Thursday, 30 September 2010

PDCC49 further illumination


It's my turn to choose the colour inspiration photograph at The Play Date Cafe and I just fell in LoVe with this image...


I love the hot pink and turquoise, and it looks so beautifully against the rusty orange and brown background.  I could look at this photograph for ages!  Sometimes I love the colours in the photograph and then find it hard to translate them into a piece of artwork, but this time it all came together beautifully.


I've had this designer paper in my stash for a good while now so with the pink and turquoise sorted, I just needed to add in the browns.  The plan was to use my rusty hinge distress ink but my boxes of distress have vanished, temporarily I hope, so I used a promarker on the bird cage, and found a colour print I'd put aside for my steampunk journal with the correct shades of brown.


This week The Play Date Cafe is sponsored by Technique Junkies, and Pat Huntoon is our Guest Designer.  Pat adores techniques and provides step by step instructions in her newsletters.  As Cafe designers we were provided with the Clipped Corner tutorial from this month's newsletter.  This involves 'nestling' the focal image in one of the corners, then cutting along the image line within the corner, or leaving a slight border then following the image shape.


I left a slight border around the bird cage, revealing the steampunk background just in the corner.  For more inspiration using this technique, and this week's Play Date Cafe's colours, head over to the cafe and find out more about Pat and see what the other designers have been up to!

12 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

GorJUSS! It's great to see this work in progress on Skype : ) It turned out fab. I love how you used the clipped corner technique with the birdcage xx

Dawn said...

Wonderful card Sarah and love the colours you chose... a real challenge for me.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful design. Love the layers of paper and how you have cut them to show the different patterns.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, the flowers look great inside the birdcage.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful use of the tech and your awesome arty style.

Phoenix Peacock said...

oooh I love these colors!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ARE you KIDDING ME!!! This is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! I love how you used these colors--you rock! This technique is perfect for this card! LOVE IT! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You are so talented:)

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the different colours and patters, those flowers really "soften" the steampunkness of it but it definitely still there!

Sarah x

Ruby said...

This is lovely Sarah! You did a much better job than me! Mine ended up nothing like the technique lol. So pretty!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love this card Sarah! You aced the technique and used such pretty background paper! I adore those floral images! Thanks for continuing to inspire us with these fabby color combos!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card! Great colors... and I just love that bird cage! :o)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card! Great colors... and I just love that bird cage! :o)

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