Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Color Throwdown 387-Happy Bird-day

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  It's my turn to be the challenge hostess and I've chosen a spring inspired color palette--mint/light aqua, red, orange, and yellow. 

Happy Bird-day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
The layout for my design is from the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I used it to make a birthday card featuring one of my favorite Paper Smooches images, the birdie from the Birthday Buddies set.  I stamped the bird image on a matching die cut, then colored it with Copic markers.  The bird was adhered to a white stitched rectangle panel at the edge of an array of narrow cardstock strips matching the challenge colors.  The "happy bird-day" sentiment was stamped beneath the bird in black ink. I adhered the finished panel to a cheery 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 CTD387. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd387 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 Amy Rohl, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Jen.

**  Amy ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** April guestie Amy Rohl  **
** Guest Star Stamper Toni Maddox **

Materials Used:
Birthday Buddies stamp set, Buddies Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Daffodil and Spearmint cardstock (My Favorite Things); Real Red and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil' Inker Designs); foam tape


  1. loved these bright fun colors this week, Lori. your card is darling.

  2. Oh, this is so sweet! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

  3. That bird cracks me up! LOVE the rainbow bird trail, too!

  4. Such a fun and cheerful card!

  5. Such an adorable bird! Makes me smile every time!

  6. What an adorably sweet card! Love the rainbow lines!

  7. This is way too cute! The bird looks like he's zooming! Ha ha!

  8. Fun take on the sketch! Now if that bird was on a wobbler, I'd love it even more!

  9. Love that birdie and his rainbow "trail", Lori!

  10. He's streaking by at the speed of a rainbow! This is awesome, Lori!


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