Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Color Throwdown 203

It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and this week Bar has a fabulous FIVE color combo to get your mojo going!
 I've been wanting to try out the distressed watercolor dry embossing technique that was posted recently by Mel McCarthy in the SCS resource section HERE.

I started with 90 lb watercolor paper and dry embossed using SU's Manhattan Flower folder.  I lightly rolled Versamark ink (using a brayer) over the raised design then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then sprayed the paper with water and added some orange and yellow reinker using a brush.  This was my first attempt and I didn't get even coverage of the EP, so I touched up the white outline using an opaque white gel pen (Signa).  It was rather messy, but have to say I like the variegated effect it gives the coloring!

The Color Throwdown gals are thrilled to announce a new addition to our team!   We're SO happy to announce that Denise Marzec, of The Paper Landscaper, is joining us!! Welcome, Denise!  I know we'll see tons of inspiration from her as she shares her creations each week. 

I'm also so excited to announce that a good blogging buddy, fellow nurse, and VERY talented stamper - Vickie Zimmer -  is our August guest designer for the month!  Welcome, Vickie!  We're thrilled to have you join us!  You'll want to check out all the awesome inspiration over on the Color Throwdown blog...not only with Vickie's card, but with the rest of the design team!

So...what are you waiting for?  We'd love to see what you create!  If you don't have the exact colors, don't worry.  Use another close color and have fun!  Remember to use the keyword CTD203 if you post to an online gallery.

PAPER: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, White, "Chapter One" DP by Kaisercraft
INK: Versamark
ACCESSORIES: Manhattan Flower EF, Clear EP, Leafy Flourish die by Cheery Lynn Designs, Butterfly punch by MS, Adhesive pearls, Mini hearts border punch by MS, Orange & Yellow reinkers, Corner chomper.

12 comments:

Marisa said...

That is a fist full of colours to work with! You have done a fabulous job. Great roses! How good to see Vickie Z as GD too :)

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwie, Wanda (aka "nutty buddy"), the COLOR in the blooms is so vibrant and eye catching! LOOOOVE this beautiful card.

So excited to be working with you, girlie. :)

Barbara said...

I'd say you mastered that technique on your first try, gf! Gorgeous job on those roses!

Broni said...

Wanda, your gorgeous card just took my breath away! I've GOT to try this technique. I love how you've used the colors too! Such a beautiful card!!

Vickie Z said...

I think those flowers are gorgeous!!!! Tricky technique that you accomplished beautifully!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wanda, this is BEAUTIFUL! Those roses are absolutely stunning! Makes me want to buy a little SU! again! LOL

Marlena M. said...

This is STUNNING Wanda. I love the vibrancy.

Joan Ervin said...

I saw this technique on SCS but haven't tried it yet...you did a fantastic job, Wanda...your roses just pop off the screen...absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh wow this is SO stunning, Wanda! I would have never ever thought to cut the flowers out. You just made me love this embossing folder 100 times more. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration.

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda! Those orange flowers are so pretty and vibrant. I'll have to give this technique a try.

Lynn Put said...

Holy cow this is beautiful Wanda! Your orange roses are so striking and I really like how you added the vine and pretty blue butterfly!

maryr917 said...

I love how this card turned out Wanda-have been wanting to try this technique myself