Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Color Throwdown

There's a new Color Throwdown Challenge on board and I really love these soft romantic colors that Broni chose for us!  Isn't that inspiration room gorgeous?!

I was totally inspired by the rug design (which led me to use the Kassie's Brocade embossing folder) and the vase of tulips on the ottoman.  It's been WAY too long since I inked up this tulip image from Flourishes - one of my faves to color with Copics!  I layered two of the Reverse Confetti tag dies to form an elongated tag behind the image. I struggled a bit with how to add a sentiment and finally went with this simple layering of punched ovals.

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: Tulips for Friends (Flourishes)
PAPER: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, X-Press It Blending Card
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Tag It die by Reverse Confetti, Kassie's Brocade EF by Cuttlebug, Brad, Stitched circle and diagonal strip by Lil Inker Designs
COPICS: RV10, RV11, YG21, YG23, YG25, E40, E41, E42, C00.


Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous Wanda, I luv this color combo! Do not know if you know, but heard we have one more big storm coming in April....sigh...I hope it misses

sparkle & shine *~*

Stampingcountry said...

Stunning Watercoloring, Wanda!

Linda said...

Wanda, this is stunning. Love this color combination.

Marisa said...

Ahhhh, my favorite flower on display :) fabulously coloured and love the way you used the colours.

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE those pretty tulips, Wanda! You made me remember that I HAVE that stamp set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Love that flower image and the fabulous coloring... the stitched edges look great.

Linaaa said...

Nice card. I like combination of tag and circle with stamped flowers.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gasp!!! Stunning card, Wanda and I also have that gorgeous Flourishes stamp set. Love, LOVE the layering, it makes a fantastic backdrop for the beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Luanne said...

This is just exquisite! Tulips are my absolute favorites, and your blooms are perfectly done! Hope to play these pretty colors this week! Thanks for your inspiration!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, your tulips are gorgeous, Wanda, and what a clever idea to combine the tags to form a long one...fabulous design!!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! Love that vase of tulips and your embossed damask background is perfect!