Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mellow Yellow kind of mood....




I found myself playing with yellow yesterday. I am home recovering from some minor surgery and can't do much bending or lifting. I am rewarding myself by playing in my craft area. Anesthesia gives me insomnia, so I love the quiet of the house in the middle of the night when I can work with no guilt, no noise, and stupid television...LOL!

I bought these card bases on clearance, but they are in pastel colors. Didn't think I would have that hard of a time using them, but.... came across a blog challenge to use the colors pink, yellow and green. Viola! Perfect use of the bases!

All stamps and inks used are from Close to My Heart, K*Co card bases, misc scraps of papers, ribbons, buttons, glitter.

The top card, Kristen inspired me to make my own paper flowers. I found a tutorial on Bobunny's website- use a 3" circle and cut into a spiral. Starting from the middle, tighten back into a circle and glue down onto a 1" circle (this is the hard part to hold the circle down for the glue to dry...) Added glitter and pearls to the middles. I kinda like the look- not sure how many of these I will do.

Challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend: ribbons and bows
Our Creative Corner: bows
Raise the Bar: flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow: sketch for the top card
totally Gorjuss: create texture
Daring CArdmakers: if the shoe fits
Jffstamps: pink yellow and green
ssds challenges: create a birthday card
delightful sketches: buttons and bling

corrosive challenges: add textures

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34 comments:

Tasha said...

Kelly these are stunning.I love the detail of the dazzle dust on the flowers and the fab wellies and the beautiful stamped flowers!
Super super stunning work
love tasha xx

Katie said...

I love all of these! So soft and springy, just lovely!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges :)

Linda L said...

Oh Kelly your cards are beautiful. I love the spring look they have.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

{{Linda}}

Sherry Cheever said...

Kelly these are all gorgeous! Thanks for playing with along with JFF this week!

Jeryn Carlisi said...

These cards are amazing! I love the flowers on that first card. Did you make those yourself?

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Your flowers are STUNNING!!!! How did you make them? I adore all of your cards. Clearance finds are the best. :) Thanks for the blog love too!

Sally said...

Your cards and flowers are stunning. I love yellow. Don't use it often because I find it a hard color to use, but I love YOUR creations! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Net said...

Aw how sweet us that!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Kathlene said...

What a breath of spring. Your cards are fresh and bright and I love them all. I'm inspired to try working with some yellows. TFS.

Starla said...

Oh wow! All three cards are wonderful! I'm so glad you played along with us this week!

Kendra said...

Beautiful bright spring colored cards! I really love the homemade flowers! I will have to keep those in mind for later! Thanks for playing at SSDS!

dstandard said...

These are all just gorgeous!

Lori Rider said...

Gorgeous cards! The colors definitely say "spring" and the images you used are all so pretty. Beautiful ribbons on them all, too! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Kathi C. said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi kelly
All beautiful cards and love the colours,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges,
hugs Dianne xx

Denise Clark said...

You've been busy! Love the colors you used. Pretty and full of Spring! All terrific cards but my fav is the one with the boots. April is better known as mud month here in rural Iowa and galoshes are welcome!

freckleface said...

Fabulous cards.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Kathy said...

Love the colour scheme for these cards, so fresh and pretty - thanks for sharing that fab boots card with
The Daring Cardmakers

Lynda said...

Love every one of your cards Kelly - what a lovely colour scheme you've picked too! I've never seen wellie boots looking so lovely! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Kat said...

These are all gorgeous. Thanks for entering out texture challenge at TG this week.

Kat x

Sarah Gough said...

These are so pretty, I always neglect yellow! Thanks for playing along at Our Creative Corner this week!

Linda Beeson said...

Well, first of all, you got me with those wonderful yellows! LOVE the flowers on the first one, LOVE the little boots on another one. NICE!

Lisa said...

love the pastel colours , thanks for joining us at DS

ERICA said...

So pretty!! I love the "soft" feel of the cards. Great b-day card for someone with a Spring birthday! Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

SueH said...

What a lovely collection of cards Kelly, I don’t think I could turn out cards as fab as that in the middle of the night.

Thanks for ‘stepping up’ and joining the Daring Cardmakers this week.
Sue
x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW .. these are all fantastic!! So bright & happy!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!

MiamiKel said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at SCH!

Lisa said...

Those are some beautiful blossoms! Thanks for joining in (again hehe) at Delightful Sketches!

Cindy said...

Look at all the yellow!! Wow! All are fantastic!! Glad you joined us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Dana Grothaus said...

Such a beautiful group of cards! So elegant and spring-y! Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.
-Dana

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous cards Kelly - WOW! We are featuring one of your beautiful creations on the OCC, please stop by to see which card it is!

Thanks for playing along with us over at Our Creative Corner! Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Donna Moore said...

Just beautiful, so spring like and cheerful! You did a wonderful job on the SCH sketch, thank you so much for joining us this past week!

Cassie said...

these are just gorgeous! so glad you joined us at SCH - sorry I'm late in getting by! Hope to see you playing again this week!

Angélique said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches! :)

*hugs*
Angélique