Peacock Masquerade ATC swap

Peacock ATC

Just finished this mixed media art trading card (2.5" x 3.5") for peacock/masquerade- themed swap over at CreativeSouls. Mediums include watercolor, inktense & metallic pencils, pigma & pitt pens, markers, plus some white & gold paint on watercolor paper.

It seems like I haven't had time to create anything in ages & had a lot more fun than I'd expected. At first the prompt wasn't talking to me, so I put the tunes on random & poked around DeviantArt for a stock model to play with. Many thanks to FetishFarieStock for sharing her lovely photo PeacockIII.

Then Josh Ritter's Rattling Locks kicked on and everything fell into place. Once the paint dries I'll give this little lady a UV-resistant topcoat & backing board ... and send her on her way. I'm past deadline  - I am a terrible swap partner.  Playing along is great fun, but I have some major time management issues. (Elayne, if you're reading this, your altered tea box will be on its way soon - promise!!)

Do you participate in art swaps? If so, what are your favorite things to create and trade? 


  1. Oh Stacey, that is amazingly beautiful :)

    Happy New Year! :) T.

  2. Love the piece! I don't do swaps anymore. I too have time management issues. Sigh!!
    I didn't think I was being fair to my partners,..sooooooo!!