Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Color Throwdown

Are you ready for some awesome new Color Throwdown Challenge colors?  Bar is our hostess and she's chosen green, light blue, orange and dark blue.  So...I goofed and interpreted it as black.  Well...we say to use something close, so I'm calling this close - lol!  I was inspired by a video on Jennifer McGuire's blog that featured Dawn Woleslagle showing how to stamp florals and leaves with WPlus9 Pure Color dye inks then adding details and shading with Copics.  Let's just say I have a lot of practicing to do yet!

While the leaves suited me OK, the flowers just didn't have enough definition.  The ink just wanted to bleed more than I liked and appeared too blurry.  The next morning, I came back to the card and stamped the second detailed image using Crisp Cantaloupe by SU and then the definition was visible.  Some stamped off splat images and some sequins finished it off.

If you want more details on how to play along plus inspiration from the other designers, visit the Color Throwdown on the design team blog links below.

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin  
  Jodi Collins 
  Lori Tecler   
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer 
  Wanda Cullen (you are here)

We are thrilled to welcome the talented Jen Shults as our guest designer for the month of February! You might be familiar with her Deconstructed Sketch Challenge every Thursday. Welcome, Jen!

Congrats to Flo who is our guest star stamper this week! Check out her blog HERE.

STAMPS: Coming Up Roses, Spring Blooms, Fresh Cut Florals, Hand Lettered Thanks, Ink Splats - all by WPlus9; Burlap BG stamp by MFT.
PAPER: Soft Sky, X-Press It Blending Card.
INK: Miami Spice, Mojito, Lake House dye inks by WPlus9; Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
COPICS: YG03, YG63, YR00, YR02, YR04.


Lori said...

The flowers and leaves look beautiful to me! Love the blooms in these colors.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Wanda. I love those flowers and the second layer looks just perfect. The splatters look great in the background.

Petra Swart said...

Your flowers looks great and your card is very pretty, Wanda!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love those flowers!! I need to work on some flower cards with two/three step're inspiring me to get busy!!

Joan Ervin said...

You worked a little Wanda magic with the colors this week...this is such a gorgeous design!!! The orange flowers really pop and I love the divided sentiment!!!