The Less is More weekly challenge is hosted by Chrissie and Mandi and this week is a color challenge. We always have a color challenge on the first week of the month, and this week the challenge color is YELLOW. Isn't yellow a happy color! Really, it is a happy color...unfortunately, it's not MY happy color! I really had a difficult time today trying to come up with a card(s) made with yellow. I ended up making 5 cards, but I can't honestly say that any of them really make me say WOW!...But...it's the best I could come up with. So here we go....
This first card was made by cutting an aperture in a piece of yellow card stock that was cut the same size as a card front (4.25" x 5.5"). First I ran the yellow piece through the Cuttlebug with a PTI texture plate, then cut the opening with a PTI die. The image is Lenten Rose (Flourishes) and is colored with Copics. The sentiment is from PTI. I stamped the image on the front of the card and then popped the yellow die cut opening over the top. I also added a touch of yellow glitter to the centers of the roses.
This was the second card I made and it just didn't turn out as well as I had envisioned. I recently acquired the HA images and couldn't wait to use them...but hmmmm....not sure about this one! I masked off an area and sponged it with DI - mustard seed and wild honey. Then I stamped the image and sentiment in marigold DI. It really looked a little plain so I thought I'd add some scored lines...I like them under the images, but not crazy about the scoring running through the images. So...back to the drawing board.
This card took all of 5 minutes. I cut the butterfly (Darla - Memory Box) from a piece of bright yellow card stock, then cut the filigree butterfly (MB) and adhered it on top of the yellow butterfly. The embossing was done straight to the card front and is a Tim Holtz EF. The sentiment is from PTI and stamped in Mustard Seed DI. Simple....super simple.
For this card, I wanted to try a technique we learned recently in TH Chemistry 101 class via Online Card Classes. He showed us how to ink up an EF and run it through for this colored background effect. I used the same sentiment and embossing folder for this card. No butterfly, but I did add a touch of bling. Not to sure about this card...maybe it's all the bright yellow!
I decided to give it one more shot...mostly because I found this sunflower colored and cut out in my "maybe I'll use it one day" box....you have one of those...right? Anyway, I stamped a sentiment (Flourishes), and then just added the sunflower with a few pop dots. Super easy...and it's yellow...so I guess it fits the bill.
I also finished a layout this morning. This one went together so quick and easy, I was amazed! Of course, it could be because I was scrapping a photo of my adorable little grandson! And lookie here....it's mostly YELLOW! LOL!
For this layout, I used Echo Park This and That collection (boys). I used a solid yellow card stock for the background and some green and brown card stock for various accents. The banner flags across the bottom were simply cut from a piece of the patterned paper and then I added a few faux stitches to each banner. It's actually all one piece and is part of the word strip. I added a small strip of green to the top of this border. I used several stickers and a chipboard piece from the coordinating embellishments. The yellow journaling tag was a "telegram" tag that I cut from the backside of one of the papers. Title work was cut using PTI alphas. I cut three different banner strips to go behind the photo and over the green plaid paper. I also added a bit of doodling in brown around the photo, the plaid mat, and on the banner strips under the photo. The only journaling on this page is the handwritten journaling on the yellow "telegram" paper.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to do a better job getting around to visit everyone this week. Now that my hubby is home and we're slowing getting him back to his regular routine, things should calm down a bit.
As always, your comments and your visits are greatly appreciated!! Until next time...