Sunday, July 13, 2014

Crafty Kit Altered Book BY Mary

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      Good morning and what a beautiful morning it is! Mary here and I am so excited to be using the Crafty Kit. As a Design Team member for Pinque Peacock we are so lucky to receive wonderful goodies from Jess to work with and to inspire you (as well as ourselves,lol). Let's get started....

     This is what I received in the sample pack. There are plenty of goodies to work with from the basics to beautiful embellishments. What I love about these kits is that you have plenty of supplies for multiple projects. I had used some on my hop project, of course of this project and have a lot more left for future projects. Let's get started.

     First I started by painting the mache book. I used Beetle Black acrylic paint by Martha Stewart for the front, back and binding. The "pages" were done with Silver since I wanted to use silver foil for the special touches on the book. Then I used Beacons Liquid Laminate to add pink and purple tissue paper as well as the printed paper from the kit. I know a lot of people use Mod Podge but my favorite is the liquid laminate. It not only acts as a glue but seals everything in so if you decide to stamp, emboss etc your surface is ready to go. I also used it to add the ribbon before I added the top paper to make sure it was glued in. The paper does seem to ripple when wet but be patient, unless you have huge bubbles it does seem to level out when drying. Just go slow and add the laminate, lay your paper and laminate top as you go. This dries really quick!

     Next up: rub ons! These go on so easy and add that wonderful bound look to your book. These foil rub ons appear to be some what reflective and add a touch of elegance. Great for vintage looks as well.

     See what I mean? I used the corners to tie in with the binding and wanted this to look like a cover on the book. I love how the tissue gives a feel of leather. At first I wasn't sure how it would be with the black paint but I love how it came out. Even the purple tissue on the bottom shows up. One other note about the laminate it really shows a brighter look to your papers. The Cover paper I used I had distressed a bit first and added Antique Linen distress ink to the edges for a more worn look. Just like your favorite book!

      I usually add dimension to my projects but for this one I wanted it to look like an old book sitting in the library. I love the foil rub ons and definitely have to get more. HERE is where you can purchase these.
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Friday, July 11, 2014

My Favorite Things Blog Hop

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Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks
Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
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We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel
inspired to create after visiting the Talented Pinquettes' Blogs!
This hop will showcase projects that have been created using some of the
wonderful Handmade products that are always available at Pinque Peacock.
We are thrilled to have you joining us this month!

During the hop, you will see some past favorites, oldies but goodies, and get a glimpse of some NEW products as well! Feel free to browse the newly updated shop for amazing deals on tons of craft supplies and great handmade embellishments to use in all of your projects!

Our Monthly Hops are a great way to see the Pinque Peacock Products in action and to get your creative imaginations in "Full Speed Ahead" mode!

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Our JULY HOP will focus on the theme of:
~~**My Favorite Things**~~
The PINQUETTES will share with you their
favorite techniques, items and of course
PINQUE PEACOCK products they like and
enjoy using in their crafting, creating and designing!
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All New Products will be added to the SHOP
for you to Purchase and start creating your very own

Are you Ready to See these products IN ACTION?

After hopping, we would LOVE for you to visit the
Pinque Peacock Shop and Fan Page on FB to stay connected!

     Good morning fellow crafters! Isn't it great to see what everyone shares for their favorite things? I just want to make sure you are on the right track, so, if you came from Kimberly  then you are in the right place. I hope you have been inspired by all the projects so far.
     Are you ready to see some of my favorite things? First I love altering then embellishments, all kinds! I love lace, flowers, rub-ons, bling and beads, dimension, metal etc. I think you get the idea, lol.
     First I started with this beautiful box. One of my daughters bought me an Alex and Ani bracelet for Mothers' Day and presented it in this beautiful yet plain box.

     Jessica sent me the most beautiful bag of goodies and so I grabbed some out and started to play. Here are the goodies:

     These are from the May release. They are just gorgeous I tell you. I also added a few things from this month's Crafty Kit (more on that later!). You can find these items at the shop listed in the link above. Now let's see what I did with them!

     I added some lace from July's Crafty Kit as well as the metal leaf, and pearls. The flower (Nana's pillowcase collection) and the stick pin are from the May release and are still available.

      I also wanted to add something to the front so I used Silver foil rub ons that were also in the July Crafty Kit along with a small pearl. This box is the perfect size for little trinkets and I will certainly place it in a place of honor in my craft room!
     Now be sure to head over to Rebecca for some fabulous inspiration. I wonder what her favorite things are?


!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped and visited all of the PINQUETTES BLOGS of our Pinque Peacock MAY Product Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win


Here is How*:

1 – Hop to ALL of the stops in the Blog Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog.
(Lineup is below)

3 – Follow EACH of the Pinquettes’ Personal Blogs who are participating as Hop Stops.

4 - COMMENT at the Facebook Page telling us what you liked most about the Hop

*You MUST do ALL of the steps above
to be included in the random drawing for the prize.
We would hate for you to lose out on winning just because you didn't follow these easy rules :(

The Hop will remain open until Wednesday, JULY 16th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, JULY 23rd.

Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path , you can use this
Lineup to get back on the Right Track . . .

