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Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Less is More - Yellow

This card is for this week's challenge for Less is More, which is to use the colour yellow.

I have to give credit for the sun idea to Emma Williams, who is one of Barbara Gray's talented team of designers.  I saw it done on one of her Create and Craft samples, and stored the thought away for future use.  It is just a case of dividing up a semicircle into segments and sponging different shades into each one.  I used one of the Big and Juicy ink pads, the Soothing Sunset one, and sponged direct on to the plain white card.

The glorious unicorn is from the Dufex range, and is one of a set of decoupage.  I just used the second layer as I wanted it to stay simple.  Sadly, a plain photo does not really do the unicorn justice as it catches the light beautifully.  I am very fussy about unicorns and they have to be good models of a horse before adding the horn.  This one is not too bad from that point of view. 

The sentiment is my one and only "Happy Birthday" stamp, and that again was stamped using the Soothing Sunset, covering two separate sections of colour to shade it slightly.


Karen said...

Gorgeous card Maggie, the Dufex Unicorn looks amazing against the sunset sky.

Karen xx

Chrissie said...

Nice bit of inkiness here Maggie... super colours too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

fairy thoughts said...

lovely colouring, thanks for the peek
janet #37

Linda said...

WOW Maggie this is absolutely gorgeous!! Loving the unicorn against the yellow.

Linda xxx

Dragon said...

Well it did stay simple, but elegant

Elaine said...

Fabulous Maggie, I know what you mean about the photo not capturing the image , dufex range is stunning and it never comes across well in photography.
Great work though well done Hugs Elaine

May said...

WOW! Maggie this is a fantastic card... O my word the sunset is just perfect, very clever and striking and the horse is just Gorgeous...Stunning project! Hugs May x x x#31

Diane said...

Clever card, that semi circle looks amazing

Karen said...

Love that idea of segmenting and adding different shades - it looks stunning, especially with the unicorn - brilliant.

Mandi said...

Can't see the yellow on my monitor
But sure its there
Terrific card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Hi Maggie
No offence, my monitor shows orange to red...

Terrific inking