Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Freestyle Collage with CTD

There's another Color Throwdown challenge on board and Broni has a fun (and challenging for me!) color combo. I was inspired by a feature in Paper Crafts July/August 2013 edition and loved their section on freestyle collage.  To quote the's a "layered and eclectic approach to design, seemingly unrelated patterns, embellishments, and textures...often in an asymmetrical way.  The combination may appear odd taken one element at a time, but put it all together, and collectively, somehow it sings."  Well...not sure that my card is singing a very pretty song, but it sure was fun to put together - lol!  I used multiple stamp sets and primarily stuck with an arrow/hexagon/sequin theme.

Here's what I used...
STAMPS: Happy Hexagons (Papertrey Ink), Gorgeous Grunge (SU), Borderline, Take Note and Stronger Love - all by Verve.
INK: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango.
PAPER: Fabrications 6x6 pad by Teresa Collins, White (PTI)
ACCESSORIES: Hexagon Die-Namics by MFT, Sequins by Avery Elle.

Remember, you don't have to have the exact colors listed...just use something close.  Be sure to use the keyword CTD255 when you post to a public gallery and you also want to link it up on the Color Throwdown blog.

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the projects by the rest of the design team...along with our August guest designer 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
Vickie Zimmer -  Smitten
                                    Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here)
August Guest Designer: Kendra Wietstock - Kendra's Card Company


Lori said...

This is too cool, Wanda! Love the fun mix of elements.

Julia Aston said...

what a fun card Wanda! so full of movement and action!

Broni said...

What a fun card, Wanda! I love the elements you pulled together!!

Vickie Z said...

Fun playing with the graphic!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a wonderful design, all the graphics and diecuts...the sequins are the perfect details!!!