Hello and welcome! Today I have the honor of being the Guest Designer for the wonderful Color Throwdown challenge!
Its a color challenge that helped me groom my coloring skills when I first started card making, and continues to do so today. The design team always have such wonderful inspirations with any pick of color! Speaking of which, this is the color combo for this time –
Beautiful set of colors! And this time I took up a personal challenge to make the card look like its made up of ATC elements. Here’s what I made –
I used a lot of older stamps and die cuts on this one – and that made me happy as well! I used Tim Holtz’s stamp set that I got as a part of Alcohol Inks kit, Ranger Entomology, Nature’s Elements, My Favorite Things Bold Diagonal Stripes in the background, and to make the butterfly piece look like an antique piece, used stamps from Ranger Entomology and CrafTangles Halftone Dots and a couple of washi tapes. The die cuts are Paper Smooches Flower 2 and Sizzix Flowers, Branches and Leaves. I doubt most of them have been available for a long time now! The sentiment, from Altenew Label Love is probably something that’s available.
I used distress inks and with the help of brayer and gel plate, made butterfly panel a bit more variegated. I also colored the top wings of the butterfly in green, though I doubt its that visible. Well, once all the pieces were done, I just arranged them adhered them together on the card base. The only dimension being behind that BnW diagonal background.
I’m glad this card came out so quickly, given that I had been taking very long to make my cards until recently. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity – I had a lot of fun with this new design style of card making!
Do stop by the Color Throwdown challenge blog to checkout the creations of the design team, who manage to impress me, at least, every single time! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