Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Color Throwdown

Check out these great summertime colors chosen by our talented hostess - Vickie Zimmer!  The ship on the shelf, the stripes and the clean and crisp room design inspired me to create a nautical themed card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #300!

I used stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti to create this little nautical collage and based it on the
July Sketch For You To Try.  Here's a clue for you: When you work with navy ink and white cardstock...beware!  I had to add the tiny orange flag thanks to my smudging! :-(  Actually, I rather liked the balance it gave to the card, so it was all good in the end! I used varying sizes of SU rhinestones to create the fish bubbles.  

Play along with us this week and you just might be in the spotlight next week by being our guest star stamper!  You don't have to have exact colors to play along, but you do need to have a close resemblance.  Be sure and link your creation to the linky tool at the bottom of the current challenge post on the Color Throwdown Challenge blog.
Want some more inspiration from the rest of the design team?  Check them out below...
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe   
Cindy Lawrence  
Joan Ervin  
Lori Tecler 
 Monika Davis  
Tammy Hershberger  
Vickie Zimmer  
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Diane Jaquay (July Guest Designer) 

STAMPS: Happy Harbor, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows and Elements - all by Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: White (PTI), Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie - by SU.
INK: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie.
ACCESSORIES: Tag Me die set by Reverse Confetti, Blue Hawk twisted mason line, Doin' the Wave die set by Reverse Confetti.


Unknown said...

Very cute how you used the colors!!

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous Wanda, luv these colors!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lori said...

Love how you used these colors for a nautical design. Perfect for summer!

KimCreate said...

WOW, this card is gorgeous! I love how you took the twine from the tag and ended it in the anchor!!!! The use of the wavy die cuts is great too!

Joan Ervin said...

Fabulous underwater scene, Wanda...I just love every little detail, especially the orange fish with the bubbles and the anchor detail is amazing and soooo cute!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Every thing about this card is really fabulous, Wanda!! One of the best nautical cards I've seen so far this summer!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my, Wanda, this is incredible! Love every single thing about it! What a FABULOUS design, and amazing take on the SFYTT!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh Wanda, this is SO cute! LOVE all the little details you added, and the rope on the anchor is just perfect!

Gisela said...

Awesome card Wanda. I love how you used the sketch, the side panel, the tag, GREAT!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Awesome take on the sketch Wanda - love the fish in the tangle of seaweed.

Kathy said...

A super card! Elements fit together perfectly!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Wanda. Love the nautical theme with these colors. So many awesome elements... everything is just perfect together.

Barbara said...

Fabulous design, Wanda! Love that rope on the anchor!

Claire Grantham said...

Love the pun and all the nautical elements. The colours work really well together, love the bling bubbles! Cx