Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Learning to Sail

It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and you're going to LOVE these happy, summertime colors that Denise has picked out!  My husband is a big street car fan and owns several of his own (a '34 Chevy is his current best "ride"), so this photo really caught my eye!

I love this Verve sentiment from the "Learning to Sail" set and was happy to see that Julee has a brand new set from her last release, "Strong Anchor", that you can mix and match with it!  The wheel and anchor have matching dies, too!  I was playing around with some new distress paints by Tim Holtz for the sentiment panel and LOVE these new paints!  I placed some puddles of Mustard Seed, Broken China and Mowed Lawn paint on a scrap piece of paper, then dragged a small sheet of Neenah Solar White CS through it then spritzed it with water until it magically turned into a marble-like look.  Fun but messy!  The plus side is that it cleans up well with water.  I used a nautical EF by QuicKutz for the lower part of the BG panel.

So...get your creative juices flowing and join us.  If you don't have the exact colors, just use something close.   If you upload to a public gallery, be sure and use the key words CTD243.  Also, link up your card on the Color Throwdown blog using the linky tool at the bottom of the post.  For more inspiration, check out the other designers' creations...including our talented May guestie, Audrey Hiltke!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene
                                    Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here) 
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
May Guest Designer - Audrey Hiltke - Audrey's Paper Garden Inspirations
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Joan V said...

Love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Wanda! Love the background panel you created for the sentiment.

Joan Ervin said...

Your background is gorgeous, Wanda, and the anchor is such a great detail!!! You have made some awesome cards with this set!!!!

Broni said...

What a fabulous design, Wanda! I love your painted background panel, and the ric rac die cuts are just too cool!

Lynn Put said...

Awesome card Wanda! Love all of your wonderful design elements and texture!