Monday, September 12, 2011

Golden Anniversary


This weeks Play Date Cafe challenge has such a scrumptious color palate, as soon as I spotted the rich hues, I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use when I paired it with this weeks Card Patterns sketch, which I flipped on it's side, to show off my proud peacock and bring him centerfold! 



Night of Navy, So Saffron & Tempting Turquoise were the colors I chose as my interpretation of the inspiration photo. After paying such close attention to detail on my peacock with watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils and baby oil, a turquoise marker and blue glitter on the eyes of the tail, I felt like the Saffron needed a more elegant touch, so I spritzed it with some Gold Smooch Spritz, which photographed best in the afternoon sunlight. A ice blue shade for the "cracks" over my image for a slight appearance of glass. The Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set came to my rescue again with the perfect Happy Anniversary sentiment and two small pieces of Tempting Turquoise ribbon finished off the sketch.


6 comments:

Lisa said...

Your card is so elegant and lovely Dawn!

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous! I love that stamp and the techniques you applied to it, the design works perfectly for that image :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, our colors work super-well for that peacock image! I LOVE how you made the effect of stained glass by doing a technique and splitting the image into three panels. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date cAfe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, LOVE what you've done with that peacock image! And all your bits of bling are the perfect finishing touches, Dawn! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I bet this card is amazing IRL. That peacock image is so stunning and I love that you put it front and center to let it shine. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

whoistracy said...

This is gorgeous Dawn! I love that you turned the large panel into three smaller ones. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!