Hey there everyone, welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lori is our hostess and she has an interesting color combo for us, based on her graphic inspiration piece.
I say it’s an interesting color combo to me because, although I love each color on it’s own, I’d never have put them together, but it works! Sooooo, I’d been trying to come up with an idea to use Puzzle Cover-Up from MFT’s August release but hadn’t really given it a lot of thought. Once I saw this, though, I thought I could make it work. To begin, I sponged all four colors on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper. I learned about this at the MFT Retreat from my team mate Stephanie and it’s a DREAM to work with. I’m normally sort of sponging challenged but, peeps! This stuff blends like buttah!!! No sponge marks—I love it!
But I digress. So, all sponging done, I cut it with Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics and then put the puzzle back together, applying copious amounts of clear tape to the back, leaving out the center piece, because I wanted to pop it up on foam tape on the card base. Then I cut Miss You Die-namics three times from Black Licorice card stock, stacked them, and adhered them to the card front. Next I popped the “missing” piece up on foam, and to the side, and finally, finished off with enamel dots. I like it!
And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD507 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd507 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Joy Taylor!
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Joy Taylor – August Guest Designer
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Die-namics: Puzzle Cover-Up, Miss You
Dye Ink: Eggplant, Fuse Green, Berrylicious, Cactus Green
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper