Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Color Throwdown 336-Thinking of You

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Wanda is our hostess this week and she's found a vintage inspired warm color combination for us to try--pale green, golden yellow, orange, and brick red.

Thinking of You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama ElephantI used the current Deconstructed Sketch, stretched to A2 size, and Mama Elephant's Potted Pretties set (again!) for my card.   I started out with a pale green plaid panel covering most of a pale green card base.  I added a golden yellow panel, wrapped with some twine and edged with a bunch of banner strips cut from random cardstock scraps.  One of the set's potted plant images was colored with Copic markers and cut with the matching die, then adhered to the golden yellow panel using foam tape.  I stamped the "thinking of you" sentiment next to the plant image.  A green button, died with more twine, was added to the yellow panel to finish the design.

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 CTD336.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd336 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram (and on Facebook!) with the username colorthrowdown.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our April guestie, my Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge buddy Karen Giron, and this week’s guest star stamper, Tobi Crawford.

 ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** April guestie Karen Giron **
** Guest Star Stamper Tobi Crawford **

Materials Used:
Potted Pretties and In My Heart stamp sets, Potted Pretties dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Crumb Cake cardstock (Stampin' Up!); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); twine (Hemptique); green button (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Your gingham looks so nice with your garden theme.

  2. This is too adorable Lori! I love the gingham background. :) Thanks for joining us for this week's sketch!

  3. This is wonderful, Lori! Love the different elements!

  4. Another sweet little pot of posies! Love this design!

  5. Such a sweet card Lori. Love the pretty flower pot. The button and twine looks really nice... great panel.s

  6. That little pot of plants is PERFECT for this color combo, Lori! Love it!

  7. This is CUTE, Lori! I love the gingham, and those angled pieces look terrific!


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