Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Color Throwdown

You know what day it is??? It's Color Throwdown Challenge day and check out these scrumptious colors chosen by Vicki!  I decided I'd use these colors for a non-traditional version of a Christmas card.

I combined stamps from Reverse Confetti (arrows and polka dots) and Papertrey Ink (pinecones and sentiment).  The tag die is new from Reverse Confetti and is popped up with foam dots.  The pine bough was fussy cut (Note to self: Don't forgot to order the matching dies next time!).  Had to use my crafting knife for the wee little openings.  I highlighted the greenery and the pinecones with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen - hard to see in the photo, but adds a hint of sparkle.  A really fun CAS card to create!

I know it's a busy time of year, but hope you will allow yourself some mental therapy time and stamp along with us!  Remember, you don't have to use exact colors - just something close.  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD269 and also link up your card on the Color Throwdown blog using the linky tool.

 For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations, along with our  talented guestie, Cindy Lawrence!
                                                       Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
                                              Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Melody Rupple - A Paper Melody
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer -  Smitten
                                    Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence - Nov./Dec. Guest Designer - The Creative Closet

STAMPS: Peaceful Pinecones (PTI), Whole Lotta Dots (Reverse Confetti), Arrows and Elements (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI), Lost and Found Christmas Special Edition by MME
INK: Dusty Durango, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES: Tag die by Reverse Confetti, Avery Elle Citrus Blend sequins, Jute twine, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen.


Barbara said...

I really tried to use these colors for Christmas and could not pull it off. You certainly did--in high style! Gorgeous design, Wanda!

Melody said...

CUTE! What a creative layout!

Broni said...

What an awesome and different Christmas card! Love the scrappy feel of it and love that cool tag!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the contrast between the classic pinecone images and the more modern looking arrows and dots.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! I absolutely Loooove this fabulous design, Wanda...great mix of stamps, textures, and awesome details!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is awesome, Wanda! Great CAS design... love the sequins, and the way you layered everything!