Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Color Throwdown 283-Cheer Up Grumpasaurus

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess this week and she’s shared a pretty color combination with us—Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, and Tangerine Tango.

Cheer Up Grumpasaurus-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesI put together a cute card using the colors and the current sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch. I used one of the dinosaurs from the Paper Smooches Cuteasaurus set to make a simple scene on a gray panel with a strip of green gingham patterned paper “grass” along the bottom. The dino was colored with Copic markers and cut out, then added to the panel using dimensional dots. To fill in the scene, I made a little sun from an orange pinking edged circle topped with an orange patterned paper circle.

I matted the panel on celery cardstock, then adhered it to a white card base on top of a green gingham patterned paper panel. The “cheer up grumpasaurus” sentiment was stamped on the gingham panel in gray pigment ink.  I finished the design with a trio of enamel dots arranged around the panels.  I was super careful about the placement so the dots won't get mistaken for dinosaur poop!

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 CTD283.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our March guestie, Gloria Stengel.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Melody **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** March guestie Gloria Stengel **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Cuteasaurus stamp set, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink, Carta Bella Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad, Lily Bee Design Pinwheel 6x6 paper pad, Studio Calico green enamel dots, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Gray cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. Lori, this is just so adorable and fun! Love the paper piecing and gingham panels!

  2. Fun card! Your playful dinosaur looks great with the gingham.

  3. Your little orange dino is adorable, Lori...he looks so cute against the gray background and I love how you added the sentiment on an angle!!!

  4. Such a cute card--love the green gingham!

  5. Such a sweet card Lori. Love the cute little dino. The colors look awesome.

  6. Oh, this is so sweet! Adorable take on the sketch!

  7. SO cute… love this color combo! An adorable use of the sketch!

  8. Love your card, it made me laugh, I call my male best friend Grumposaurus! Cx

  9. Grumpasaurus! OMG! How adorable is that! I love your cute card!!

  10. How adorable! LOVE that little 'saurus!


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