I recently played with the beautiful Peacock background stamp form Hero Arts and my STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Crayons and Pencils.
The background is created with mixing colors of watercolor crayons. I smeared the water color crayons together on STAEDTLER watercolor paper and then used water to blend them together. I used a mix of spritzing water and my fingers to smooth out the colors and blend. After that had dried I stamped the peacock with purple ink. I then came back and added colors to the peacock using the Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. Then to bring back in the highlights I used a white gel pen for touches of white. The sentiment is from the Stampers Anonymous - Simple Sayings plate stamped using the Rose Madder color from Ranger Archival Inks. I inked over the stamped image with Versamark. I heat embossed with the Stampendous Crystal Embossing Powder. It adds a beautiful subtle shimmer to the surface.
I sent this card off to my sister whose birthday was yesterday. Happy Birthday Lisa!