Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Color Throwdown 269-Happy Thanksgiving

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Vickie is our hostess this week and she’s shared a pretty color combination with us—Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla. The colors were perfect for a Thanksgiving themed design.

Happy Thanksgiving-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn FawnI used the current sketch from Seize the Sketch and the cute little turkey image from Lawn Fawn’s Turkey Day set for my card. I colored the turkey with markers, then cut him out. He’s attached to a green cardstock strip cut along the top with a grass border punch. I wrapped the bottom of the strip with some green baker’s twine. The “happy Thanksgiving” sentiment from the Happy Everything stamp set is stamped just above the twine in brown ink.

I covered a Soft Suede card base with a piece of houndstooth-like patterned paper. The panel is machine stitched around the edges for contrast. I even took the time to change out the thread in my sewing machine on this one! Once the stitching was done, I added a pair of layered Dusty Durango and Soft Suede panels across the cardfront. The image panel is adhered over them. I purposely cut the card base just a little bit narrower than a standard A2 cardfront to allow the image panel to hang over the edges just a bit while still fitting inside a regular envelope.

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 CTD269.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our November/December guestie, Cindy Lawrence.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan **
** Melody ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
**November/December guestie Cindy Lawrence **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Turkey Day and Happy Everything stamp sets, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink, Spectrum Noir markers (EB4, EB6, EB7), Copic markers (R02, R05, R08, YR14), Echo Park About a Boy 6x6 paper pad, Divine Twine green baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Pear Pizzazz cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); grass border punch (Fiskars); sewing machine


  1. Love your little gobbler, Lori!

  2. What a cute little turkey, perfect with the checked background!

  3. what a great use of sketch, Lori! love it!

  4. This is SO cute! Love that little turkey standing on the lawn! He'd better run!!

  5. Absolutely adorable! I can see why Lydia featured this on FB the other day!

  6. Love your take on the sketch, Lori...your little Thanksgiving scene is sooo cute!!! Love the background paper and the *grass*, too!!!!

  7. He is charming - I love the little scene you have created. The cute turkey looks like he wants to run away!!

  8. So cute, Lori! Love that turkey, and the orange houndstooth paper is fantastic!


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