Hello and welcome! I hope you're having a good day! It's Wednesday and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. It's my week to host the challenge over at the Color Throwdown and I've chosen a feminine color palette with pinks and metallic gold. The inspiration picture I chose caught my eye because the heart shaped cookies (see photo below) where actually watercolored with flecks of edible gold. Watercoloring is so on trend right now and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it this combo would be fun. I hope you like it!
I was having so much fun watercoloring that I created two cards for this week's CTD challenge. I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Bold Blossoms (I'm a sucker for a pretty floral set) with coordinating dies along with the Scripted and Noted stamp set with coordinating dies.
I started out by die cutting a bunch of the flowers from the Bold Blossoms set from watercolor paper and watercolored them with Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick distress inks (I have a bunch leftover so I can make more cards). While my flowers were drying, I die cut my Hello There and Hello (three of these & glued them together) from gold metallic paper and set them aside. For my first card, I used watercolor paper and sponged on some picked raspberry and worn lipstick distress ink, then sprinkled it with water, waited a few minutes and blotted it with paper towel. Then I added some flecks of gold with some watered down metallic gold paint, stamped my birthday girl sentiment and added my watercolored flowers and sequins.
For my second card, I used some watercolor paper and the same three distress inks and added three rows of color. Once that was dry I added some flecks of seedless preserves distress ink and gold metallic paint. After that dried, stamped my sentiment, adhered my watercolored flower with leaves and glued down my metallic gold Hello and a few gold sequins. I adhered this panel to a mat of some pretty in pink card stock and added foam adhesive to the back then taped it to my white card front. It's difficult to see from the photos but in the dark purple centers of all the flowers, I used some Wink of Stella glitter pen, so between the flecks of gold metallic paint, sequins and glitter, these cards really sparkle.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.
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