Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Color Throwdown

Hi everyone! It's Color Throwdown Challenge time and yours truly is the hostess this week!  Whenever I'm needing some inspiration for a project, Pinterest is my 'go to' place.  The weathered background and the soft corals and greens paired with kraft really caught my eye and I thought it would make a fitting color combo for endless card possibilities!  I really thought I was going to go with a beachy theme with my card, but decided in the end to go with an old technique I call "weathered wood" instead.

I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of kraft cardstock then scored in 1" intervals.  I then swiped a white ink pad vertically "with the grain" in an uneven pattern.  Next step was to swipe some Oasis Green chalk ink in random spots.  This card was also created for Stacy's (JBgreendawn) Dare to Get Dirty challenge on SCS.

We're excited to announce our new guest designer for August...drum roll please...Lindsay Amhrein of Note to Self!  I love her work and am so excited to see what she'll bring to the gallery!

Also, our guest star stamper this week is Jen Wills of JENerally Speaking (love that cute blog name)!  Congrats!

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)
Lindsay Amhrein - Guest Designer for August

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Pretty Peonies (WPlus9), Greetings and Salutations (WPlus9).
PAPER: Kraft, Aqua Mist (PTI), Sour Apple (MFT), White
INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral (SU), Color Box white pigment ink, VersaMagic chalk ink in Oasis Green, Versafine Onyx black.
ACCESSORIES: Fanciful Flourish die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics (MFT), Timeless Tags 2 dies (WPlus9), Jute twine, Score-Buddy, Wood dots (Teresa Collins).


Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp photo and colours!

~amy~ said...

oh gorgeous! way to rock the colors!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Love the weathered looking background... the pretty flowers... the flourishes... wonderful design.

Joan Ervin said...

Gorgeous design, the distressed background you created for those beautiful flowers!!! Love the colors you picked for this week!!!

Lori said...

So pretty, Wanda! Love the distressed background.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty card, Wanda! The woodgrain is awesome!