Friday, 11 May 2012

Sunshine yellow .....

.... I had a really fun time in my craft room yesterday afternoon and made a few cards.  But I'm only going to share one with you right now - you'll have to wait to see the others!!  This one has been made with three challenges in mind:



I've been thinking about the LIM challenge all week.  Yellow can be a difficult colour but, while "tidying" yesterday, I realised that I had the perfect set of stamps.  I've seen some wonderful cards made with Claire's French Country set, but my set hasn't been used yet!  I love the row of "buttons" in Kelly's sketch and I was going to use real buttons in my card, but I had a better idea.

I masked off the top half of the card and stamped the lovely French lace image in Versamark, embossed it with clear powder and added colour with distress ink (Scattered Straw).  I really like the resist technique.   Using my Spellbinder dies I cut out a star circle which I coloured with Wild Honey distress and a plain circle coloured with Mustard Seed.  Using my stamp-a-ma-jig and the star circle, I stamped the flowers to echo the button design!  I used watercolour pencils to colour the flowers.  I finished off with a bold, but simple, sentiment.  



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - French Country, Compact Sentiments
Inks: Distress - Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey; Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders: Star Circles (S4-335) #3; Circles Sm (S4-116) #4
Accessories: Staedtler Aquarell watercolour pencils; Clear embossing powder; Card from stash

I think I'm sending this to my Mum as an extra Mother's Day card - just because I can!  That's all - see you soon.

21 comments:

Maja said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed part of the card. Must learn how to do it - never tried it yet.

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Deborah....your mum will love it..

Anne

Ardyth said...

How fun - love those flowers popping up! Yellow makes it very cheery!

Carla said...

nice, sunny card! Is the weather in the States better than in Europe? Here it is awfull! Send us some sun please! Love from Holland!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is lovely, Deborah!! I love the yellow and the embossing!!

M said...

This is beautiful! Love the emboss resist. M x

Renee said...

Deb it's fabulous!!
Love that embossing...
and how creative to use the flowers instead of buttons! :)

Vickie Z said...

Love your flowers and embossing is wonderful!!! Now that you've inked that set it's going to be hard to put it done....IMHO!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beauty Deborah! I love the lacy embossing and the wreath effect above it. Your mum will appreciate another mothers day card I'm sure! Vicky x

Craftilicious said...

that's brilliant Deborah! I love that you replaced the buttons with the flowers - that sketch had me stumped as I couldn't see past the buttons and couldn't do anything interesting with the buttons I had! Love the embossed lace too it works perfectly with the yellow - looks antiqued.
Tara x

Chrissie said...

Great embossing Deborah!
Super card too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant idea with the sketch - those flowers with the die-cut work superbly as an interpretation. I too love resist techniques & this looks splendid with the yellow.
Paula (PEP)

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, That embossed stamp is just gorgeous - it gives so much texture and dimension! Just brilliant!

Claire said...

Lovely card Deborah - the embossing looks amazing!

Kim Duran said...

Deborah, this is so pretty! Yellow is one of those colors that I don't use often, but when I see a card like this....I always LOVE it! Great little flower collage too. Definitely a happy little card!

Buffy said...

Beautiful card Debs

Cheryl said...

I LOVE the stamping and embossing you did at the bottom of this card--just lovely. I want to go try that out right now! Beautiful creation!

Kelly S. said...

Oooo love how you stamped those stripes together, and so perfectly, too! The flowers tucked behind the sentiment are so sweet, Deborah! Love the sunny color scheme!

JJ Bolton said...

This turned out so sweet in yellow! Beautiful!

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful! The embossing looks fab! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

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