Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Color Throwdown

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone who dealt with Jonas over the weekend is thawed out by now! We had at least 24 inches according to the paper, but according to my DH, it was a little more than 2 feet!  Whatever the count, it was too &#$! much!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and Lisa is our hostess this week.  She has a super fun color combo for us that I just loved!  Here's my take on it and you better believe I went with florals and wasn't about to use a snow image - lol!

I was definitely inspired by the rustic headboard in the photo and wanted to try a weathered wood background that has a little twist from what I've done in the past.  This technique uses glue in addition to swiping ink over scored cardstock.  Karen Dunbrook has a tutorial that you can link to HERE (or you can always find it under my Tips/Tutorials tab at the top of my blog).  I scored every 1/2" (Karen lists 1/4" on her tutorial and I'm thinking that's an error since her photo looks more like 1/2").  After scoring, I swiped Brushed Corduroy and Iced Spruce distress inks over the CS.  After watercoloring with Fossilized Amber ink on Ranger watercolor CS, I die cut the floral base using MFT's Rose Overlay Die-Namics.  The overlay piece was cut from Crushed Curry CS by SU.  Layered Leaves Die-Namics by MFT were cut from Soft Suede and Always Artichoke CS by SU (I had to sneak a bit of green in there!).  The sentiment is from MFT's Label Maker Sentiments.

Congrats to our Guest Star Stamper this week -  Linda Snodgrass of the Lin's Craft Corner blog!
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!   Happy stamping!


Lisa H. said...

so beautiful. gorgeous flower and I love the woodgrain in the background. sooo fabulous.

Joan Ervin said...

I love, love, love your fabulous woodgrained background, Wanda, and the yellow flower looks awesome!!! I have got to give that technique a try!!!

Bonnie said...

Oh wow I just love that background! And that die is a Favorite too....fabulous creation!

Lynn Put said...

Stunning card, Wanda! Your bold yellow rose against the wood plank background looks fantastic.

Lori said...

That woodgrain background is fabulous, Wanda! Hope your snow is disappearing as fast as ours is . . .

Rosemary said...

so very pretty!!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this loos fantastic, Wanda!!! Love your wonderful wood panel and the rose is stunning!!! Beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!!