Monday, May 7, 2012

Simply Yellow

Welcome - thank you for visiting again.  I had intended to be more frequent in my postings but somehow it hasn't happened.

I decided to enter the 'Simply Less is More" challenge, which is to use the colour yellow. Not one of my go-to colours, but I enjoyed the challenge.


I made the card with a special 'girlfriend' in mind who has known some very difficult times, and who has a painful anniversary soon.


The sentiment (from the retired Layer of Color set Encouragement) was gold embossed on white card and mounted over a yellow layer, then mounted over a yellow leaf skeleton.


The ribbon and embossed border were the final touches.

I am linking this to the Stampin' sisters In Christ challenge based on this scripture - with the thought that we need to 'be real' in our faith.

“Whoever says, ‘I know him’, but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.       
But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly
perfected in him.”  1 John 2:4-6


I am very happy with the way this card turned out - but it took a lot of brain power and time, for all it's simplicity.:-).

I am linking this to:

Thank you so much for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Recipe:
White and yellow card stock
Yellow ribbon
Provo Craft border embossing folder
Layers of Colour (retired) Encouragement stamp set.
Embossing ink and Gold embossing powder.

21 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Maxine! The white and yellow looks amazing togheter and the leaf is gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Gunn

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  2. Beautifully CAS Maxine - love the embossed image and the gorgeous leaf - beautiful! Lovely to see you creating my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  3. this is incredible Maxine. I really like the clean looks and what an awesome colour mixture.

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  4. this is an amazing card, very nicely done
    Greetings Caroline

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  5. Stunning card, Maxine. The colours, sentiment, and embellishments work so well together. I can relate that sometimes a simple card can take a lot of time and thought. You should be proud of this and I hope it is an encouragement to your friend.

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  6. Beautiful CAS card. Love the white and yellow.

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  7. Maxine, I love the way you incorporated so many challenges into one simply beautiful card. Thanks for submitting your creation to Stampin' Sisters in Christ too. I love the leaf tucked in behind this lovely sentiment. I'm sure your friend will be touched by your thoughtfulness.

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  8. I'm glad you are pleased with a card made with a colour you wouldn't normally choose. It looks lovely, the skeleton leaf is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. I love the less is more challenge but havent played for awhile. You've done a great job here Maxine

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  10. What a gorgeous card, and lovely reminder.
    Amy

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  11. Lovely card Michelle - I'm sure your friend will appreciate the thought behind it

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  12. This is so simple, beautiful and elegant, Maxine! I love it! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  13. Lovely CAS design, perfect for you friend, I'm sure your words will be appreciated.
    Diane

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  14. Simply super
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  15. This is gorgeous. I love the simplicity of your design. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you are having a blessed week!

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  16. Oh Maxine, what a lovely card for your friend! I just LOVE the sentiment, and the bright yellow. Such a wonderful design!

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  17. Your card is gorgeous! I love that you used yellow! It's my favorite color! Thank you for playing with us at SSiC!

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  18. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again soon.

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  19. ditto on the yellow! Great sentiment and lite embellishing touch! :)

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  20. This is lovely, Maxine. Sometimes "simple" is really hard. Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my blog postings!

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  21. Sweet and Simple. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.

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