Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Color Throwdown

Are you ready for some awesome colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge? Check out Joan's fabulous inspiration photo with the absolute "WOW" design in the wall backdrop! The light and dark greens, orange and white are such a refreshing color combo and I couldn't resist playing with these WPlus9 florals again while it was snowing like crazy outdoors! 

I started with sponging 2 shades of green using a leafy stencil on some Neenah Solar White CS.  I then circled some black thread on the base and glued the flowers and leaves over it.  Two of the flowers were popped up with foam tape.  The leaves weren't
defined enough with the 2 inks, so I took 2 Copic markers (G82 and G85) and lightly added some highlights. In hind sight, I wish I had stenciled a different pattern other than leaves.  I really need to get out of the jungle with my backgrounds - lol!  I then splattered some Heidi Swapp Gold Color shine over the panel. I used Leigh Penner's sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch #110.

Congratulations to our guest star stamper this week - Amy White of White House Stamping!

If you want more details on how to play along, visit the Color Throwdown blog (rules are in the sidebar).  And...if you want some more inspiration, click on the design team blog links below:

Jen Shults - February Guest Designer

Hope to see YOU in the throwdown gallery!

STAMPS: Pretty Peonies (WPlus9), Label Love (Altenew).
PAPER: Fabrications 6x6 pad by Teresa Collins, White.
INK: Beanstalk, Mojito, Wild Mango - WPlus9; Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Pretty Peonies dies (WPlus9); Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine, Black thread.


Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love those beautiful flowers, Wanda!!!! The gold splatters look great, too and I love the sentiment!!! Love how you have used the colours!!!! Beautiful card!!

Have a great day!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Love the pretty peonies. The black greeting looks great with those colors.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your stamped peonies look fabulous! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Stampingcountry said...

Another beautiful creation, Wanda!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful work on those peonies, Wanda... lovely card!

MaryH said...

Wanda, thanks for your visit & kind comment. Popped over to take a closer look at your card, and just became your newest follower. See that you are in VA, I'm in Upstate SC. Cold tonight. I love how you've tucked the black thread under the posies and over the leaf, and this is a nifty design. Great use of the challenge colors, and so much warmer than the white stuff we've had lately. Stay warm, and TFS.

Vickie Z said...

Love the stenciled background and those gorgeous flowers!! I went with flowers you perfect for this photo!!mhope it has started to warm up a little!!