Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Color Throwdown 455-You're Awesome

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Jodi is our hostess this week with a sweet treat inspired pastel color combination--aqua, pale pink, lavender, and white.

You're Awesome card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesI thought the colors would be perfect for a unicorn themed design!  I created a fun watercolored background using several distress oxides on watercolor paper.  While the panel dried, I stamped the unicorn from the Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set on shimmery white cardstock, then added a bit of color to the image using Copic markers.  After stamping a pair of clouds on the same shimmery white cardstock, I used the matching dies to cut out all of the pieces.  I assembled them on the watercolored panel using foam tape for dimension.  The set's "you're awesome" sentiment was stamped to the left of the unicorn in black ink.  A few silver glitter enamel dots scattered around the unicorn added a final magical element to the design .  The finished panel was adhered to a pale pink card base.  In addition to this week's Color Throwdown challenge, I'm also entering this card into the current Paper Smooches "anything goes" themed challenge.

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 CTD455.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd455 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 August guestie Sheri Gilson, and this week's Guest Star stamper, Lucie G.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** August guestie Sheri Gilson **
** Guest Star Stamper Lucie G **

Materials Used:
Spectrum stamp set, Spectrum Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Broken China,Wilted Violet, and Worn Lipstick distress oxides (Ranger); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Bubblegum cardstock (My Favorite Things); silver glitter enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape 


  1. What a darling card! Totally takes me back to the 80's! <3

  2. Total CUTENESS Lori! The unicorn is perfection with these colors!


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