Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Color Throwdown 332-My Head's in the Clouds

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Spring is coming soon (it is, right?) and with that in mind, I picked these fun rainboots as inspiration for our challenge this week. The colors we're working with are red, navy blue, turquoise, and kraft.  Every spring I walk by the displays with cute rainboots like these and consider picking up a pair for myself. Maybe this will be the year that I actually do it!

In the Clouds card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's PajamasI used the Take Off set from The Cat's Pajamas for my card.  I colored the airplane flying bunny with Copic markers, then carefully cut out the colored image.  The backdrop was made with a piece of turquoise cardstock with a debossed dot pattern.  I added the image on top, using foam tape for dimension. A pair of clouds, cut with TCP's CutUpsCloud Border die, rounded out the scene.

I edged the bottom of the scene with a navy cardstock strip, then adhered it to a red cardstock panel.  The sentiment was stamped just beneath the image in black pigment ink. I adhered the finished panel to a kraft 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 CTD332.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our March guestie, Holly Brown, and this week’s guest star stamper, Kevin.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** March guestie Holly Brown **
** Guest Star Stamper Kevin **

Materials Used:
Take Off stamp set, CutUps Cloud Border die (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento  Luxe Tuxedo Black inks (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red, Night of Navy, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Aquamarine cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); foam tape


  1. This is really cute. I have a hard time thinking up boys cards and this one is great.

  2. Adorable card Lori, I like the sweet image and the clouds.
    Kevin xx

  3. Sooo cute, your beautiful coloring on that adorable image!!!!

  4. Your bunny pilot scene is so adorable! Love it!

  5. Adorable boys card! Colors are amazingly bright and pilot is just so cute!

  6. My favorite of all the TCP bunnies! Love this card, Lori! The clouds and embossing behind the plane are perfect!

  7. Such a sweet card Lori. Love the darling image and the fantastic coloring. The clouds look great.

  8. This is adorable! Love that bunny and your clouds!

  9. This color combo was so much fun, Lori! And that little bunny in the plane is perfect up in the turquoise sky! I've always loved him!

  10. This is darling, Lori! Loved this color combo!

  11. This is one of my fave stamps from The Cat's Pajama's - you can buy them digitally too. I love the details on your card - esp the 3D cloud. Cx


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