kim E said...

This is a beautiful card! You did an awesome job matching the coloring of the peacock to the feather. Thanks for playing with us this week at SDDS. Best of luck in the draw.

Renee said...

Wowzers girl you are amazing!!! This card is just gorgeous! Your coloring is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. Hugs and blessings, Renee

Rufus said...

True, this card is really gorgeous. I imagine IRL it's even better! What a great stamp set and what fun to play with.

Eiglas said...

Gorgeous project! I wondered when someone was going to make the connection between our theme and Peacock feathers!
Super, love it!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Trudy - WOW WOW WOW Beautiful coloring and I love that feather~~

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Trudy this is a gorgeos card!!! Love how you used this Set!!! Awesome design!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda L said...

This is wonderful. I love the beautiful colors and the feather! Thanks for joining us at SSDS.
I am having a celebration at my blog and would love to have you join. Stop by if you get a chance.

Marlene said...


Fuzzy Slippers said...

I love this image and great job coloring! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week!

jude said...

Another Gorjuss card,just doing catch up as been away for while.This is beautiful adore the colours.Good luck in your challenges
hugs jude:)

Gloria Westerman said...

Very pretty....I love using other elements into a card....I myself like chicken feathers.....thank you for sharing

pam124 said...

True, I just had to check this card out up close. My gosh, it's full of sparkle and details. Such an amazing work of art!! I'm still a huge fan of your work!!