Monday, May 25, 2009

May Blog Hop - Yellow Challenge


This month's blog hop challenge was intimidating to me ... use yellow. I'm not a yellow fan, but I wanted to try to stretch my creative wings a little. I actually made 2 projects for this one, one using more golden yellows (those I like) and one using just a nice light yellow (which I am growing fonder of by the moment) So maybe the only yellow I'm really intimidated by is that bright bright beach ball yellow :o)
For this first card I used PTIs Lemon Tart and SU! So Saffron. I used a SAMJ to make sure I stamped both of the layers identically then sliced and reassembled as the patchwork layer. The teapot was stamped in So Saffron with a chocolate chip border.


I also learned this week that you can color on rhinestones with Copics (props to Melissa Bickford - thats where I read about it)! How cool is that! So I used the middle color (Y26) from the Lemon Tart trio to color the rhinestones before adhering them to the teapot. I also had to use my new Fancy Flourishes so added the large flourish on the right.
I also tea stained it with the Tea Dye Duo.

For my second card I wanted to do a simple card and use buttons as a floral arrangement. I used the Lemon Tart vintage buttons. The centers are tied with either hemp or a carmel gingham that I colored with my darkest brown Copic (E47).


I stamped the stems in Mellow Moss. The sentiment is from Rustic Branches, that I cut and embossed with a Nestability tag die. I also used my CB swiss dot embossing folder. I liked the tie in with the swiss dot background and ribbon


{Teapot card supplies - PTI unless noted}

Stamps:Tea For Two, Best Blossom (SU! - retired)
Ink: (All SU!) So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Paper:(SU!) Naturals Ivory, So Saffron, More Mustard, (PTI) Lemon Tart
Embellies:Rhinestones (Martha Stewart)
Tools: Tea Dye Duo, Copic -Y26

{Button Bouquet Card Supplies - All PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Neverending Joy (SU!)
Ink:SU! - Mellow Moss
Paper:White, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart
Embellies: Lemon Tart vintage buttons, Lemon tart satin dotted ribbon, carmel gingham ribbon (SU!) hemp
Tools:Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder, Copic (E47), Nestability tag die

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

47 comments:

  1. oh gosh they are both just adorable! can't even choose which is my fave! you really should use yellow more often!! :) great job!

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  2. both are gorgeous. especially love the buttons on the second one.

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  3. Love your button bouquet and I love how you placed the squares together on the first card to create a background!

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  4. These are pretty! I love the teapot!

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  5. Really cute! The buttons remind me of balloons too!

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  6. That button balloon bouquet is fantastic!! I am so going to do that - that is soooo awesome!

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  7. That top project is so classy and the balloon bouquet of buttons so much fun, hard to decide which I like best, but I think I'd vote for the top one, just because I like tea so much. :)

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  8. Love both of your creations!! You did a fabulous job with a colour you are not a favorite of! (mine is purple....eww)

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  9. Love your button card, what a great idea.

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  10. Both cards are so pretty! I love the teapot card. It's really sweet and the balloons are cute!

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  11. Both are fabulous but that button card is extra cute!

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  12. The button bouquet took my breath away. Very very very unique!

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  13. Both cards are just adorable - I especially like the button card - check out my blog and the challenge I'm hosting on SOA for using buttons!

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  14. Love them both. The buttons look so cute on the second card.

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  15. Nice job on both of them. I especially like the teapot one though!

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  16. Both of these are lovely... I really love the patchwork one.

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  17. Beautiful cards! The first one is so calm and relaxing, and on the second one, your button bouquet is to die for!

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  18. Both are so lovely! :) The patchwork is adorable and the button bouquet is so cute!

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  19. These are both wonderful cards. Such amazing details!

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  20. These are both fantastic. I just LOVE the buttons on the second card!!

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  21. Both the cards are LOVELY!! Great job!!!!
    Have a GREAT night!

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  22. So loving your button bouquet!! Both cards are really nice. Hope yellow has grown on you! :>

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  23. wow, these are both gorgeous!

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  24. These are both super....and what a great idea with the buttons!!!

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  25. Both cards are great- I love your "button bouquet"...What a great idea!

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  26. Oh my gosh!!! A button boquet! I love both cards. They're both awesome.

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  27. How SWEET are these??? love them both!! Way to go :)

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  28. Oh man, they are both so beautiful!! Love the button bouquet!!

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  29. Both your cards are adorable! Love the button balloons!

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  30. Great cards! LOVE the button bouquet!!

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  31. Both cards are great, but the button card ROCKS!!!! I am so casing that for fun and quick birthday cards. Super cute idea!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  32. Lovely cards. I didn't realize the saffron and lemon tart matched...now I know. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Both are lovely! I love the button bouquet! It's hard to resist those vintage buttons!

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  34. Oh geez, these cards so so pretty :) I love the color combo for both.

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  35. oooo, love both cards. I think my fave is the button bouquet card (but then I'm partial to buttons.) great work, tfs!

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  36. Oh I just love the button bouquet, but both cards are very pretty!

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  37. Love your cards, especially the one with the teapot.

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  38. Gosh, that bouquet of buttons is just perfect! I could see making it into ballons with lots of color, too~ sweet!

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  39. Love that button bouquet! Want to try that myself.

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  40. Wow, these cards are absolutely stunning! Love the colors, the decoration... truly amazing!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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