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.