Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Color Throwdown 290-Fly Away with Me

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Tammy is our hostess this week and she's selected this pretty color combination—Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean, and Barely Banana. Cool Caribbean just might be my all-time favorite Stampin’ Up! blue color, so I’m always happy to get a chance to feature it on a project!

Fly Away with Me card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn FawnI used the colors along with the current sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog for this sweet, simple design. I cut three squares of striped patterned paper and matted each on a slightly larger Cool Caribbean square, then adhered the squares to a white card base. I filled each square with one of the birds from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine stamp set. The birds were stamped on scraps of cardstock and cut out, then attached to the squares using dimensional dots.

The “fly away with me” sentiment was stamped in the gap between the squares—it was a perfect fit! I added a different color enamel dot to each square for one final pop of color.

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. Just be sure that the challenge colors are the dominant ones featured in your project.  And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD290.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our April guestie, Jeanne Jachna, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Teresa Kline. In addition to saying goodbye to Jeanne, it’s also Melody’s last week with us—we’re so sad to see both of them go! Next week, we’ll be introducing both a new guestie and a new CTD team member, so be sure to stop by to welcome them.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Melody **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** April guestie Jeanne Jachna **
** Guest Star Stamper Teresa Kline **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink, Doodlebug Design Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper pad and Spring Sprinkles enamel dots, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Cool Caribbean, Barely Banana, and Cameo Coral cardstock (Stampin’ Up!)


  1. awesome card!! Love the little birdies!

  2. Such a sweet card! Love the striped blocks backing up each of the birds! Fabulous CAS design!

  3. Lori, this is just too cute! Those birdies are darling, and are making me wish I'd bought a bird stamp I saw this past weekend at the stamp show!

  4. Those birdies are adorable Lori!

  5. What a cute layout with those sweet, little birds. Thank you for having me on the CTD Team! I will miss it!

  6. Those sweet birds and sentiment just make me happy! LOVE!

  7. This is just as cute as it can be, Lori...such an awesome CAS design and I so love the sweet little birds!!!!

  8. This is adorable! Love the layout!

  9. What fun! Love those cute little birds and that is one awesome sentiment! I'm ready to fly away...shall we go together??

  10. Such a sweet card Lori. Love those darling chicks and the candy dots!

  11. So simple and so SWEET, Lori!!


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