Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color Throwdown

 Hey everyone! Check out these gorgeous colors thrown down by Vickie - our hostess with the mostest! I have a really slim stash of anything in purple, so I went with SU's Rich Razzleberry CS.  We say that it's OK to use close colors, so I'm counting on this being close!

I die cut the watering can from Tim Holtz watercolor CS then 'picked up' some Hickory Smoke distress ink that I had smooshed on an acrylic block and lightly flicked the color (using a small brush) onto the can and then watered down an even lighter gray to add some grounding shadows.  Then it was flower arranging time!  These are from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Containers stamp set.  The sentiment is from their recently released Doodle Buds set.  

INK: Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves - all distress inks by Tim Holtz; Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT; Timless Tags 2 dies by WPlus9; Jute twine; Stitched rectangle die by Lil' Inker Designs; Sequins by Avery Elle.

Big congrats to Donna from the Playing Paper blog for being chosen as our guest star stamper this week!

Be sure and check out the rest of the design team's inspiration cards by clicking on their blog links below, OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog to see the team's cards and to get the details on how to play along. 
Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler   
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Valentyna Komisarenko - Guest Designer for July

Thanks to Valentyna for being such a wonderful guest designer in July!  Stay tuned next week to see who our next guestie will be!


Valentyna Komisarenko said...

So pretty, Wanda! Love the domination of yellow in this card! It's so summery! Love your paper piecing!

Anita in France said...

Such lovely layering and so very pretty, Wanda ... the dimension you created on the watercoloured watering can is fabulous! Anita :)

Vickie Z said...

Lord... I haven't even used that WPlus9 set!! Love the watering can and flowers!! Yep...purple is a challenge in my world too!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Wanda. Love the watering can filled with gorgeous flowers. The banner pieces look great with the different colors and patters.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Wanda...this is sooo pretty with the watering can full of flowers...lovin all those stitched diecuts, too!!!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the pretty bouquet and the look of the watering can image.

Broni said...

What a great card, Wanda! I love how you colored the watering can!