Good morning! It’s time for another Color Throwdown and I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having playing along with these girls! The colors and inspiration this week are:
Of course, for more inspiration you need to go to the Color Throwdown Blog and see the samples from these excellent designers:
- Barbara Anders – Paper Pursuits
- Broni Holcombe – Splashes of Watercolor
- Denise Marzec – The Paper Landscaper
- Joan Ervin – Stamping with a Passion
- Kerri Michaud – Cards by Kerri
- Lori Tecler – Inking Aloud
- Lynn Put – The Queen’s Scene
- Tammy Hershberger – Stamp Happy
- Wanda Cullen – Cullen-ary Creations
I made a chipboard project today, that can either be a wall hanging or set in an easel for display.
The base was die cut with Spellbinders™ Grand Labels One from chipboard. There are 4 layers of thin chipboard all glued together to make a stronger base. The background paper from KaiserCraft Devonshire Collection was glued to the base, the excess paper was sanded away from the edges and then sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To add an extra touch, the outer edges were covered with a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen and the background was misted with Gold Perfect Pearls and water.
The flower was die cut/embossed from Sunflower Set One, which is now retired. However, I did an internet search and found it at Overstock.com and put the link in the photo below in the Project Supplies list. The flower base is So Saffron (because I don’t have Summer Sun), then stenciled and inked with Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. Just a touch of Frayed Burlap was added to tone down some of the color. Once the flower was assembled, it was misted with the Gold Perfect Pearl/Water mixture and shaped while being dried with the heat tool.
The leaves were die cut from So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler with Fall Foliage. The Cherry Cobbler leaves were sponged with Aged Mahogany and Frayed Burlap ink, the So Saffron leaves with Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and Crushed Olive. All the leaves and the Olive Green Flourishes (die cut/embossed with Foliage Two), were all misted with the same Gold Perfect Pearl/Water mixture.
The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs – Give Thanks. Now when I looked this set up online, the sentiment is no longer part of the set. I have the original set from the first release and I suppose the set has been revised since then. You’ll find the link to the newer set in the Project Supplies at the end of this post.
The frame behind the sentiment was die cut from chipboard covered with another piece of the Devonshire party with Labels Four. You can also see that the edged were covered with the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen.
I guess you can tell that I wasn’t only inspired by the colors, but also by the design of the wreath in the inspiration image.
Don’t forget that you are invited to play along and link your project to the Color Throwdown Blog.
Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!