Perfect Peacock for RRCB 44

rrcb44It’s time for a new Retro Rubber Challenge Blog theme and this one is about color.  As soon as I saw the colors were lime green, aqua blue and neutral, I knew the stamp set that would be inked! It’s called Perfect Peacock. Stampin’ Up! introduced this stamp set in their 2014 annual catalog.  Perfect Peacock retired this year, and it had yet to be inked!  Imagine my delight when these bright colors were selected for RRCB #44!!

The peacock floral image was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black. I carefully selected various Copic alcohol markers and started coloring the peacock.  I tried several different coloring designs before selecting the one that you see with this card.

Perfect Peacock, Falling Flowers, Touches of Texture, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin' Up!

Copic Markers

The final selection of Copic markers were YG03, YG13, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG23, Bg75, E21, and E95. Since the E numbered Copics are earth tones, I specifically chose these for coloring the flowers because they do contain some peach tones.

Finishing Touches

The peacock was masked and the background splotches from Touches of Texture stamp set were added. The inks came from Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise and retired Lucky Limeade.  Both colors were stamped off once before applying to the background. Thoughtful Banners provided the sentiment and the banner outline. Then the banner was punched using Duet Banner punch.  A few Tempting Turquoise enamel dots, some retired Lucky Limeade sheer ribbon and a shimmery shine on the peacock feathers using Wink of Stella provided the finishing touches for the card front.

Inside Card Panel/Envelope

The sentiment came from a special release stamp set called Thoughtful Branches.  The flourishes and flowers stamped on the envelope are part of the Falling Flowers stamp set.

So, have you been by Retro Rubber Challenge Blog to see all of the great projects provided by my designer teammates? We would love for you to join along with us this week!

Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • The stamp must be at least one year old,
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.

RRCB #44 color challenge starts today and ends on August 12th.  We are looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

Furthermore, f you have any questions, please let me know by comment or email.

Have fun stamping,


11 thoughts on “Perfect Peacock for RRCB 44

  1. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh my gosh Katy, this Peacock is GORGEOUS!!! the colors look so real, it’s stunning!!
    I’m so glad you finally inked up this beautiful image, love it!!! This challenge was made for this stamp and you ROCKED IT!!!!!

  2. Jane Knudsen

    Katy! This card is spectacular! I was never a fan of this stamp but holy catfish! I am now! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love all the little extras! Like the splotches and flourishes! Love!

  3. Debbie

    Stunning, Katy! This is a stamp that I didn’t even bother to purchase because it intimidated me so much! You did this peacock proud and perfectly!! Love it!!!

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  5. Claire Grantham

    OMG Katy, you rocked this colour theme..This is most excellent way to ink a stamp that hadn’t seen ink yet!! I love it, so perfect for the theme..I’m with Debbie the stamp is a bit intimidating! Oh and fun fact I once worked somewhere that had Peacocks as guard dogs LOL. Cx

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