Hi, everyone! Are you ready to rock some new colors this week? Lori is our hostess with some sweet apples for our color inspiration on the Color Throwdown blog! We are also welcoming the talented Tenia Nelson from Jazzy Paper Designs as our guest designer for the month! She has some awesome talent going on and you may have seen her published in a number of magazines or sharing her creations via different design teams! Welcome, Tenia!
So, here is my card, and yes...I'll admit I was stumped for awhile with these colors and had a number of failed efforts with my roses before deciding on die cutting Lemon Tart CS then stamping off the 1st step with Ripe Persimmon distress ink and stamping again with full strength ink. I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the leaves. I picked up yellow and orange watercolor paint with a wet brush and splattered the background by tapping the brush on a paper piercer. I cut out 2 pink sentiments and 2 more in orange to
make it appear like chipboard. It adds so much more dimension when you layer them up! Some jute twine in a double figure 8 shape was tucked underneath with a large glue dot.
I used Karen Giron's layout for the current Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. A simple design with SO many options for interpretation!
Congrats to our guest star stamper this week: Vikki Whittington of Vikki's Stamping Creations! Be sure and stop by her blog and say hello!
For more inspiration and guidelines to play along, please visit the Color Throwdown blog...or...you can go to each of the design team blog links below:
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Tenia Nelson - Guest Designer for May
STAMPS: Rosy Posy and Rosy Posy Step 2 - both by PTI.
ACCESSORIES: Enamel dots by Recollections, Jute twine, Stitched rectangle dies by Lil' Inker Designs, Wet Paint 'thanks' die by PTI.