It's time for another new challenge at Aurora Wings with the theme of Theatrical. This will be a month long challenge, as the Aurora Team is taking a break in August, so I'm joining the fabulous Stella team again. Mitzi has quite an array of masks and masked figures in the AuroraWings Etsy Shop, so my decision was a tough one, but I finally decided upon the gorgeous Peacock Masquerade.
Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Peacock Masquerade. She's also available HERE in the AW Digi Shop. She's colored with Copics with a bit of feather detail from Prismacolor pencils. I used colors from the actual peacock feather embellie and the digital paper from Quite Possibly Perfect. It's not quite evident in the picture, but the background of the digi paper is not white, but cream, with quite a yellowish cast, so I printed the digi on Neenah 80 lb ivory. This posed a bit of a problem when deciding what to do with the pearls. There were a ton, and I had no perfect pearls that looked right with the paper colors (all white was WAY too white) so I resorted to applying flat backs individually in 7 different colors and 3 sizes (actually 4 if you count the 3 large ones on the side). If I were obsessive I could give you an actual count (there are 267, LOL).
I had a hard time catching the sparkle and shine, so here's another pic highlighting the Glossy Accents on her eyes and lips and the gold Stickles on her mask. The Stickles were sort of an afterthought and I spent a lot of time trying to fill in the gaps between the pearls with the tip of a stickpin so as not to cover them over. Labor of love, what can I say? You can better see the lovely iridescence of the tiny bit of feather on her mask. I'm not sure why the feathers photographed so dark.
I was inspired by Stella DT Julie's fabulous staging of her project this time, so I played around a little with it myself. I'd bought a number of peacock decorations at an after Christmas sale a number of years ago, thinking they would work well for a themed party. (Yeah, I'm one of those types.) The beads are from a previous Mardi Gras bash. Please visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog for more inspiration. This will be a month long challenge so I hope you will have ample time, what with vacations and back to school preparations, to come join in.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art Thankful Thursday ATG Challenge, the DL.Art August Linky Challenge, the Outlawz Paper a la Mode ATG Challenge, Crafty Friends Favorite Embellishment (Pearls! Ya think!?!), Inspiration Destination ATG, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ATG , Crafting-With-Friends ATG, Crafting with Dragonflies ATG, Scrapping 4 Fun ATG, Jo's Scrap Shack ATG, Creative Fingers #113 ATG, Simply Papercraft ATG, Creative Moments ATG and 613 Avenue Create ATG.
(Top 3 from Jo's Scrap Shack)