And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD480 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd480 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff!
Hi everyone, it’s time again for the Color Throwdown Challenge! This week’s SWEET combo is brought to us by Wanda, based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.
I just didn’t want to do flowers, KWIM? Sometimes I want flowers, sometimes I don’t—this time was a don’t, LOL! The green was easy, so was the gray, but I had to think out of the box for the purple. Then I came up with…purple sky! Yes! To create my sky I applied a watercolor wash and stamped the sentiment from Deepest Sympathy stamp set with Gravel Gray hybrid ink—I always use hybrid ink on watercolor paper because the fibers are so soft that dye ink will feather for me every.single.time.
Next I added Stitched Valley Die-namics, cut from Gumdrop Green card stock and stamped up some Modern Trees Stamp Set and Die-namics with Gumdrop Green dye ink and Cement Gray hybrid ink, then popped them up on foam. To finish I added some enamel dots and some 4mm Clear Droplets.
Barbara Anders (<—You are here!)
Claire Apostoloff – February Guest Designer
All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Modern Trees
Die-namics: Modern Trees, Stitched Valley
Dye Ink: Gumdrop Green
Hybrid Ink: Gravel Gray
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop Green
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, 4mm Clear Droplets
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, enamel dots