Friday, 9 March 2012

Wistful

After saying in my previous post I don't make many yellow cards, guess what I've done?
Yep - a yellow card - LOL

I don't know what it is about this Stampin Up image but I have made a couple of cards now using it and am always drawn to colouring the dress yellow!!! 
I have lots of stamps/digis that I like, some I would even say I love and this is amongst those that I love - definitely.
Am at a loss to say what it's overall appeal is really - I just think she looks so wistful and lonely standing barefoot in the grass and looking at the two butterflies - she's probably nothing of the sort and is likely to be loving the moment but you'll forgive me my imaginative wanderings won't you???!
The papers are from Raspberry Road, distressed and stiched onto yellow card. I used one of my MS punches for the bottom border, cut the frame from the same yellow card with one of my 'recent present to me' nesties and stitched the image onto the frame. The image was coloured with a mixture of promarkers and Distress Inks, with a bit of glamour dust on the two butterflies (which hasn't shown up very well in the pic) and I added a white paper doily behind.
The blue flowers were amongst a prize from a challenge blog and the yellow one was made using another 'present to me' nestie set!
I finished the front with a lemon coloured patchwork heart button threaded with lemon and white gingham ribbon and three tiny silvery blue pearls.

The same colour theme was carried through to the inside.


Challenges -
Fab N Funky - Mellow yellow
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring Colours
Let's Ink It Up - Show us your Flowers
CRAFT - Inspired by a Song (Yellow by Coldplay)
Crafty Catz - Mothers Day/Special Lady
Simon Says Stamp - Mothers Day/Special female
(My lovely Mum sadly is no longer with us but this woul;d have been exactly the type of card I would have given her on her special day - and anyway I think the image is one special lady!!!)

Thanks for paying me a visit - have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing. x

28 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. OH WOW. What a stunningly gorgeous creation. So classy and very delicate. Love all the different shades of yellows. Just perfect.
Have a lovely weekend.
Love, Sandra xxx

craftysue49 said...

Beautiful ..lovely soft colours ..x

Jan said...

Lovely soft spring colour Viv... and such a pretty image and design. I see you're getting quite confident with the stitching too now lol xx

Jan said...

What a gorgeous card Viv. Love the fresh colours xx Jan

Maureen said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

sassy said...

glorious sunny summer perfect viv..really is a brilliant happy card hugs sassx

SuzanneK said...

Just beautiful, love the colours, the flowers, your attention to detail. Thanks for sharing with us this month at LIIU for our Flowers challenge. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the colours work so well with your image.
Yvonne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Viv this is stunning!! I like everything about it!
Kevin xx

Maria said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the spring yellow tones and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining in with us at LIIU, and good luck.

Maria x

June Nelson said...

Well at least I had eyes on mine lol, joking aside me darlin this is gorgeous, and the image is beautiful , love the heart at the bottom and the ribbon, really its perfect but didnt want to give you a big head, have a good weekend sweets xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Susan Hogan said...

Indeeed, I love this image also - very lay-back and mellow with your colouring and embellies. Thanks for joining in at LIIU and good luck!

Jackie said...

And what a gorgeous yellow card it is Viv, so beautiful. I do have this beautiful image, I really must use it :o)
Jackie xx

Clare said...

Beautiful

Monica said...

ADORABLE!!! Love your hand made flower and what awesome colouring> Yellow reminds me of happiness.

Monica xxx

coops said...

wow this is beautiful.i love the lemon colours and stunning image and details :D

xx coops xx

Janette said...

Hi Viv, I am a fan of this image and think the yellow really suits her, thoughts of summer pop into mind....A gorgeous card and your Mum would have loved it I am sure. Thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sylvia x said...

Thank you so much for joining in at the CRAFT Challenges this week with your fab card...great song title

Sylvia xx

Krafty Kows said...

Stunning card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Sheryl Hare said...

A beautiful fresh card - very Spring like and perfect for the song you chose. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good Luck Sheryl xx

carol said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour, Thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

marion said...

Ow what a gorgeous details and lovely fresh colours used for your card. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck. HUgs, Marion

Alexis said...

Very pretty. I love the yellows you've chosen. Very soft and yummy. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky.

Alexis

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful, love it...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow a very spring type card. Just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

Elaine said...

This is beautiful I love the lemon shades and the image is adorable well done Hugs Elaine

Sherry Edwards said...

Your card is beautiful Viv - I love all the yellow xx

Anne said...

This is gorgeous, what a fab spring card
Anne
x