Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Color Throwdown 446-You're Spec-tacular

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Lisa is our hostess this week with a fun, bright color combination--green, yellow, and coral.  I paired the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch and the masculine theme at Paper Smooches for this design.

You're Spec-tacular card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesI started out by fishing a bunch of patterned paper scraps out of my scrap pile.  I mixed and matched the colors and patterns until I settled on the three that I cut down to rounded squares with the help of a square punch and corner rounder.  After arranging the trio on a yellow panel, I added a pair of silver eyeglasses, cut with the PS Glasses die, on top.  The "you're spec-tacular" sentiment from the PS Incognito stamp set was stamped to the right of the squares in gray pigment ink.  I accented the text and die cut with a trio of coral-y enamel dots.  The finished panel was adhered to a kraft 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 CTD446.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd446 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 June guestie Audrey Tokach, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Michele Ferguson.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June guestie Audrey Tokach **
** Guest Star Stamper  Michele Ferguson **

Materials Used:
Incognito stamp set, Glasses dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lemon Tart and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); square punch (EK Success); enamel dots (Doodlebug Design); craft foam; corner rounder


  1. Lori, I dug through my [massive] collection of papers, too, and STILL ended up with nothing as cute as you have... and this resembles our CTS sketch, too - hurry to edit! [nice being on the same team again!]

  2. Cute take on the sketch! Love the addition of the eyeglasses!


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