Thursday, 13 October 2016

Magic Peacock for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps


 Woo hoo! Leonie is on Hochanda TV with a new launch this evening. Do you remember her first launch back in April with the masks, stencils and zentangle stamps? She has extended the range with 6 fabulous new masks/stencils and 6 new stamp sets to match.


I would like to say a big thank you to the lovely Emma at Crafters Companion for sending me this kit. She knew my arm wasn't recovered enough to do much in the way of samples but thought I should have it anyway. How amazing is that?

Of course, with such beautiful products I couldn't resist having a little play, and after looking at the stamps the first thing that popped into my head was a peacock. I wanted the background to be vibrant so I dug out some bright acrylic paints and my Gelli plate.

I started by placing one of the 'Magic' masks face down onto the plate
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I put some small puddles of paint on my craft mat and ran my brayer through them to get an ombre effect. After brayering the paint onto the gelli plate I took one of the new stamps and pressed it into the paint several times (quickly removing the paint from the stamp in between impressions).


I lifted off the 'magic' mask and took a print by placing some 7" square card on top and rubbing firmly all over.


I stamped the squiggly circles onto the print with Black Archival ink


then covered it with a sticky-note mask and stamped it again to overlap the first one - this forms the peacock's tail. I also stamped one of the paisley images over the top to make the peacock body


I couldn't find a suitable stamp to use for the bird's head, so I drew one on myself


Peacocks have an amazing crown of feathers coming from the top of their heads and I found a semi-circular stamp to suit - I 'inked' just the outside part of it with a black Spectrum Aqua marker


then drew in some lines to attach the feathers to the head


Some rough lines for the legs and feet...


then I coloured in between the feathers with a Graph'It marker (8140)
Note: I used archival ink to stamp the images to get a good crisp impression, but this bleeds if you colour with alcohol markers, so be careful to colour in between the lines to avoid smudges.


The 'magic' outline from the gelli plate print was a bit fuzzy in places, so I placed the stencil over the top and traced around with a black fineliner pen to give it some definition


I coloured in the rest of the peacock with markers 1180, 7130 and 7170 and added a little bit of sparkle with Leonie's yellow glitter pen. Some second and third generation stamping around the bottom balanced out the image a bit, then I trimmed the edges of the print and mounted it onto a 6" square card blank.



My teamies Nick, Jane, Elaine and Natalie have some gorgeous samples to show you too. I have links to their blogs on my sidebar --->

 Leonie will be back on Hochanda tomorrow (Friday 14th October) at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm.
You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Inky Chicks #73 Animals
Stamps & Stencils elements of nature
Happy Little Stampers (Mixed Media)  nature
Creative Artiste Challenge #19 "Anything Mixed Media"
Creative Fingers #117 Anything Goes
 Crafting from the Heart #131 Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #7 AG
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

16 comments:

  1. I have no idea how your mind works but it certainly comes up with some amazing creative thoughts! This is beautiful,I love it x

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  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

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  3. Hi this is a stunning creation. Thank you for joining us at <a href='http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/’> Creative Artiste Challenge Blog </a> for challenge 19 Anything Goes Mixed Media and the sponsor is The Dusty Attic. Hugs Jackie DT

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  4. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Enjoyed seeing how you had created your card... Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]


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  5. Well definitely was magic to visit your blog and view your creativeness. Turned out fabulous, nice work, love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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  6. I love this card Katrina!! The background is stunning, great colours and as always just such a clever use of the stamps, Jane :) x

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  7. Great tutorial and so lovely and bright. Thank you for joining us the colour crazy challenge. Helen DT

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  8. Fabulous make sweetie. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

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  9. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Crafty hugs,
    Ema

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  10. Stunning, absolutely beautiful. Love that you shared all the steps.

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  11. Wow I love how you used the gelli plate for the background. (maybe I will use the idea myself)Love the colors and the peacock.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

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  12. Fantastic monoprinted background and peacock! Very creative idea. Thank you for playing along with HLS October Mixed Media Challenge.

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  13. Wonderful background with those lovely colours, I'm loving that peacock too! Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous card with us over at Stamps and stencils. Toni x

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