Sunday, May 20, 2018

Color Throwdown #493

Howdy, howdy!  I can't believe it but I managed to complete a card for the second week in a row to play along with the Color Throwdown Challenge!  Here are this weeks colors.

I started off my card by pulling out two distress ink colors that I thought fit the color scheme--Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron.  They happen to be two of my favorite distress ink colors.  They are just so darn bright and happy!

I cut a piece of watercolor paper down to A2 size.  I then went to town with ink smooshing.  I just tapped the ink pads directly onto my craft mat, spritzed with water (mixed with Perfect Pearls) and laid my paper on top.  I dried the paper and then went back for more color.  Once I was happy with it I pulled out one of my newest dies.  I am so happy to finally have it as I had to wait almost five weeks for it to arrive!  It is the Feathers in the Wind set from Stephanie Low and Spellbinders.

I cut the feather out using the piece of paper I had ink smooshed.  I also cut the shadow layer out of white and adhered together.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called Hand Lettered Encouragement.  I stamped it on white paper and sponged it with a little bit of each of the two distress ink colors.

I found a piece of cardstock in my collection that went really well with my smooshed piece but I felt it was too plain.  I found a lovely embossing folder in my collection and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  For even more interest it splattered it with the distress inks and a little bit of white.  This was then adhered to a white card base.

I played around until I was happy with the placement of the feather and the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered directly to the aqua paper.  I used foam tape to pop up the feather.  And since I can't leave things alone, I added a few sequins for extra bling!

You can find full challenge details and the place where you can link up your creation right HERE.

Hope to see you all again soon!


  1. What a beautiful feather and a great card! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

  2. Oh how beautiful and delicate your feather looks!!