Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Color Throwdown 229-Hope You Perk up Soon

It’s an exciting morning around here. Not only is it time for another Color Throwdown, but Chloe the cutie puppy and I are off to a veterinary dermatology/allergy specialist first thing in the morning to see if we can get to the root of her persistent itching/licking and icky rash. She can’t eat before her appointment and for my food-driven girly, that is going to be an issue. It’s a good thing our appointment is early! Anyway, Wanda is our hostess this week and she’s found a yummy photo with a pretty color combination for us to work with—Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, and White. I used the colors along with an A2 sized variation on the current Deconstructed Sketch to make a get well card for the secretary at my office.

The focal image is the to go cup from the Hot, Hot, Hot set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I colored the cup with Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out, then used a dimensional dot to adhere it to a white panel stamped with the set’s “hope you perk up soon” sentiment.

The image panel is layered over a pink chevron panel with an olive dotted strip adhered down the center. Each layer is matted with chocolate brown cardstock for a nice pop. I kept the card simple, even with all the layers, so it will be easy to pop into the mail.

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 CTD229. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our February guestie, Kim Hahn.
** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise ** Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda ** 
February Guestie Kim Hahn
Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Hot, Hot, Hot stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Spectrum Noir markers (CG1, DG2, DG4, BT1), My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing-Lavender 6x6 paper pad, Bo Bunny Double Dot Bold and Bright 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Fishtail Flag Stax and Fishtail Flag Stax Layers dies (My Favorite Things); corner rounder


  1. What a sweet card, Lori! That chevron paper is gorgeous, and the green just pops with the browns and pinks. Hmmm...might have to order that stamp set too. Great card! Bev

  2. CUUUUTE card, Lori! Love how you used these colors, and the Chevron paper is perfect in the background!

  3. Too cute, Lori! Love how you popped up the cup!

  4. Your card is so cute Lori!!! I love the look of a coffee cup, as do a lot of others I think. I think this is a great way to get someone to perk up. Great job!! :>)

  5. Cute card! Love all the layers,the chevron paper in the background, and the rounded corners.

  6. This is FABULOUS! I love the bold brown with the pink and green! I'm so glad you were able to join us for the sketch!

  7. Love this layout and the way you popped the green in the banner! My daughter is a huge dog lover and she swears her dog was allergic to his previous food brand. She now buys some really expensive dog food (sorry, can't remember the name of it) and he's no longer having the itching symptoms.

  8. I'm sooo sorry your sweet Chloe is having problems...we order human grade dog food from The Honest Kitchen. It's more expensive but our little Pumpkin is thriving!! Your card is sooo the great layout and fun image and sentiment!!!


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