Saturday, 5 May 2012

Mellow Yellow

It's colour week at Less is More and as luck has it their "yellow" challenge matches in with two other colour challenges I wanted to play in so I've combined the three as both Annabelle Stamps  and Our Creative Corner want us to use kraft, lemon and white.

Chevrons and zig-zags are everywhere in papercrafting at the moment so for once in my life I'm "on trend" lol!  I used a sheet of double sided DP from My Minds Eye "on the bright side" 6x6 pad and hand cut the chevron side for the white and lemon upright strip.  I used a dienamics die to create the horizontal strip from the other side of the chevron paper which is a soft yellow with a tiny dot and some black for contrast.  I finished with a felt flower I made with a paper quilling technique, a simple sentiment from Waltzingmouse and a few random lemon gems.

Yellow is normally a colour I avoid in card making but this is such a sunny cheerful card (on a dreary day where I'm hiding inside from the 38,000 football fans about to descend on Hillsborough) that I must remember to use it more.


  1. Hola Tara, very original design, i like your zig zag card, very contemporary.
    A hug fron sunny island

  2. like the zig zags, quiet art deco in design x Lavinia

  3. Look at you being trendy Tara! I love your chevrons and that flower is just gorgeous. The sprinkling of gems is the perfect finishing touch too. Vicky x

  4. My kinda card Tara
    LOVE it
    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  5. I love your loopy flower and the chevrons are certainly right on trend.
    Great stuff Tara.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Nice card, love the flower & I have my eye on that chevron die myself.

  7. Great card Tara - really different but definitely on trend.

  8. Fabulous card! Love the patterns and gorgeous flower!
    TFS with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps :)

  9. Fabulous card for both challenges Tara! Thanks for joining in with AnnaBelle Stamps this week.

  10. I`m loving the trend for chevrons at the moment and yours work really well. Love your flower and the placement of your gems.
    Lynne xxx

  11. Great card, I love the chevrons. Haven't tried making any yet but gonna have to give it a go.
    jo x

  12. Great card Tara
    Margaret x

  13. Love the shade of yellow you've used...... I just can't wear yellow, not a kind colour unless you have a bronze tan!!
    Great colours together and get you all trendy with your chevrons :0)
    Jenny x

  14. Great use of the chevrons and I love that bloom!

  15. Great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  16. Hi, hi! Fabulous use of the geometric paper, and the rhinestones are in the perfect spots! :)

    1. I'm completely in love with chevrons at the moment- you use them really well :)


  17. Love your card and your Awesome Zig Zags and your flower is gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  18. this is a fabulous card, the chevrons and the hand made flower are awesome, perfect balance of colour!
    Thank you for sharing with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

  19. Oh Tara, I'm loving the chevron-craze right now, too! Your card is so fresh and fun! That flower adds great dimension and the spots of sparkle are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner!


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