Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Color Throwdown 366-Thank You for the Helping Hand

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Joan is our hostess this week and she's chosen a color combination that's great for fall or masculine designs--rust, aqua, and gray.  I combined the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch and stamps from My Favorite Things to make a thank you card.

Thanks for the Helping Hand card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite ThingsI inked the thank you sentiment from the Let's Tool Around set in rust and aqua inks, then stamped the sentiment on an angle on a pale gray cardstock panel.  The set's screw border image was stamped above and below the image in gray ink.  To help me get the border stamp lined up just right, I put my MISTI to work.  It really made a difference!  The stamped panel was matted on dark gray cardstock, then adhered to an aqua card base.

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. Just be sure that the challenge colors are the dominant ones in your project. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD366. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd366 and #colorthrowdown. You can find us on Instagram (and on Facebook!) with the username colorthrowdown.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our October guestie Michelle Boyer, and this week’s guest star stamper, Ashwini Rao.

 ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
 ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** October guestie Michelle Boyer **
** Guest Star Stamper Ashwini Rao**

Materials Used:
Let's Tool Around stamp set, Grout Gray and Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); Memento Potter's Clay and Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lake House pigment ink (WPlus9); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink)


  1. Love your take on the sketch, Lori...this is such an awesome graphic design!!!

  2. What a great masculine design! Yay once again for the magic powers of a MISTI!

  3. GREAT masculine design, Lori! I LOVE how you used the sketch!

  4. Fantastic use of the colors, Lori! Love those screws! I just bought the Misti but haven't tried it out yet. Now I think I NEED to!!


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