Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Color Throwdown



Are you ready for a new and fabulous color combination? Joan has some happy shades for us and since I had so much fun with the bokeh technique on Monday, I went with it again...this time for a birthday!


Rather than spell out all the steps in this post, I'll refer you to Dawn at WPlus9 who has a great tutorial HERE.  

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: PTI "Garden Grace".
PAPER: Tim Holtz watercolor CS,  Raspberry Fizz and Orange Zest (PTI). Scrap of yellow (?), White (PTI).
INK: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade - distress inks by Tim Holtz; Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Bitty Banners Framelits (SU), Avery Elle sequins, Happy die by PTI, Corner chomper, Black thread, Balloon punch, Dotted swiss embossing folder, Homemade "ghetto" stencil for bokeh technique, Sponges.

We are really thrilled to have the talented Lisa Henke as our guest stamper for the month of September!  Woohoo and welcome, Lisa!

Our star stamper this week is another talented stamper that I happen to follow...Kim Singdahlsen!  Always love her work!  Be sure and 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...
                                                                          Barbara Anders

Lisa Henke (September Guest Designer)

10 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Such a lovely card, really love the colours for this week <3

KimCreate said...

Adorable! Love what you did with the circle die cut! Perfect birthday card!

Lisa H. said...

wow! love this card. the background is soooo cool and so is that sentiment! I may live in OHIO, but I am far from a Buckey.......maize and blue, baby! lol! thanks for having me this month :)

Mary Marsh said...

this is a bold and bright birthday card Wanda-and I love the PTI die you used-its one of my newest purchases

Vickie Z said...

y'all need to stop with the bokeh... I LOVE it and haven't had a chance to try it out!! Love the Happy PTI die- was on my wish list/buying list and was out of stock!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Wanda. Love the birthday theme with these happy colors. Awesome background!

Joan Ervin said...

Love the background you created, Wanda, and the balloon and super cute happy diecut are so fun and perfect for a birthday card!!!

Barbara said...

Such a happy card, Wanda! Love that background--you rocked it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That background is great, Wanda! Cute card!

Lori said...

Love the bokeh background! It's so festive and just perfect for a birthday card.