Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Color Throwdown 273-Oh Snap!

It's time for our first Color Throwdown challenge of 2014!  Not only is this our first challenge of the new year, we're welcoming a new team member--Monika Davis-- and a new guestie--Linda McClain.  This week's challenge is hosted by Tammy.  She's chosen a pretty color combination--Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, White, and Basic Gray--inspired by an adorable quilt.

Oh Snap-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Taylored ExpressionsDuring my marathon craft room clean up and reorganization, I "found" a lot of stuff, including the camera patterned paper I used as the inspiration for this card.  The paper is paired with one of the camera images from the Taylored Expressions Oh Snap! stamp set.

I colored the camera with Copic markers to match the challenge colors, then cut it out and used foam tape to attach it to the patterned paper panel over a gray film strip die cut.  I was thrilled to discover that my shiny silver washi tape was exactly the same width as the openings in the film strip die.  It looks great as a filler for the die cut border strip!  For the sentiment, I die cut a speech bubble from white cardstock and stamped the "oh snap" sentiment on it in gray ink.  A trio of white enamel dots around the camera complete the design.

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 CTD273.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, including our new member Monika, and our January guestie, Linda McClain.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Melody **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** January guestie Linda McClain **

Materials Used: 
Oh Snap stamp set, white cardstock, and Film Strip Border die (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Basic Gray cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Day by Day 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); Bubble Talk dies (Papertrey Ink); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); silver washi tape; foam tape


  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I'm looking forward to playing with new Inktense Blocks and PanPastels... just have to wait a few more months for them to get to me! Happy New Year to you, Lori! Hugs. :)

  2. Happy New Year Lori. Thank you for the warm welcome to the team. What an awesome card. Love the theme. That camera is fabulous... and I love the filmstrip die-cut behind it.

  3. oh my goodness. thank you for the continued inspiration. blessings!!!

  4. What a fun card for a camera fan! Perfect DP and love the washi tape woven through the film strip!

  5. The BG paper is perfect!! Love the TSG camera!! happy New Year!!

  6. This is sooo cute, the sweet little camera, sentiment, and the background paper is just perfect!!!!!

  7. What a fun design, Lori! Love that camera paper and your silver tape behind the "film"! This is too cute!

  8. That paper is terrific, Lori... what a great find for your darling card! The camera theme is so trendy... you rocked these colors!

  9. What a great card, Lori. So trendy with the camera and filmstrip. Love the fun design/sketch.


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