Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Color Throwdown Challenge #770

As the featured stamper from challenge number 768, I'm honored to be guest designing for the Color Throwdown Challenge today. The colors for this week are white, black, dark green and yellow green. I had fun pulling out a bunch of Tim Holtz products to create this wintry cathedral window scene. 

 I created a background for it by ink smooshing three shades of green distress ink on mixed media paper and generously splattering with white acrylic paint. The flower and all the greenery where cut from mixed media paper and colored with distress inks and Arteza Real Brush Pens. The window was cut from black card stock and dry brushed with white gesso. I layered the window on a thin piece of cardboard to give it a chipboard feel.  

 Supplies and Tools:

  • Cathedral Window Bigz die (Tim Holtz - Sizzix)
  • Funky Wreaths Dies (Tim Holtz - Sizzix)
  • Festive Bouquet Dies (Tim Holtz - Sizzix)
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens
  • Handwritten Music Overlays digital paper (Digital Curio)
  • White Acrylic Paint Splatters
  • White Gesso
  • These colors of Distress Ink (Ranger):
    • Rustic Wilderness, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint

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Heather said...

So very beautiful, Esther! This is just where I want to see a gorgeous fresh wreath, too, in a church window with heavenly music playing, lol. Seriously, this design is utterly fantastic - glorious! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

brenda said...

Your Winter card is delightful Esther, the black and green colour palette offers a feeling of peace, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts Christmas Time challenge.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful I love everything about it, the colours, the wreath the flowers it looks amazing thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Liz said...

Beautiful card Esther. Lovely design and the I love the musical background. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Liz xx

Conniecrafter said...

I so love what you have done with these colors and how you used the window die with a wreath and flowers, I just saw mine the other day and thought I really need to use them, this is great inspiration, Absolutely Beautiful!

Cindy C. said...

It's gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in our November challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

I see you made a beautiful card with the wreath and arched window. Everything has a wonderful continuity - just lovely.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our November challenge.

Sue Jackson said...

What a gorgeous card! You really nailed the ctd and our Make My Monday challenges. Thanks so much for playing along. I look forward to seeing what you design for our next challenge. Sue - DT