Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Color Throwdown

Hi everyone and welcome to another Color Throwdown Challenge! Tammy has some fabulous happy colors for us this week - inspired by this planner/journal cover!  I was totally inspired by Betsy Veldman's sample card HERE for PTI's Bitty Bouquets stamp set release, so decided to CASE it for today's colors.  I started with a watercolor wash using Tim Holtz distress inks (Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry).  I didn't want the "happy" die panel to be a solid navy, so I cut it twice - once in navy and once in white.  I then took a slightly larger circle Nestabilities die and cut the white panel.  I see I was a little off when I glued it together (yes, Freud has a name for people like me!). 

So, what do you think?  Is it bright enough for you? :-)  I finished it off by using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush marker over the flowers and added some enamel dots.

Congratulations to our guest star stamper this week - Julie Beech of Crafted by Jules.

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:

Holly Brown - March Guest Designer

STAMPS: Bitty Bouquets (PTI), Wet Paint (PTI)
PAPER: Night of Navy, Raspberry Fizz, TH watercolor CS, White
INK: Night of Navy (SU), Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry distress inks, Beanstalk (WPlus9)
ACCESSORIES: Happy die by PTI; Stitched rectangle die by Lil Inker Designs, Enamel dots by Recollections.


Julie B said...

I love this bright colourful interpretation.
Thanks for having me as star stamper this week. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty and cheerful. Love the background Wanda. The flowers are so pretty.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a lovely selection of colours, hey!!!! And you have used it beautifully, Wanda!!! Love those sweet flowers!! Beautiful!!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love the sponged background behind your happy!!! Those flowers are sweet!! Have to say I can't see the "off" part but, that may be why I have such a hard time off and on with getting my panels straight:)

Barbara said...

It is bright--in a very good way! I love those flowers and that sponged background element!

Holly said...

Bold and bright and beautiful! LOVE all the bold touches from your watercoloring to the flowers to the fun enamel dots.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love that background, Wanda...the Persimmon and Raspberry distress inks were perfect for this!

Broni said...

This is just fabulous, Wanda!! I LOVE bold and bright and beautiful!!

Lori said...

This is so fun! I love the die cut word against the bold watercolored background.