Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Farm Fresh Christmas-CTD523

Happy Wednesday everybody. I’m back for with my second card as the guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge and so excited to share my “ Farm Fresh” project with you.

The colors to use this week are Red, Green, and Tan. These are generic color names and you can utilize any colors and/or mediums you have in your stash along with any neutrals. 

I used CTD colors along with the Hay There stamp set and many other small supporting images all from Lawn Fawn. First I stamped out all of my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them with copic markers, then added a few white gel highlights.  I altered the barn from the Hay There set with accessory images from the Frosty Fairy Friends (I used the light bulbs and the little snow patches). After playing around with the pieces and trying to add the lightbulbs on top of the barn, I decided to die cut a second barn and trim the roof off. I colored and adhered the bulbs, then layered the second roof on top, then finished it up with the snow drift and chunky Lawn Fawn glitter.

For the background sky I lightly blended a soft morning sunrise with distress oxide inks using my Blendability Brushes. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw. Then I cut the mountains with Lawn Fawns Stitched Mountain Border dies out of gray card stock, and the Forest Border hillside out of their glitter cardstock. I mounted the glitter layer on with foam tape to create depth and dimension. 

The first Lawn Fawn stamp set I ever purchased many years ago was the Snow Days set. And the trees in that set are still some of my favorites and much used. I stamped 5 trees and adhered them in a cluster with the barn before building the fence to go across the cardface. I glued some tiny stockings from the Christmas Dreams set on each fence panel then added my grass layer after stamping the greeting across the bottom and blending some Mowed Lawn distress ink on the grass blades. 

Finally, I added my Christmas clad characters (Christmas accessories are from the Happy Howlidays set) and brushed on a little bling with Wink of Stella on the mountain tops and Santa hats, then mounted it on a red card base.  I’m so happy with how much dimension my layers created and how much glimmer and sparkle this card has in the light  

Thank you so much for for checking out my post I hope you enjoyed reading about how I created this barnyard scene. For more inspiration please head over to the design teams blogs or directly over to the Color Throwdown blog for more details and how to play along by adding your creation to the in link challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Davina 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Winter Botanicals - CTD522

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday. This month I’m excited to say that I am guest designing over at the Color Throwdown Challenge and there are some fantastic Christmas color combos that will be perfect for your December projects.

The colors to use this week are salmon (coral), red, green, and grey. Always remember that we use generic colors (so any brand or type you have in your stash will work) and of course always feel free to add in neutrals. 

I used CTD colors and a new floral set from Trinity Stamps called Winter Botanicals and their matching dies to create this ink blended and water colored layered card. First I gathered the corals that I wanted to use from my collection of Distress Oxides. I decided on Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, and Tattered Rose. I used my Bledibilites brushes from Trinity Stamps to apply and flawlessly blend my inks onto Bristol smooth paper. When I achieved the color I wanted I flicked some watery white ink across the top and put aside to dry.  Then I used Ranger Archival ink to stamp a bunch of the floral images on Canson watercolor paper. I love to get the most out of my colored ink pads, and use the inky lids to watercolor with a water brush. I will wait til my images are barely dry, then take a small amount of even more saturated color to get into the crevices to create shadow and 

I used stitched border dies from Lawn Fawn to cut my panel out of the inked background. And my coordinating Trinity dies for the images. I played around with the images and created three clusters that I found eye catching. Using a combination of matte medium, glue dots, and foam dots I adhered my clusters onto the panel. I went back and tucked a candy cane into the right bottom cluster and loved it! For my sentiment I heat embossed Noel in silver Wow embossing powder on grey cardstock. I cut out the word 3 times with the matching die and layered to create a chipboard thick word. After applying my sentiment I finished up with small iridescent sequins and tiny stars. Then decided I wanted even more bling and added matching sequins to the centers of my poinsettias. Finally I adhered my panel onto a card base using the same grey card stock using double sided tape. There is so much dimension on this layered beauty and I really hope you like it. 

For more inspiration, please head over to the design team blogs that are linked below, or directly over to Color Throwdown blog for more details and To see how to play along and add your projects using this color challenge. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Davina