We're really just at the beginning of May so you have LOTS of time to whip up a project to participate in the challenge. Check out the CDD Gallery FB Group for further details. Don't forget to use #cddmonthly!
Now I know peacocks don't really come in these colors but isn't it super fun?! I created the background on watercolor paper using Kuretake Gansai watercolors. After the colors splotches were dry, I splattered it with all the different colors from the splotches as well as adding gold and black. Once it was completely dry I cut it using one of the dies from Fancy Frames dies. I hand cut a pink layer and a turquoise layer. The green layer was cut out using another of the Fancy frame dies. Then I adhered all of that to a black layer and finally the white card base. This card is heavy!
The word I cut out of black glitter paper using a die from Wishful Thoughts. I also cut it out three more times using white paper. I wanted it to stand out from the card but I don't have much luck using the fun foam with dies. It always seems to end up a little bigger than the die...maybe because it gets squished? Anywho, I glued all the layers together and adhered it to the card. The oh so small wishes word comes from the Autumn Wishes set. I just stamped the one word from a larger sentiment. It happened to be the right size. I stamped it in Versafine black and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
The two thin strips are two different shades of gray. I used the same die from Fancy Frames so that the ends would match up perfectly and have the stitching detail. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that I colored the peacock using Copic markers. I put a little bit of foam tape behind the parts of the peacock that weren't touching the gray strips. That finishes up my project! I do hope you like it! It was a lot of fun to create. I do love using my watercolors for backgrounds.
Hope to see you back soon!
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