Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Color Throwdown

Hello blog friends and Happy Valentine's Day! It's time again for a new Color Throwdown Challenge and yours truly is this week's hostess. I fell in love with this beautiful heart-shaped floral photo and thought it would make a fun color palette - lilac, green, gray, white - to brighten up this gray winter season!  Even though love is in the air, I went with a non-Valentine card and went with my favorite subject matter: flowers!

I stamped the colors using distress inks then took a brush and lightly dabbed some water over the images to blend the colors a bit. The center flower is popped up with foam tape and the 'you' sentiment was cut 4 times - three times with gray CS and once with black CS.  

STAMPS: Hibiscus Bouquet (Altenew), Marble BG (MFT).
INK: Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade distress inks by Ranger; Silver Lining dye ink by WPlus9; Versafine Onyx Black.
DIES: Striped Sentiment Strip Die-Namic by MFT; Hibiscus Bouquet by Altenew.

To play along with us, please go to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog for all the details!  For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their 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)  
Claire Apostoloff  - February Guest Designer 

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder
 FEB 14 - "To be loved, be lovable."


Tami said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Completely took my breath away -- absolutely stunning!

Stampingcountry said...

Wow! Your card is hands down gorgeous, Wanda!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SWOOOOOOOOOON you inspired me to join this week!! Yay! Brightened my day!