Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Color Throwdown 409-Sending Sunshine

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Vickie is our hostess this week and she's found a fabulous combination--yellow, black, aqua, and white. When I saw these colors, I thought of a sunny sky speckled with clouds and I think my card captures that pretty well.

Sending Sunshine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from WPlus9The layout is based on the current sketch at Retro Sketches.  I made a sun-filled scene for the card's upper left corner using sun and cloud dies from WPlus9.  The black "sending sunshine" sentiment really pops against the blue background.  It helps that I cut the "sending" out of craft foam to layer behind the black die cut word!

After matting the little scene on yellow cardstock, I adhered it to a yellow card base covered with a piece of dotted aqua patterned paper.  I decided the card needed a bit of sparkle, so I added a trio of aqua sequins in the empty space beneath the sun and clouds.

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 CTD409. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd409 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 and our September guestie, Karren Johnson.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** September guestie Karren Johnson **
Materials Used:
Hand Lettered Hello stamp set, Sending, Hoping, Wishing Word and Sunshine Layers dies (WPlus9); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lemon Drop cardstock (My Favorite Things); Basic Black, Cool Caribbean, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!);  Apple Cheddar Soup-Fresh Apple Slices designer paper (Jillibean Soup); aqua sequins (Treehouse Studio); craft foam; foam tape

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! And what a great idea to use the colors for a sun, clouds and sky theme - so clever!


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