Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mardi Gras Inspiration

Hellllooooo Crafty Peeps!!!...
PINQUETTE Rhonda here with some crafty inspiration!
I was recently in a Mask Swap at the group Scrapbook Friends & More Craft and had a lot of fun with it too... they are great over there! So I wanted to share with you all my Altered Mask I created...
I first began with the White Satin Bat Mask from PINQUE PEACOCK...
you can find this in the DISCOUNT HUT @ Pinque Peacock album!
Next I used mod podge and covered the mask in glitter from the former PK Glitz. I let it set over night to dry and then went back over it with mod podge to "seal" the glitter. I used some gorgeous
3 Girl JAM ribbon. Next I added some All Purpose Feathers - Natural Colors from PINQUE PEACOCK, which can also  be found in the DISCOUNT HUT @ Pinque Peacock album!
Next using tulle from Miriam's Crafting Supply I created a flower
and added some bling from Angela Holt Designs.

I added trim, resin roses and bling swirls

Now... lets see your crafty creation...
hurry on over to PINQUE PEACOCK'S
Altered Mask Challenge and link up your creation.
I really enjoyed creating this and hope you'll pop on by my blog,
Flowers & More By Rhonda and become a follower!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mardi Gras Face Mask - Challenge Inspiration

Hey there Pretty Little Peacocks!!!

I am beyond excited for the New Challenge Blog to be up and running.

I am also thrilled about the Theme for Challenge #1 –Altered Masks.

I recently participated in a really *F*U*N* Exchange with a Crafty Group on Facebook and a few of the Pinquettes, who are also members, loved the idea of using this as our 1st Challenge theme here at Pinque Peacock.

So many fabulous products are available in the PinquePeacock Discount Hut for you to order now and join the fun.  You can also create your own masks using free files available as well as shopping at your local craft stores.  Regardless of the way you choose to gather your supplies, we are just HAPPY that you will be joining us!

For those of you who would like to peek around at the Shop, I will be sharing some WONDERFUL DEALS within this post and will share a few towards the end too.  This will show you the delightful products that can be used to create your own ONE OF A KIND Altered Face Mask.

I started with a Gold Quarter Face Mask (available HERE)

I used some mesh wired ribbon that I had in my stash to “soften” the outer edge of my mask a bit and create a dramatic effect against the metallic gold surface.  I laid out the beads to see if I was going to use them around the mesh ribbon --- this idea ended up being thrown out.

I pleated the mesh ribbon every 1-2 inches and used a small dab of hot glue to hold it in place. 

While the glue was setting, I grabbed my bling accents by Want2Scrap and my Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  I trimmed the larger swirls so that they would fit around the eye holes on the mask.  I used Periwinkle for the light purple color and mixed together my Blue Stream and Yellow Sunshine to get a nice green finish on the opposite swirl.  

For the small swirl under the right eye, I left the bling untouched.

I created the large blossom bow cluster in the upper left using two colors and sizes of Wired Ribbon from my stash.  One was a 2.5” Green with Gold trim and the other is a 2.5” Golden Yellow with Gold trim.  

For the center gem, I used one of the fabulous and brilliant large size (18x25mm) Oval Gem Slider Beads (available HERE)

Behind the blossom bow cluster, I adhered several Feathers using traditional Mardi Gras colors (purple, yellow, & green) 

Feather Packs are available HERE

To accent the side of the mask, I simple glued on some strands of Mardi Gras beads I had in my stash and staggered their length for more dramatic effect.  

Here is another view of the finished Mardi Gras Mask!!!

I am quite pleased with the results, but more enthusiastic about HOW FUN THIS WAS!!!!
We hope you will test your creativity and join the fun challenge!
I would love to peek at all of your blogs and maybe even learn a new crafty tip or trick!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Challenge #1 - Altered Masks

READY --- SET --- GO!
So... Jessica, our Perfectly Pretty Peacock Leader, has been talking about some changes that will be going on at Pinque Peacock and here is one of them. Pinque Peacock is going to start hosting challenges!! WOOT WOOT! I hope you are all as excited as I am!!!

This will be our 1st Pinque Peacock Challenge so lets kick it off with a BANG!!!

For this challenge, we will be making ALTERED MASKS.  You can find Masks in our Pinque Peacock Discount Hut Shop HERE.

Lets go over some rules and requirements.

1.  Your altered mask MUST fit within of one of the following themes (the theme you followed on your mask must be recognizable to the challenge moderators)
  •  Valentine's Day/LOVE 
  •  Mardi Gras
  •  St. Patrick's Day
  •  Shabby Chic 
  •  Steampunk
2. Your entry must have some sort of Bling element. Lets see some sparkle!

3. The mask must feature your choice, either feathers, ribbon or lace, or some combination of these.

4.  You can enter up to 3 separate projects, but must have a separate blog post for each.

5.  LINK to the Pinque Peacock Challenge Blog in your post and YOU MUST be a Follower.

6.  If you have used any Pinque Peacock Products on your Altered Mask, and you link to those products in the shop somewhere in your Blog Post, you will receive an EXTRA ENTRY into the prize drawing.  Just enter your name in the Linky Widget below with the word PINQUE next to your name.

7.  Your project must be something you created after the start date of this challenge.  No back-linking to prior blog posts or projects will be permitted.

Any entries not meeting these guidelines will not be considered in the Prize Drawing.

Be sure to peek in throughout the duration of the challenge, because we will be sharing more inspirational photos and tips to help get your Creative Mojo in HIGH GEAR!!!!

Although, it is our plan to have the challenges biweekly, this 1st challenge will run from February 6th through February 28th.  In March, the biweekly challenges will begin.

So, is there a Prize in all this?  
We love giving away prizes at Pinque Peacock!!!

There will be TWO Prize Giveaways.  
One randomly selected challenge participant, will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Pinque Peacock Shop.  

A second winner will be selected by a closed voting session among the Pinquettes and will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Pinque Peacock Shop.

We are looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful Altered Masks and encourage you to tell all of your friends to join in the fun, too!!!!

Be sure to visit our shop to find Masks you can Altred HERE

WELCOME to the NEW Pinque Peacock Challenges & Link Ups

WELCOME to the NEW Pinque Peacock Challenges & Link Ups

Feel free to grab our 
Challenge Blog Badge
to display at your Blogs
while you are awaiting the
announcement of our 1st Challenge!!!


Coming up Next 

Altered Masks