Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Color Throwdown

Happy New Year everyone! Let the fireworks begin as we kick off a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Tammy has some fabulous colors for us in this inspiration photo!  I've been sticking with more simple designs in recent cards, but this one defies all the CAS rules - lol!

I'm using the layout for the current Cardabilities challenge and it's a fun one with loads of layers!  My base panel is a collage of many stamps: French Script, Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge - all by SU -  and Borderline by Verve.  The sentiment banner uses Verve's Plain Jane Scroll stamp (and matching die) with a birthday sentiment from the "Big Wish" set.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and then clear embossed it to get a more bold look.  Black jute twine, mini rolled roses w/pearls, small key die and leafy flourishes finished up the collage look.  Three of the panels are stitched rectangle dies by Lil Inker Designs. play along with the Color Throwdown challenge, you don't have to use exact colors - just something that's close.  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD 273 and also link up your card on the Color Throwdown blog using the linky tool.

There's big news at CTD!  We are thrilled to announce that Monika Davis has joined the design team - WELCOME MONIKA!  And...that's not all!  We are blessed to have Linda McClain from Catered Crop as our January guest designer!  These ladies do fabulous work, so be sure and stop by their blogs (links below) and say hello!  For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations:              
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
                                              Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor 
                                                   Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
                                                          Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Melody Rupple - A Paper Melody
Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer -  Smitten   
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here)
 Linda McClain (January guest designer) - Catered Crop


Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous, luvin all the amazing details.....I see grunge in the background.......ya gotta luv that!

Happy New Year bestie

sparkle & shine *~*

Annar said...

Beautiful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Wanda. Thank you for the warm welcome to the team. Awesome card. Love the collage background, the images you used... the paper flowers are so pretty! I also love that key tucked in there... fabulous design.

Marisa said...

Great use of the colour combo. Love the mix of dies you used too! Happy New Year to you :)

Lori said...

So pretty, Wanda! Love the collage background you created--looks great!

Vickie Z said...

Ha....yes, this is not CAS ....was reading....LOVE it and can't wait to get back in the swing of things...however it may take me!!

Joan Ervin said...

I sooo love how you used these colors, Wanda, and what a great sketch!!! The turquoise roses really pop and I love your awesome background!!!!!

Hammers said...

I love your card. The details are amazing, I have spent ages just examining it finding new bits! Cx

Broni said...

I love that you defied the rules for this one, Wanda! It's gorgeous! Love the background and the layering of the elements is perfect!! Happy New Year!!

Rose said...

this is such a beauty!!!
Thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilities.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Lovely design, Wanda! The layers are great, as are all the extra details like the splotches and chevrons!

irinaje said...

Thank you for playing along at Cardabilities.