Monday, 7 May 2012

Mellow Yellow

I thought I'd make a bright sunny card to try and brighten up this miserable and grey Bank Holiday...so I went 'Yellow' for this week's Less is More Challenge. I'm not really a 'yellow' kind of person...much prefer my cool colours...but I thought I'd give it a go. I started by blending 'Wild Honey' Distress Ink over a piece of white card...adding a little 'Spiced Marmalade' towards the bottom and around the edges...then stamped 'Blooming Meadows' by Hero Arts (love this stamp!) over the top in 'Spiced Marmalade'. I made a 'spotlight' by using the resist stamping technique...embossing the same stamp in white, blending the same inks over the top, then cutting out the circle using one of my Nesties...inking around the edge to help make it stand out, and popping it up on foam pads. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Wonderful' set by Penny Black.


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24 comments:

jennie'g' said...

what a lovely sunny card really cheers you up jenniexx

Marijke's stamping creations said...

very nice card

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous Helen! Hugs, Claire x

Elaine said...

This really is a bright and cheerful card - love the white stamping!

Samantha said...

STUNNING card Helen! hugs me x

Catherine said...

This is fab, love the white cut out part...

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Helen...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline C said...

ooh likee :-) This is really cheerful Helen and a great spotlight technique - love it !
Pauline x

Chrissie said...

What an interesting way to do a spotlight Helen!
Gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Terry said...

Hey there , thank you for sharing your favorite stamp with the DT from SSSS I love your yellowish orange colors, wowzersss Hugs Terry xxxx

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, that's a showcase card if ever I saw one, what a brilliant work of art! Hugs Sxx

Carissa said...

Wow, a gorgeous creation. So sunny and cheerful.
Hugs, Carissa

Carissa said...

Wow, a gorgeous creation. So sunny and cheerful.
Hugs, Carissa

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at
Challenge up your life!
Hugs Michaela

Julie Brooks said...

Very pretty. I love the "spotlight" idea.

Michelle said...

Your Card is gorgeous!! Very clever !! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft .. Good Luck!! Cheers Michelle

Frea said...

Hi Helen, this card just spells out spring flowrs! Can almost smell them, wonderful card! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Frea, DT Member LMM

Annchen said...

it looks like a sunny day, lovely

Karen said...

Gorgeous Helen - love the spotlight effect.

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful card, I love the white stamping and a great sentiment. Jean x

Victoria said...

This is such a great idea for a spotlight! THanks for sharing this!

Mandi said...

Wonderful card Helen
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Zw@@n said...

Wow, I love this card! Sunny and bright. Love, Wilma