Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Color Throwdown


Welcome back to a new year with the Color Throwdown Challenge!  We have a fresh new look on the blog - thanks to the talented Barbara for her fabulous designing powers!  We also have some changes in the design team to announce.  We sadly are saying goodbye to one of the founding team members - Tammy Hershberger - whose presence and gorgeous samples will be greatly missed!  We're happily welcoming back Lynn Put, who was formerly on the team, plus we have a new girl on board - the ultra talented Lisa Henke!  

Our January guest designer is the talented Amy Rysavy of Prairie Paper and Ink!  Welcome, Amy! 

Last but not least...congrats to Stephanie Lanzalotto of My Ink Well - our guest star stamper this week! 

So...moving on to the current challenge with these gorgeous colors chosen by our hostess Broni: aqua, light gray and orange!  Aren't they just so yummy?!  Here's my take on them...


I am so ready to switch gears and give up Christmas cards for some
florals for a change!  These 3 step stamped florals and leaves are from Altenew's Painted Flowers stamp set and the coordinating dies mean no fussy cutting is needed.  I'm also playing along with The Challenge over on the Always Playing with Paper blog by using Lesley's fabulous sketch!

Here's what else I used...
STAMPS: Wood Pallet Background (Altenew), Label Love (Altenew), Painted Flowers (Altenew).
PAPER: Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate (SU); Tim Holtz watercolor CS; Silver glitter CS, White CS by PTI.
INK: Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough distress inks used on the watercolor washed background; Memento Tuxedo Black; Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango; Oasis Green VersMagic chalk ink and WPlus9's Ocean Drive used on leaves.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched circle, scallop border and vertical rectangle dies by Lil' Inker Designs; Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT; Sequins. 

For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.
Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 

Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler

Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 

Amy Rysary - January Guest Designer

Looking forward to seeing how you use these colors this week!  By posting an entry, you will have the chance to be our next guest star stamper.  Happy stamping!

20 comments:

Lesley said...

Hi Wanda! What a gorgeous card! I love Altenew blooms and you have made this set shine! The colours this week are super inspiring and I hope I can find some crafty time this weekend. Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Lisa H. said...

soooo pretty Wanda. I love all the layers, and thanks for sharing the sketch. I might just have to use that today. I am so excited to be joining the team.

Christy Bray said...

Who wouldn't love this thank you note!

Tammy Hershberger said...

*mwah!* Thanks, Wanda! :)

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE those posies!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Wanda...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I looove how you put the sketch together with the pretty flowers and that sparkly paper...awesome watercoloring in the background, too!!!

Lynn Put said...

Thank you for the welcome back, Wanda! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! The roses, the layers, the glitter scallops all of it is so beautiful.

Claire Broadwater said...

Wanda, this is gorgeous! You certainly made this color combo shine with those gorgeous flowers! So happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used the sketch and colors!! Those flowers always make me happy!!

Kim said...

Such a nice card Wanda!! I love the flowers with the wood grain bg!! You have done it again. Lovely job!! :>)

Jodi Collins said...

There is SO much to love on this GORGEOUS card! The watercolored background, the woodgrain circle, and of course, THOSE FLOWERS!!! LOVE this so much sweet Wanda!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

MAGNIFICENT!!! Love this the colors, the distressyness, WOW gorgoeus! So glad you joined us at The Challenge! I have a giveaway on my blog here, feel free to stop by for a chance to win!
http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2016/01/fusion-january-7-prize-giveaway.html

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous card! Those colors are amazing, and I love what you've done with them. That woodgrain and watercoloring are perfect together, and those flowers are just beautiful. The bit of glittery scallop and those sequins add just the right touch of sparkle. This is a stunning card! Love it. Bev

Egghead Creations said...

Simply Beautiful!

Broni said...

This card is totally awesome, Wanda! Love the watercolored background mixed with the woodgrain and the sparkle of the border!! You rocked the sketch and the colors!!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with The Challenge.

Diane Jaquay said...

Every detail of this card is simply gorgeous! I especially love the wood grain circle and sparkly scallop border, such a lovely way to ground the beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Barbara said...

I love that you used flowers, Wanda! I almost did because the colors really do work nicely for them. Great use of the sketch, too!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Oh so gorgeous, Wanda! Love those flowers and your use of our sketch! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Anita said...

A beautiful card and I love those colors. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful creation! Really love those blooms and your little, scalloped, glitter strip! And such a great combination of challenges! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!