Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Color Throwdown 412-Smiles from Me

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess this week and she's sharing a vibrant color combination--blue, green, light pink, and coral.  I combined the colors with the current sketch from Sunday Stamps for this simple, sweet design.

I started my design by finding a piece of patterned paper that incorporated the challenge colors.  I cut the paper into strips and adhered it to the left side of a coral-y card base.  To top the paper strips, I created a pair of felt flowers using dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  It's been a while since I pulled out my felt and I'd almost forgotten how fun it is to use!  I arranged the flowers on the panel then added a green enamel dot to the center of each one.  The encouraging "smiles from me" sentiment from the Sending You stamp set was stamped on a bright pink fishtail flag strip. I set the strip on the card, tucking oneend beneath the flower pair.

Smiles from Me card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lil' Inker Designs
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 CTD412. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd412 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 September guestie, Karren Johnson, and this week's Guest Star Stamper Emily E.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** September guestie Karren Johnson **
**  Guest Star Stamper Emily E. **

Materials Used:
Sending You stamp set, Perky Posies dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Raspberry Fizz and Melon Berry cardstock, Melon Berry, Raspberry Fizz, and Spring Moss felt (Papertrey Ink); Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); green enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)


  1. Your flowers look so happy with the plaid!

  2. That patterned paper is perfect for this challenge! And what a fabulous card you've made. Thanks for all your help co-ordinating my stint as GD - it was so appreciated.

  3. I love your bright and cheery card! Felt flowers make it really pop. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week!

  4. What a bright and cheerful card...most certain to bring a smile to anybody's face. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week. Hope we see you again soon.


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