Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Color Throwdown and SFYTT

It's Color Throwdown Challenge day and we have a really exciting announcement for you! The design team has been doing a happy dance and we can finally share that we have two new talented ladies joining our team!  Welcome to Vickie Zimmer and Melody Rupple!  They have made a grand entrance with their gorgeous creations in today's gallery, so be sure and stop by their blogs and give them some love!  Since it's a new month, we also have a new guest designer...drum roll's Kendra Wietstock!  I'm looking forward to getting to know Kendra and her blog, Kendra's Card Company!  Now...on to today's fab summer colors that Barbara has chosen...

I love the fall and know it's right around the corner, but will grab every opportunity to create a summery card while I can!  I went with a nautical theme using stamps from Reverse Confetti's Happy Harbor set.  I'm also playing along with Jen's Sketch For You To Try challenge.

I added the dotted border using my favorite white pigment ink - Unicorn by Memories.  I created my own designer paper by stamping the seahorses, sand dollars, fish, and rope in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss inks.  I used a vellum overlay that has a swirl design printed on it...thought it gave the illusion of water.  Sequins were added (fish leave bubbles in water...right?).

STAMPS: Happy Harbor and Whole Lotta Dots by Reverse Confetti; Strong Anchor (anchor) by Verve.
PAPER: Kraft, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Vellum, White
INK: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
ACCESSORIES: Anchor die by Verve, Sequins by Avery Elle, Flag die by Lil' Inker Designs, Corner chomper, Jute twine.

Here's hoping you'll join us!  Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, just use something that's close.  For more details and to link your entry, head over to the Color Throwdown blog.
For more inspiration check out the design team's entries below:
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene
Melody Rupple - A Paper Melody
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
                                    Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here)
August Guest Designer: Kendra Wietstock - Kendra's Card Company


Marisa said...

YEAH!!! You showed up on my Feedly!!! Darling card. Love the kraft BG and the dots down teh side, never mind the cute critters on the focal panel.

Melody said...

Great card! Love the vellum,

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love the nautical theme, Wanda! The vellum overly is a terrific idea!

Joan Ervin said...

Love what you created with the RC stamps and sketch...this is beautiful, Wanda!!!!

Kendra said...

Now this is a super fun card! I love how you used all the images! So happy to be the guest designer for the Color Throwdown this month!

Lisa H. said...

oooo! Wanda! these colors are favbulous. love, love love the images you used for that main panel. looks great!