Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Color Throwdown

Hi everyone! It's my turn to host the Color Throwdown Challenge and I've got a classic color combo that will hopefully make you happy: red, green and white!  Remember, you can pair it with another neutral, so black was my choice to really make the colors pop! 

I created a watercolor wash background using Yellow Green and Olive Green from my Gold Class Mission watercolor set.  I then splattered some droplets of water over the dried paints which I just realized I covered most of them up with florals - lol!  The flowers - from Altenew's Peony Scrolls set - were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card then die cut with matching dies.  I popped the peonies with foam tape for added dimension.  The striped paper is from Recollections' Black and White collection.  See that wee bitty scalloped red border?  It's one of the fun new border dies by Reverse Confetti called Edgelit Essentials.  The sentiment - Label Love by Altenew - was stamped twice using a MISTI then fussy cut and popped with foam tape.  

We're so happy to have Kim Singdahlsen from Joyful Creations as our new guest designer for the month of July!  I've been a follower and fan for a long time and can't wait to see what she'll create!

Congrats to Harriet Skelly of Alley Cat Cards for winning our guest star stamper spot this week!  You don't want to miss her gorgeous creation!

To get all the details on how to play along with the challenge, please go to the Color Throwdown blog and check out the info on the right sidebar!  You can also check out the rest of the design teams' creations for more inspiration on the CTD blog.. or you can clink on their blog links below.
Amy Rohl

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 

Kim Singdahlsen - July Guest Designer    


~amy~ said...

Wanda, this is beautiful!

Petra Swart said...

Your watercolouring is lovely, Wanda and the peonies are so beautiful - love how you have arranged them on the diagonal!!!! The B&W stripes on the side add such a lot to really have your flowers stand out and the small scallops are so lovely!!! Such a beautiful card, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!

Lisa H. said...

Oh my!!! This card is lovely. Those flowers and the striped border....awesome!

Leslie Miller said...

Hello, Wanda! Such great colors you chose. Your green watercolor background is so fresh and pretty! Like a crisp green apple. Beautiful with the red flowers and bold striped border.

Stampingcountry said...

What a stunning card, Wanda! Really like your splash of green background, it's so unexpected.