Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Color Throwdown 437-Mission Control

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  It's my turn to be the hostess this week and I'm sharing a spring inspired color combination--light aqua, red, green, and yellow.

Mission Control card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
The layout for my design was inspired by the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I made a cloud filled sky background by scattering shimmery white die cut clouds on a pale aqua background panel.  I colored up one of the astronaut images from the My Favorite Things Space Explorer image to add to the scene.  After die cutting the colored image, I used foam tape to add him to the panel.  One of the set's birthday themed sentiments was stamped on a red fishtail flag die cut and placed on the panel next to the astronaut image.  The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating red 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 CTD437.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd437 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 Jeanne Jachna, and this week’s guest star stamper, Laura Volpes.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** April guestie Jeanne Jachna **
** Guest Star Stamper Laura Volpes **

Materials Used:
Space Explorer stamp set, Sno Cone cardstock, Die-namics Space Explorer and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Real Red and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); stitched cloud dies (Lil' Inker Designs); foam tape


  1. Such a fun card! I like the background you created and the little space explorer floating down.

  2. Adorable take on the sketch, Lori! Love the colors, too


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