Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Color Throwdown 226-Turtle-ly Awesome

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Denise is our hostess this week and she’s found this pretty color combination to work with—Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, and Garden Green. Flowers were the first thing to come to mind when I saw these colors, but I gave it some more thought and came up with a non-traditional colored Valentine using the combination.

I used one of the little creatures from the WPlus9 Bitty Buddy Valentines stamp set along with the current sketch from Deconstructed Sketches for my card. The die cut turtle image is stamped in two shades of Memento green inks (the closest I had to the challenge colors!). If you look closely, you’ll see a heart hidden among the spots on his shell. I used dimensional dots to attach the turtle to a rounded rectangle panel stamped with the coordinating “you’re turtle-ly awesome” sentiment.

I used a piece of purple dotted patterned paper from an older paper collection for the panel behind the turtle image—it’s more plum colored IRL than in the photo. The panel is wrapped with some green baker’s twine that I secured with a matching bow and edged with a celery scalloped strip cut with an Edgeabilities die. I set the pieces, along with a layered fishtail banner strip, on a pale purple panel, then layered the panel on a plum 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. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD226. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our December/January guestie, Miriam.

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

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: WPlus9 Bitty Buddy Valentines stamp set, Bitty Buddy Valentine and Rounded Rectangle dies, Tsukineko Memento Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, and Sweet Plum inks, Echo Park Springtime Collection Kit, Spellbinders Classic Edges One Edgeabilities die, Divine Twine Green Apple baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Lovely Lavender cardstock (Gina K Designs); Fishtail Flag Stax and Fishtail Flag Stax Layers dies (My Favorite Things)


  1. This is turtle-ly adorable, Lori! Perfect image to pair up with these fun colors!

  2. This card is turtle-ly awesome, Lori! Just too dang cute! :)

  3. Sweet as can be!! Love that adorable turtle and all the polka dots!

  4. Love your little turtle, Lori....I didn't even think of using a turtle for the green!!! Love your awesome sketch, too!!!!

  5. SOOOO cute, Lori! Love that little turtle!


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