Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Color Throwdown 721-Peace Love Joy

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Amy Rysavy is our hostess this week with a pretty mix of colors--coral, silver, pine green, and white

Peace Love Joy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink
The layout for my design is based on the current challenge at The Paper Players. I used a shimmery white dove, created with a die from Papertrey Ink's Peace Be Still die cut, as the center of my focal panel. The dove was adhered over a pair of dark green leafy branches on a shiny silver panel using foam tape for dimension. I added a clear self-adhesive crystal colored black with a Copic marker as an eye. After matting the panel on black cardstock, I adhered it to a coral card base. The "peace love joy" sentiment from PTI's Fillable Frames #8 set was stamped just beneath the panel in dark green ink. It looks black in the photo, but I promise it is green!

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 CTD721.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd721 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Christine Perez **

Materials Used:
Fillable Frames #8 stamp set, Peace Be Still and Turning a New Leaf dies (Papertrey Ink); marker (Copic); Memento Northern Pine ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Just Peachy cardstock (Gina K Designs); Handsome Hunter, Basic Black and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); clear self adhesive crystal; foam tape

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Color Throwdown 720-Wishing You Peace and Joy

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess this week with an earthy mix of colors--sage green, black, kraft, and copper.

Wishing You Peace and Joy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
I used the colors to create a simple holiday card with a leafy green wreath as the focal image. My wreath is from the SugarPea Designs Funky Wreaths--All Season stamp set. I stamped the image in sage green ink on cream cardstock and cut it out with the matching die, then used foam tape to adhere it to a wide panel of brushed copper cardstock. After edging the copper panel with black strips, I placed it on a kraft card base. The "wishing you peace and joy" sentiment from SPD's Flurry of Warm Wishes stamp set was stamped just beneath the copper panel in sage green ink. A teeny, tiny bow made for the wreath from a scrap of black gingham ribbon was the one embellishment I added to the simple 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 CTD720.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd720 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Alisa Steinlicht **

Materials Used:
Funky Wreaths--All Season and Flurry of Warm Wishes stamp sets, Funky Wreaths--All Season dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Pistachio ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Basic Black and Brushed Copper cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); black gingham ribbon; foam tape

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Color Throwdown 719-Leaf Prints Trio

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Vickie is our hostess this week with a mix of colors inspired by a gorgeous cake---red, orange, brown, and yellow.

Leaf Prints Trio card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey Ink
The layout for my design comes from the current challenge at Sunday Stamps. I represented the layout's trio of round elements with maple leaves stamped with an image from Papertrey Ink's Leaf Prints stamp set. After carefully cutting the leaves out with a sharp pair of scissors I used foam tape to arrange the leaves on a strip of brown cardstock. The strip was adhered to a piece of red dotted patterned paper on a coordinating red card base. The thank you sentiment from the Gobble, Gobble stamp set was stamped on a narrow brown cardstock strip in brown ink, then adhered to the bottom right side of the cardfront.

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 CTD719.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd719 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Michelle Brinker-Bodley **

Materials Used:
Leaf Prints and Gobble, Gobble stamp sets (Papertrey Ink); Memento Lady Bug, Dandelion, Tangelo, and Rich Cocoa inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Close to Cocoa cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Tiny Polka-Red Tonal designer paper (The Paper Studio); foam tape

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Color Throwdown 718-Grateful for You

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Lynn is our hostess this week with an autumnal mix of colors--cranberry, gray, gold, and rust.

Grateful For You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Concord & 9th

The layout for my design is a loose interpretation of the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I replaced the layout's long vertical panel with an elegant leaf from Concord & 9th's Lace Leaf stamp set. The leaf was stamped in watermark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder then watercolored with rust and cranberry Zig markers. I carefully cut around the leaf with sharp scissors before using foam tape to adhere it to the left side of the rust card base on a slight angle. For the sentiment, I used C&9th's Grateful Leaves die set to cut the  word "grateful" from  gray cardstock. I adhered it to the cardfront so it overlapped the leaf, then stamped "for you" beneath it in black ink to finish 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 CTD718.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd718 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Rae Kryc **

Materials Used:
Lace Leaf stamp set, Grateful Leaf dies (Concord & 9th); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Really Rust cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Zing! Gold embossing powder (American Crafts); foam tape

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Color Throwdown 717-Go Get Carried Away

 It's time for another Color Throwdown! It's my turn to be challenge hostess this week and I've picked colors inspired by some retro style home decor--mustard, pink, and green.

Go Get Carried Away card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant

The layout for my design comes from the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I incorporated both the layout and the optional flight theme into my card using Mama Elephant's Carried Away and Up and Away stamp sets. The bunny and balloon were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching dies, then adhered to a yellow dotted patterned paper panel using foam tape for dimension. To anchor the bunny, I added a green rolling hill cut with ME's Landscape Trio dies. The panel was matted on pink cardstock and positioned on a yellow card base on an angle. I stamped the birthday sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. After matting it on the same pink I used to mat the image panel, I used more foam tape to layer it onto the cardfront to complete 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 CTD717.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd717 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Donna Mikasa **

Materials Used:
Carried Away and Up and Away stamp sets, Carried Away, Up and Away, and Landscape Trio dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Pretty in Pink and Garden Green cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Lemon Tart cardstock, Lemon Tart patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); foam tape

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Color Throwdown 716-Dahlia Thanks

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Lisa is our hostess with a mix of colors taken from a beautiful bouquet--purple, blush, and sage.

Dahlia Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Altenew

The layout for my design is from the current challenge at The Paper Players. I used the challenge colors along with Altenew's Build-A-Flower: Dahlia stamp and die set to create the pretty flower for my focal image. The die cut flower was positioned at the left corner of a pale blush pink patterned paper panel, using foam tape for dimension. After  matting the panel on coordinating blush cardstock, I placed it in the middle of a sage card base over a purple scalloped cardstock strip. I cut the word "thanks" from the Signature Words die set from the same purple cardstock as I used for the scalloped strip. The die cut word was placed on the patterned panel just to the right of the flower to finish 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 CTD716.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd716 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Karen Rogers **

Materials Used:
Build-A-Flower: Dahlia stamp set, Blush, Rouge, Lavender Fields, Moss, and Mountain Pine Crisp Inks, Build-A-Flower: Dahlia and Signature Words dies (Altenew); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, and Blush Blossom cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Memories Captured 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants); foam tape

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Color Throwdown 715-Fall Thanks

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Susie is our hostess with a color scheme inspired by a fall tablescape--orange, green, and white.

Fall Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn

The layout for my seasonal thank you design is from the current challenge at Sunday Stamps. I used a large stitched banner die to cut a panel from green patterned paper. The die cut panel was placed at the center of an olive cardfront. For contrast, I adhered a strip of orange cardstock edged with a narrow strip of white at the top of the cardfront. A pair of orange die cut stitched leaves were arranged at the bottom of the panel. For interest, I brushed the edges of the leaves with some brown distress ink and used foam tape to layer them. The "thanks" line border die from Lawn Fawn was cut from gold foil cardstock. I placed the word at the bottom of the fishtail flag panel, tucking the right side of the narrow border strip beneath the raised leaves.

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 CTD715.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd715 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.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **

Materials Used:
Stitched Leaves and Thanks Line Border dies, Fall Fling 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); distress ink (Ranger); Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Gold Foil cardstock (Recollections); Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX dies (My Favorite Things); foam tape

 
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