October 4, 2011

Inspired by...Peggy

Okay, I know I say this every week, but it's true! I am sooo excited to announce our new featured artist.  This week it is one of my good friends, Peggy, who's work I have admired for some time.  And I am one lucky gal, because Peggy is an "In Real Life" friend who I get to craft with face to face here in AZ.  Here is our first inspiration card by Peggy:
This card by Peggy is just so happy! And it's filled with lots of FAB details.  I love the way she has added the white behind the bird cage.  And how about that beautifully inked and stamped background background? LOVE it!
Now in keeping with the happy bird look, here's my take:

Yep, it's another canvas!  (don't worry, I'll have a card tomorrow- LOL)
*PHOTO TUTORIAL AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROJECT HERE*
I began by adhering patterned paper and tags to an 8 x 8 canvas using matte finish decoupage medium.  I colored with a blue metallic gelato around the edges of the paper and tags and then blended this using a baby wipe.  The birds are from my stash of chipboard (sorry, I don't know the manufactuer).  I colored them with a red gelato and then blended the color using a baby wipe.  Once dry, I stamped each bird using a purple Stamper's Big Brush Marker and Penny Black Paisley Outline.  The birds feathers/tails have Stardust Stickles and the edges are inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Finally, the sentiment is by SRM Stickers.

Thanks for popping in for a visit- I'll be back tomorrow with another GORGEOUS Peggy creation!

13 comments :

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill the red birds on both yours and Peggy's projects are so eye-catching! I like the subtle texture the tags give to your background on the canvas and also how you and Peggy used large background stamps for design elements. Both very HAPPY projects!

artistamyjo said...

Definitely a happy card and love the red birds.
Come visit and sign up for my Potpourri give-away.
Hugs

78thistles said...

Both the card and your canvas are great! I'm a bird fan so most anything with birds is alright with me ;-) Love the red birds with the blue-sy background. The stamping on the birds is just the right touch. Love using the canvases too. The larger size to craft on is challenging but fun.

Lin said...

Love all these sweet birdies today, Jill! Looking forward to seeing more of Peggy's work!

Barb said...

That card by Peggy is gorgeous and love your amazing canvas, Jill!

Anonymous said...

Wow! My two "In Real Life" friends together, I LOVE it! Both of you are so talented and so much fun to play with. I am so proud of you Peggy, keep up the great work my friend! Love you both! Your other "In Real Life" friend, Lisa

Vicky said...

Love this project Jill! I saw this on your Flickr gallery and I just had to come over here and leave you a comment! Great colors as always. Hugs!

Brenda said...

That canvas is simply beautiful Jill! I love how you stamped the paisley background on the birds, it makes them so very intersting! Beautiful!

Dawn said...

Saw your canvas on the Faber Castel site and it is gorgeous. Your red birds are just awesome. Peggy's card is adorable too...

Simone said...

This is so gorgeous Jill! Love those beautiful red birds and that background! :)

Ida said...

Wow both of these are just amazing. So vibrant and so beautiful. Does your IRL friend, Peggy have a blog? - If not be sure to tell her that her work is wonderful for me.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are so amazing and I just love your videos and step-by-step instructions. You are very talented and it shows!! Thanks so much!

Mari said...

LOVE those bright birds on the green/blue background. Perfect!