Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CTD #288 -- hello!!

Yes... it's Wednesday and a short week.... 

The Color Throwdown colors and inspiration photo this week are brought to us by Melody!


Scrumptious colors...

Here's my card...

Had fun watercoloring and stenciling!! When I went away with my friends for the WE- stamping friends- there's always some enabling and inspiration going on- oh, and it's the perfect atmosphere for shopping!! The flowers and hello die are the result of an early am WPlus9 {new release} shopping spree on the iPad. Stamped MFT's MPD Distressed Background image onto watercolor paper and added some texture/dimension with SSS Falling Snow Stencil using modeling paste. The flowers and leaves were colored with ink using a watercolor brush and then spritzed with water.

WE have two Featured Star Stampers joining us this week- Happy to have you!!

Sandy Matthis at Stamp With Sandy and Jane Howden at... Scrap Pieces of Me   

Continuing to join us this month as the Guest Designer is my sweet, sweet, friend Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life!! So glad you're playing along!

For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD288.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  

When you are finished with your creation, head over to the Color Throwdown blog to add your entry to the Inlinkz tool. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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16 comments:

Broni said...

I really, really love this, Vickie! I didn't get those flowers with my order....now I think I need to! Love the cool stamped/stenciled background too!

Julia Aston said...

what a great design Vickie! love all the texture and the pretty blooms

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Vikcie. Love the sweet flowers and the background textures.

Wanda Cullen said...

Holy moly, this is drop dead gorgeousness! Had to pin this one...and think you enabled me to go shopping - lol!

Marisa said...

Love this, Vickie!!! Great texture and use of the colours. Fabulous card :)

Sue Lelli said...

You really ROCKED these colors, Vickie! LOVE the flowers and the way you used all the white space to highlight everything!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just stunning! I love your sweet checked background with those beautiful posies...such a fun way to say Hello!

Barbara said...

Well, Miss Vickie, I am smitten with this card!! LOVE the watercolor look and the stenciling! Gorgeous card, m'dear!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Vickie! Love the fun, textured background and the whimsical blossoms!

Joan Ervin said...

I looove this, Vickie....it's sooo gorgeous, especially the fabulous background and the beautiful flowers and leaves!!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Well, you didn't tell ME we were shopping at Wplus9, too! I thought we were partners in crime on the shopping sprees that day? LOL After this card, I'm going to have to go do some shopping! This is STUNNING! (You're such an enabler!)

Barbara Murphy said...

This is so beautiful! I love the watery coloring and fluid shape of the flowers contrasted against the graphic checkerboard...flawless design!!!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the stamped and stenciled background you created for the flowers.

Marybeth said...

Wow....when I don't visit I miss out on all your gorgeous cards! Love all the texture and layering on this beauty!

stampwithsandy said...

I really have to jump aboard the modeling paste bandwagon! This is such a beautiful example of what can be done with it. Lovely, lovely card. Such soft use of the colors, too. Thanks for having me on your blog this week, Vickie!

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the flower and the stencilling and everything!