Sunday, February 18, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #480

Hello friends.  Just a quick post today with a card for the current Color Throwdown challenge.  LOVED the colors in the inspiration photo and just had to play along!

Aren't the purple and green so pretty with the gray and white neutrals?!!  I used a SU! Sale-A-Bration set called Lots Of Lavender for my card.

 I embossed the image in white and then used my Aqua Painter pen with retired ink Lovely Lilac (SU!) to color up the Lavender and used a Zig pen to color the leaves.  I added a little bit of stenciling in Smokey Slate ink with PTI's Modern Background Stencils for my background, and then used PTI's Primitive Stitched Hearts die to lightly emboss the heart shape around the bunch of Lavender.  Here's a closer up to hopefully see the heart outline better:

I finished up with a sentiment from PTI's Banner Style with Smokey Slate cs and also added a layer of it behind the top layer, and then adhered both to a white card base.  I finished with a few iridescent sequins and some heave white bakers twine.

This challenge is only open for another day, but check out all the BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT and in the gallery already, and then play along if you have time!  You can find it all right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Marcia! Love the lavender (they should never have retired Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence (IMO)! The soft gray stenciling is lovely and so is that embossed heart!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful take on the throwdown colors! Love that stenciled background paired with the sweet bouquet! Thanks for joining us at CTD!

Sue said...

Very pretty. I agree with Bonnie. SU should have never retired Lovely Lilac or Orchid Opulence! Love how this turned out.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Love your stencil detail!

Loll said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful design using the challenge colours, Marcia. Love that sweet bouquet of lavender. The heart outline is so pretty. And the soft gray of your stenciled background is just perfect! xx