Hello crafty friends! As I've been blogging all month, I am the lucky guest designer on the awesome Color Throwdown Blogfor the month of August! Woot! That means that each week, on Wednesday at midnight EST, I'll be posting a new project inspired by a specific color palette. I LOOOOOVE Color Throwdown and love the fun and fabulous designers on that team. I'm so happy to get to stamp with them all month. Today is card #4 for the month! Yay!
The way Color Throwdown works is that each week a new inspiration image and color palette is posted. Then, we all play along! It is really fun to see what everyone else makes, and I definitely encourage you to play along!
The colors for this week are lime green teal and yellow! You can use generic colors (so any brand, type - whatever you have will work) and you can feel free to add in other neutrals (cream/black/etc) to make your creation pop! Anyone can play! Just add your beautiful project to the links list on the Color Throwdown Blog! And, if you upload your creation to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD407, and please use #CTD407 and #colorthrowdown on social media so they can find your gorgeous creations! When linking up your creation using the linky tool below, please be sure to add a link to your specific post, not a general link to your blog. All of the "rules" are on the CTD Blog, and you can always check there to be sure!
Today I made a watercolor butterfly using the three beautiful colors for this week. I happen to really love these colors together - so fresh and pretty. The big butterfly is the focal point of my card and then I layered some vellum leaves and a bit of text paper. I used one of my go-to stamp sets for the sentiment. It's from Altenew! Supply links at the bottom of my post!
Here is the pretty inspiration image for this week!
This card came together fairly quickly. I die cut the butterfly out of watercolor paper and then used Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to color it with the shades of this week. Pretty lime green, teal and yellow. These colors blend so great together. I used a wet on wet watercolor technique to get nice movement. I also die cut a Stitched Rectangle out of watercolor paper and used the teal shade to speckle some paint splatters. I set those two things aside to dry.
Next I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die using Vellum cardstock. This is such a pretty effect, and that die is one of my all time fav products from SSS. I used a punch to cut a scalloped circle out of text paper for the layer underneath the butterfly. The sentiment is stamped in Intense Black Ink and the cut out with scissors.
After all the pieces were dry, I assembled my card using a kraft card base. The butterfly and the sentiment are both attached with foam squares. I made three of these! Using all different colors. But I think this one came out the prettiest.
Hope you have a happy week! I'll be back next week with the last Color Throwdown Project! I hope you will enter your card on the Color Throwdown Blog!! Take care! XOXO
AWESOME COLOR THROWDOWN DESIGNERS!
Wanda Guess (August Guest Designer!)
*Note that this is not the exact butterfly die I used since it is no longer available.