Sunday, July 30, 2017

Color Throwdown #453 Done in Love

I fell in love with this week's fabulous and bright colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge! I couldn't help but play along! I created a card yesterday using the same Done in Love die but for today's card, I didn't incorporate the coordinating stamped images. I really wanted the watercolor wash background to be the focus.

To begin, I washed a piece of watercolor paper with a clean, wet brush and then began laying down layers of Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolors using the colors in the challenge. I tried to blend them as best as I could without creating any new colors that aren't part of the challenge. This made it a little bit difficult as well because I didn't want any harsh lines, but I think it turned out beautifully. Of course, I just had to run it through my cuttlebug because the pearl paints mixed with dry embossing=LOVE! You can see a few more examples of this HERE and HERE. I chose to use this particular one because it has the perfect mix of hearts and flowers, just like this incredible die.

I adhered the paper clipping to the watercolor panel using liquid glue. I thought it needed a little bit more sparkle and shine and I also wanted to bring in the challenge colors a little bit more so I added a few Rainbow Sparkle Jewels. I also just couldn't resist adding a little bit of sparkle to the quote by using my wink of stella brush. Such a few simple details but create amazing results.
I also created a fun, heart shaped sentiment on the inside. Thanks for fluttering by!


Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous blend of the throwdown color with this amazing background! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Karen said...

Simply beautiful!