Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Color Throwdown

Can you believe another week has rolled by and it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge?! Summer is slipping away far too quickly!   I love the gorgeous sea glass photo that Bar chose for our inspiration, but my brain was in 'freeze frame' mode when I first saw the colors. Whenever I'm up against a wall with zero ideas, I go to my fave inspiration spot: Pinterest!  I had pinned this card by Kristina Werner which inspired me to create this sympathy card.  If you click on the link, you'll see she has a great tutorial for this watercolor technique.

Sadly, we learned of the death of a church family member Sunday morning that we've known for many years.  It wasn't a fact, his family considers it a blessing that his suffering has come to an end.  So, I knew I wanted to make a sympathy card for them.

I used the "smooshing" technique by applying two different distress inks - Peacock Feathers and the new Blueprint Sketch - on my craft mat.  I spritzed with water then blotted color onto some TH watercolor cardstock.  After drying it, I dripped some water spots over the panel which "bleaches" out some of the color. I was doing a happy dance at the end and really loving these colors!

STAMPS: Borderline (Verve).
PAPER: Smoky Slate (SU), White, Black.
INK: Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch (TH distress inks); Versamark.
ACCESSORIES: Sending die by Simon Says Stamp; White detailed embossing powder; Stitched dies by Lil' Inker Designs.

Congratulations to Jenny Lane of  The Other Fickle Pixie - our guest star stamper this week!  Remember...YOU could be our next guest stamper if you play along with the challenge!

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


~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous!

AnitaR said...

Beautiful colors!

Broni said...

Wow, those 2 blues are fabulous together!! Your smooshed panel is wonderful!!! So sorry you needed a sympathy card but I'm sure the family will treasure such a beautiful card.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Wanda! Love the inky background! The flowers look so striking! Thanks for the inspiration!