Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pineapples A Plenty

It's hump day, so that means a new Color Throwdown Challenge is on board! Lori is our hostess this week with a great pineapple handbag inspiring the colors: yellow, green, kraft/brown.  I'm also playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge with my card layout.

I knew right away I wanted to use Reverse Confetti's Pineapples A Plenty stamp set.  Using a birthday GC from Amazon, I recently bought a new watercolor paint set - Mijello Gold Class Mission watercolors.  After watching some YouTube videos, I was swayed by watching fellow teamie, Amy Rysavy, who
described the paints HERE.  I am loving the Mission palette with their vivid colors that don't fade out when they are dry!  I used Permanent Yellow Light for the card background and splattered with Raw Umber paint.  To that same yellow, I mixed in some Greenish Yellow on another scrap of watercolor CS then stamped the pineapple with Baked Brown Sugar ink by SU.  The leaves were watercolored with Olive Green paint then stamped with Garden Green (SU) after dry.  The sentiment was die cut twice from metallic CS using Reverse Confetti's Fancy Words Confetti Cuts.  The pineapple was layered with foam tape over some looped jute twine and a Stitched Flag die cut (RC) from Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe pad.  The textured brown CS base is by Bazzill.

To get all the details on how to play along with the challenge, 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.
Amy Rohl

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Kara Vrabel - June Guest Designer    


Marisa said...

This is adorable!! LOVE that pineapple.

Petra Swart said...

Love the cute pineapple and the fun polka dots and twine, Wanda!!!! The watercoloured bg with the paint splatters is beautiful and so perfect with the pineapple!!! Lovely!!!

Broni said...

What a beautiful card, Wanda! Love the gold lettering on the pineapple! I've been on the fence about adding more watercolors to my collection, but I've heard great things about that set. I may cave!