Monday, January 12, 2015

Deco Peacock

Hello Readers,
The card for today focuses on my favorite style of art, Art Deco. When I saw the HSS Inspiration Challenge #202 from Hand Stamped Sentiments I thought I would create banners with a couple of embellishments. Then I looked at it more closely and said 'The colors remind me of Art Deco!'. If you not familiar with this style here is a website that explains it pretty well.. Anyhoo, Here it is..

Very minimal color which agrees with the Art Deco palette. 

I just love the shimmer on the leaves.
The detail on this stamp is amazing!

The peacock and other natural elements are reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period but the color is pure Deco. The two styles overlap during the transition period to pure Art Deco with all its geometry we all know and love.

The 1920's was filled with opulence, elegance and glamour. Over the top way of life with gold, flappers and amazing art! I tried to illustrate this by using The Perfect Peacock from Stampin' Up! embossed in gold on black cardstock background. The 'white' embossed vellum roses are the perfect touch along with the white colored flowers on the peacock stamped image. The patterned paper leaves are embossed lightly with gold. I also decided to use a tri fold card and a curved edge for the first panel (look closely the peacock is kind of hiding it.) Here is a peek on the inside panel.

 The roses look like they are dry embossed directly on the paper but it is actually embossed vellum adhered to the card. The inside of the card I left blank for a personal message.

So I hope you like it because I had a ton of fun making it! That is all for now! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Challenge Entered

HSS Inspiration Challenge #202

by: Hand Stamped Sentiments


inkypinkies said...

A show stopper! WOW :) Beautiful, inside and out! I love the info on art deco, which has always been one of my favorite styles. Your gold accents are amazing, and I love the shape of your card. Thanks for playing at HSS! ~Erika

brrenwick said...

What an amazing creation! The embossed peacock is beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HSS!

inkedx2 said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the blue green peeking out from behind the peacock. It really makes it pop. Glad you played this challenge with us at HSS.

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