Friday, June 12, 2015

World Treasure

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Happy Friday!  We made it to the weekend!  Woo hoo!  I have two cards today... well, actually, I made this one last night, but it was dark by the time I was done with it and I wanted to get a decent picture and natural sunlight is the only way to go in my opinion.

This is for two challenges, Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge this week to use Marina Mist, Early Espresso, and Sahara Sand.  I was excited that it was all colors I have!  I knew I wanted to do a somewhat masculine card with these colors, but my stash of masculine stamps is pretty slim.  I decided to pull out this peacock from the retired (of course) set called World Treasures.  Before I was a mom, I was actually selected to be featured in the demo magazine, Stampin' Success and this was the stamp set they had sent me to use to make my projects.  Other than those required projects, I haven't really used it all that much, so this was a good opportunity.

The sketch is this week's CAS(e) This Sketch challenge.  They have a sketch and you must do a clean & simple design.  I think I achieved that here and love how it turned out.  The saying less is more is sometimes exactly right!

If you are wondering about my peacock... It is stamped in Marina Mist ink, but then I went back over the body of the bird with my Marina Mist marker just to add a little contrast.  I thought it may end in disaster, but it was actually pretty simple to trace and I think it did add a little pop!

The sentiment is from another retired set called Sincere Salutations.  I think it was one of the first sentiment sets I ever bought from Stampin' Up.  It's a staple in my stash, for sure!

Paper: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Candlelight Christmas DP (retired)
Ink: Marina Mist & Early Espresso
Stamps: World Treasures & Sincere Salutations
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Marina Mist Marker


  1. Beautiful card Riley!
    Thanks for playing along at Case this sketch!

  2. Oh, I love that peacock! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  3. Great project, Riley! The layout works perfectly with the proud peacock. Thanks for playing along with this week's PPA challenge.

  4. What a great idea to go over an image with the coordinating marker to get a deeper color. I'll have to tuck that idea away in my stamping toolbox! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. Absolutely beautiful, Riley! I love the fussy cut peacock against this paper. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week!