This is the card I made using the colours from this weeks Colour Throwdown Challenge CTD#631 – Turquoise, Pink, Rust and Magenta.

The floral stamp I used is from the Altenew Stamp Set – Beauty Within. I heat embossed the stamped image using WOW Embossing Powder – Opague Bright White Super Fine. I then coloured the images with my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers using No. 026 Light Pink and No. 999 Blender pulling the pink colour out towards the edges of the petal with the blender brush. I then coloured the centre of each flower using No. 025 Pink and No. 027 Dark Pink. I then fussy cut the stamped images and curled the petals to give the flowers some dimension. For the leaves I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Rusty Hinge and Peacock Feathers. I smooshed the inks onto some clear acetate and then used some water and brushes to watercolour the leaves to try and achieve the “Rust” and “Turquoise” colours as per the challenge.

It was at this point I decided to turn my card into a shaker card and cut an oval from an oval die from my stash. For the background colour in the oval I again smooshed colours from Ranger Distress Oxides – Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry and Rusty Hinge. Once this was dry I die cut the oval shape using the same oval die from my stash and glued it to the card front. I place some small shaker elements in Turquoise and Light Pink from my stash as well as some leaf sequins in similar colours. I then adhered the oval front of my card using some thick foam mounting tape to the base of my card. The base of my card was made using cardstock from Kaisercraft – Magneta. The word smile I die cut using Kaisercraft Glitter Cardstock GC110 – Lagoon.

As a finishing touch I had to add some bling so adhered some Kaisercraft Rhinestones RS405 Lippy Red. These rhinestones look more like a rust colour than red so felt I could use them and still keep within the bounds of the Colour Throwdown colours for this week.

This card and the colours really challenged me this time and definitely took me out of my comfort zone. I do hope you like it and would love to hear your comments.

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