Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Color Throwdown 265-Hello Deer

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Joan is our hostess this week and she’s challenged us to use Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Not Quite Navy, White, and Pistachio Pudding in our designs.

I just can’t get enough of the adorable deer image from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods set, so I used it again as the focal image on this card. The layout’s based on the current sketch at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog. I colored the deer with Spectrum Noir markers, then used the matching die from the Into the Woods die set to cut it out. It’s set on a panel made from two different papers from the Into the Woods paper pad—a blue patterned one for the sky and a green striped one for grass. I layered the round panel on a Not Quite Navy mat, then set it on a green panel (I substituted Pear Pizzazz for Pistachio Pudding . . .)

I scored and folded a strip of cardstock to shape into a dimensional banner to add at the bottom of the image panel. I mixed words from two different sets—“hello” from the So Much to Say set and “deer” from the Into the Woods set—to create my own sentiment. A bunch of different sized enamel dots are scattered around the image panel for a pop of color and some texture.

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 CTD265.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our October guestie, Sankari Wegman.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan **
** Melody ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda ** 
** October guestie Sankari Wegman **

And, don't forget about the big 5th birthday sale going on now at i {heart} papers.  IHP is thrilled to be celebrating our 5th birthday this month! To celebrate we’re having 5 days of savings! From October 21-25 check the SALE PAGE for steep birthday savings on hundreds of items, some marked down as much as 50%! 

We know there’s no way we could have made it this far without each and every one of our loyal customers sharing their IHP love with their friends or following us on Facebook, Twitter, our blog or through our newsletter. We will also have a giveaways on the blog and on Twitter during these days (they’ll be linked from Facebook too but since giveaways aren’t technically allowed on Facebook we have to do it on the blog!) so be sure to check in daily to see how to enter.

But wait! There’s more! Most customers know that Kate is a huge dog rescue advocate, volunteering for a local dog rescue, transporting dogs in need and doing rescue work on Facebook. October happens to also be Adopt A Shelter Dog month, as well as the birthday of one of Kate’s dogs, BooBoo and the Gotcha/Adoption day of Mr. Barbo. So, in honor of all of that, IHP will be donating 10% of all sales during the birthday sale to Home For Good Dog Rescue, Eleventh Hour Rescue and Pilots ‘n Paws.  Happy shopping!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods and So Much to Say stamp sets , Into the Woods 6x6 paper pad, and Into the Woods dies, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (TN3, TN5, TN7, EB4, CR2), Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Lily White enamel dots, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Not Quite Navy and Pear Pizzazz cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); You're a Natural Darling cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); circle dies (Spellbinders)


  1. Great CAS card! Love that little deer.

  2. Too cute, Lori!! What a sweet little deer!

  3. Your little deer is just precious, the awesome sketch, too, and the enamel dots are the perfect details!!!

  4. I adore this card! So sweet! love your take on the sketch!

  5. Lori-that deer is adorable!! I have to check out some Lawn Fawn!!

  6. This little deer is so adorable (even though their abundance in our area creates an awful driving hazard!). Can't help but love this little guy!

  7. I adore your little deer, Lori! And the sky/grass background is perfect! Love the enamel dots and sentiment banner too!


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