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