Thursday 18 April 2024

Mellow Yellow

Hi everyone, this month’s ATC swap in the Visible Image FB group has a theme of Mellow Yellow - to make a monochrome yellow ATC using only Visible Image stamps, stencils and/or dies. As usual I also made a co-ordinating card to send to my swap partner.

I’ve made a number of daffodil and tulip cards recently so I wanted to go in a different direction - I decided to use my newish daisy stamp and add some bees. I also wanted to give the card a slightly more grungy vibe rather than too “pretty pretty” as my swap partner this month is male. Here they are.

First the ATC …

I cut a piece of stamping card slightly smaller than a standard ATC, and stamped the grunge daisy to one side. I then masked the daisy and created a smoosh Distress Oxide background applied with acetate, and added background honeycomb stamping using Versafine Clair in Cheerful. I coloured the centre of the daisy with Posca sparkle pens and the petals with clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, then added dots to the centre with white Posca and black fineliner. I stamped the bee onto separate card, coloured with Posca sparkle pen and the wings with my Spectrum Noir pen, then fussy cut and attached - I do have the coordinating dies but didn’t want a white border on the bees for this project. I stamped the sentiment and spatters in black, added some white Posca highlights, then some black doodling. Finally I added some yellow sparkle Posca spatters, and when dry matted onto a black and yellow border.

Stamps: Visible Image Daisy Grunge, Bee Happy;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Cheerful); Posca sparkle pens (yellow, orange); Spectrum Nour sparkle pen (clear); Posca pen (white); fine liner pen (black).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Gals #254 - Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations (April) - The Season of Spring (2nd entry)
Creative Knockouts #519 - Spring Is In the Air (2nd entry)
Four Seasons (April) - Anything Goes Spring with optional Mood Board
(I have been inspired by the daisies)

Outlawz (April) - Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Showers or Flowers (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #643/644 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

Here is the co-ordinating card.

This used largely the same method and supplies as the ATC on a larger scale, stamping the whole daisy onto the card and adding two larger bees from the same stamp set.

Both of these are actually pretty sparkly but I can’t capture that on the photos at all!

Challenges I would like to enter:

613 Avenue Create (April) - Anything Goes with option Splash of Colour
Allsorts #776 - Spring (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #16 - Anything Floral Goes
Card Concept #206 - April Flowers  (daisies) 2nd entry)
Simon Says (Monday) - Make Your Own Background (3rd entry)
Stamping  Sensations (April) - Spring Mood Board (2nd entry)
(I have been inspired by the daisy)

We Love Stamping (April) - Spring (2nd entry)

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful set Pauline I love the images you have used and the gorgeous colours those Bees look fantastic I love it thank you for joining us at both Allsorts and We Love stamping
lolo x

Dena J said...

Love this big daisy, Pauline. Yellow is such a happy color! Always excited to see the arrival of the bees. Thank you for another lovely card at Allsorts.

Dena J said...

Love this big daisy, Pauline. Yellow is such a happy color! Always excited to see the arrival of the bees. Thank you for another lovely card at Allsorts.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Just beautiful Thanks for sharing over at 613 Avenue Create this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine DT

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Ellibelle said...

I am so loving these wonderful ATCs and card, they are all so beautifully made and you may have just convinced me that I need these stamps!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

brenda said...

A lovely bright and sunny Spring card Pauline and effective keeping the focal Daisy white. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

B x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous spring card Pauline, love the big daisy and the soft, sunny shade of yellow.
Lorraine x

Deanne Saunders said...

"Bee"utiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our 613 AVENUE CREATE challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

...and thanks so much for participating in our ANYTHING GOES in a CARD FREE ZONE challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Sarn said...

Smashing ATC and matching card. Love the daisy and bees - and the summery yellow colour scheme. Totally fab xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and ATC,great backgrounds and love the daisy and Bee stamps.Great cp;pur-Mellow Yellow was one of my favourite Donovan songs too in the 60s.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Carol DT x

Taty said...

wow your daisy is beautiful, made precious by the background, it's adorable. Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts Taty x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

These are so bright and cheerful. Beautiful work Pauline.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.
Happy crafting!
Catherine X DT

Catie Cuddles said...

Also popping by from Addicted to Stamps and More to say thanks for joining us there too!

Linby said...

Anyone would be happy looking at these! Beautiful work as always.

Ellibelle said...

It's me again :) So great to see you linking up at the Four Seasons challenge too, thanks so much for playing along!!

Darlene said...

WOW you go girl ... these are AWESOME and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters & Four Seasons challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Marjeta said...

Fantastic design. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts.

Donna Walls said...

Wow, such a lovely set. I like every detail you've added, a perfect make. Thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

R's box of dreams said...

Gorgeous set!Love everything about it.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.


Jane Savage said...

Such a gorgeous duo!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations for our ‘Spring’ Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Aimeslee Winans said...

We always love to see your flowers at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
Thank you for sharing with us!
xoxo, Aimeslee DT

Michelle B. said...

Pauline - I LOVE your grungy vibe in mellow yellow! Truly fabulous cards and you have inspired me to try the grunge style (out of my comfort zone but you make it look so easy!) So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts!

Mrs.B said...

A bit behind with my comments - love this bright and cheerful card with it's grungy details and fabulous daisy. Great ATCs too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Avril x

foleysfriend said...

Gorgeous. Love the background, the black pen doodling and the simple color palette. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Kim said...

Beautiful card. I love the layering, the bee and the flower. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog.

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

This brings smiles. Love it. Thank you for sharing this with us at The Outlawz Challenges - Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone Challenge. Shirley M.