Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Color Throwdown 383-Rain or Shine

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Broni is our hostess and she's shared a cheery, spring-like color scheme--orange, yellow, green, and white. 

I'm Here Rain or Shine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama ElephantI paired the colors with the current sketch at RetroSketches and this week's Rain or Shine theme at The Paper Players to create this 4 1/4" square card.  The RS layout is perfect for using up scraps--and I have a lot of those!  I mixed and matched a few different combinations before settling on what you see here.  The "I'm here rain or shine" sentiment from Mama Elephant's Chance of Rain stamp set was stamped in gray ink in a gap between the paper strips.  I added a simple sun made from die cut circles and a shimmery white cloud.  A trio of clear sequins gives the design a touch of sparkle.  The finished panel was matted on orange cardstock, then adhered to a golden yellow 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 CTD383. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd383 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 March guestie Leslie Miller, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Bernadette Bliss.

**  Amy ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** March guestie Leslie Miller **
** Guest Star Stamper Bernadette Bliss  **

Materials Used:
Chance of Rain stamp set (Mama Elephant); Memento Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Orange Zest and Harvest Gold cardstock, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, and Simply Chartreuse patterned papers (Papertrey Ink); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); circle punch (EK Success); stitched cloud die (Lil' Inker Designs); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); foam tape


  1. Love how you put these colors together! So bright and pretty for spring!

  2. Awesome combination of all the challenges, Lori! Love it!

  3. This is wonderful! Your strips of patterned paper along with your cheerful sun look so sweet.

  4. Gorgeous Lori! I love the colours and mix of papers behind the cute sun and clouds. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. This really is a great use of scraps! So sweet and cute in the petite 4 1/4" size. Love it!

  6. I loved this sketch're right, perfect to use up scraps! Such a cheerful, happy card, it would bring a smile to anyone! Thanks for sharing this with the Players this week!

  7. Love the theme, design, colors, and patterns!! Gorgeous!

  8. What a great border! Love this design!

  9. LOVE the patchwork look on this Lori, and that sun is just DARLING!!!


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