Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Color Throwdown

Hey everyone! Know what day it is? :-) It's a new Color Throwdown Challenge day and Barbara has some fabulous colors for us - inspired by this gorgeous piece of pottery!

I was inspired by the blended "running" of colors in the pottery and thought I would try to go for a mixed media look.  Well...let's just say I need some more lessons - lol!  I started by placing a Plaid Folk Art Pebbles Background stencil on some watercolor paper and colored in a number of circles using 4 different shades of water soluble wax pastels.  I spritzed with water, then waited for it to dry.  I moved the same stencil to a different angle,  then lightly spritzed on 3 different Dylusions ink colors: London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, Crushed Grape.  I'm also playing along with the Retrosketches Challenge this week.  Thought the CAS layout would work and not cover up much of the background.  Then again...maybe I should have found a challenge sketch that WOULD cover more of it up. :-) 

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: Perfect Pennants (SU)
PAPER: Bermuda Bay, Brilliant Blue, Perfect Plum
INK: Bermuda Bay, Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Dylusions ink sprays (see above for colors), Stitched rectangle and star dies by Lil Inker Designs, Avery Elle sequins, Pebbles background stencil by Plaid, Banners Framelits dies by SU. 


Julia Aston said...

what a lovely background you created Wanda! so pretty with the scatter of sequins for shine!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh my! This is gorg! Just wowza! Those sequins make it! (Come on over to Craft Hoarders and play with us! This fits the current challenge!)

Joanne Travis said...

What a gorgeous background, Wanda. I love, love the colors in this.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome deign, Wanda! The background is so pretty!

Barbara said...

I love the background! You melded the colors so nicely without muddying them--not an easy feat! Fab card!

Joan Ervin said...

You did an awesome job with the artsy background, Wanda, and the sequins are the perfect details!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Wanda. Love the mixed media background. The colors look great... also like the silver star!

Broni said...

No, you should NOT cover up that great background, Wanda! I love it! We both went MM this week with our abstract dotted backgrounds!

Anita in France said...

Goodness, that's such a cool background, Wanda ... one to just keep looking at to see all the amazing detail! Lovely sentiment and fab scattering of sequins! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving me some sweet words ... it's much appreciated ... and meant I could come here! Anita :)