The fused fabric foundation for this piece utilizes two sets of complimentary colors: read and green, and blue and orange. This is a significant departure from the colors of the inspiration photograph. By creating a fused appliqué foundation, rather than printing the photo to fabric, the artist can take control of color and choose a scheme that is much stronger than that in the original photo. Also, in choosing fabrics with rich color and subtle texture for the articles of clothing less stitching was required for those elements. The faces are thread painted to give the most life-like appearance.