Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Color Throwdown



Monika has some really gorgeous colors for the new Color Throwdown Challenge and her floral photo inspired me to ink up some newly released Altenew stamps! I'm also playing along with the Tag, You're It! Challenge and am just squeaking by the deadline.  



The background and sentiment were stamped in 2 different light
gray inks (see my supply list at the end of my post).  The roses and leaves were all made using 3-step stamping with 2 green and 2 purple ink colors.  I sponged the tag edges with Smoky Slate to define the edges.  Without that detail, it got "lost" on the background. The sentiment banner and largest rose were fussy cut and popped with foam tape.

Congratulations to our guest star stamper this week - Betty Wright of Crafting with Betty!

If you want more details on how to play along, visit the Color Throwdown blog (rules are in the sidebar).  And...if you want some more inspiration, click on the design team blog links below:

Holly Brown - March Guest Designer



STAMPS: Vintage Flowers (Altenew), Wood Pallet Background (Altenew).
PAPER: Smoky Slate (SU), Plum Pudding (PTI), White.
INK: Blossomsberry, Cockleshell, Beanstalk, Appletini, Fairy Dust - Pure Color dye inks by WPlus9; Smoky Slate and Basic Gray by SU.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched rectangle die by Lil Inker Designs; Tag die by WPlus9, Silver cording, Rhinestones, Enamel dots.

17 comments:

Anja Curvers said...

This is such a great tag and card love the colors. Thanks for joining us over at Tag you're it.

Birgit Norton said...

I just had to pop over here from the Tag You're It linky and tell you how beautiful this card is. the image popped right out of the linky so I came here to see the details. It's truly stunning!

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty Wanda! Great color and you made them look awesome!

Marybeth said...

Wanda, this is one gorgeous tag card! Love the colors and blooms! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!

Petra Swart said...

Lovely, Wanda!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning!! I want those flower stamps. Many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Wanda. Love the pretty roses. The shading is amazing. The wood grain background is perfect.

Stampingcountry said...

Oh how lovely, Wanda! Like the way you focal point extends beyond your tag.

Betty Wright said...

Wanda, this is beautiful! Love the dimensional flowers and the tag accenting tuck behind! Lovely card!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Love those flowers!! A tag on a card....you're my idol :) I have such a hard time doing that....this is perfect!!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. love the pretty roses and background.

Barbara said...

Really pretty, Wanda! I love those flowers--wonderfully stamped, I might add!

Joan Ervin said...

Wanda...this is sooo gorgeous!!!!! I sooo love your roses and all the fabulous details make it just perfect!!!!

Broni said...

What a beautiful design, Wanda! I love that you kept all the elements in the soft gray to let those fabulous purple roses POP!!

Holly said...

How beautiful! I love your gray woodgrain background and that gorgeous tag. Those flowers really pop against the tag and the woodgrain.

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how the purple roses look against the gray background.

Jodi Collins said...

This SO beautiful Wanda!!! LOVE LOVE every bit of this!!! The sentiment banner is awesome!