Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Color Throwdown 307-Simply Said Sympathy

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Monika is our hostess this week and she’s chosen this lovely color palette inspired by this photo of a sunflower—Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Pacific Point.

In Sympathy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
My card for the challenge is keeping with my week's theme of super simple designs.  The layout is based on the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I started out by watercoloring a panel of watercolor paper with a Pacific Point-ish wash.  After letting it dry (while I did some prep work for some activities we'll be doing in my kindergarten class this week), I stamped one of the floral silhouette images from the Simple Blooms set from The Cat's Pajamas on top of the panel.  To go with the watercolored background, I colored the stamp with distress markers, then misted it with water to get a soft look.

I matted the image panel with blue cardstock, then added the sentiment on top on a banner strip cut with TCP's CutUps Framed Up 2 dies.  The "in sympathy" sentiment is from TCP's classic Simply Said sentiment set.  I adhered the image panel to a kraft panel, then adhered it to a cream 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. 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 CTD307. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our August guestie (and new CTD team member!), Jodi Collins, and this week’s guest star stamper, Beverley Daw

 ** Barbara ** Broni ** Cindy ** Joan **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** August guestie Jodi Collins **
** Guest Star Stamper Beverley Daw **

Materials Used:
Simple Blooms and Simply Said stamp sets, CutUps Framed Up 2 dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Peeled Paint and Wild Honey distress markers, distress watercolor paper (Ranger); Memento Bamboo Leaves ink (Tsukineko); Pacific Point and Crushed Curry cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); watercolors


  1. What a great card! I love the yellow!

  2. Such a sweet card Lori. Love the silhouette image with the soft blue background.

  3. This is such a fabulous sketch and I love your clean design! Hope your week is going well with all the little kiddos!

  4. I absolutely LOVE this. Stunning clean design and I LOVE your layout. Beautiful!!!

  5. Such a beautiful sympathy card, your pretty yellow flowers!!! Hope all is going well in the classroom...Friday is almost here!!!!

  6. So pretty! Love the soothing colors you chose!

  7. Ha...I used that sketch too...versatile!! Love those sweet flowers!! Hope you're enjoying your long WE!!

  8. Gorgeous CAS card, Lori! I love those flowers!


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