Monday, May 27, 2013

Getting Creative

When I got home from work today, I really should have buckled down and finished putting away the few remaining items from the carpet install. However, my Craft Room called out to me...and, well, as a fellow crafter, I'm sure you can understand my dilemma.

Yea!!  The Craft Room won out!!  But mainly because I saw this uber cool Challenge at Catered Crop...create something using Yellow. And being from the Sunshine State (and it was very sunny today), I just knew I had to get in on this Challenge.

Mellow Yellow Mosaic
So, I 'crafted' instead of 'cleaning.' And here is my final creation...

It may not look bright yellow on the screen, but believe me, it's bright yellow.
The flower is from the Stampin' Up Secret Garden set. I stamped it with VersaMark Watermark Ink, sprinkled clear embossing powder over the image and heat embossed it. Then I sponged over the image first with Memento Dandelion Ink, then just in the center with Memento Canteloupe Ink. I highlighted the center dots with Stampin' Up's Peach Parfait marker.
The "Hello Sunshine" sentiment is stamped with Memento Dandelion and cut out with a Spellbinder Oval die (as is the yellow cardstock from DCWV). I embossed a piece of white cardstock just to add some depth and keep the floral theme.
Now came the challenge to be creative. I wanted to add some ribbon, but I didn't have any yellow.  None at all. So I cut a strip of white organza ribbon and sponged it with Memento Dandelion Ink. It created a very subtle shade of yellow that I absolutely love.
 I usually stamp two images when I am heat embossing or sponging (because I always seem to ruin one of them), However, since they both turned out, I now had 2 flowers I decided to add the second one to the inside...keeping the card bright and cheery all around.

Helpful Hint:

  If you can't find (or don't have) a ribbon in your card or stamping color, try sponging a strip of organza or twill tape with ink. You'll get multiple ribbon colors out of just one roll of organza ribbon.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Bright, cheery and crisp and clean. Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards!


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