Deepti's Catchy Challenges is having a wonderful theme this time... it's all about making a patriotic card to coincide with Republic Day. As I thought about what to make for this challenge, I thought I would go with one of the emblems of India like the lotus, or tiger and finally decided on the peacock.
I cut out the peacock design using my cameo on a piece of white card and then laid it over the midnight blue paper as shown. So if you look closely its not the blue stuck on the white, its the white stuck on the blue. Then I added the green swirls and orange flowers to complete the tricolor. The sentiment was once again etched on my cameo using a pen holder. I added a few midnight blue rhinestones on the feathers of the bird and completed the card with a pearl border.
All in all I'm pretty happy with the result. And I'm glad I managed to enter this challenge. I wasn't part of any flag hoisting, patriotic parade or other celebration associated with this day but while making the card, I found myself recalling aspects of the freedom struggle and realizing that no matter what goes on in our country, I'm still so very proud to be Indian - as proud as a peacock in fact!
UPDATE: Hurray made it to top 3 for Catchy Challenges for this card!!!