Pinque Peacock ~
Heather ~
Kimberly ~
Mary ~
Rebecca ~
Rhonda ~

Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Love
Crafty Hugs
~ Jessica, The Quirky Queen

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's All About The Hat!

     Good Morning my lovelies, Pinquette Mary here on this gorgeous Saturday Morning! Today I am so excited to share my Anything Goes post with you. I recently ordered some gorgeous fabric covered buttons from the Pinque Peacock Shop  and Jessica just whipped them up right in time for me to use on my projects. I just love Nanas' Pillowcase collection.
     Yup, I said projects using the same base but using different embellishments to add that sense of style. Here we go......

          I am fortunate enough to be able to test patterns for a doll pattern company where the designers have you test their patterns before they are released so that all the kinks are worked out and you have a well thought out pattern. When I tested this Cloche as well as a "straw" hat pattern I knew there would be a way to use the fabulous Pinque Peacock buttons in the decorative phase. Recently Jess sent me the ones I needed to finish these so first I had to tweak the pattern.
      I did want to explain a little about my "models". Samantha is an American Girl doll I got on ebay. The one on the left is an Our Generation doll from Target. When testing patterns I use both dolls to ensure that they fit both. The 3 Girl Jam ribbon is great to use for these since it has a little "give" to account for the different size heads. The AG dolls have wayyyyy more personality as well. But I digress....

     Did you know that you can specialize how you want your buttons? You can have them either with shank or no shank. The pink one on the left is without the shank so I could just glue it on the crocheted flower whereas the one on the left has the shank so I could just sew it on the raffia bow. I also used some 3 Girl Glam crinkle ribbon on the purple hat (I know it looks blue, but, trust me it's purple!) Yes, Jess also carries this great ribbon in the SHOP in a variety of colors.

      Here is the same shank button application on the straw hat. Again these buttons are great and very versatile and really can dress up a project. I case you are not into dolls, this would be a great way to dress up your own beach hat for a truly distinctive look. This would be great to add a group of these buttons with some crinkle ribbon. Cool idea, huh?

     Have you heard about our new Crafty Kit Club? Just follow the link below and check it out! I will be showcase a July kit and can't wait til I get it in!
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     I am entering this project  in the Link Up, how about you, There is still time 'til the end of the month. See you over there!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Love Grows

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     Pinquette Mary here with my post for Anything Goes. I chose to make a shadow box with mixed media. I guess you would say it's where Pinque Peacock and Tim Holtz meet,lol. Since June used to be the month for weddings (as a Floral Designer I can honestly say we have more Fall weddings lately) I decided to do a Love project. 

       Can you believe how awesome these Layered Garden Beauty flowers are? They are available HERE in a variety of colors. Did you know you can custom order these in what ever color you'd like?
 Jess loves to do custom orders. All you have to do is tag her on the Shop page.
     I also used the fabulous 3 Girl Jam Ribbon also available in the shop. If you haven't tried this wonderful crinkle ribbon then you are really missing out on a fantastic product.
     Did I mention that I also used Tim Holtz? Those are his grunge letters that are awesome with PP flowers. I used the Pitch Black Dabber by Ranger on the letters first then added some gold to shade the letters.

     I added one of Tim"s trinkets with the FOREVER saying to the lower flower center. The background paper and the blocks "Day By Day" where also included in the paperstack. I used some Jolee fabric flowers and bows as accents. Of course flowers need stems so I used some fibers for them. The large Layered Garden Beauty has some 3 Girl Jam ribbon for its stem. I was going to add a clock face but I thought it would overwhelm the project so I opted for a stamped image instead.
     Well that's about all there is for details. i hope you have a wonderful week.

     Now to Link this up with this month's challenge. What are you going to create?

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Altered Tag

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     Welcome ladies for our 5th Challenge: Altered Tags. Pinquette Mary here with my submission for this challenge and of course I used a layered Garden Beauties.  I already used a Splendid Swirls for my layout on the hop and knew I would use the Garden Beauty for my tag. before weget started I just wanted to include the link for where to find my personal favorite from this month's release: Nana's Pillowcase. They are absolutely gorgeous! You can find them at the Shop HERE . I digress, lol, Let's take a look at my tag shall we?

     I love how bold this flower is! For this tag I started with the flower and built everything around it. I started with a Tim Holtz manila tag as the base and found some cardstock with the same color and tiny pink polka dots on the background. It was perfect to do some heat embossing with this script lettering stamp.

     I found this saying in a my stash of quotes and loved the saying as well as the colors. Just a little matting with black and yellow to set the saying off but it still lacked something, but what? Well of course, BLING, duh!!! I had these perfect hot pink pearls and decided to off set them from each other. Why? It's because I am the artist, the creator of this project sooo...I can that's why, lol. My word of advice just try it. If you like it perhaps someone else will as well.

     Now it's coming together! I added a punched border and found this wonderful birdcage sticker and it seemed perfect for this tag. All there was left to do was to add some inking to the edges of the tag base, adhere and add some 3 girl Jam ribbon and there you have, my altered tag.
     Now it's your turn to enter this fun challenge. You can do that HERE. I can't wait to see what you create!
 I have entered this tag in the Anything Goes challenge @ 3 Girl Jam. You can enter HERE with your magnificent tag!