Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Color Throwdown



Happy Wednesday to all! There's another Color Throwdown challenge posted and you are going to love these gorgeous colors that Joan has chosen!


 I am so in love with this wreath and the bird's nest inspired me to go with a bird theme.  



I sponged the die cut bird with Elegant Eggplant ink and sponged the branch and bird cage with Crumb Cake ink.  The leaves were die cut from a dotted swiss embossed piece of green in my scrap pile then sponged lightly with Old Olive ink while still in the die.  I die cut the tea rose then sponged the edges with Regal Rose ink.  I rubbed Crumb Cake ink over one side of my woodgrain embossing folder then inserted a piece of white CS and ran it through the Big Shot.  This is one of my fave techniques to use!  An eggplant medallion, a crystal charm, and a tiny tag sentiment with jute twine finished it up.

So...get your creative juices flowing and join us.  If you don't have the exact colors, just use something close.   If you upload to a public gallery, be sure and use the key words CTD241.  Also, link up your card on the Color Throwdown blog using the linky tool at the bottom of the post.   For more inspiration, check out the other designers' creations...including our talented May guestie, Audrey Hiltke!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
                                        Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here) 
                                                Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
May Guest Designer - Audrey Hiltke - Paper Garden Inspirations

STAMPS: Tiny Tags by PTI
PAPER: Crumb Cake, White, Elegant Eggplant, Embossed Green CS (? source), Script DP (? source)
INK: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant
ACCESSORIES: Tiny Tags die by PTI, Jute twine, Caged bird and medallion dies by Tim Holtz, Foliage die by Spellbinders, Crystal charm, Hybrid tea rose Die-Namics by MFT, Woodgrain EF by Sizzix.

7 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

this is stunning, luv this bird cage...not sure if I have it or not, now you know that is sad :(...way to much stuff...lol. I think I have it, I don'y know...I am glad you do, luv when you use it...sweet card!

enjoy *~*

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Wanda!!! The sponged bird with the birdcage and flowers are such beautiful details and I looove your embossed background!!!!!

Lori said...

So pretty! The bird cage is gorgeous against that embossed background.

Audrey Ann said...

Wanda - you are such an inspiration! I love this beautiful card - and I'm guessing you made it with only one good eye LOL!! Thank you for reminding me of your EF technique - what a stunning background here. Beautifully done!!
Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Wanda. I love every element. AWESOME.....

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous! I love all the details!!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous and the birdie with the cage is a nice creative touch.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
PS: I am now your latest keen Follower and look forward to your next creation.