Friday, March 30, 2012

BC and a Sneak Peek

It is has been such a long time since I have played in Blogger's Challenge! I am thrilled to be able to share my card today for the theme: "For the Birds." Plus -- I get to do a sneak peek of one of the April 2012 Technique Junkie Newsletter techniques, too!

My card uses the gorgeous peacock stamp from I Brake For Stamps. I love this stamp - but it needs to be colored right to do it justice. This method of coloring: Copic Colored Embossing (from the upcoming issue of the TJ Newsletter) seems to fit it perfectly! I was able to get the color intensity appropriate for a peacock with this method. And it is FAST and FORGIVING. Gotta love quick easy color methods!  My flowers are a suede variation of Taffeta Flowers from the April 2011 issue of the newsletter.

If you are a subscriber, the online version will be available to view on April 1st. The paper version will not be mailed for several days; there was a problem with the first printing and I was unwilling to send you something I was not proud of. This is the first time in nearly 10 years of publishing that the newsletter is going to be late, and I am a bit stressed out about it -- but I would rather have it be right than on-time and wrong. I hope you understand! An email will be sent to all paper subscriber tomorrow with details. In the meantime, go online on April 1st to see the tutorials!

Back to the card...When I was a little girl, my parents owned a tiny cottage near the shores of Lake Erie in Canada. In the farms behind our cottage, there was a farm that raised peacocks! One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to scour through our backyard and the woods to look for feathers, because the peacocks frequently escaped. They were prized possessions!  I can remember more than one morning when I got up early and saw a peacock in full plume in our back yard.  One of my better memories, that's for sure!

If you want to play along with today's Blogger's Challenge, go to Lisa's Blog and follow the directions (I have a link below, too). Click on the other links to enjoy all the artwork, too! Have a great weekend.


BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. I love that peacock and agree that it's sometimes hard to color it right. Yours is awesome.

tonistamps said...

Gorgeous peacock! Love that color!

Beth Norman said...

A beautiful, beautiful card. Love the colours.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow Pat!!! Your card is stunning I could only imagine it in person! Lovely,just lovely!

Lori said...

Just gorgeous, Pat! The peacock's vibrant colors really pop against the black background.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!