Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Color Throwdown


It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and you will LOVE these gorgeous colors Denise has chosen for us!  It is some kind of cold in VA this week, but I'm thinking warm thoughts of sunshine and flowers and wishing spring to get here asap!

I brayered Certainly Celery ink on my EF then inserted white paper and ran it through the Big Shot.  I love the subtle hint of color added to the BG with this technique.  I decided to stamp the image using Memento London Fog ink instead of black, but found I had a horrible time coloring it well, so I redid it in Memento Tuxedo Black - much better!  While the image was still in the Nestie, I lightly sponged it with some celery ink.  I initiated my new MFT Leaf Filled Flourish Die-Namic (I cut it into 3 sections) and of course, used my trusty MFT Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namic to layer the Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum flags.

You don't want to miss the other great cards from the rest of the design team and our talented January guest designer, so head on over to the Color Throwdown blog or you can click on the names below:


I'll be looking forward to seeing what you create!

STAMPS: Because I Care (SU)
PAPER: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, X-Press It Blending Card
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery
ACCESSORIES: Circle Nesties, Pearls, Oval punches by SU, Leaf Filled Flourish Die-Namics by MFT, Victorian EF, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by MFT.

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulously done. Gorgeous hydrangia. Love that leaf flourish - on my wish list!

Vickie Z said...

Fab use of these colors!! Ahhh....I think we're cold in Charlotte-can't imagine VA!! Ready for spring myself!!

Miriam said...

I LOVE that you used a hydrangea for this challenge Wanda! I can't believe I didn't think of that. (I have over 100 hydrangeas in my garden...) Love your coloring and embellishments too.

Kim said...

This challenge did say hydrangeas all over it!! Your card is very pretty!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOL Kim and I are on the same wavelength... I was thinking too that a hydrangea is the perfect flower for this challenge! And yours is beautiful, Wanda! Great coloring!

Barbara said...

I've always loved that hydrangea--perfect is right!

Denise Marzec said...

LOVE that gorgeous stamp. Great card, Wanda!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, your hydrangea is gorgeous, Wanda...the background turned out beautifully, too, and I love how the vine diecut drapes over the round layer!!!

Broni said...

I'm right there with you on the springtime wishes! Your card is beautiful and the addition of the leafy vine is perfect!!

An Ordinary Moment said...

Oh WOW Wanda! Your card is stunning! The coloring is just perfect and I love your layout, with the vines, running up the side. You're a true inspiration to me.