Monday, January 20, 2014

Delicious Doodles "Pegasus"

This project almost caused me to have a nervous breakdown. Why? You would think it's because the Delicious Doodle's Pegasus image is perfect...just gorgeous. But the way it's shaded, it's as if the image is finished! But that wasn't the issue...what threw me for a loop was what in the world I was going to use to accent the Pegasus, without overshadowing him! I couldn't go pastel so-at the last minute-I took the primary color route and didn't look back.

I use mounting tape on most all my layers on most every card I make. I love the dimension. I don't think you can go wrong with it. So, I took my image and printed him on Bella's BEST Paper in White and used gold detail EP to accent his mane, tail and forelock, as well as the tops of his wings. Then, I colored him with my Copics, using my low number BV's and R81 and R83. I used a VERY light coating of Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Warm Diamond on some of his body, legs and the curve of his jaw. I fussy cut and mounted him on a piece of cardstock I had covered with foil and run through my Big Shot with a Tim Holtz die, then colored it with alcohol inks in plum and pink. Then I used Rub and Buff gilding wax in Antique Gold to add some gold to the purples and pick up the gold on the image. I mounted that on SU! Elegant Eggplant cardstock and took a gold mirrored piece and mounted it on the Eggplant and made sure only the two sides showed. I think that had I gone the traditional route and matted it with all four sides showing, it would've ceased to be an accent and become a distraction.

Because I can't seem to leave anything alone, it was at THAT point I thought "Hey...I want to use ribbon and pearls! And let's see how much I can complicate that by deciding to use my hot glue gun on a card that's almost finished and I'll have to remake if I screw it up!!!! Great idea, Carmen!! NOT!!" came out alright, I guess. A strip of pink ribbon with dark pink and bronze strings of pears hot glued to it. My OCD caught a little crooked part on the right side so I refuse to look at it any longer or I'll tear it to pieces and remake it and have a nervous breakdown and be drug off into the night with my kids being told "Mommy's just overly tired! She's going to a sleep clinic! Why is she yelling? She's just telling me what to bring her in the good ol' sleep clinic."

Then, several weeks (months) later, I'll come out looking like a zombie from all the Thorazine they pumped into me and I'll find we have a new, 21-year-old 'housekeeper' and I probably won't care because I'll have decided to take up quilting, or something like that.

You know...someone should PAY me for the crazy I come up with on a daily basis!!!


  1. Beautiful card Carmen.---love the colours just beautiful......

    fiona DT

  2. FABULOUS !! The way you coloured Pegasus with EP,glitter and Copics really makes him come alive! I can't imagine him being done any better and that foil b'ground is STUNNING !
    As for your "crazy", I love that! Lets me know I'm not alone !

  3. Carmen, I don't know how you did it but your Pegasus looks like he is just coming towards me off the page!! Simply wonderful and I love your color choices!!

  4. Wow - reading your post I couldn't help but imagine how long it would take me to attempt this. The wings are just amazing, and I really love the background.

  5. Carmen, outstanding job. Your color combinaitons and colouring is stunning. The purple is fabulousl.

    Pam DT.

  6. Fantastic card Carmen I love the colours you used and the background is beautiful
    Nicola DT

  7. oh hun huge huge hugs. i love what u have done with the card xxxx

  8. Fantabulous Carmen, he turned out wonderfully & I have to say I do really enjoy reading your blog posts. You've a great way with words xxx