Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Color Throwdown 327-When Life Hands You Lemons

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Wanda is our hostess this week and she's chosen a fun, bold color combination--purple, lime green, turquoise, and yellow.

Make Lemonade card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I used the colors along with the current sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch to put together my card for the challenge.  For my focal image, I stamped and die cut a pair of lemons using the Reverse Confetti Fresh 'n Fruity stamp set and matching dies.  The lemons were adhered to a turquoise strip along the top of a lime green card base.  I used foam tape to give the lemons a little pop. 

The set's "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade" sentiment was stamped just beneath the turquoise strip in turquoise pigment ink.  To bring in the purple, I arranged a trio of purple sequins around the lemons.

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 CTD327. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our January guestie, Bonnie Sharp, and this week’s guest star stamper, Marlena McDeavitt.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** January guestie Bonnie Sharp **
** Guest Star Stamper Marlena McDeavitt  **

Materials Used:
Fresh 'n Fruity stamp set and Confetti Cuts Fresh 'n Fruity dies (Reverse Confetti); Aquamarine, Mimosa, and Lemon Grass inks (Avery Elle); Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); purple sequins (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Super cute card Lori. Love the turquoise strip in the background... perfect background to the yellow lemons.

  2. Perfect use of the sketch, colors, and images!! Fun card!!

  3. Love those fun lemons, Lori! And I LOVE how you added the purple sequins! Never would have thought of that!

  4. Fabulous CAS design, Lori! I surprised myself when choosing the colors as I'm not a fan of purple. Great idea to just use a wee touch in the sequins!

  5. Oh, I love this! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  6. I LOVE your design and the lemons are darling!

  7. You rocked these colors, Lori! The lemons are just perfect!

  8. Such a cute CAS design with those adorable lemons and the this, Lori!!!

  9. I saw this challenge at Color Throwdown but couldn't really figure out how I would pull those colors together. You however, have done an awesome job!

  10. Amazing use of sketch and color to produce a fabulous card!


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