Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Color Throwdown

Hey, hey,'s hump day and it's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Check out the fun color combo that Barbara Anders has for us! I am SOOO ready to see some REAL forsythia blooming in my yard!  For now, I'll have to be content with this sweet home decor photo.

I started by sponging some Basic Gray ink over a  Dylusions dot stencil.  I then stamped two washi tape images from SU's Tape It set.  The crimped kraft frame is by Jillibean Soup and the sentiment was clear embossed to give it more definition.  I've started doing that almost routinely when I stamp sentiments in black ink.  Because Versafine Onyx Black is a pigment ink, it doesn't dry quite as fast and it's easier for the EP to adhere to it.  The little Paper Smooches chubby chum tabby was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I used the matching die - also by Paper Smooches.  It's hard to see, but I added some shimmer to the eyes with a clear Wink of Stella shimmer brush.  I'm also playing along with the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to use color blocking. play along, 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 276 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 below, along with our talented January guest designer - Linda McClain! 
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

Thanks for stopping by...sure hope to see you in our gallery this week!


Peggy said...

Such a darling card! Love all the elements you added!

Joan Ervin said...

Looks like we both were in a Paper Smooches is adorable, Wanda!!! What an awesome design and I love how you used the corrugated cardboard frame!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling card Wanda. Love the super cute image, the way you used the colors... those faux washi strips are awesome.

Kelly Griglione said...

Love this one. What a great mix of elements, yet it doesn't seem busy. That's so hard to do! Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey GF!! LOVE the layering you did on this fun card! Cool cat! :)

Deepti said...

This card is pure purrfection :) love the collage look, thank you for the inspiration

Broni said...

Wanda, your card is totally adorable! I love all the layering and cute little surprise elements! I could do with a little "Spring" right about now too. Weather in the teens is NOT supposed to happen in the South, right???

Lori said...

Aww, so sweet! Love the mix of elements you used.

Nicole Parmentier said...

So cute and bold, and so many great details, love it!!!

Barbara said...

So cute!! Downright purr-fect!

Jingle said...

Wanda, I love this card! Excellent composition and so wonderfully colorful and fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sylvia Blum said...

Wow, Wanda, I just LOOOOOVE your card!!! Looking at your card, brought a big smile on my face - thanks :)
Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays in our "Color Blocks" challenge!
Sylvia xx