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

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


Fikreta said...


hollyberry said...

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

Veronique said...

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

Jackie T said...

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

Diane Louise J said...

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]

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

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]

Jane Royston said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

So clever , it's amazing !

Anjie said...

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

StampNScrapJunkie said...

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,

Aileen said...

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

Laine Kammeraad said...

Beautiful Katrina.

Laine DT for

Michelle said...

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)

Helen Gullett said...

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

toni said...

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