Thursday, 12 August 2010

PDCC#42 - calm camels in a queue


I chose this photograph for inspiration as it is such fun!  If you're concerned about my colour matching skills, I picked out the green from the uprights on the seats on the camels' backs ;)  That line of camels looks like it just goes on forever!


I've been using bits of lace in my work recently, and on my recent workshop at Paddy's Stamping Place, Paddy brought out some green lace which she called a 'horrific' colour, and suggested we try colouring it with the walnut ink crystals we were using at the time.  The results were very yummy :)


I added more green with snippets of paper, and some little gems.  I used espresso Adirondack colourwash, and the stamped image is by Basic Grey and available from The Stamp Attic.

Have fun with these colours :)  I did, and will definitely be using them again.  And don't forget to see what yumminess the rest of the Play Date Cafe team came up with :)


18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Very artsy, love how you masked your image to add the splatters!

Julie Ranae said...

Loved this color story, honey! You always manage to find the fun ones, don't you?!
Great work on the inspiration entry as well...will be GLAD to have you back in the flesh next week ; )

Elise said...

{I'm just dying to know if you took that photo yourself - it's OUTSTANDING!!!!}

Then there's your card.

WOW!

I love that your style is SO distinctly YOU! I'm having a hard time resisting TEARING all kinds of paper and having an inky, altered, artsy festival of craft magic...

Oh, heck, maybe I'll just LET it happen! tee hee That is ONE juicy card! Thanks for the terrific inspiration and WONDERFUL photo!!!! Wahhoooo!

Helen said...

Great choice of colours and what a fab line of camels! Hope you've had a lovely holiday.

Suzanne C said...

Great design. Hope you are having a fabulous vacation. Lovely card.

Suzanne C said...

Great design. Hope you are having a fabulous vacation. Lovely card.

JeanFB said...

I absolutely adore this! Love the snippets, love the spray of brown surrounding your image, the bling, the lace - everything. So artistic and fresh! Fab little pic, too, btw - camels?!? How fun!

Cynnie said...

This is a gorgeous piece!!!
Cynthia,,,Cynnie

Jan said...

Love this and I seem to have a thing for bird cages right now :) Hope you're enjoying the rest of your vaca!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin' the feel of this card! The camels are a hoot, does anyone own a camel stamp! lol

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

Camel Park in Timanfaya - yes? I'll be seeing that very place in less than 2 weeks so thanks for making me smile.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just wonderful, Sarah! Love how creative this is! Hope you're having a fab vacation!!

Rose said...

WOW, your card is awesome, love the shabby chic'ness of it. The pearls and baubles really add some personality. Excellent work.

Anne Jagger said...

Lovely Sarah. This week's colours are great and the photo you chose is just fab!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Taking my breath away--you do this often! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this masked image and the splattering....oh my oh my! You rocked this challenge:) Great use of colors!! FAB x3! I love visiting here--you are so creative!

Ruby said...

As Lisa said very artsy! Love the bird cage! How clever to colour your lace too! Loved your challenge pic this week, so quirky!! Hope you're having a great hol, we miss you!

Neet said...

Nice to have you back - will try to get over tomorrow to the shop - hope you had a good holiday.

Sarah A said...

Thought I recognised that lace, it really is yummy on this piece Sarah!

Hope you had a FAB holiday and that you manage to wade through the inevitable washing mountain with ease lol!

Sarah x

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