Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Color Throwdown 242-What's Mew?

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! It’s my turn as hostess for this week’s challenge. This week’s colors are Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Kiwi Kiss as inspired by this lemonade stand. Isn’t it so sweet? It sure is making me look forward to summer! I’m combining my post with another Sneaky Peek of a new stamp set from The Cat’s Pajamas. All the Sprinkle fans out there will be excited to see this one!

The layout for my card comes from this week’s challenge at Retro Sketches. I stamped the Sprinkle image from the new What's Mew set using Versafine's black ink (my favorite for solid images like Sprinkle and TCP's penguin trio!), then colored her using most of the challenge colors.  The cutout image is adhered to a turquoise panel with foam tape. I matted the panel on a coordinating piece of cardstock, then wrapped some red baker’s twine around the top before adhering it to a yellow panel on an angle.

To add a little interest to the design, I scattered a few different sized yellow enamel dots around the image. I also added a die cut arrow, made with the new CutUps Talk to Me die, pointing right at Sprinkle. The “I thought I saw a puddity tat” sentiment is stamped just beneath the image panel. I used a marker to selectively ink the stamp to get the text arranged over three lines instead of four.

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 CTD242. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and May's guest designer, Audrey Hiltke.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise ** Joan **
** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
** May Guestie Audrey Hiltke **

And, be sure to stop by the In to Win thread in the TCP member company forum on SCS to chat with other DT fans.  One lucky commenter will be selected each day to win one of the brand new releases!  You can see more TCP sneak peeks here:

  **  Nancy ** Wendy **

Materials Used:
What's Mew stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, CutUps Talk to Me die, Divine Twine red baker's twine (The Cat's Pajamas); Versafine Onyx Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker (Tsukineko); Daffodil Delight, Kiwi Kiss, and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Scoot 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); yellow enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape


  1. LOVE it..colors are perfect

  2. SWEEET! I'm loving all the different colors and wonderful dots.

  3. Very sweet Lori! I love the bright colors and embellishments that you chose!


  4. The new stamp is adorable, Lori, and what a fun sentiemnt....this is such a cute card!!!!

  5. OH CUTE!! I love the colors this week!!! I am def playing along!!! :) :) :)

  6. Adorable card Lori! Such a fun layout with cute images, and I love the colors you chose for this week!


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