Thursday, January 06, 2011

Yellow


The theme at One Layer Wednesday is Yellow. I always think yellow is going to be a difficult colour to use but then as soon as I start I find that I love it. This card came together so quickly, that this is actually the scrap of card I was practising on, rather than the third or fourth attempt that it usually is with a one-layer card.
Yellow immediatley made me think of Jo Capper-Sandon's bees, I just received her big bee, so it was a perfect opportunity to play with it. I stamped and then masked with a post it note cut with a spellbinder die. I then inked over this using mustard seed distress. I used the same ink with some sequin waste, and the hexagon stamp, then round the edge with the abstract foliage. Finally I finished with a heart from the hearts cubed.

All of the stamps are by Jo and made by Stampotique, available from Happy Daze in the UK.

I am also entering this for the ginspiration challenge, at gingersnap creations. Jo chose the theme "one layer cards", so it seems totally appropriate that I use her stamps!

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow! How brilliant is this!! And fitting in with the challenge too. LOVE IT Joanne, made my day :0)

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  2. It's just lovely - and a great use for a spellbinder die too!

    Kathyk

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  3. Really like this card - fabulous border!!

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  4. This is fab, Joanne. Love how you used the die as a mask.

    I was just looking at the OLW blog and thinking yellow just isn't my colour. lol

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  5. Oooh am loving the bee with the honeycomb surround. Brill card Joanne and you always make it look so easy and am sure its not. Annette x

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  6. LOVE this card, Joanne! It's beautiful!

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  7. This is really cute! I love it!

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  8. lovely - gorgeous yellow background Joanne.

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  9. Oh just luv it, I don't think I can pull that off!

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  10. Hi there, love those stamps of Jo's gorgeous border and the bee is perfect:0) xx

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  11. This is gorgeous, Joanne! such lovely depth you've achieved with only one layer, and with *yellow*, no less! (Yes, I am one of those people who shy away from yellow, too.) I love your tip about creating the mask with a Nestie die, too. Looks fab!

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  12. this is gorgeous; the honeycomb effect worked out perfectly! xo

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  13. I Love Jo's bee, great job on your card. its tough doing one layer!

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  14. Loving this, I do so like your work. Caz

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  15. Love this big bee in the gorgeous yellow border. Great job!

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  16. Love the honeycomb effect, pretty card TFS!

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  17. beautiful card and wonderful inspiration for the Gingersnap Creations challenge! Helene

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  18. Simple, but effective card. I like it a lot.

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  19. It is brilliant how you put the various elements for the onelayer card together - love the bee.

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  20. I love the border you created. Beautiful card!

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  21. yellow seems to be one of those colors that we all think is going to be hard to work with but then we create amazing projects! you end result is fantastic!!

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  22. This is a fabulous one layer card. xx

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  23. The border you created sets off that majestic bee wonderfully. Great use of the color yellow.

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  24. One the first try?!?! WOW! It's beautiful and I'm jealous because it took me 3 tries to get mine right and I'm still not completely happy with it!

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  25. Thanks for playing OLW35, Joanne! This card is stunning... the big bee is impressive enough but the masking and yellow background really make this special!

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  26. What a lovely - and inspiring! - card! I especially love bees, but the way you've made this multi technique a single layer is fun.
    Terrific - thanks for sharing!

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!