Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Color Throwdown 293-Smile Crocodile

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess this week and she's selected this pretty color combination—Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, and Pear Pizzazz.

Smile Crocodile card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesI used the colors along with stamps from Paper Smooches to make a simple scene, which also serves as my entry for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS "anything goes" challenge. I made a background using a piece of light blue patterned paper along with some strips of Soft Sky cardstock punched with a wave border punch. I filled in the scene with one of the animals from the Paper Smooches Zoo Crew stamp set. For the purposes of my card, I’m going to call the animal a crocodile. I used the letters in the Alphadots set to spell out “smile” to go with my crocodile.

To bring in a little orange to my design, I fashioned a simple sun out of a pinking edged circle die cut topped with a piece of orange patterned paper and adhered it at the top of the scene. I also added a narrow strip of orange cardstock at the bottom of my scene. It sets the panel off nicely from the green card base.

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 CTD293.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our May guestie, Annette Allen, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Jo Hooper. 

** Barbara ** Broni ** Cindy ** Joan **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** May guestie Annette Allen **
** Guest Star Stamper Jo Hooper**

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Zoo Crew and Alphadots stamp sets and Zoo Crew 2 dies; Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink; Echo Park Paper and Glue and All About a Boy 6x6 paper pads; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, and Tangerine Tango cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); circle punch (EK Success); Boundary Waters border punch (Fiskars)


  1. Such a sweet and fun card Lori. Love the patterns on the DPs.

  2. Heh, heh. TOO stinkin' CUTE, Lori!

  3. Sweet scene Lori!! Love that alligator and sentiment!!

  4. LOVE this sweet summer scene! The PS images always make me smile! Congrats again on joining their design team!

  5. Super cute card! The alligator is adorable. :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  6. I love that sweet little gator! Makes me smile!!

  7. Very cute, Lori and I LOVE the orange sun!


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