Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Color Throwdown #333 - Guest Designer

Hi everyone!  I'm back with my second card for my guest designer stint over on the Color Throwdown Blog.  This week, Monika is the hostess, and she has picked some gorgeous colors for us to play with.  The colors are lavender, light gray, green, and white.  

I was inspired by the flowers in the inspiration picture so I started by spraying some white cardstock with Lilac Walnut Ink spray.  It was darker than I wanted, so I sprayed over it with some white Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.  This white spray mutes darker colors very nicely, and after the cardstock dried, it was a lovely shade of lavender.  I cut a bunch of flowers out of this sprayed lavender cardstock with a Cheery Lynn Designs die and assembled them together.

For my card base, I simply folded a white card in half and then I sponged some light gray ink over a stencil directly onto the white card.  I lifted the sponge up as I went toward the right corner so the gray stenciling faded away.  I then stamped this beautiful sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps onto the white corner.

After I placed my flowers where I wanted them, I needed some green foliage.  So I pulled out two more Cheery Lynn Designs dies and cut a bunch of leaves and vines and then glued them down next to the flowers.  This card is going to a friend whose mother just passed away, and I hope it gives her some comfort.

I loved the colors this week!  I hope you join along in the Color Throwdown with us.  Remember, be sure to add CTD333 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations.

You will find all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog.

Check out what the Color Throwdown DT has created for you today:

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion 
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Monika Davis M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins - Stamping a Latte
Holly Brown - Glitter, Stamps, and Ink (Oh My!) - March Guest Designer (that's me!)
Betty Wright - Crafting with Betty - Guest Star Stamper


Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Holly. Love the pretty layered flowers on the stenciled background. The brads are the perfect touch.

Joan Ervin said...

Your flowers are sooo beautiful, Holly, and I looove how you created the background...sooo gorgeous!!!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful Holly. I love all those flowers and how they pop. Nice sentiment too.

Wanda Cullen said...

Holly, this is gorgeous!! Love that subtle stenciled background and your flowers are so beautiful!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. I love the background and pretty flowers.

Barbara said...

I love that stenciled background behind your gorgeous flowers, holly!! Beautiful card!

Broni said...

Oh my gosh, Holly! This is fabulous!! Such a soft, feminine and elegant design! I love it, girlfriend!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful! The layered flowers are lovely! Great card!

Lori said...

Just lovely! Your stenciled background and layered flowers are beautiful.