Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Because You're Special



Isn't this a gorgeous inspiration photo for the new Color Throwdown Challenge?!  Bar has been an
international traveler and I'm guessing this is a scene in Venice that she recently visited.  I knew these beautiful colors would be perfect to showcase a new peacock image that was recently released at Verve - along with the circle images from another new set - both  designed by Chaitali.  I was also inspired by the 200th CASE Study Challenge card by the talented muse - Shari Carroll! 

I gold embossed the peacock on Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock then brushed on distress inks - Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Squeezed Lemonade - then fussy cut and popped with foam dots.    The hint of dark blue resulted when the Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves inks mixed.  I echoed the gold embossing by using gold sequins as embellishments. 

Play along with us this week and you just might be in the spotlight next week by being our guest star stamper!  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 Challenge blog.
 

Want some more inspiration from the rest of the design team?  Check them out below...
STAMPS: Peaceful Medallions, Moments Remembered, Take Note - all by Verve.
PAPER: TH Watercolor CS, White by PTI, Patterned paper by SU.
INK: TH distress inks - Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Seedless Preserves; Black Licorice hybrid ink by MFT.
ACCESSORIES: Gold sequins by Avery Elle, Gold embossing powder.

8 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is so pretty, Wanda! Great layout!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Wanda...this is sooo gorgeous!!! I absolutely love that adorable peacock and the gold embossing is such a beautiful design detail!!!!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Wanda! WOW! All that yummy gold embossing, and fab gold sequins are such a treat for these eyes! GORGEOUS!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! Love the gold embossed peacock--these colors are perfect for it!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SUPERB, Wanda!! You made these colors SING with your awesome stamping and fabulous design!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Love the gorgeous peacock! The colors look wonderful.

Broni said...

This is beautiful, Wanda! Love that we both had peacock feathers on the brain! Is it contagious??

Barbara said...

You are so right--these colors were perfect for the peacock! Gorgeous card!