Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Color Throwdown #336

Color Throwdown #336 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Wanda is our hostess.  Here is her color combo…

swatch 336

Now, I have to admit I reeeeeally struggled with these colors because I thought they just screamed FALL, and a Fall-themed card is not what I want to make when Spring is on the verge of bursting forth.  So in addition to the colors, I just used the photo in general as inspiration and created this card…

Color Throwdown #336 by Tammy Hershberger

I used the Small Brick Wall stencil from My Favorite Things, and some white embossing paste on the background panel then sponged the bricks with Brick Red Hybrid ink after the paste was dry.  I also sponged the outer edges of the background panel with some Antique Linen distress ink.  The bicycle was first cut out with my Silhouette using the Digital Cut File from Kitchen Sink Stamps, and then I stamped the bike using my MISTI and the Multi-Step Bicycle stamp set from KSS.  (Did you know that I had a hand in designing this KSS stamp set?  My green card stock here is the old River Rock from Stampin’ Up! which I’ve always thought was such a pretty, subtle, soft shade of green.  But no matter what I did here, it looks like kraft in my photo, don’t you think?  Trust me, it’s more green than it appears!  :)  All in all, even thought it took awhile to get my mojo started for this card, I’m happy with how it turned out!

Remember, we’ve got something new on the CTD blog… we’re now on Instagram!  Be sure to follow us by searching for colorthrowdown.  You’ll be able to get sneak peeks of the upcoming challenges, and you also might find your card featured there one day!  (And I’m on Instagram, too!  If you want to follow me, just click on the little Instagram camera button way up at the top of my left sidebar!)

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration.

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin (sitting out this week)
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Karen Giron, April Guest Designer
Tobi Crawford, Guest Star Stamper

That’s all for today… thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Celeste Goff said...

Tammy, this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful bicycle and that embossed background turned out amazing!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous summer card! Love the brick background!

Dolly LaBelle said...

I love this card. It is soothing and gives me a good feeling. Very nice!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, girl! When are you moving closer to me?! I want to craft with you! Love that background. So awesome. Sweet bike and gorgeous flowers. They look so real!

Barbara said...

Your brick wall is stunning!!! And that bike image is perfect!! Happy Spring!!!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the embossed brick background and the fussy cut bicycle.