Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #430

It's Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Yours truly is the hostess this week and I fell in love with this beautiful piece of pottery for the color inspiration!  I'm anxious to see how you will interpret the turquoise, gold/kraft, sage green and dark brown colors.  Remember, these are generic colors and you can add in any neutrals of your choice.  Here is my take on it...

I started with a background watercolor wash using gold and dark brown paints (Mijello Mission Gold) on Ranger watercolor CS.  The larger butterfly background was colored by smooshing Bundled Sage and Peacock Feathers distress inks.  The sentiment butterfly was stamped with Peacock Feathers ink.  I added a border with metallic gold CS and a die cut (Edge Essentials by Reverse Confetti) from Early Espresso (SU) CS.  Some clear dew drops were the finishing touch.

Be sure to check out our February guest designer - Donna Mikasa - and our guest star stamper - Susie Moore - to see their fabulous creations!

For more details on how to play along, head over to the Color Throwdown Blog and you'll find the information on the right sidebar!  You can also visit the rest of the design team's creations for more inspiration by clicking on the links below:
Amy Rohl 

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

Donna Mikasa - February
Guest Designer


Stampingcountry said...

The pottery really is beautiful and your washed background is beautiful too! Great take on the Color Throwdown Challenge.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I looooove those colours, Wanda!!!!! And what a great card you have made using it!!!!! Your watercoloured bg is fabulous and the butterfly is oh sooooo beautiful!!!!! The gold and die cut strips on the side work wonderfully to balance the whole design!!!! Love the dew drops and the ink splatters!!!!!! So beautiful!!!!!
Have a great day!!!