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Jul 18, 2021

Feminine Card with a PSX Peacock Stamp and Distress Inks plus Stencils

Happy Sunday! It's the 18th of the month today (already!!) and that means the Stamping Sensations team is sharing some more inspiration with you for our "For a Lady" theme. There is still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already and as always you may join in up to 3 times for more chances to win! As a reminder there will be two prizes, one is a voucher from Crafty Individuals and the other will be 3 craft stencils. 

I played with the Splash Watercolor technique for the background then did some inking using the stencil from this Tim Holtz stamps and stencil set.

The peacock is an old PSX stamp, I'm pretty sure this was a thrift store find for just 50 cents a couple of years ago but this is my first time using it. He's been stamped directly onto the inked background and then colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. These pencils not only color beautifully on white card stock, but over differently colored papers too, in this case inked papers.

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The sentiment is another thrifted stamp, one I found recently and also by PSX. This is a longer verse but I only used part of it. 

More stenciling along the bottom using this Altenew stencil and Blueprint Sketch ink. I'm sorry I don't exactly remember what other inks I used on the card, I was short on time and was rushing a bit. I know one of the inks is Picked Raspberry though. I remember trying to figure out a purple shade and now I don't remember which one I had chosen. 

For the sentiment and image I used my usual Versafine Onyx ink. 

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  1. How beautifully all the elements combined together Ellie and what a lovely quote as well.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment
    Have a great day!

  3. Fabulous! Love the scene and the sentiment! Great design!

  4. Beautiful, gorgeous stamps and a wonderful background. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar.

  5. It's so neat how you layer stamps and techniques and really fill the whole card front with interest.

  6. Wow that is beautiful! I love all the lovely layers! Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

  7. I love the watercolor technique used in the background! Beautifully made card!

  8. Beautiful card Ellie - the colours are a gorgeous combination, and that peacock is so elegant!
    I wish I could find stamps at thrift shops, but they don't seem to end up there around me.
    Stay safe

  9. Absolutely gorgeous creation Ellie the image and sentiment as well as the colours are very pleasing to the eye, I love it
    lorraine x

  10. A lovely card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  11. I do love peacocks, I just made a couple of cards featuring one myself. this is a gorgeous stamp and a bargain too. You've used it perfectly against your fab inky background.

  12. Wonderful sentiment on this fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  13. This is wonderful, it has such a modern feel to it. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  14. Wonderful card, love the background you created. Anesha x

  15. Your bacground of your card is very pretty. Great sentiment. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. Stunning background so perfect for that beautiful peacock!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  17. What a beautiful, dreamy card - I love your creations because they are always so lovely!
    Congrats - can't wait to feature you at our next Inspire Me Monday Party at Create With Joy! #497

  18. Fantastic background, a really gorgeous creation Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. The background is amazing! And the peacock and text are beautiful. I love these stamps - what a find!

  20. Beautiful Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  21. What a gorgeous card. The background is stunning with all of the details. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Donna DT Member for

  22. What a beautiful design! And such a lovely combination of colours. :)

  23. These are great stamps and I love the watercolour background you did - these colours are so nice together! :)

    Hope you had a good weekend! It was a great one here, busy Saturday with volunteering but a relaxing Sunday :)

    Away From The Blue

  24. Very beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  25. What a beautiful card. I love it.

  26. Congratulations, you were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of July 18th-24th, 2021. Thanks for your delightful submission to our challenge!

    Thanks so much for a wonderful response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  27. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining in with our July challenge over at Country View Crafts!
    Evelyn xx


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