Monday, June 18, 2012

Just A Note.




I seem to find myself in color ruts sometimes.  When I am in the throws of a color rut, I seem to craft the same color combos for like 10 or 15 cards in a row.  That's a bit much isn't it?  Well, my latest color rut or color crush if you like, is all about yellows.  I guess I am really channeling the often said phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"  Might as well make it a mantra then.  What's the other apt saying..."Go hard or go home!?" So I went a bit harder and made this note card for the current CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Yellow, Gray, and Neutral.  Seeing that I have only had eyes for yellow for the last little while, the introduction of gray to complement was rather refreshing.

The card was shaped with Spellbinders Label 23 Grand Nesties die.  Love the curviness of this die and find that it adds such an interesting shaped variety to the often used rectangular card.  The lemony plaid DP is from October Afternoon and I embossed it with a Tim Holtz for Sizzix Texture Fade with miscellaneous sewing odds and sods on it.  The tag is just a standard Manila swing tag that had been stamped with some fun doodads from across Waltzingmouse Stamps, Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz), and Papertrey Ink.  The Bright yellow ink smudges on the card and the tag are from the Spring Collection of Distress Inks which is such a sunshiny and uplifting collection. I did attempt to trace the Bliss element in the dress form with fine glitter, but it was being a bit coy while being photographed.  The gray ribbon is just a bit of organza I had kicking around in my stash.

With a bit of luck, this card will end my spate of yellow dominated cards.  I have a bit of time to craft today and I am kind of excited to see what my next color crush will be.  Thanks so much for visiting.  Here's to a beautiful day for us all!  

15 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Jen. I find myself doing that with pink and peach a lot too. :)

Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

Hugs~

Joyce said...

Very beautiful card. I often can't do much with yellow, and find it especially impressive that you can do so many beautiful things with it.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Jen! Love the layered labels and texture! The tag with the dress form image looks super! So happy to have you join along with CR84FN :)

fishydesign said...

Oh pretty :) Yellow is a hard color for me to work with and you matched the ribbon with it really well!

Jen said...

oh so pretty!! i love it! perfect job on that challenge!:)

Sue Lelli said...

Jen, LOVE the shape of your card and the papers you used! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Marybeth said...

Jen I love this gorgeous yellow card. The soft gray bow is just as perfect as can be. Beautiful die for the base of the card. Nice to have some craft time. Hope you are doing well.

carol (krillsister) said...

Jen,
Your card is awesome.
Love the unique shape.
the embossing gives the paper a
nice texture.
The dress form stamp is one of my
favorites. (I need to use it more)
the ribbon is gorgeous.

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Jen, I love the fab shaped card base, and the gorgeous ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Mayol said...

Oh, hello, yellow! Yellow always makes me cheerful (plus, it's a fave of my eldest son) :) i love how the tags and the panels seem to blend into each other, with the texture by the EF too.

Jenny said...

What a happy card! That Spellbinders die is gorgeous.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! I really like this - the shape is gorgeous and the embossed papers looks super. Love the pretty grey bow too! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Deb said...

Jen, I love this! You really rock it out like nobody's business with this color. WOW!! Love the subtle embossing and I am digging the glitter. Fabulous!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful shaped card! Love the added embossing and lovely ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at CR84FN!

Michelle said...

Your shaped cards are always so fun to see. And this one is no exception - so bright and fun with that dressform taggie - just a feminine joy!