Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Color Throwdown

Hi everyone! It's yours truly hosting the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! Hope you'll enjoy playing with these colors inspired by this sweet little bathroom nook!  Here is what I came up with...

This was my first attempt at using Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste with a tweed pattern stencil by Hero Arts .  Love that it gives a tone on tone sheen to the background!  I didn't want to cover it up too much, so opted for a leafy flourish and some rolled roses with a tiny banner sentiment.

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)
Gloria Stengel - (March Guest Designer) - Scraps of Life

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! We've had some awesome samples from our star stampers since we added this feature in January!

STAMPS: Itty Bitty Banners (SU)
PAPER: Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, White
INK: Old Olive and Tangerine Tango (to sponge the leaves and petals), Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Leafy flourish Die-Namics by MFT, Rolled roses Die-Namics by MFT, Tweed pattern stencil by Hero Arts, Translucent embossing paste by Dreamweaver, Avery Elle Winter Blend sequins, Pearls.


Stampingcountry said...

Wanda, You out did yourself on this one. Your card is lovely! Fun patterns and 3-d flowers too.

Marisa said...

You are rocking those stencils, Wanda. Beautiful card.

Joan Ervin said...

The background looks awesome, the sheen and the rolled roses look beautiful against the dark background...thanks for the great colors this week!!!

Vickie Z said...

Loved these colors...sooo fun playing with stencils!! I just got some Wendy Vecchi translucent past and crackle paste but, no time!! Love those flowers and the flourish!! Wonderful colors!!

Lori said...

Love the stenciled background! You're right--it's way too pretty to cover up.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love that background Wanda! I want that stencil! The rolled flowers look wonderful on the gray background.

Linda Beeson said...

That clear on the gray is fabulous!!!

Broni said...

It's gorgeous, Wanda! Love the translucent pattern behind your beautiful flowers and vine!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Alright, NOW you've done it! Just went and put translucent embossing paste in my cart! I just love how that looks! And LOVED these colors too, girlfriend!