Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Color Throwdown

Vickie has chosen one of my favorite spring/summer color combos for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge...inspired by these fun shoes! Don't you just love them?! I had happy mail from Simon Says Stamp on Saturday, so it was a no brainer as to what I would use on my card.  

Dawn Woleslagle - owner of WPlus9 stamps - posted a recent video HERE - and as you can see, I shamelessly CASEed her cards in the video by adding a loose watercolor background with distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough.  I used a Reverse Confetti banner die and white embossed a couple of Verve butterflies then fussy cut and adhered with clear Kool Tak Foam (it raises the image to give it dimension but it doesn't show through the vellum).  I stamped the sentiment twice using my MISTI.  I die cut two of the 'sending' sentiment to give it more dimension.  

STAMPS: Sending, Hoping, Wishing (WPlus9), Chicks Rule (Verve)-large butterfly and Eggstra Special (Verve)-small butterfly.
DIES: Outlined Roses (WPlus9), Sending, Hoping, Wishing (WPlus9), Beautiful Banners (Reverse Confetti).

Be sure to visit our guest star stamper - Jerrie Mead - at her Coloring Outside the Linez blog!  I was so inspired by her profile description! Congrats, Jerrie! 
To get all the details on how to play along, please go to the Color Throwdown blog and check out the info on the right sidebar!  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 blog links below.
Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 

Amy Rohl- April Guest Designer  


Petra Swart said...

Oh, the way you have done the colours are fabulous, Wanda!!!! Love the beautiful die cut roses and the sweet little butterflies!!!!! The black enamel dots and sentiment reallly pops wonderfully!!! So beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful! I love how you worked in the challenge colors and then over laid with the white outline. so great!

Broni said...

I love the loose watercolors behind the die cuts, Wanda! Such a beautiful card!!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such pretty work with colors, Wanda! LOve how soft and elegant they look in your interpretation. Very beautiful card!