Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Color Throwdown 344-Flamingo Fun

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Vickie is our hostess this week and she's shared a summer inspired color combination--pink, yellow, and green.  I went with trendy flamingos on this fun design.

Fabulous Flamingo card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
My flamingo is from the Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo set.  I used pigment inks to stamp the image, then used the matching dies to cut it out.  I adhered ti to a yellow dotted patterned paper pane using foam tape.  To ground the flamingo, I adhered a strip of green "grass" to the bottom of the panel.  A simple yellow circle and a fun shimmery white stitched cloud rounded out the scene.  I stamped the sentiment next to the flamingo in gray ink, then added a pair of banner strips to the top right corner of the panel.  A few pink enamel dots scattered around finished the scene.  I layered the panel on a rosy pink 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 CTD344. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd344 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 May guestie, Tenia Nelson, and this week’s guest star stamper, Kirsty McIntyre.

 ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** May guestie Tenia Nelson **
** Guest Star Stamper Kirsty McIntyre **

Materials Used:
Fabulous Flamingos stamp set, Confetti Cuts Fabulous Flamingos and Tag Me dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Luxe Angel Pink and Gray Flannel inks (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Regal Rose cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Simply Chartreuse and Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Umbrella 6x6 paper pad (American Crafts); CutUps Stitched Clouds dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Grass border punch (Fiskars); pink enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape


  1. LOVE this flamingo card! Wish I had thought to use that set with these colors...perfect choice!

  2. Oh, how pretty Lori. Love the elegant flamingo with the soft pink... the stitched cloud looks great with the circle.


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