Monday, December 20, 2010

A splash of Yellow

The challenge at the moment over at The Playdate Cafe is to use a splash of yellow with Black and White.   My SIL in London is currently undergoing an intense regime of Chemotherapy for her cancer, so I wanted something cheerful to send her ~ something to give her hope and this is what I came up with.....

PDCC60= A splash of yellow


The flower collage is from Darkroom Door and lends itself well to a splash of colour.  I used watercolour pencils, a blender pen, and a Marvey Marker in yellow to colour in.  The flower centres are black Enamel Accents- really shiny.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and white EP added.  It is one from Hero Arts.  Perfect for what I wanted.

We are sending lots of love and prayers heading to Helen as she is stuck at home in really really cold snowy weather and is feel frustrated.  Until this struck, she was a marathon runner.... in fact she took part in the New York Marathon not so long ago... and now not being able to train or even jog is really upsetting her.

Well that's me for tonight.... still suffering from rather muggy weather.... had some much need but annoying rain over the weekend.... lots of it!!!!!  Take care everyone

16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

You made a BEAUTIFUL card for Helen! I can't imagine how tough it must have been for her. I'm sure she will appreciate your thoughts and prayers! Your colors for the challenge are perfect!!

Sue said...

It is a beautiful card Dawn. I am sure Helen will really appreciate the work in the card and your thoughts. She will feel loved when she sees it.
Smiles:)

scrapperjulia said...

This is really beautiful! She will love it!

Diana said...

Just beautiful Dawn. Happy Holidays friend!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Those flowers look so realistic. The centers are such a nice touch. Great card!

Lin said...

Such a striking card, Dawn! For sure they will brighten her day!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Dawn! Wonderful card! Definitely cheerful! I especially love the yellow matte ... it really calls attention to the pretty flowers! :-)

Nigel said...

Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment. Wishing you both all the best in this trying time.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this! The text is pretty and the flowers are FAB! LOVE the sentiment, too!

Tracey said...

Dawn...this is one beautiful card, I am sure Helen will find great joy in receiving it!

Michele Gross said...

Love the text background and those gorgeous flowers are just popping off the card! Love the bold use of color :)

Suzanne C said...

Love the splash of yellow on the card. The flower is beautiful against the dark background. Lovely card!

Tiffany said...

This is super pretty! I'm going to have to make time to play in this challenge!

Heather Maria said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous, Dawn! I love the images you have used and the splash of yellow looks beautiful against the black and white. I'm sure Helen will really appreciate it. I think the thaw is due on Christmas Day so hopefully she'll be able to get out and about after that.

Julie Ranae said...

What a beautiful 'splash' for The Play Date Cafe...prayers go out for your SIL and how privileged we are to be a part of cheering her with the color splash design of your card.

lotte chew said...

beautiful!!!!
congrats for being the fab 4!!!