Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Color Throwdown



 Happy hump day everyone! Monika has a really yummy combo for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! Don't you just love that sunset photo? I thought I'd pull out my Delightful Dahlia set and create some 3 step stamped flowers.


I started with adding some texture to the card base using Liquitex modeling paste and MFT's fishnet stencil.  Then the boo boos began!  It was originally an A2 card until I smeared some orange Stickles on the lower left corner.  It then morphed into a tall and skinny card - 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". :-)  I then went to stamp the sentiment and...yep...you guessed it!  I didn't have it perfectly straight, so had to go to plan B and add the sentiment flag!  Moral of the story...be patient - lol!  I was still happy with the outcome since it's going to the mother of a coworker who is celebrating a 94th birthday this week.  

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations below:            


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)
Nicole Nastali (February Guest Designer) - Nicole's Craft Nook

Can't wait to see you in the gallery!  Remember, you could be our next guest star stamper for the following week's challenge if you play along! 
  1. STAMPS: Delightful Dahlia (PTI), Delightful Dahlia Additions (PTI)
  2. PAPER: Lemon Tart (PTI), True Black (PTI), White (PTI)
  3. INK: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Versafine Onyx Black
  4. ACCESSORIES: Leafy flourish Die-Namics by MFT, Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT, Liquitex light modeling paste, Avery Elle Citrus Blend sequins, MFT Fishnet stencil.  

8 comments:

Chris D. said...

There are no mistakes in crafting, just opportunities to make an already fabulous creation even more so! LOL! Wanda, your card is stunning!

Broni said...

This is just beautiful, Wanda! I love those big, bold flowers with the black branch/vine! Great background embossing too!

Kim said...

I love the texture you achieved with the modeling paste. Your three step dahlias are beautiful too. I have enough trouble with the two step sets. It's refreshing to know that even the best make mistakes. Your card turned out really pretty!! :>)

Joan Ervin said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Wanda, and the black leaves really pop against that awesome stenciled background...sooo gorgeous!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, so sunshiney and happy. Fabulous card.

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love the look of the multistep stamped flowers and the stenciled background.

Barbara said...

Love that embossing paste background, Wanda! And I must say you covered your "mistakes" beautifully!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Wanda. Love the gorgeous flowers, the black leaves... the dimensional design looks wonderful in the background.