Thursday, 3 June 2010

challenging myself with 'peach' for pdcc#32

How stunning is this wedding cake?!!  It was made for a friend of mine, by another friend, and the girl who made it hadn't really done anything like this before.  It was just STuNNiNG!

I spend a lot of time thinking about colour, looking out for great colour combos, and taking notice of the colours other people use in their artwork.  Peach is NoT one of my colours!  I think it looks pretty on this cake, but I would never in a million years use it in on a card etc.  But being the kind of girl I am, and being on a colour challenge design team, I decided to really challenge myself this week:

I have to say, it wasn't easy tracking down these colours!  3 exactly matched buttons and a packet of paper flowers later though, I actually ended up using my lemonade dabber paint and dried marigold distress ink to make a book cover.

The background paper and the images are all scrapbook papers from The Cubby Hole, distressed with dried marigold.

I LoVe the squares - they're a Twiddleybitz piece.

"the future comes one day at a time"


  1. Well, you've set a real challenge here, haven't you! Peach is not my colour either but I love what you've done - fabby! That cake though, is amazing!

  2. Holy Smokes Sarah! That cake is gorgeous & enormous! Looks big enough to feed an Army! Your card looks wonderful! Thanks for the fun color challenge :)

  3. absolutely fantastic cake! love your artwork too :)

  4. OH MY! That cake is FAB! WOWZA or is it WOWSA! Anyway--what a cake! I love the details on it--and you carried that into your piece:) Love the background paper with the gold distressed look! You always make such wonderful projects! Thanks for the great inspiration piece:) I LOVE THE PDCC:)

  5. Gorgeous cake and love your design!!! I had nothing in house for these colors except my watercolor pencils for the peach. :) Good challenge and I loved how everyone's projects came out so now I know to add more peaches and light yellows to my stash of goodies! Great inspiration photo!

  6. Your altered book cover turned out wonderful! Great sentiment to add to the front!

  7. I love those colors but guess I never use them in cards either. Wonder why? Great challenge. The cake is very inspiring and your piece is lovely! xxD

  8. Love what you've done with the peach, Sarah! Now how about adding a little mustard yellow?????Lol.

  9. Fabulous book cover, Sarah! Great take on the color inspiration (I am not a peach girl either so it was a good challenge)!

    That cake is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the entire photo.. very impressive!

  10. Yay, what a FAB cake! It's nice to see the whole picture! Love your work this week, but especially those funky corners! :o) Well done with the peach too. I have to say I actually like how mine turned out, shock horror, I worked with peach and actually like it!! lol


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