Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Color Throwdown



Check out these yummy colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  Broni has this fabulous beach scene to inspire us, however, I decided to go with a feather theme (from seagulls, of course)!


I'm also playing along with Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge which is a real classic and simple layout.  I die cut then stamped and white embossed the feathers.  To color them, I squished the ink pads (Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Sahara Sand) and picked up the colors in the lids with an Aquapainter brush and painted on the back side of each feather. I discovered that adhering vellum to a card is easy and doesn't show through when I use clear Kool Tak foam pads (found mine at Simon Says Stamp).  I die cut two sentiments - one in black and the second in Sahara Sand then off set them slightly for a shadow effect. 

Our guest star stamper this week is Christy Stanford of Snapdragon Stamps, so be sure and check out her gallery HEREPlay along with us this week and you just might be in the spotlight next week!  You don't have to have exact colors to play along, but you do need to have a close resemblance.  Be sure and link your creation to the linky tool at the bottom of the current challenge post on the Color Throwdown blog.

Want some more inspiration from the rest of the design team?  Check them out below...

STAMPS: Fine Feathers (Waltzingmouse Stamps).
PAPER: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand, White, Vellum, Retrofresh DP by SU.
INK: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched quilted BG die by Lil Inker Designs, Fine Feathers die set by Waltzingmouse Stamps, Baker's twine, Embellishment by SU, Hello die by Simon Says Stamp.

7 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wanda, this is fantastic! Beautiful design!

Annette Allen said...

wow love those feathers.. totally fabulous card..

Broni said...

I love how you white embossed the feathers then painted the back of the vellum! They look awesome! Love the double sentiment too!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous use of those feathers, Wanda! What a great design!

Catherine L said...

this is lovely, with the subtle colours

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Eeeek! This is magnificent, wow!

Marlena M. said...

I love the way you worked those feathers Wanda!