Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mellow Yellow

Yellow would not be my "go to " colour... but this week, two cards got made using yellow.

My first card used a very sweet little stamp from Technique Tuesday that the lovely Judy sent me with February's CCC card. 

Sunshine flowers

I used some London Fog Memento Ink to randomly stamp the little flower over some card.  I then stamped it three times on scrap card.  I used Copic markers to colour the flowers and then fussy cut them out.  I layered one directly to the card base and popped the other two up.  I stamped the sentiment from the set and again coloured with a Copic.  I cut a banner, edged it with the Memento ink.  The panel was then added to a yellow card base.

My second card was made yesterday at Helen's place.  Had an awesome day stamping with Helen, Marissa, her sister Sonia, Sandie and Janet.  I really didn't get much done... this card, one more plus some colouring and some stamping for a few other cards...  Anyway on to this second yellow card.

Spring colours

I saw this faux letterpress technique in a magazine so found some suitable alternatives to give it a go.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked it up with some Squeezed Lemonade distress ink.  I used some Stampin' Up kraft card for around the card and the edge punch.   I used the same ink and a Hero Arts stamp to make the other panel.  I used a sheer yellow ribbon.  I did have a yellow button on top of the ribbon, but it kept falling off.    The sentiment is from Hastings Rubber stamps cut with a SU punch.

And here's a little peek at the colouring I did

Still to be made up into a card.

Got home from the day stamping (9.30am left home ~ arrived back at 4.45pm) and asked hubby what he's got out for dinner... "Thought we might go out for dinner" was the answer.... YES!!!  what a perfect way to end a perfect day.  We ended up having dinner at Mairangi... a Japanese restaurant in Mairangi Bay.  We had awesome meals...


Don't they look fabulous.  We had such a lovely night out.   And this afternoon we went to a friend's place for a barbeque dinner.  So a super weekend all in all

Thanks for stopping by. 


MaxineD said...

Stunning cards Dawn - love the floral one in particular.
What a way to spend an evening after a day stamping :-) - Way to go.

Dotty Jo said...

You know I feel the same about yellow Dawn, but always enjoy yellow cards when I see them because they look so cheery and happy! Yours are gorgeous, Jo x

Barb said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend, Dawn! Love both your cards - yellow can be a tough color to work with but you've used it beautifully! Wonderful coloring on that sweet image too! :)

Nancy K said...

wow, Dawn, you sure pack a whole lot of fun into one weekend! Your cards are both amazing; the faux letterpress is wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do with that cute image you colored so expertly. Have a lovely week!

Brenda said...

I also have that little flower from TT, such a nice little set and I love the yellow streak you are on! That food has me drooling!

joy said...

These cards are just so pretty and make me long for spring. I love the second one with the faux letterpress! So glad you had a good weekend; that always makes starting a new week better, doesn't it??

Greta said...

Wow--you did have a great weekend, Dawn--how fun! Yellow is not my color either, but boy do I like your cards! Your coloring of the flowers on the first one is so lovely & love the letterpress look of the second--& I like the ribbon & bow without the button. Have a great week!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous yellow cards Dawn.

Monika Reeck said...

yummyyy I am getting hunger here in Germany is 20:22 yuuuummm....looks really nice Dawn...your coloring is so adorable great coloring that little girl dear and the card number 2 all in Yellow is beautiful and love your bow...the first card love the idea with yellow flower...pretty card...

Maureen Morton said...

What a GREAT day you had, Dawn! You deserve it, too. Love your cards (& I am not a yellow fan myself), especially the second one with so much texture. Also loved the fun you had with the ladies & the hubby! Good for the soul.