Friday, May 1, 2009

Stamp Simply #85 - Let The Sun Shine!

It's Friday and time again for another Sharon Johnson STAMP SIMPLY Challenge. Today Sharon is focusing us on the color YELLOW. I must admit this is one color I don't use often enough but today I'm changing that by making two cards for the challenge. One in a soft, pastel yellow and one in a bold, bright yellow. I found great inspiration from Sharon and her design team ladies ... please stop by Sharon's blog and check out all the creative work done by these talented ladies.

My "soft pastel" yellow card was created by using a base card of SU Barely Banana with a second panel of Crafty Secrets Pastel designer paper. My main image is by the Rubber Cottage, stamped onto white cardstock with Versafine black ink then embossed using Detail Clear Embossing Powder. I used glaze pens to color in this image and sponged around the edge using SU summer sun ink. The buttery satin ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the gold beads are from Michaels. I've chosen once again to stamp my sentiment directly onto the designer paper and clear emboss it.

My "bold" yellow card is a very simple image and layout. I've used an oldie but goodie image by PSX, which was stamped using Versafine black, embossed with detail clear ep and colored using SU watercolor pencils and blender pen. I used crystal effects on the focus rose for a little dimension.
The image was cut using a Nestabilities Rectangle diecut ... matted onto Garden Green cardstock, Basic Black cardstock and again onto Ivory cardstock before mounting it onto a Canary Yellow base card. I've used the Martha Stewart doily lace punch for the border and Hobby Lobby yellow gingham ribbon.
Yellow turned out to be a fun color to create with ... I'm so glad Sharon came up with this challenge to make me think a little more "out of my safety zone".
Thanks for stopping by today.
For those interested, Mark is resting comfortably at home and enjoying listening to the sound of the rain on the roof. He's still very pale and tired but he is taking his meds, drinking as much as he possibly can and eating. We can only hope that with each passing day his immune system will become stronger and he'll start feeling more like himself again. Prayers are all still greatly appreciated and needed. Thank you my friends!! Have a wonderful weekend!!


Amy Johnson said...

First of all, I'm so happy Mark is finally home and the worst of it is over. PTL! Secondly, love the cards. They are both beautiful. And thanks for posting the lovely spring garden pics. My garden is quite 'there' yet, just daffodils. Your a little ahead of me! Love your Crafty Secrets card too!

Marie said...

What beautiful cards!!! I especially love the first one.
I would be happy to pray for Mark...would you mind sharing specifics?
Marie with a :-)

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely cards Darlene. Love that Crafty Secrets softness. Glad Mark is coming along so well. You both are still in my prayers and will stay there. Hugs, Pat

Dru said...

Beautiful cards Darlene, love the softness and the plaid on the first card - I'm not usually a plaid person - but THIS is sopretty and soothing - and love your coloring. So glad Mark is home! One of my most favorite things is listening to the rain on the roof - it's raining here also, the house is quiet and I'm loving the gentle lull. Take care friend - I'm just so happy to see things picking up for you!

Lori Washburn said...

Hi friend~

I love these cards. The soft yellow is so perfect for a nice spring day and I love the shine on the roses. Know I'm praying for you often.

Lori Washburn

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my goodness. Look at these elegant and stunning cards! I LOVE the yellows!