Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Color Throwdown 304-Good Times Are Ahead

It's time for this week's Color ThrowdownTammy is our hostess this week and she's chosen a color scheme inspired by some vintage book pages.  The teacher in me just loves those pictures!

Good Times Are Ahead card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery ElleI used the colors along with a pair of Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty challenges to create this fun card.  I love the Avery Elle Aim High set and coordinating dies!  The set's "good times are ahead" sentiment was stamped in gray ink on a round panel.  I adhered the round panel to a Bermuda Bay panel that I topped with paper strips, mixing patterns and solids for interest.  After trimming the edge of the round panel so that it was flush with the right edge of the Bermuda Bay panel, I layered it on to a gray card base.  I topped the sentiment panel with a pair of die cut arrows, then added a few sparkly silver sequins as an accent.

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 CTD304.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our new August guestie, the talented Jodi Collins, and this week’s guest star stamper, Jane Taylor.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Cindy ** Joan **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June Guestie Jodi Collins **
**Guest Star Stamper Jane Taylor**

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Avery Elle Aim High stamp set and Aim High dies; Tsukineko Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink; My Mind's Eye Now and Then-Milo 6x6 paper pad; silver sequins

other:  Real Red and Bermuda Bay cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Moonlit Fog cardstock (Gina K Designs); circle die (Spellbinders)


  1. Sweet card Lori. Love the polka dot paper and those arrows. :)

  2. What a wonderful design with the polka dot papers and the off set round the arrows, too!!!

  3. Little did you know that your card actually fits in with our secret theme!! It's a wonderful card, full of hope! Love it!

  4. Hope you enjoyed your little surprise this week! :-) Love your polka dots and the way you popped the red color! Cute card!

  5. This is ADORABLE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those arrows!!!

  6. What Broni said! I saw your card earlier and thought HOW IRONIC that you used that sentiment, not knowing the surprise we had in store for you!!! Good things ARE ahead... a Kindergarten class that's gonna' have THE BEST TEACHER EVERRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! LOVE your card, Lori and love you, too!!!

  7. Adorable!! Oh...that sentiment is so perfect...those youngins' will LOVE you!!

  8. Good luck Lori! I am sure you will make a superb teacher..inspiring a future generation of crafters no doubt! I love your card, the arrows really make it pop. Cx


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