Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color Throwdown

Hi, everyone! Check out these fun summery colors that Joan - our talented hostess with the mostess - has for us this week on the Color Throwdown challenge blog!  I decided to also carry out the nautical theme of the photo  and paper pieced the sails of the ship and colored the rest with Copics.  I added a bit of fine glitter to the
waves for some extra pizzazz!  I'm using the basic sketch for the current Retrosketches Challenge - tweaking it by adding the circle element.  If you're needing a refresher course like I did with the sailor knot steps, the YouTube tutorial link by Barbara Anders is HERE.  My finished card is 5 1/2" square.  I used my corner chomper  and added a die cut flag using Verve's Flag It Die Set and topped it off with a silver pearl.  An easy, clean layered card design!

STAMPS: Learning to Sail (Verve)
PAPER: Miss Caroline "Dilly Dally" by MME, Real Red, White.

We hate to say goodbye to Nancy Thomas who has been such a fabulous guest designer during June! Thanks Nancy!  Stay tuned next week to see who our new guestie will be!

For more inspiration and for details on how you can play along, please visit the Color Throwdown can go to each of the design team blog links below to see what they've created:

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin  
  Jodi Collins 
  Lori Tecler   
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer 
 Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Nancy Thomas - Guest Designer for June

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you in the CTD gallery!


Nancy Thomas said...

A really great inspiration card Wanda - beautiful.

~amy~ said...

Super pretty, one of my favorite stamps by Verve!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous card, Wanda! Just love that sailor's knot accent.

Marisa said...

Adore this, Wanda!! The paper pieced sail is adorable and love the sailor's knot.

Vickie Z said...

Love that sweet boat and this sentiment!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing card Wanda. Love your take on the sketch. That little sail boat is so sweet. Love the knot!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Wanda! Love the sentiment and sailboat! Great nautical knot, too!

Karren said...

Beautiful card! The sailor knot is impressive and the whole layout works so well with the patterns you've chosen.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Totally cuuuuute, Wanda! Your sailor's knot is perfect!

Creative M said...

Such a SWEET card!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a pretty card!

Petra Swart said...

Love this, Wanda!!!! The colours are beautiful and the little boat is so cute!!! Love that stunning knot!!!!
Have a great week!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Fabulous nautical design, Wanda!!! The image is adorable especially with the sparkly water and I love the plaid paper and the knot!!! I have got to learn how to tie one of those!!!