Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Color Throwdown

Happy Wednesday everyone! Joan has a really yummy color palette for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  I'm really wishing there was a smellavision app for this photo!
Here's how I interpreted these great colors...

It's funny sometimes how a card evolves.  I had stamped a 4x6" panel of plaid using Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz inks and thought I'd feature a larger plaid area...but...I also wanted to use this large MFT sentiment that fits in their die.  I suddenly took a U turn and cut out the plaid using the same die, cut it in half and adhered it to both ends of the sentiment.  The scalloped rose was die cut from vanilla CS, then I sponged the edges in Rich Razzleberry.  The leaves were from my leftovers pile.  Just realized I used 5 different dies from 3 different companies!

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Plaid Background Builder (MFT), Grand Greetings (MFT), Dream Big (Verve)
PAPER: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Vintage Cream
INK: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Peek-a-boo Dots Die-Namics (MFT), Royal Rose Die-Namics (MFT), Vertical Greetings Die-Namics (MFT), Dreamy Leaves die by Verve, Stitched scallop border die by Lil' Inker Designs.

Remember, you don't have to have the exact colors listed...just use something close.  Be sure to use the keyword CTD256 when you post to a public gallery and you also want to link it up on the Color Throwdown blog.

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the projects by the rest of the design team...along with our August guest designer below:

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene
Melody Rupple - A Paper Melody
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer -  Smitten
                                    Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here)
August Guest Designer: Kendra Wietstock - Kendra's Card Company


Marisa said...

Love this color combo and the rose is gorgeous. I'm happy to say the circle and rectangle Lil' Inker dies are on their way to Canada :) But now I see you also have the scalloped one LOL!

Melody said...

Love your card! The colors are so pretty and your rose is just beautiful!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is GORGEOUS, Wanda!!!

Kim said...

This is such a gorgeous card Wanda!! I love how nice and clean it is!! The plaid dp on the sentiment panel looks AWESOME!!

Joan Ervin said...

Love how you card evolved into this gorgeous design, Wanda!!! Your plaid is beautiful and I love the sweet little rolled flower!!!!

JoAnn said...

Love everything about your card. The pretty colors, the sentiment and especially your rolled rose. It looks so real.

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a pretty card Wanda-love the color combo - really like the big bold greeting

Lori said...

Just lovely! That sponged die cut flower is fabulous.