Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Color Throwdown 450-You Got This

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess this week with a combination featuring the primary colors--brick red, royal blue, yellow, and white. 

You Got This card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama ElephantThe layout for my card was loosely inspired by the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  The color scheme was perfect for one of the superheroes from Mama Elephant's Tiny Heroes stamp set.  I colored up the superhero image and cut it out with the matching die, then set it aside to create the background.  The background was stenciled with stars using a Heidi Swapp stencil, yellow ink, and an ink applicator.  The stars got a bit of extra sparkle courtesy of a glitter pen.  I used the same yellow ink to add color around the edges of the panel.  I used foam tape to position the superhero image at the top of the stream of stars.  The set's encouraging sentiment was stamped to the left of the image in royal blue ink.  I adhered the image onto a royal blue card base to finish the design.  I'm giving the card to my new officemate at work this morning.  She and I have been friends for a long time and I'm so excited that we'll be working together on a daily basis again!

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 CTD450.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd450 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 July guestie Tracey McNeely, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Tara Chaussee.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** July guestie Tracey McNeely **
** Guest Star Stamper Tara Chaussee **

Materials Used:
Tiny Heroes stamp set, Tiny Heroes dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Mustard Seed distress ink (Ranger); markers (Copic); clear Sparkle glitter pen (Spectrum Noir); Navy cardstock (Reverse Confetti); star stencil (Heidi Swapp); foam tape


  1. What a cool card, Lori! I love your little superhero! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!


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