Whoa! We're at the last Wednesday in October already and I really wish the time would slow down a bit! Lisa is our hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and has some fabulous fall colors for us: eggplant, olive and rust! I just got the Plaid Background stamp set from Concord and 9th in the mail last week and knew I wanted to incorporate some plaid in my design. I sprayed some water on watercolor cardstock and stamped the leaves from C9's Wildflower stamp set with Crushed Olive distress ink which caused it to "bleed" a bit. After brushing some more of the ink in random areas, I dried it with a heat gun then restamped some leaves with Old Olive ink (SU). I colored in the berries with a Zig marker. I then die cut C9's Floral and Flutter die flowers from Cajun Craze and Elegant Eggplant CS (SU) and adhered clear dew drops to the centers using SU's fine tip glue pen. The rust border was die cut with Reverse Confetti's Edge Essentials die. The card ended up much busier than I wanted, but I had invested so much time in it and didn't want to trash it - lol! The final touch was a white embossed sentiment from C9's Hello Lovely stamp set.
We're happy to have Kapina from the Little Turtle's Room blog as our guest star stamper this week! Congratulations!
We'd love to have you join us in the challenge this week! 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:
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer