Saturday, May 5, 2012

LIM66 - Yellow....really?

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...

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36 comments:

Carole said...

My goodness Susan you've been a busy girl. I adore the Sunflower, awesome colouring and it is my favourite.

kingstonmama said...

Five beautiful yellow cards, Susan. They're all lovely. That lenten rose on the first card is just gorgeous. Love your coloring. Ann

Chrissie said...

I have a host of 'maybe I'll use it one day' items in a drawer Susan, well done for using one of them... it's terrific. I think all of these are great but I'm sure your could guess my personal fave... the second one is really my kind of thing... love it!
Thanks so much once more for your multiple card submission... you always give us so much to enjoy!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Erica said...

They are all sooo lovely Susan. You made yellow work overtime. And thanks for sharing that adorable baby with us. He made the page.

Charlotte said...

Wow Susan, you're really à busy bee! Love the card with the butterfly card.
Gr.
Charlotte

Marrigje said...

WOW Susan, I like them all.
I love the sunflower with the little ladybird on it.
The butterfly card I really love.
But the yellow card with the white diecuts, lovely.
I think my favorite is the second one.

Your layout is great too.

Marrigje

Meggymay said...

Awesome collection of cards, all beautiful.
Yvonne

Jenni's Jems said...

They are all fabulous but the sunflower one is my favourite too just pops out at you from the card x

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, susan... i especially like the last one with the beautiful sunflower! and your grandson is absolutely adorable!! lovely layout!

Viv said...

All fabulous cards Susan but I agree with Chrissie on my fav too.Cute grandson, I have aquired two recently also :) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Wow! They are all fabulous Susan but as I`m a sucker for white embossed cards it has to be the butterfly one for me, Gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Elaine said...

Well done on all your cards. Love the yellow butterfly one - simply elegant!

Bonnie said...

So many pretty cards, Susan! I especially love the sunflower. It looks right at home there. I have a class to prepare for so I don't know if I'll get to this challenge or not. I hope so, cause I love yellow and need some get well cards. Hope you have a much better week this week.

Darnell J Knauss said...

As always, Susan, I am in awe. Your skill and your designs are so inspiring!

Angélique said...

Oh wow!! Just love all your creations! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
Yes, the images are from PTI (of the 2nd card that is). They're from 2 sets, thought they were released in February (the butterfly stampset and the leaves stampset...) They're my most used sets at the moment :)

*hugs*
Angélique

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful cards as always Susan. My favourite is the sunflower (love it!) and I also love that embossing folder - must keep me eye out for that one! xx

Margaret said...

Yellow is not my happy colour either Susan :0)but you did a good job with yours. Your grandson is just gorgeous!
Margaret x

Loli said...

Hola Susan, OOOh sorry... Hola goddess of crads!!!:D:D FANTASTIC WORK! Sunsan, all your cards are so WONDERFUL, but the first one is my fav, because this verse it was the first verse i learned...very important in my life.
So cute and sweet little boy, remind me my son when it was a baby...the time fly my friend:D
A warm hug from Palma

Karen said...

Oh wow Susan - you have been so busy. I just love all your cards but the one with the butterfly and TH e/f is gorgeous (must go looking for that e/f in a minute) - and the sunflower is brilliant........aren't you glad you put it in you UFO box?

Suzilou said...

Oh wow what a fab selection of cards. I love the sunflower and that gorgeous butterfly. Fantastic job :)

Mandi said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many cards you make Susan
They are all stunning, I love the butterfly one it's right up my street
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Jo Street said...

Susan, yellow isn't my happy colour either, but all your cards are lovely. My favourite is the one at the top of your post, the flowers and colouring is gorgeous.
Jo x

cnelson said...

Such GORGEOUS cards!!! LOVE that precious lo! I do LOVE the yellow!

perfectly4med said...

What a great selection of cards, and my favourite is definitely the butterfly - fantastic use of the filigree die cut! And great stuff using the CC101 technique... it's one I have to play with a bit more.

Aida said...

Wow!gorgeous cards1 i love them all!

Maribel said...

Precious cards, are divine, The Butterfly card is beautiful but the second is great.Regards from Spain

Annette said...

Great cards ... the yellow butterfly is my favourite. I think your scrapbook page is wonderful with so many interesting details, and of course the adorable photo.

GinaA said...

Totally gorgeous set of cards, love the butterfly.

Aileen said...

Super set of cards. I liked your panel with the flowers popping over the edge and your vibrant yellow butterfly. Gorgeous scrapbooking page too. x

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful cards. My favoriet is the buterfly card. So nice and elegant.

Victoria said...

You have shared so much delightful inspiration here! Each card is so different. I love the elegant frame of the first card (our teaching was on that passage from Philippians on Sunday!), the inkiness of the second, the delightful embossing and die cut butterfly, and the incredible flower with ladybird! Your grandson looks such a sweetie! WHat a blessing!

Sally H said...

Wow, Susan! I love all of these. That butterfly is gorgeous and I particularly love the sunflower too.

Linby said...

You have been busy. I like the butterfly one that embossing is fab and the sunflower at the end is the other one that stood out for me. Linbyx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful cards Susan and I'm hard pressed to find a favourite although I do have a soft spot for butteflies.
Love the sweet and adorable layout.
I've pinned your tutorial I'm going to have to try this.
luv
Debby

Marlena M. said...

You got a lot done Susan! Your cards are beautiful-the butterfly card leaves me breathless! Your grandson steals the show, I gotta say. ;)

Caggy said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Susan; my favourite is the white embossed card with the beautiful filagree butterfly. Caggy x

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