Hello, my friends! I’m hosting the Color Throwdown challenge this week and it’s our last one of 2016. It’s so hard to believe that the year is already almost over! And no, I ‘m still not ready for Christmas!
I’ve chosen a festive trio of colors for us to play with! Red, Hot Pink, and Lime Green! And, of course, you’re allowed to add any neutrals of your choosing.
I’ve been very excited to try out my new Hero Arts Cardinal stamp set with matching dies. The cardinal has a special meaning to me and my sisters so it was definitely an easy choice to use for some of my Christmas cards this year.
The cardinal was stamped using Stampin’ Up! dye inks on white cardstock, cut out with the die, and popped up on foam mounting tape. The background and the branches and pine needles were added to the watercolor paper with Distress inks. I also added some white highlights with white acrylic paint and then stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink. And, of course, I added some sequins to bring in more of the pink color!
We would really love for you to play along with us this week! Please check for all the challenge details at the CTD blog and also visit with the design team to see their incredible creations!
Broni Holcombe --> You are here!
Leigh Penner, December 2016 Guest Designer
Kim Singdahlsen, December 2016 Guest Designer
Thank you so, so much for visiting with me today and all of this year! I appreciate each and every one of you!
I hope you all have a beautiful and blessed Christmas, and begin your brand new year on a bright and cheerful note!
Hugs to you all!