Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Throwdown

Hey, hey, hey! It's hump day and that means a new Color Throwdown Challenge! 

 I used a couple of watercolor techniques for this fall greeting.  For the long rectangle, I used 3 different distress inks (Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed) by stamping the block onto the ink pad, spritzing the block lightly with water then "stamping" it on watercolor CS.  I took a second sheet of watercolor CS and put a water "wash" over the entire panel.  I then used 3 different Pelikan paint colors and swirled it randomly over the panel - adding water to blend.  I then die cut the leaves. 

Our star stamper this week is Bernadette Bliss!  You don't want to miss her gorgeous card!

For more inspiration, be sure and check out the rest of the design team's creations with the links below:

Tara Godfrey - October Guest Designer

What else did I use?
STAMPS: Autumn Splendor (Verve).
PAPER: Cajun Craze (SU), Vintage Cream (PTI), Watercolor CS by Tim Holtz
INK: Cajun Craze, Distress inks (see above).
ACCESSORIES: Banner flag die by Reverse Confetti, Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Leaves die, Herringbone EF, Brights Candy Dots by SU, Corner chomper.


Petra Swart said...

Oh, your watercolouring looks great, Wanda and those leaves are so beautiful!!! Love your bg paper and the three coloured dots!! Lovely card!!!

Have a super day!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Wanda. Love the multicolored leaves. They are gorgeous. The textures background looks great.

Stampingcountry said...

Lovely autumn card, Wanda!

Broni said...

What fabulous depth of color you got with your watercolor techniques! Love those beautiful leaves and they're perfect on that textured background!

Lori said...

Those watercolored leaves are just fabulous! They're the perfect blend of fall colors.

Barbara said...

Yep, leaves abound this week! Gorgeous card, my friend--I love that embossed background!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Those leaves are gorgeous, Wanda!