Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Color Throwdown 447-Whale Done

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  I'm the challenge hostess this week with a color combination inspired by this whimsical bookshelf--navy, aqua, lime green, and kraft. 

Whale Done card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery ElleI used the bookshelf itself as inspiration for my card along with the current sketch from Sunday Stamps.  The layout's long panel worked perfectly as a watery background for the whale image from Avery Elle's Whale Hello stamp set.  I added the whale on top, using foam tape for dimension.  A pair of shimmery white die cut clouds filled in the sky behind the image.  I stamped the set's "whale done" sentiment next to the whale image in lime green pigment ink.  The panel was matted on lime green cardstock, then 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 CTD447.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd447 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, Swapna Patil.

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

Materials Used:
Whale Hello stamp set, Lemon Grass pigment ink, Whale Hello dies (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Limeade Ice and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); stitched cloud dies (Lil' Inker Designs); corner rounder; foam tape


  1. How cute! Perfect design for your image and sentiment. Great colors too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. This is so cute, love the whale in the water! Great job with the sketch!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Adorable clean card, and your whale coloring is excellent! Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps.


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