Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge 50

So, the trickiest thing about the Play Date Cafe Challenge for me this week was photographing my project!  This week the DT challenges us to use a color palette of Green, White, and Melon.  (The melon part was the second trickiest thing... I finally went to the craft store and purchased some cardstock called "Watermelon" to be sure I had the color right, LOL!)  We can use any theme, but it just so happens that the entire team created projects for the holidays, and the sponsor this week, Elusive Images, is donating some gorgeous holiday stamps as prizes.  That totally put me in the holiday spirit!

I've had this idea rattling around in my head for a while - to take vellum, stamp on it, color it on the back, and make a candle surround.  So that's what I did, finally, with this holiday-themed challenge.  I stamped the angel image (from Crafty Individuals) in black on vellum, flipped it over, and colored the image with Copics.  I used very bright colors of melon, green, yellow, and sienna, so that they could shine through the vellum.  I did this twice (for the front and back).  For the sides, I simply took two vellum panels and ran them through a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  Here's a better view of the side:
And here's a close-up of the image in brighter light.  The middle angel's dress is colored green, but with the votive burning behind it, it's a bit hard to tell. The music border is from a Hero Arts stamp.
The overall size of the piece is a 5" cube.  I wanted to be able to put my large 3-wick pine scented candle inside.  Unfortunately, the light from said candle was so bright it wrecked havoc with my photos!  I switched it out for a smaller votive, and that worked better.  Whew - photography is definitely not my forte!

There's still time to play along over at the Cafe (until midnight tonight).  Check out the beautiful prizes up for grabs this week, as well as a design team call. ;)

16 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of this weeks colors with your lovely luminaria. Wonderful coloring and the stamped vellum looks great! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Jean -
Thanks for the visit to my blog and leaving a comment. I have to say this is such a clever project and a beautiful image.

I love discovering new inspirational blogs and yours is just that!

All the best,
Sharon
inklinedtostamp.blogspot.com

Nigel said...

This is superb. I know what you mean about the melon colour too :)

Terry said...

Wowie! This is such a stunning Christmas piece! Beautifully colored Angels! You sure have inspired me to color on vellum! Love this!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful luminary! Gorgeous colors and totally original design! Way to go with our colors as well! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Jean, this is stunning. So much thought has gone into it. If I were selecting a favourite .... this has to be it! :)

Suzanne C said...

WOW! Beautiful! Love how this turned out and the coloring is fabulous. Glad you joined us this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You ROCKED this challenge! As tricky as it might have been--this is FAB! I love how you took the pic and how your luminary turned out;) GREAT job:) Thanks so much for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Daniele said...

wow this is stunning Jean, what more can I say.....
hugs

*** Suzi B *** said...

What a great, clever idea, it's gorgeous!

Sarah Anderson said...

What a brilliant idea! It's great when an idea you've had for a while turns out so well. And how cool that it was with play date colours :) Thanks so much for playing at the cafe with us :)

Jacqueline said...

This is so beautiful!!

Laura said...

Well deserved cream in the coffee at PDCC. This is really beautiful and a lovely idea. I am sure we will now be seeing more of these creations popping up on peoples's blogs. Really inspiring.

Shar said...

Stunning lumiere! Beautifully done!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is gorgeous, Jean! LOVE the way you put the light behind it! If it had two more sides, you'd have a gorgeous, Christmas, decor light box! Hint :)! Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog! LOVE hearing from my visitors!

Michele Gross said...

What a wonderful project! Really great gift idea too :) Congrats on Fab 4!