Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Color Throwdown 204-Keep the Sun in Your Heart

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Broni’s our hostess this week and she’s brought us this warm color combination— Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla. I used the colors along with the current Clean and Simple Stamping sketch for this encouraging card.

I mixed and matched elements from three different Lawn Fawn stamp sets on this card. For the image panel, I used the sun and smile images from the Sunny Skies set, stamped on a piece of text print patterned paper, along with the solid cloud image from the Partly Cloudy set, stamped in gray ink. The sun’s set directly on the vanilla panel and the cloud’s positioned over it with dimensional dots. For a little sparkle, I covered the sun with a little shimmer spray before attaching it to the panel. The “keep the sun in your heart” sentiment from the Partly Cloudy set’s stamped at the bottom of the panel in Memento’s Morocco ink—it’s a pretty good match for Poppy Parade.

 The two gray panels at the top and bottom of the card are stamped with one of the chevron patterns from the Chevron Backdrops set. It was an easy way to dress up the strips and add some interest to the design.

To play along, just create a paper crafted project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post. As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD204. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and August’s guestie, Vickie Zimmer:

** Barbara ** Broni  ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies, Partly Cloudy, and Chevron Backdrops stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Gray Flannel and Morocco inks, Echo Park Hello Summer 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Frost Shimmer Spray (Tsukineko)


  1. Love the sun peeking behind the cloud!!!

  2. This is sooo cute and fun, the darling sun and cloud and what a great CAS design!!!

  3. Super fun card design with these cheerful images Lori!

  4. What a super sweet CAS design, Lori! Beautiful!


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