Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Color Throwdown #528 - January 2019 Guest Designer

Hello all! I'm back with this week's guest post for The Color Throwdown Challenge #525, which is my last post as the January 2019 Guest Designer.  This week's colors are Aqua, Yellow Saffron, and Brown. 

Yellow is my least favorite color, so I often struggle when pairing it up with other colors.  You know, different colors than what you might see in nature such as green foliage on a yellow flower. When I know something is going to be a struggle for me, I look to my stamp sets and imagine how it would look in the color scheme designated for inspiration.  When I came across my Home to Roost Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink, I thought what a cute birdhouse it would make to stamp it in the two shades of yellow and add a brown tree branch.  One of the earliest signs of spring is seeing the Bluebirds, so that is where my inspiration came from.

For my card, I used supplies from a few companies; My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, and Gina K Designs.  I don't have that Saffron color in any of my ink brands, so I Combined a few to get something that I thought was pretty close.  I used PTI's Summer Sunrise stamped a couple of times, then a layer of Fine Linen with a final layer of Bright Buttercup for the top layer.  When the layers of color are put together, it came out with what I think is a pretty good version of Saffron.  The "siding" on the birdhouse was stamped in Papertrey Ink's Harvest Gold.

For the brown tree frame, I used PTI's Mix & Mat Plaid.  For the background layer, I used MFT Blueprints #15 (which has been retired), die cutting it from a sheet of a designer paper pack from Wild Rose Studio.  For the birds and the baby birds, I used Gina K Designs Ocean Mist.  It has just a touch more blue in it than Papertrey's Aqua Mist which is what I wanted to go with the background panel.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop at The Color Throwdown Blog and see all of the inspiration.  Thanks so much, Wanda, for inviting me to join you this month!  Here are the links to the rest of the stops on the hop.


  1. Your birdhouse is a perfect choice for these colors and so adorable! Can't believe the month is over already and want to thank you for guesting with us and giving us such gorgeous samples!!! Hope to see you again in our gallery! (hugs)


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