Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Color Throwdown no. 604 Thanks

Welcome to this week's Color Throwdown Challenge, everyone!  Amy id here as this week's hostess of a very neutral color combination - black, white and terracotta. I did a bit of google-ing to find that terracotta means baked earth and is also used as a color word to describe its orange-brown color. I hope you enjoy the colors and find a bit of inspiration from the photo above.

If you upload to a public gallery please use keyword CTD604, and please use #ctd604 and #colorthrowdown on social media. When linking your card to the linky tool at the bottom of this post, please be sure to link to your specific post and not just the generic link to your blog. Finally, only paper creations are allowed. Complete rules can be found in the sidebar if you're unsure of challenge guidelines or new to our challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by today and have fun!

 I know, you have seen me use this amazing set from Reverse Confetti many times, but I wanted to change it up a bit today. So I used the Multi-step Cacti to create a fun and trendy background, using the challenge colors. I then took a bold step and used the Pointed Cover Panel to add some amazing texture to the card base. 

I LOVE how it turned out. I added a strip of Midnight card stock along the left side and then cut the sentiment with the Thanks & Hello Confetti Cut

Here is the team. I love what they created and you will too. 
Check them out. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Color Throwdown

Hi, y'all!  Broni is our hostess for this week's CTD challenge.  She chose a bright, fun color palette for us to play with this week. The generic colors are Yellow, Orange, and Green.  Don't you love those yellow roller skates? I just had to recreate them, thanks to the Rollin set from Reverse Confetti. 

If you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword CTD603, and please use #ctd603 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of this post, please be sure to use a link to your specific post, not just a generic link to your blog.  And remember only paper creations are allowed.

I pulled out an older RC stamp set, Rollin' for the awesome roller skate image. I stamped it twice and colored them both up with Copics and used the Rollin' Confetti Cuts to cut them both out and I layered them up to make the pair. 

I am addicted to the This Says it All sentiment set. I stamped it in Midnight ink and used some copics to add some color to those outlined letters. 

I added a strip of Sweet Stripes along the bottom and added all these bold bright colors over top of some sweet Cloudy Day Cover Panel

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Color Throwdown

Hi, everyone! It's time for a new challenge! Barbara is our hostess for this week's  colors for this week. Remember, we're using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown: blue, green, peach, and metallic gold you'll be good...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun! And, feel free to incorporate any other neutrals you need in your design, as well. 

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD602and please use #ctd602 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog--all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check 'em out to be sure. Importantly, though, no digital designsonly digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up. 

I used a brand new stencil just released from Picket Fence Studios. I used the challenge colors and a Life Changing Blender brush to add in all the pretty colors. The release is full of fall and Christmas stamps but I wanted to ink up this new Shading Flower Stencil. It's a beautiful image and makes beautiful cards. I have two cards, one with bright cheerful colors and another one monochromatic . 

 I inked up the flower with Salty Ocean, Dried Marigold, and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. I used post-it notes to cover up areas I didn't want to transfer other colors to. The Life Changing Blender Brushes make the ink blending easy and quick. Once the ink was dry, I added a sentiment from More Fancy Sentiments with Intense Black Ink

I added some gold splatter with Golden Rose Paper Glaze. I added a bit of water to thin it out and then flicked it on to my card base with a paint brush. I finished it off with a little more shimmer thanks to Spiced Cider Sequin Mix.  

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Picket Fence Studios July Relase

It's time to get excited! We are celebrating the July Release from Picket Fence Studios. Woohoo! It's Christmas in July, and a little bit of Halloween thrown in too. You know in the crafting world, we try to plan and work WAY ahead. You can check out all the new goodies HERE. But before you head off to shop, make sure you check out what the team is sharing today. 

Let's kick things off here with this awesome new background stamp called Autumn Harvest Collage. It's so cool and I used my Polychromos to color it up. BUT before I colored it, I had to stamp it twice to cover my kraft panel in Intense Black Ink. These repeating background images are really easy to work with and line up. Have you tried on yet? I decided to not add a sentiment and so I could use this card for any occasion this fall. 

UP next is my favorite card from I created for this release. It was a bit of a labor of love and it was so worth it. I started by stamping this trio of Santas  from Baby It's Cold Outside onto a card base and then creating a mask for them to keep them clean and ink free for my background. 

