Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Color Throwdown 416-A Bushel and a Peck

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Lisa is our hostess this week with an autumn-inspired color palette--burgundy, dark teal, peach, and kraft.  I combined the colors with the current challenge (sketch) at The Paper Players for my fall themed design.

A Bushel and a Peck card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I managed to use all of the challenge colors on my focal image, one of the mice from the My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse stamp set.  After coloring the image, I carefully cut it out, then used foam tape to adhere it to a cream pierced circle die cut.  I layered the circle over a strip of teal chevron patterned paper adhered to a kraft card base.  The "I love you a bushel and a peck" sentiment was stamped on a peach-y fishtail flag strip and adhered to the card, tucking it underneath the raised image.  A trio of peach enamel dots arranged around the sentiment completed 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. 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 CTD416. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd416 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, Erin Lee Schreiner, and this week's guest star stamper, Cécile Ribon.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** October guestie Erin Lee Schreiner  **
** Guest Star Stamper Cécile Ribon  **

Materials Used:
Harvest Mouse stamp set, Coral Crush cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Tropical Teal and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Turquoise Salt designer paper (Jillibean Soup); peach enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape


  1. Lori this is just the cutest! Love that little mouse with his bushel of apples! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  2. Adorable card, Lori. Love the kraft card stock with the blue chevron paper. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

  3. This little mouse is just adorable against the bold chevron background. A lovely card Lori! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!


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