Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Color Throwdown 203-A Pocketful of Thanks

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! In case you missed the announcement on the CTD blog yesterday, we’re excited to welcome Denise as the newest addition to our team. Barbara’s our hostess this week and she’s brought us this pretty color combination—Only Orange, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Crumb Cake. I used the colors along with the current Deconstructed Sketch for this thank you card.

I used the denim pocket along with the flower and stem images from the WPlus9 A Pocketful set for my focal image. Doesn’t Marina Mist makes a pretty worn-looking denim color?  To get the two different colored  flowers, I used a marker to ink the stamp. The center of each flower is dotted with a little bit of Liquid Pearls for dimension and shine.

The rest of the card is a whole lot of layers—more than I usually use! The large panel on the cardfront is three layers with a kraft base (yes, there’s kraft there—you just have to look closely!) topped with an orange panel, then with a distress edged blue chevron patterned panel. I topped that with a strip of dotted yellow paper with an orange ric rac strip across it, then added the image panel on top.

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. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD203. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and August’s guestie, Vickie Zimmer:

** Barbara ** Broni  ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **

Materials Used:
A Pocketful stamp set (WPlus9); Yoyo Yellow and Only Orange markers, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock, scallop edge punch (Stampin’ Up!); Memento Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); On the Bright Side-One 6x6 paper pad (My Mind’s Eye); orange ric rac (May Arts); Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger); foam tape


  1. I'm so excited to be working with you, Lori...and hey, GMTA...I used the deconstructed sketch for today's card, too. :) I LOVE your torn edge. Looks awesome!

  2. Totally adorable image! And you rocked that sketch, Lori! Awesome card!

  3. Such a sweet pocket of posies and so perfect for the colors! Love the sketch you used, too!

  4. Super cute, Lori!! Love the popped up denim pocket and the torn corner!

  5. This is awesome, Lori! Love how you used these colors, and the Deconstructed sketch!

  6. Yep....marina mist makes a great faded denim color!!! Love that pocket of flowers and wonderful use of the sketch!! Love the torn corner!

  7. The little pocket of flowers is sooo cute, Lori, and I love how you used the orange rick rack...the sketch is fabo, too!!!!

  8. Oh I love this Lori! Your image is perfect for these colors and the chevron dp with rick-rack look awesome!


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