Once my mask was in place, I picked up a Life Changing Blender Brush and the new Brocade Stencil and the new Speckled Egg Distress and Dusty Concord Oxide inks. I lightly applied the ink and created this lovely detailed background with little effort. I peeled off the mask from the Santas and then colored them up with my Copics. I finished the card off a sentiment from Baby It's Color Outside along the top. It's a one layer card and I love it. Hope you do too. 

Speaking of stencils...this is another new one and it's way cool. I created another one layer card with the help of some post it notes (to cover up areas where I didn't want ink mixing in) and the tiny little Life Changing Blender Brushes. And you didn't think you needed that size?? They are perfect for these intricate stencils and getting ink into small areas. This stencil is called Candlelight Stencil

I tucked in a sentiment from Inside Quotes-Christmas in the upper corner and added a touch of chunky glitter to the berries and flames. Simple and pretty. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy hopping and happy shopping! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti July Release

it's here, it's here....the July Release from Reverse Confetti is LIVE! I have had so much fun creating with these new products. I truly love them all and know this release will not leave my desk for some time. It's just THAT good. 

Today for our New Release Blog Hop, I combined the Stained Glass Butterflies stamps set and the awesome new Cloudy Days Cover Panel. It's my favorite. I colored up the butterfly with copics and then used the Stained Glass Butteflies Confetti Cuts to cut it out and popped it up with foam dimensionals. 

I backed the Cloudy Days Cover Panel with some Bumble Bee Card Stock. I stamped the sentiment from Stained Glass Butterfly in Midnight ink. I am using this card as a graduation card for my sons girlfriend. I framed up the card front with a double layer of All Framed Up Confetti Cuts

Join me and checking out all the amazing bloggers joining RC for this release. 

Shop all new products HERE!

Color Throwdown 601/ To Brighten Your Day

Hello everyone! Amy Rysavy is our host for week's Color Throwdown challenge! 
The colors for this week are to use Orange, Burgundy, Green and Pink. Remember we just use generic colors (so any brand/type/whatever you have will work) and you can always feel free to add in neutrals (white/black/etc) to make your creation pop!

If you upload your creation to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD601, and please use #CTD601 and #colorthrowdown on social media so we can find your gorgeous creations!  When linking up your creation using the linky tool below, please be sure to link your specific post, not a general link to your blog.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, and you can always check there to be sure!

It is an exciting day! It is the Reverse Confetti July Release day. I was excited to get to use a handful of new products on my card for this week's challenge. I loved the earthy feel of the color combo, so the Multi-step Cacti stamp set was perfect. I inked up all the bits and used the Mulit-Step Cacti Confetti cuts to cut them out.  I added some texture to the background with the Pointed Cover Panel and added a touch of water color to with some distress oxide ink. 

The sentiment is from the new Best Sentiments. I love the mix of fonts and sizes. it makes it so modern. I also LOVE the new Background Builder. I used the solid stripe in Rust and Wine to add a bold border along the bottom of my main image panel. 

Here is closer look at the new products I used today that will be releasing today!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Reverse Confetti/ July Countdown Day 3

It's been a great couple of days. It is the final day of our Countdown to Confetti and we are so excited for the New Release TOMORROW.  If you have missed any of the sneak peeks for the Reverse Confetti July Release, scroll on back to see what we shared. It's going to knock your socks off. There is so much to love.
You also have a chance to win a Gift Certificate from Reverse Confetti. 
In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion.  After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for the graphic pinned to the top of our feed…

There are many things that Reverse Confetti does great, and florals and butterflies are two of them. This set, Stained Glass Butterflies has some great greenery and floral images,along with two gorgeous buttefly images (which I did not use today).  I used these other images from the Stained Glass Butterflies set  to help frame up  my sentiment. I stamped a handful of the leaves and flowers 

I used copics to color up the images and then cut each of them out with the Stained Glass Butterflies Confetti Cuts. Check out the background. You know I couldn't resist using one of the new cover panels as a stencil. This one is called Cross Tile Cover Panel and I blended on Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide inks to make my cool background. I stamped the Best Sentiments in Midnight ink. The card panel was framed up with  a premium polar white All Framed Up Confetti Cuts

Tomorrow is release day! hop on back here for our new release inspiration blog hop. BUT....before you go, check out what the team has for you today. 

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