Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Color Throwdown 671-Holiday Wishes


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

Holiday Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud
I paired the colors with the current challenge at The Paper Players. I mixed and matched patterned paper panels in shades of pink, gray, and white, arranging them on a shiny silver mat once I settled on an arrangement I liked. The trio of panels was topped with a gray square with a single die cut shimmery white stitched snowflake at the center. I stamped the small "holiday wishes" sentiment from Mama Elephant's Holiday Messages stamp set beneath the gray square in black ink. I used my MISTI so I could stamp the delicate text multiple times to get a bold, crisp impression. The finished silver panel was adhered to a gray card base matching the mat behind the snowflake. I thought about adding a clear crystal to the center of the flake, but decided it would be easier to mail if the flake was flat. I may go back and add a large silver sequin, though...

o 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 CTD671.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd671 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 Nancy Thomas. 

 

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** 
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
 ** Guest Star Stamper Nancy Thomas **

Materials Used:
Holiday Messages stamp set (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Crystal Stardream metallic cardstock (The Paper Cut); silver paper (Target); Hello Sunshine Remix, Let It Shine and Let It Shine Snowflakes 6x6 paper pads (Lawn Fawn); square dies (Spellbinders); stitched snowflake die (Lil' Inker Designs); foam tape

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Color Throwdown 670-You're My Superhero


It's time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess with a mix of primary colors--blue, yellow, and red.

You're My Superhero card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
The layout for my design is based on the current sketch at Sunday Stamps.  I paired the colors and layout with my favorite big-eared bunny from The Cat's Pajamas. The superhero bunny was colored with Copic markers, then cut out with my Scan 'n Cut machine. I used foam tape to place the bunny on a white circle. After matting the image on contrasting red cardstock, I adhered it to a blue card base over criss-crossed paper strips. The yellow strip is embossed with a star pattern to go with the superhero theme. The red patterned paper strip was fished out of my scrap pile. The pattern was a good match for the superhero theme, too. I stamped the "you're my superhero" sentiment beneath the image panel in black ink 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 CTD670.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd670 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 Yvon van Heugten Doensen **

Materials Used:
Superhero stamp set (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Brocade Blue, Real Red, and Yoyo Yellow cardstock (Stampin' Up!); designer paper (October Afternoon); circle dies (Spellbinders); Tiny Stars embossing folder (The Paper Studio); foam tape

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Color Throwdown 669-Believe

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Vickie is our hostess this week with a great color combination-- navy, gold, and white.

Believe card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
I paired the colors with stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps for a clean and simple holiday design. The large snowflake die cut is my focal image. It was cut from pearlized white cardstock and adhered to the bottom right corner of a navy card base. I stamped the "believe in the magic of the season" sentiment in gold pigment ink at the upper left side of the cardfront, then heat embossed the text in gold for more sparkle and shine. Simple, but it makes a statement!

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 CTD669.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd669 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 Ingrid Reyners **

Materials Used:
Believe mini stamp set, True Blue Fan and White Pearl cardstock, Flurry die (Clear and Simple Stamps); Delicata Golden Glitz ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Zing! Gold embossing powder (American Crafts)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Color Throwdown 667-I Couldn't Have Picked a Sweeter Friend

It's time for another Color Throwdown! It's my turn to be challenge hostess this week and I've selected a color palette inspired by this trendy textile earth-toned rainbow--orange, peach, pink, and red.

