Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Color Throwdown 258-Aim High

*** To see my Clear and Simple Stamps release post, scroll down to the post below or click HERE.

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Lynn is our hostess this week and she’s challenged us to use Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, and Old Olive on our creations. I have to admit that I had a hard time figuring out how to use Sage Shadow with the rest of the colors, but I finally managed to figure out a way to fit it in to my design!

My card is based on this week’s sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog. I stamped the arrow image from Avery Elle’s Oh Happy Day set repeatedly in green ink, varying the orientation and placement of the arrowhead to add interest. The “aim high” sentiment from the Aim High set is stamped over the array of arrows in brown ink. I added a narrow brown cardstock strip to the left edge of the stamped panel, then adhered it to an olive green card base, letting a bit of the olive show along the left side. To bring in a bit of Sage Shadow, I added a trio of enamel dots around the arrows.

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 CTD258.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our September guestie, Susan Roberts.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Lynn **
** Melody ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** September guestie Susan Roberts **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Avery Elle Oh Happy Day and Aim High stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Pear Tart and Rich Cocoa inks, Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool Sprinkles

other: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Marshmallow cardstock (Bazzill)


  1. Wow !!
    I love this CAS card --- colors & design--- both fab !!

  2. What a great idea to stamp all the little arrows and then stamp the sentiment over them.,...such an awesome design, Lori!!!!

  3. Very cool card Lori! Great design using the fun arrows and sentiment!

  4. Love the arrows and enamel dots....perfect!! The border colors are a perfect balance!

  5. Wonderful card. LOVE LOVE the beautiful CAS design.

  6. Fabulous CAS creation! Especially love the arrows and the side border!

  7. I am loving the clean look of this and also the arrows and sentiment!! Great job with the colors Lori!!


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