Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Color Throwdown


This week it's yours truly that is hosting the Color Throwdown Challenge! Nothing says fall like changing leaf colors, apple cider, pumpkin spiced lattes...well you get the idea. I thought this photo was so typical of what we see in Virginia this time of year and I hope you enjoy playing along with the colors, too!

This was my first attempt at using a gelli plate and boy oh boy was it ever fun (and somewhat messy)!  After watching a couple of YouTube videos, I assembled my supplies and took the plunge.  I first brayered Yellow Oxide acrylic paint over the gelli plate, pressed some bubble wrap onto the plate then placed the white cardstock over the plate.  I then added a few drops of Red Oxide and Gold paints...using the brayer to mix it into the yellow.  I then placed a Pebbles Background stencil over the painted plate and pressed the cardstock over the gelli plate again.  And that is how I created the background!

With this angle, I think you can see the gold highlights that you can move the card around and see a multitude of colors!  I stamped the green leaf using More Mustard ink on Garden Green cardstock.  I then took an Aquapainter and pulled more of the More Mustard ink over the image.  For the second leaf, I stamped Riding Hood Red ink on white cardstock, then added Garden Green and More Mustard inks by swiping the Aquapainter over the ink pads.  It still needed "something", so I took my stipple tool and stippled some Garden Green ink over the leaf.  Lastly, I used the coordinating leaf dies which I love instead of fussy cutting.  I had quite a few steps going on with this card, but was happy with the end result.

With it being a new month, we have a new guest designer on board - the ever so talented Sankari Wegman!  She is known for her colorful and detailed creations and I can't wait to see what she shares with us this month!  Welcome Sankari! don't have to have the exact colors.  Use something close and then link it up on the Color Throwdown blog using the linking tool at the bottom of the post.  If you post to an online gallery, please use the keyword, CTD262.

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the rest of the design team's creations!
                                                       Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
                                              Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Melody Rupple - A Paper Melody 
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer -  Smitten
                                    Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations (you are here)
Sankari Wegman (October guest designer) - Sankari's Sunshine Corner

Thanks for stopping by....can't wait to see what you create!


Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card, Wanda!! Lovin' that Gelli Plate background you created!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning with wonderful autumn colouring.
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Anonymous said...

Very very beautiful!!! That technique is really lovely & showcases the multitude of fall colors really well !! :)) :))

Lynn Put said...

What a beautiful fall card with such a cool effect! Love the texture and gold on your background.

Marisa said...

Way to go for a new technique! Great BG and of course, I love the leaves :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cool, Wanda... now that you mention it I can see the bubble wrap! Beautiful card, and I just LOVED these colors!

Sankari W. said...

Wanda - you are too cool for school girlfriend! Your technique is so amazing and I did a double take when I read that you used bubblewrap on your card - say what!!?! talk about awesome! Gorgeous colors - beautiful creations - amazing card!!
Thanks so much for having me over this month - so excited to be here! :)
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Wanda! How cool is that bubble wrap technique!!?? Love the little touches of gray you used.

Lori said...

Love the background you created, Wanda! It showcases the colors beautifully.

Broni said...

This is fabulous, Wanda! LOVE your gelli plate background! Isn't it SO MUCH FUN!!?? I'm glad you're playing too!!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl...the background is sooo amazing!!!!! I'll have to give that technique a try!!! Love the leaves you added, too, and the sequins finish it off beautifully!!!!

dj said...

love love love this!! that background is soooo amazing!!