Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Color Throwdown 350-You're the Coolest

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  It's my turn to be the hostess this week for our 350th (yes, 350th!) challenge. The colors for this week's challenge are green, orange, pink, and black, based on the fun paper mache giraffe with trendy triangles we're using for our inspiration this week. 

You're the Coolest card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
I haven't  had enough of those fun penguins from the My Favorite Things Penguin Paradise set yet, so I inked them up again for my CTD card.  The card's layout is loosely based on the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.

I colored up the sunbathing penguin using Copic markers.  He's set into a window opening, using foam tape for dimension.  I added a little layered sun to the top of the window to go with the penguin.  The "you're the coolest" sentiment was stamped just beneath the image. I used foam tape to adhere the window panel to a card base with a contrasting orange dotted pattern along the bottom.

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 CTD350. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd350 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 July guestie, Valentyna Komisarenko, and this week’s guest star stamper, Billie Brockwell.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** July guestie Valentyna Komisarenko **
** Guest Star Stamper Billie Brockwell **

Materials Used:
Penguin Paradise stamp set, Bubblegum cardstock, Die-namics Penguin Paradise dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Orange Zest patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); stitched circle dies (Lil' Inker Designs); scalloped circle punch (Martha Stewart); circle punch (EK Success); foam tape


  1. This is toooo sweet!! Love that penguin!! Love the background/layout!!

  2. This is just too stinkin' cute! Love these great colors!

  3. Love this awesome and creative layout!

  4. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  5. Love these colors, Lori! And your card is so darn cute!!

  6. Such a sweet card, Lori! Love that adorable penguin and the whole scene!

  7. Great card!! Love your lay-out!!
    Enjoy your weekend,

  8. This is darling, Lori! And I think you were the winner at CASE(e) this Sketch, too... did you see that? :)

  9. Congrats on your win Lori...much deserved!

  10. THE FABBEST......This is where I want to relax!!!!!

    Well deserved!!!!!!! LOVE your clean crisp CAS creations!!


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