Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Color Throwdown

It's Wednesday, so that means there's a new color palette posted for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. Lori has chosen these beautiful soft colors...inspired by these gorgeous birds' eggs!

I used SU's Fabulous Florets and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets with a sentiment from PTI's Tag-Its
#12 stamp set.  I used a 1" punch which fits perfectly into a flattened bottle cap.  Not sure why this ribbon doesn't look like it matches in the photo. :-(  I stamped the flowers in Daffodil Delight then added some color shading with Copic markers - Y15 and Y18.  I sponged the petal edges and stippled color to highlight the centers. You can hopefully see the sheen and sparkle from the Wink of Stella clear shimmer brush that I added to the flowers.  I'm also playing along with Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations below.  We're also thrilled to have Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life as our April guest designer!    

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

Before I end this post, I want to share some photos from a really fun weekend with some of the CTD team!  We met at Bar's house in VA which was a central location for many of us.  We really missed having Joan, Lori, Melody and Monika with us but, hopefully, this will become an annual event for us to get together!  There was no shortage of laughter and fun although we look rather serious in this first pic - lol!  The first photo shows Bar sharing a variety of ways to use the ever popular stencils.  We then worked with gelli plate printing - a messy but fun technique to create all kinds of fun backgrounds!  We ate breakfast at a local restaurant on Sunday morning before everyone headed back home.  A big THANK YOU to Bar and John for hosting us all!  You're the best!

 L. to R.: Broni Holcombe, Vickie Zimmer, Heather Shore (Tammy's friend who happens to be a SU demonstrator), Me, Barbara Anders, Tammy Hershberger.


Joan Ervin said...

I love your beautiful flowers, Wanda...the shimmer and shine looks fabulous!!! You have used a wonderful sketch, too...I'll have to give that one a try!!! Sounds like you had a great get together last weekend...I'm so bummed that I missed meeting everyone!!!!

Stampingcountry said...

Another beautiful card, Wanda! Your yellow flowers really pop.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card and what a fun w/e!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your card, Wanda! It's so beautiful in those wonderful spring colors!

Thanks for sharing the photos! (I have a collection of blue and white dishes, too!) Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne J said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! What a great time I bet you had! Lots of talent in one room there Wanda! You ladies rock! I love your card - it's absolutely gorgeous!

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful floral card, Wanda...fabulous balance of color!
Love those yellow flowers!

Looks like you ladies had a fabulous awesome that you can get together from time to time!

Teresa Kline said...

I am soooo jealous, would luv to have been with you ladies. your card is stunning!

sparkle & shine *~*

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Love the gorgeous flower and the sparkle! Just perfect. You girls look great! Wish I was able to craft with all of you.

Broni said...

Beautiful card, Wanda! Love the bottle cap and the great shimmer on the petals! Gorgeous bow too! Loved getting to spend time with you last weekend!

Kim said...

Your card is stunning! How cool to meet your DT in person!

Tammy Hershberger said...

So pretty, Wanda! Your seam binding bow is fantastic! (Why your camera isn't broken after taking photos of me though, is a mystery!)