Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Color Thowdown



Loved working with the summertime colors of So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Baja Breeze for the Color Throwdown challenge this week! I wanted the illusion of a large sun in the BG, so first used Nestie dies, then ran the saffron circle through the CB using one of Tim Holtz' new Texture Fades embossing folders. I love this Verve flower which has 3 layers separated by dimensionals. I colored them with Copics and added gemstones to the center. A flower doesn't seem complete without some leaves, so added some thanks to a fave die by SU. I frequently make square cards and attach the main part to a white, pre-embossed CS base found at Mike's...makes it even easier to complete a card. Thanks for stopping by and commenting and be sure to play along with the throwdown team!

STAMPS: Believe (Verve - flower), Thankful Hearts (Verve - sentiment)
PAPER: Multicolor Floral Spring DP by Making Memories, Citronella by K&Co (blue dotted DP), So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Black, White
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Gingham ribbon, Vintage button (PTI), Fancy Tags Shapeabilities, Oval punch (SU), Gemstone adhesive stickers, Leaves die (SU), Nesties, CB, Tim Holtz 'Rays' Texture Fades EF

15 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wanda - what a beautiful card~~you did an amazing job with the color challenge!

Edna Morrisedie said...

You can really tell you love this colours Friend!! What a burst off the page this is, I love it!

LeAnne said...

That embossing folder is amazing! Great way to make a "sun"! A bright, sunny, cheerful card!

Laura Pryor said...

Love the sun, love the way you colored the flowers. Really, so so pretty!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! LOVE that embossed sun! This is such a happy card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous card, Wanda! I love the flowers, and the way you added texture to the sun! And of course, you can't go wrong with gingham... especially ORANGE gingham! LOVE it!

jdmommy said...

I just love that layerred flower and the orange ribbon!! Great way to use these colors!

Kerri said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda!!! I love, love, love that flower, and your cut work is awesome! That dp is so pretty, and I adore gingham! You rocked this challenge, girl!

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh Wanda you have so many pretty and wild new cards on your blog today... I am very short on time... and would love to stop on each one.. .but 15 min per card... yikes... so please let me tell you here that I LOVE THEM all.. .This one is wild.. .and love how you have used the TH EF... I didn't get that one.. .shucks.. I love what you did with it... GREAT... I also love what you did with sketch design challenge today too.. I have not had time to get in there all day either... felt I wanted to do Paper dolls.. so took my 2 hours for that... I love that card too.. GREAT use of the sea punches.. I love them too.. Thanks Wanda for all the input... you are a loving friend.. glad we have met and are getting to know each other better...

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful wanda-love how you used the throwdown colors-your embossed sun is so fab-what a creative idea

Our Little Inspirations said...

I just love how you used the CTD colors on your card! Your flower looks amazing and I know that took some serious time to cut out the layers! Love that embossed circle and especially the sentiment panel! That ribbon ties it all up just perfectly!!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a bright sunshiny card! love the colors and embossing on this!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love how fun and bright your card is! Perfect summery card!

Peggy said...

Love your bright and sunny card! Gorgeous!

Broni said...

Wanda, I love how you created your sun!!! And your dimensional flower and orange gingham ribbon just make an already great card even greater!! Love it!