Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Color Throwdown



Are you ready for some yummy spring colors? Check out Joan's awesome inspiration photo and play along with us for the newest Color Throwdown Challenge!


I started by using 3 Tim Holtz distress markers - Mustard Seed, Broken China and Peeled Paint -  and scribbled on some watercolor paper.  I spritzed with water and used a small brush to spread the color and came up with this background.


After the watercoloring process, I took a TCW Mini Climbing Vine stencil and added white modeling paste.  Love the subtle texture that paste adds to a card!  I used Jennifer McGuire's trick of adding Glossy Accents to a sentiment die - love the fun, glossy look for another texture element!  Then, it was floral arranging time with WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals stamp/die set.  I added a wee bit of yellow Stickles to the flower centers.

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations below.  We're so happy to welcome Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life as our April guest designer!     Congrats to our Star Stamper for the week - Deborah Frings - from Deb's Gems!   
     
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)
  Jeanne Jachna - (April Guest Designer) - A Kept 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!

5 comments:

Melody said...

Wow!!! Just love the watercolor background with the molding paste!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful card Wanda. Love the background and those pretty images... the glossy accents look great on the word.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what a gorgeous background, Wanda, and the little flowers are sooo cute...I really need to order that set!!!!

Jeanne J said...

Oh Wanda! That background is absolutely dreamy!

Vickie Z said...

Totally fun! Love the BG...offset panel...flowers in the corner! Love it!!