Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Color Throwdown & SSSC

Hi, everyone! Are you ready to rock some new colors this week? Lori is our hostess with some sweet apples for our color inspiration on the Color Throwdown blog!  We are also welcoming the talented Tenia Nelson from Jazzy Paper Designs as our guest designer for the month!  She has some awesome talent going on and you may have seen her published in a number of magazines or sharing her creations via different design teams!  Welcome, Tenia!

 So, here is my card, and yes...I'll admit I was stumped for awhile with these colors and had a number of failed efforts with my roses before deciding on die cutting Lemon Tart CS then stamping off the 1st step with Ripe Persimmon distress ink and stamping again with full strength ink.  I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  I picked up yellow and orange watercolor paint with a wet brush and splattered the background by tapping the brush on a paper piercer.  I cut out 2 pink sentiments and 2 more in orange to
make it appear like chipboard.  It adds so much more dimension when you layer them up!  Some jute twine in a double figure 8 shape was tucked underneath with a large glue dot.

I used Karen Giron's layout for the current Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  A simple design with SO many options for interpretation!

For more inspiration and guidelines to play along, please visit the Color Throwdown can go to each of the design team blog links below:

STAMPS: Rosy Posy and Rosy Posy Step 2 - both by PTI.
ACCESSORIES: Enamel dots by Recollections, Jute twine, Stitched rectangle dies by Lil' Inker Designs, Wet Paint 'thanks' die by PTI.


Lisa Lara said...

WOW, Wanda! I love the flowers, and pop of color, the splatters and how you shadowed your word dies.

Birgit said...

Hi Wanda~ I just had to pop over here from the Color Throwdown blog to comment on this B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L card. It is just perfect with these colors, so vibrant and happy! I love anything done with Rosie Posie so this is a real winner!

dstandard said...

Such a beautiful card Wanda! Totally loving this!

Joan Ervin said...

Your roses are absolutely stunning, Wanda, and what a gorgeous background with all the splatters...Loooove this!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Those roses are so pretty. Love the layered greeting and the background.

Broni said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda! Love your bold use of the colors and that splattered background is awesome!