Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Color Throwdown 374-Luv U Bots

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  We're back from our holiday break with a new look, a pair of new team members, and a fabulous new color combination.  You can check out all of the details on the CTD blog.  Broni is our hostess this week and she's chosen a great combination--aqua, gray, and orange.

Luv U Bots card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesI used the colors to make a love themed card.  No, these aren't colors you'd traditionally use on a love themed design, but when you pair them with an adorable robot from the Paper Smooches Boom Bots set, it works perfectly!  I colored up the robot with Copic markers, then cut out the colored image with the matching Boom Bots Icons die.  The robot was adhered to a pale aqua card base over an angled strip of orange cardstock.  To set the orange cardstock off from the card, I edged it with a pair of narrow paper strips--one solid aqua and one striped aqua.  That striped aqua scrap  has been on my table for way too long, so I'm glad it finally found a home!  The set's "love you bots" sentiment was stamped on the bottom of the orange panel in black ink.  For a final pop of color and interest, I stamped the set's little heart speech bubble next to the image in a dark aqua pigment ink.

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 CTD374. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd374 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 January guestie Amy Rysavy, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Stephanie.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** January guestie Amy Rysavy **
** Guest Star Stamper Stephanie **

Materials Used:
Boom Bots stamps, Boom Bots Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Aquamarine ink, Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Orange Zest cardstock (My Favorite Things); silver brads; foam tape


  1. Lori, your robot card is so adorable! Some little guy would LOVE to get this card!

  2. Totally adorable! I loooove that sweet little bot, looks great in these colors. I am so excited to be joining the team.

  3. Adorable card, Lori! LOVE that 'bot!

  4. Your little Bot is sooo cute, Lori, and I love the sentiment...sooo fun!!!

  5. Super fun, Paper Smooches card, Lori! So happy to be designing with you and the team again.

  6. Lori- this card is so perfectly you....CAS but, with a perfect design and focal image!!

  7. This is PRECIOUS! The layout ROCKS with the angled panel, and I LOVE this little robot!!

  8. This is SO DARN cute, Lori!!!

  9. And I love your little bot! Fab CAS card, Lori!


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