Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Color Throwdown 340-Happy Bird-day

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  We have a fun color palette this week courtesy of Jodi--pink, green, and aqua.

Happy Bird-day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I went with a pretty bold take on the colors and combined them with a stretched out version of the current sketch at Retro Sketches.  My focal image is the flamingo from the Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo set.  I stamped the bird in neon coral ink, then die cut the pieces with the matching dies.  The bird was assembled on a blue panel, using foam tape for dimension.  I added a green half circle, accented with silver brads, to the top left edge of the panel, then adhered it to a green dotted pattenred paper panel.  I stamped the set's "happy bird-day" sentiment on a berry cardstock scrap and adhered it to the right edge of the image panel.

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 CTD340. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd340 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, Karen Giron, and this week’s guest star stamper, Kathy Schweinfurth.

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

Materials Used:
Fabulous Flamingo stamp set and Confetti Cuts Fabulous Flamingo dies (Reverse Confetti); Electric Coral Radiant Neon ink, Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, and Berry Sorbet cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Soup Staples II-Green Salt designer paper (Jillibean Soup); circle punch (EK Success); silver brads (Making Memories); corner rounder; foam tape


  1. Love this flamingo for a bird-day card! Cute!

  2. Lori the flamingo is fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at RetroSketches!

  3. Sweet card, Lori! The flamingo is a perfect image for these colors!

  4. This is FABU Lori!!! you totally rocked these colors! LOVE the flamingo, your layout and that FABULOUS green polka dot layer!


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