Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Color Throwdown

Welcome to another Color Throwdown Challenge where yours truly is the hostess this week!  This photo inspired me to challenge you to use some springtime colors: pink, light green and kraft.  After recently buying this Floral and Flutter Bundle from Concord and 9th, I knew right away I wanted to do an emboss resist technique on my card.

I started by white embossing the florals on Ranger watercolor CS, then I watercolored with Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron distress inks then splattered with a mixture of Antique Linen and Scattered Straw.  I'm loving the open floral die that coordinates with this stamp set and adhered only the center with a tiny glue dot so the petals could be slightly curled up!  The sentiment is PTI's Wet Paint stamp and die set - cut once in metallic gold and once in kraft CS.  The Diagonal Stripe BG stamp is by My Favorite Things and was stamped using a MISTI with Little Piggy ink by WPlus9.  It's difficult to get thorough coverage with only one inking on a large background stamp, so the MISTI allows you to do it twice for a crisper image!  This card was created for my one DIL who hit the big 30 year birthday milestone last week!

Big congrats to our guest star stamper - Karren Johnson!  Be sure and stop by her blog and say hello!

A big THANKS to the uber talented Kay Miller for being our guest designer in February!  We'll miss her but will have another great guestie to announce next week...stay tuned!

To get all the details on how to play along, please go to the Color Throwdown blog!  You can also check out the rest of the design teams' creations for more inspiration on the CTD blog or you can clink on their links below.
Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Kay Miller - February Guest Designer  

Looking forward to seeing how you use these colors this week!   Happy stamping!


Karren said...

Fabulous color challenge choice and your card is amazing! So much of interest in your background and the die-cut flowers are so very pretty!

Nancy Thomas said...

This is beautiful Wanda!

Kay Miller said...

Such a pretty card Wanda! Those new Concord & 9th dies are amazing and I love your background showcasing them! Thanks for having me for a guest on the Color Throwdown! :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Stunning - love the flowers layers!

Joan Ervin said...

Love the colors this week, Wanda, and your card is gorgeous!!!! I love the awesome background you created and the white diecut flowers are the perfect details!!!!

Lynn Put said...

Wanda, your card is gorgeous!!! You really have done a beautiful job of showcasing the Concord & 9th dies and stamps with your pretty watercolored background.

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the look of your emboss resist background.

Barbara said...

So pretty, Wanda!! Love those white die cuts on the colorful background!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what stunning flowers, Wanda and I love the strips of stripy paper you've got on the sides!!!! Beautifully done!!! Love it!!!