Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Splash of Yellow Sunshine

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all having a nice weekend wherever you are. We've actually had a sunny day here today although it's still very cold - The saying "Ne'er cast a clout till May be out" is certainly going to apply this year!

On to this week's Less is More Challenge which is the colour YELLOW.  Not a colour I often use and the only yellowish ink I have is Crushed Olive distress ink, which to me is definitely more yellow than olive!


The stamps are Wendy Vecchi - I stamped the butterfly again onto acetate (which I'd coloured with a yellow promarker) to give the wings more dimension ...

I also make a second card.  This one's a bit of fun and I'm submitting it to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which this week is BIRTHDAYS.


Rummaging through my stuff, looking for something yellow, I came across a bag of feathers.  The card base is lemon, the owl is a Stampin Up punch and the sentiment is PC generated.

Thanks for visiting,
Have a great week

Suze xx

33 comments:

Chrissie said...

Considering the fact you don't use yellow often, you have managed to find some great stuff for these super cards!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Yeah that is yellow rather than olive to me too! Love how you have done the wings of the butterfly in acetate to, and real cute owl card x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two fab. cards Suze - love the yellow elements on both of them. The Wendy Vecchi stamp set is a favourite of mine - it's so versatile. The little birdie looks so cute sat on that gorgeous feather! Great work!
Sylvia xx

craftattack said...

Lovely cards Suze. Yellow is a colour I don't use much either, but it looks great here. The weather here is cold and dull, we had 7° today, brrrrrrrr! Hugs, Valerie

Margaret said...

They're both great Suze. I love the yellow with the black (not a fan of yellow myself either!)
Margaret x

Loli said...

Hola Suze, gorgeous cards Suze, great idea use acetate for your butterfly!!!look fantastic but the little owl is my fav, so sweet, i love this owl:D, perfect touch the feather.
I don't use to much yellow either:D.
A hug frm sunny island.

Kim S said...

The butterfly is so pretty and I am in love with your jaunty little owl...the feather is a fantastic addition!

Kim S said...

The butterfly is so pretty and I am in love with your jaunty little owl...the feather is a fantastic addition!

Susan said...

Love the dimension you achieved with the butterfly...and that feather on the second card is just as cute as can be! You did a great job with the yellow!

Rosemary said...

the first card is just lovely, suze!! the but second one is stinkin' adorable!!

Marrigje said...

I really like your butterfly card. I like the black and yellow together. I wouldn't have thought of that.
The owl card is fun.

If you hadn't told me, I would never have guessed you didn't use yellow on a regular basis.

Marrigje

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both cards are really wonderful, love the owl on the feather.

chrissie said...

Love both of them and you made yellow your colour with them for sure.

xxx

Julia S-W said...

Both cards are lovely Suze but my favourite has to be the first one. I'm gettting quite a taste for butterflies - don't own many though! - and I love the way you've made it 3D. Love the edging too.
Juliaxx
PS thanks for my welcome home too!x

Viv's Visuals said...

two lovely cards... but the first one is my fave!

Victoria said...

Great cards! I adore the owl sitting on the feather - he's my new favourite punch! And the yellow is so striking with the black in the first card.

Vicky Hayes said...

It has to be at least 75 degrees before I'd even consider casting any of my clothes off! I love your cards Suze but particularly the second one - having that fab owl perch on the feather was a great idea and I love the bright yellow against the lemon. Vicky x

lililindsay said...

A splash of sunshine is just what we need with this weather. They are both lovely cards. Love the humour of the second. I like the way that you have used the computer to achieve this. Off to have a google for Wendy Vecchi!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You created amazing cards and so brave to tackle yellow - you can definitely work colour, no doubt about it.
The feather is a cute addition.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

Hi Suze, loving your fab cards especially the first one with the beautiful butterfly and quote. x

Annchen said...

beautiful cards, love the first one

Karen said...

For someone who doesn't work with yellow you've done a brilliant job! Love the first but second made me giggle......

Aileen said...

Your first card is a ray of sunshine. Super sentiment. And Yoo Hoo to your owl too. Fab feather. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze, Love the butterfly card, magic polkas:0) And your little owl is so cute. How sad am I? I'd totally forgotten what the 'clout' meant in that expression, so thanks to Vicky!! I know what your talking about LOL
As you can see from my pic I'm a total slacker, pegs, grass, leave it all, haven't got a care in the world! ROFL Thanks for your visit:0) xx

Jenny said...

Two fabulous cards Suze..... Yellow is not a great crafting colour for me either, certainly not in inkpads!
Mr owl certainly looks happy sitting on his feather :0)
Jenny x

Christina said...

Two wonderful yellow cards, Suze! I don't use a lot of yellow either, but you did a fabulous job with it. I especially love the feather for that little owl to perch on! Thanks for helping us celebrate this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Monica said...

Love both of them... the sentiment on the first is so inspiring and the feather on the second one looks awesome.

Monica xxx

Diane said...

Great cards, the owl is so cute, Love his expression!!!
Diane

florenceandfreddie said...

Beautiful cards Suze.
Florence x

Kimberly said...

Both cards are very cute. I love that you used an actual feather on the second one. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Yellow is a tough color for me but you made it look so pretty! Love the little feather!! Thanks for celebrating with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mandi said...

You have made yellow look just FAB Suze
Terrific cards

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

baileyrosy said...

Two beauties here missus !! Love your cheeky little owl and the feather is a great touch. The first one is amazing that butterfly is a real stunner.

Marie