Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Color Throwdown 300-Life Is an Adventure

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Today marks our 300th--yes, 300th--challenge!  Isn't that amazing?  Vickie is our hostess this week and she’s chosen this vivid color palette—Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, and Pumpkin Pie. I used the colors along with the current Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.

Life Is an Adventure card-designed by Lori Tecler-stamps from Reverse Confetti
I used the cute car image from Reverse Confetti's  Here We Go set to make a simple scene.  I used some chevron patterned paper for the sky, then added a strip of gray cardstock along the bottom of the panel to make the road.  The car was stamped in orange ink, then cut out with the matching dies. I used foam tape to adhere it to the scene.  I added in the wheels beneath the body of the car, studding the center of each one with a shiny silver brad.  To fill out the scene, I added a white felt cloud and an orange sun cut with a pinking circle die.  The set's "life is an adventure" sentiment was stamped beneath the car in white ink and heat embossed so it would really stand out.

After matting the panel on navy cardstock, I adhered the scene to a Baja Breeze card base with a strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock along the right edge.  A narrow strip of navy cardstock helped to set the orange strip off from the rest of the cardfront.
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 in your project. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD300.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our July guestie, Diane Jaquay, and this week’s guest star stamper, Jen Mitchell.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Cindy ** Joan **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** July guestie Diane Jaquay **
** Guest Star Stamper Jen Mitchell **

Materials Used:
Here We Go stamp set and Confetti Cuts Here We Go dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko); Fizz ink (Avery Elle); Whip Cream ink (My Favorite Things); Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up); Time for Spring 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants); stitched cloud die (Lil' Inker Designs); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); silver brads (Joann); white felt; foam tape


  1. SO sweet! Love those awesome colours!

  2. Very sweet! Love that little car!

  3. This is adorable with that sweet little RC car, Lori, and what a great sketch!!!!

  4. Such a cute card, love that little car and the felt cloud!!

  5. OK, where'd my comment go??? :(

    LOVE this sweet card, Lori! The yellow car is so cute, and the chevrons are perfect for the sky!

  6. Great card! The car is so much fun!

  7. I really "need" to get this RC set since my first car was a navy blue VW bug! This is adorable as always, Lori!

  8. What a sweet card Lori. Great scene... love the fluffy felt cloud!

  9. Adorable car, Lori! And a great classic design!


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