Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Color Throwdown 264-Cloudy Without You

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Broni is our hostess this week and she’s challenged us to use Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Silver, and Pool Party in our designs.

My card is based on the current sketch from Retro Sketches. I built a simple scene on a piece of patterned paper using silver die cut clouds and a coral die cut sun. The ‘it’s cloudy without you” sentiment from the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Weather Through stamp set is stamped at the bottom of the panel in navy ink. I added a trio of silver sequins to the mix as raindrops.

CTD264-CloudywithoutYouI edged the finished panel with a narrow strip of silver paper, then added a scallop edged strip to the side. A strip of light blue faux suede ribbon is wrapped around the top of the panel. I topped the ribbon with a button tied with some silvery twine. The finished panel is layered on a coordinating blue card base over a navy blue cardstock panel.

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 CTD264.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our October guestie, Sankari Wegman.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan **
** Melody ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** October guestie Sankari Wegman **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Weather Through stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Nautical Blue cardstock, Echo Park Paper and Glue 6x6 paper pad, May Arts light blue faux suede ribbon, Maya Road sparkle silver cording, silver sequins, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Night of Navy cardstock, scallop edge punch (Stampin’ Up!); Melon Berry cardstock (Papertrey Ink); button (Clear and Simple Stamps); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); cloud dies (Lil’ Inker Designs)


  1. So pretty, Lori!! Love those silver clouds!

  2. SWEET design, Lori... perfect use of the colors! Love the silver clouds.

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  5. How cute, have used the perfect sentiment for those silver clouds...awesome design!!!

  6. Fabulous card!! Layout is sublime!! :))
    Colors are so pretty, too!
    I just love coral & aqua together!! :))

  7. Love the way you used these colors to create a scene! The use of silver gray clouds is genius to pair with this sentiment!

  8. Super cute cloud scene and I love the color palette! Great take on this week's sketch! -Katie :)

  9. Ohh... you call this scene simple... it's clean but, not so simple {to me anyway}... it's perfect Lori!! LOVE!!


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