Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Color Throwdown 183


Hello everyone! This week is my turn to host the Color Throwdown Challenge and I'm happy to bring you this picture for color inspiration!

I took the interpretation a bit further and also used twine and spring blossoms from the photo to add as elements to my card.  This was my first attempt at using this Grand Madison Window die and I opted to be on the outside looking in.  I created the weathered wood look for the window by starting with vanilla CS, scoring every inch and then swiping Tea Dye distress ink and a bit of Aegean Blue VersaChalk ink over it lightly.  Images were all colored with Copics and flower centers and chandelier were highlighted with Stickles.  The dogwood was fussy cut and popped with foam dots.
 
We'd love to have you join us! No worries if you don't have the exact colors... feel free to substitute colors that are close! Make a card or paper crafted project and post it to your blog or online gallery. Then use the direct link and link it to the Color Throwdown blog using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the CTD post. If you post to an online gallery, please use CTD183 as your keyword.

 So...are you ready to be inspired?? Check out what the Color Throwdown Designers, along with our talented March guestie, Bev Gerard, have created!

STAMPS: Recollections (chair & chandelier), Soft Summer (dogwood) by SU
PAPER: On the Bright Side-One by MME, Vintage Cream, White.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Distressing tool, Diamond Stickles, Copics, Oval & word window punches by SU, Jute twine.

9 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wonderful design, Wanda! LOVE the dogwoods, and the weathered look you gave to the window is fabulous!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous Wanda! I love how you weathered the window and the dogwoods peeking in are fantastic! Beautiful creation!

Barbara said...

Wanda, you KNOW I love me some scenes and I love this fabulous window scene you've created!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Wanda...the views inside and outside your fabulous window are sooo gorgeous!!!!! I sooo love the dogwoods...that's a lotta perfect coloring, gf!!!

Sally said...

I adore this card!! I have a "thing" for windows... This is so awesome!! The colors are great!!

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Love the dogwood blossoms just outside this fabby window scene! Love the way you've distressed your window ... yes, oh yes!

~Bev

Lynn Put said...

WOW you've captured the colors and inspiration photo perfectly with your beautiful card Wanda! So many great details, I love the blossoms and the cutout window!

Lisa said...

How pretty Wanda! I would love to sit in that pretty chair and look out at those sweet blossoms! This is my 1st time playing along, looking forward to many more!!

Evelyn S. said...

It truly looks like a wonderful window scene. Thank you for visiting my CT entry.