Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Color Throwdown 304-Whale Done

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Amy Rohl is our hostess this week.  She's chosen a color combination featuring kraft, aqua, and white.  I used the photo's beach scene for inspiration and created this design based on the current sketch at RetroSketches, stretched to a standard A2 size.

Whale Done card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery Elle
One of the whales from Avery Elle's Whale Hello stamp set is my focal image.  I colored the whale with Copic marker, then cut it out with the matching die. I made a beachy background for the image from some patterned paper and strips of kraft and vellum with torn edges.  The whale was added on top using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the "whale done" sentiment on a matching fishtail flag strip and tucked the sentiment and another narrower plain white strip beneath the whale image. The image was adhered to a pale aqua card base over a piece of grid patterned kraft paper.

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 CTD404. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd404 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 August guestie, Wanda Guess, and this week's guest star stamper, Ted Mattos.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** August guestie Wanda Guess **
**  Guest Star Stamper Ted Mattos **

Materials Used:
Whale Hello stamp set, Sea Glass cardstock, Whale Hello dies (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); white vellum (Stampin' Up!); Sweet Sunshine 6x6 paper pad, Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX and Fishtail Flag Layers STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Fresh Goods-Mom and Pop designer paper (Pebbles); foam tape


  1. Whale Done! heehee I love it! sweet card.


  2. Love this, Lori! Your whale definitely takes center stage!!


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