05 May 2012

Week 66 Colour Challenge

What a popular pair of sketches we had last week..even if lots of people didn't seem to take on board that it was actually supposed to be either a square or a circle in the design... nevertheless the submissions were as awesome as ever.
This week we are back to a colour challenge and the chosen colour this time is 


Other colours may be in evidence as long as the main focus colour is yellow.

This month we are to be sponsored by the extremely talented Arielle at the Wax Fruit Company
Do check out the fabulous images available.

With the thought of yellow, this image jumped into my mind... sadly I don't remember the make... it was a win from a blog challenge from across the pond, but I just love it... a somersaulting duck.. whatever next!
With this thought in mind I decided to make a spinner card... the duck goes head over heels as the circle rotates along the channel.
The sentiment is from Paper Make Up and the grass embossed with a Sizzix folder.
Details of how to make a spinner card are on my personal blog here.

Here is another example of my tendency to inkyness!
I chose three yellow shades of Distress Ink... Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.
I began by embossing the teasel image from The Rubber Stamp Gallery and the random circles (another little gem from my £5 grab bag of Rubbernecker stamps from Ally Pally) with clear embossing powder, before applying the ink starting with the lightest shade at the top down to the deepest shade at the bottom of the panel, using Inkylicious Ink Duster Brushes.
I then overstamped with the darker shades of ink and buffed off the embossing with a paper towel to remove any surplus ink. The sentiment is another Rubbernecker bargain.
The little butterflies are of course the gorgeous Embosslits from Stampin' Up.

On my list of favourite colours, yellow is right at the bottom! But I don't mind a splash.
If ever there was a stamp that suited me, it's this...not that I'm glam or wear a yellow hat...it would be pink lol
There is no name on this stamp, just the price! I stamped it slightly off the edge and then restamped the hat on yellow card and mounted it on 3d pads to give some dimension. To finish I stamped the DIVA Stampotique, it works perfectly I think.

This stamp is Hero Arts Woodland Grasses which would be green, but, I rather like them in yellow shades. Stampin' up So Saffron then a hint of More Mustard. I did add Glamour Dust, but cannot get a picture to show the sparkle. The sentiment is PTI stamped in Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
I stamped the grasses slightly off centre, then once I added the sentiment the whole design is balanced and there is the same width either side.

I must say a HUGE apology for not commenting on everyone last week.

The winner of our April prize will be announced shortly, do keep an eye out for that!
We are looking forward to all your sunny yellow creations!


  1. Fabulous cards ladies. Enjoy your wedding free zone Mandi lol! xx Jan

  2. What a fun challenge. It is a real spring challenge. Now I only have to think of something...
    Your cards are beautiful , as always.

  3. Morning Ladies.. Fab cards. sort of glad I can't take part until Monday as I really don't do yellow lol xxx

    Have a fab bank holiday weekend

    jen xxx

  4. I love your cards especially the one with the different shades of yellow and the butterflies.

  5. Oh my! Your cards are lovely Mandi and Chrissie! Even though yellow isn't one of my fave colors, I really love the daffodil delight of SU a lot :)
    Thanks for another inspiring challenge!

  6. Wow you guys are really strict!! Great cards though x

  7. Last week my monday was yellow carded => it was simple a horrible day ;)

    and now you have "yellow" choosen.

    Thanks for the great inspirations. I love all your cards. The stamp "diva" is simple stunning.

  8. Great cards ladies. Chrissy your duck stamp is Wingin' It by High Hopes if anyone is interested.

  9. Hi
    I also challenge the first time in your blog
    I really liked your sad and the combination of yellow

  10. Great cards, can't wait to get out all that sunny yellow!
    Jo x

  11. Totally fabulous examples ladies, not done much with yellow, off to have a think .
    Luv GinaA x

  12. Another winning challenge! Mandi I was so inspired, I CASED your card! :)

  13. I love your idea of less is More and I'm happy I have a card to enter this week!

  14. Wonderful creations on board...love yellow so could have used it more BUT..!!♥

  15. Lovely cards with such a difficult colour xx

  16. Another fabulous challenge! as usual lots of beautiful cards again!

  17. LOVE that with just one colour there can be such an array of gorgeous cards :)

  18. thanks girls for another fab challenge...a chance to play with my new Distress Ink...hugs kath xxx

  19. Great challenge, and I love your cards girls. Di xx

  20. For a 'challenging' challenge, there are so many beautiful cards!

    Jennifer. x

  21. I love the cards you have done for this. I really really struggled lol. Tracey x

  22. Yellow challenge rozochociło many girlfriends. Beautiful work. Pleasant to look at all the little work. Yours sincerely

  23. Fabulous DT cards, Chrissie and Mandi, and such a lot of lovely inspiration this week! Love the grasses and the tumbling duck!

  24. Funny how so many of us struggled with yellow... Its lovely to see the diversity of everyone's ideas, and some fab cards. Mandi & Chrissie thanks for the inspiring challenge x

  25. Thank you for the amazing challenge--LOVE yellow and rarely use it! LOVE the DT creations--you ladies never cease to amaze!!! :)

  26. Great challenge ladies, I know I struggle with yellow and my card I made for pops last week would have been perfect for this challange lol. Despite that I really enjoyed making my card xx

  27. Thanks for a lovely challenge ladies, I didn't expect to enjoy this one as much as I have! Jo x

  28. Thanks for a fab colour challenge this week. Viewing all those yellow cards has been a ray of sunshine during this miserable week. Does anyone know what the opposite of a raindance is?

  29. I know I missed the deadline but I wanted to share my card anyway.






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