Friday, February 27, 2015

Mellow Yellow

Why on earth don't we use yellow more often?
If you have a look at the Daring Carmakers Blog,  I think you'll be asking the same question as the blog is full of sunshine this week!
It's all down to Nat's fabulous challenge:
 In an effort to spread a little sunny cheer in the cardmaking world this week we're focussing on a much underused colour in crafting - granted it can be a tricky one to match with other colours, but the focus this week is all on the colour:
You can combine it with neutral shades of white, grey, cream, and black - but the predominant colour on your card must be yellow.
For some reason, I went straight to my small stash of stencils for this one - I didn't even check out the boxes of paper - not even the brand new, unopened packs I've indulged myself with in the last couple of weeks, were ignored (I will open them one day....).
I played around with a couple of the stencils, thinking along the lines of making some sort of inky background with them. then found one that came as a magazine freebie years ago.  It's very thick, and was really intended for using sections of it  for "doodling" through, but the idea of using Texture Paste mixed with some Acrylic paint popped into my head, so that's why this happened

I love how thick and gungy this stuff is, tbh I don't have much idea how I should be using it, but it's fun to spend a while playing with "different" and probably more messy (definitely so when it's me doing the playing), it stops you getting in a rut and sometimes it doesn't matter if you make a horrible mess and it ends up in the bin.  It's the adult equivalent of making mud pies, and we all know how engrossing that was
Having covered a couple of sheets of card with gorgeously gungy texture paste patterns I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with them.  Inspired by Svenja's glorious yellow and black creation which I'd already seen, I unashamedly pinched the colour combo and just added my old favourite flower and swirls to make my card
Materials and Tools
Smooth white card 
Yellow coredinations card, Black Bazzill scraps
Texture Paste
Fresco Finish Yellow acrylic paint (Paper Artsy)
Spotty Black and White paper (MME, Record It! Charmed Metallic print pad) 
Twill ribbon
MS border punch, SU Pansy punch
Taylored Expressions Swirly Twirly, and Spellbinders Leafy Swirl Dies
Black enamel dots

That's it for this time, thank you for popping by


Kath said...

You don't see yellow as a main colour very often. It is a nice colour and I wonder why we don't use it more. Good card Kathy.

Lythan said...

I love all the painty dimension mixed with a classic Kathy flower :)

Angelnorth said...

Love the results of your "mud pie making" - lovely, cheery card that manages to be classically Kathy even though you've done something different!

Natty said...

I seriously love what you did with the texture paste, it brings a whole new meaning to mellow yellow! :D

Fab pairing it up with the striking black accents.

There's definitely room for more yellow in our crafting lives! :D

Kaz said...

Love this Kathy, the texture is gorgeous xxx