Monday, July 17, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

Hello friends.  Yes, two posts in one day!! ( If you're looking for my post from The Challenge, look HERE).  The Color Throwdown challenge has a beautiful color combination this week and I just couldn't resist making a card for it!

The challenge is to use a dark pink, a light pink, green and white.  I had done a flower from PTI's Especially You a few weeks back and had not used it on a card yet, but it fit the colors for this challenge perfectly, so I finished it off and came up with this:

I have also been having a lot of fun making backgrounds with the ghosting technique (DOX inks and stencils), and this one fit with my flower perfectly!   (The stencils are Altenew's Layered Medallions A & B)  The flower was embossed in gold and then water colored with my Zigs.  The lattice die cut is from the latest Catherine Pooler SOA box and really helped to ground the flower against the similar colored background.  I finished with a simple sentiment using SSS's Love die and stamp set in black and gold so it would stand out, and then added a few iridescent sequins.  Here's a closer up view:

I'm getting this card in under the wire, but if you're really quick, there's still a few hours left to play along.  You can check it all out right HERE.

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  1. This is a gorgeous creation with beautiful colors!

  2. Marcia, this is absolutely gorgeous in these colors! The gold and black sentiment really stands out wonderfully.

  3. Love the beautiful flower!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  4. Gorgeous mix of techniques for this beautiful card Marcia. LOVE the ghosted, stenciled background. Your flower is so pretty over top of the lattice die-cut. xx

  5. Love how you've used these colors, Marcia! This flower is so pretty against the white lattice!


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