I Couldn't Have Picked a Sweeter Friend card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I created a simple fall theme using the challenge colors and Reverse Confetti's Honey Bear stamp set. I colored up the bear, basket, and stack of apples with Copic markers and cut them out with the matching dies. The leafy treetop was stamped in orange ink on peach cardstock. It was filled in with the set's small apple image. For the background, I used a pink distress oxide and a cloud stencil to create the sky. After adding a kraft stitched hillside to the bottom of the stenciled panel, I added the image on top, using foam tape for dimension. The set's "I couldn't have picked a sweeter friend" sentiment was stamped in the bottom left corner of the panel in black ink using my MISTI. I framed the scene by placing it on a coordinating orange 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 CTD667.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd667 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 Asa J. **

Materials Used:
Honey Bear stamp set, Honey Bear dies (Reverse Confetti); Tangelo and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Worn Lipstick distress oxide (Ranger); markers (Copic); Just Peach cardstock (Gina K Designs); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Landscape Trio dies (Mama Elephant); Cloud stencil (My Favorite Things); foam tape

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Color Throwdown 666-Hello Pumpkin

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Lisa is our hostess this week with a mix of earthy colors--kraft, brown, and orange.

Hello Pumpkin card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps

I paired the colors with the current challenge at The Paper Players for this coffee-themed design. My focal image is a digital stamp from Verve Stamps. After printing the image on white cardstock, I colored it with Copic markers, then cut it out by hand. The image was adhered to a kraft panel with a trio of orange dotted patterned paper strips evenly spaced across it. The orange paper was a scrap piece from an old Stampin' Up! paper collection--love when I'm able to make good use of some scraps! To set them off from the kraft panel, each patterned strip was matted with dark brown cardstock. The "hello pumpkin" sentiment from Verve's Bountiful Harvest set was stamped in brown ink on a kraft fishtail flag strip. The strip was tucked beneath the coffee mug. The finished panel was adhered to a brown card base matching the mats beneath the patterned paper strips.

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 CTD666If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd666 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 Carol McFarland **

Materials Used:
Coffee Please digital stamps, Bountiful Harvest stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Rich Cocoa ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Close to Cocoa cardstock, designer paper (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); foam tape

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Color Throwdown 665-Spooktacular Halloween

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Susie is our hostess this week with a mix of colors inspired by a platter of Halloween treats in a non-traditional color scheme--pink, lavender, and aqua.

Wishing You A Spooktacular Halloween card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
After seeing the inspiration for the color scheme, I couldn't resist going with a ghost theme for my card, especially since this may be the only Halloween card I make this year! My ghost is from the Eek-a-Boo set from SugarPea Designs. I colored the image with Copic markers before cutting the image out by hand. I used foam tape to adhere the image to a die cut star filled lavender panel. The panel was adhered to an aqua card base, filling in the negative space in the star panel. For the sentiment, I stamped the set's "wishing you a spooktacular Halloween" sentiment on a trio of cardstock strips. The strips were arranged on the left side of the die cut panel using foam tape for dimension. 

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 CTD665If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd665 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:
Eek-a-Boo stamp set (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Lovely Lady cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Sno Cone cardstock (My Favorite Things); Very Violet cardstock (Recollections); foam tape

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Color Throwdown 664-Sending Bear Hugs


It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Amy Rohl is our hostess this week with a great color combination--turquoise, kraft, brown, and white.

Sending Bear Hugs card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
I paired the colors with the cuddly bear from the SugarPea Designs Hey Winter stamp set. The hat was stamped first, the masked so that it sat on the bear's head. I used Copic markers to color in the image, then dabbed the bear's fur with a rag dipped in colorless blender for a textured look. For more texture, I added white flock to the pom poms on the bear's hat. After cutting out the colored image, I used foam tape to adhere the image to a turquoise zig zag stitched circle die cut. The circle was adhered to the left side of a kraft card base, then trimmed along the edge to align with the side of the cardfront. For contrast, I placed a smaller dark brown zig zag stitched circle die cut beneath the lower right side of the round panel. The set's "sending bear hugs" sentiment was stamped in turquoise ink at the end of a white fishtail flag panel. To "stretch" the sentiment strip, I strategically cut it into two pieces and tucked them beneath the raised bear image. The strip was accented with a trio of turquoise enamel dots to bring in one more round element.

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 CTD664If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd664 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 our Guest Star Stamper Betty Wright.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** 
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Betty Wright **

Materials Used:
Hey Winter stamp set, Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); teal enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); white flock (Stampendous); foam tape


 
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