Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer Evening In Yellow And Grey

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know it is hard for me to make a simple card.  With the challenge of Yellow and Gray at Impression Obsession, I was inspired with an idea that would not only be simple, but even one layer.  Try not to be too stunned!! 


I started with a white card and stamped the Impression Obsession image Covered Bridge (H1470) in the center.  I used a large Spellbinders’ Circle die to create a window in another piece of cardstock and laid this over the image, centering it in the round opening.  I sponged yellow around the circle, leaving a little bit of “light” in the center.  Next I covered up the yellow center with the shape I had cut out and sponged gray ink around it.  I masked off the edges of the card to add a border of yellow.   

I added a little shading on the covered bridge, the rocks in the water, and the clouds with my gray alcohol marker to give it a little a more dimension.  Then I used a dark gray to stamp the sentiment, It’s Just Me (C3760), also from Impression Obsession.  This reminds me of a hot summer evening with the sun setting, listening to the water running by, while my dad and I sit on the bank fishing.   

I have to admit that I am still gritting my teeth and sitting on my hands to keep from adding something else – maybe a mosquito? 

E. Marie


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge – Yellow and Gray
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 83 – One Layer Card (Tip:  See masking instructions in post)
The Crafty Pad Challenge #184 – To “Die” For
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge #103 {4CCC-103} - Circles, Circles and more Circles
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#85 – Splish Splash Splosh
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - No Rules
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #160 -  Photo Inspiration


26 comments:

Brenda said...

Stunning!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yeah, keep your hands there - it's just perfect the way it is!

April said...

This turned out very pretty! Great job!

Tamie said...

Stunning image, I love the black and white take on it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Shirley said...

Marie, That is just gorgeous!!! It should be framed. Thank you so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

stampqueen said...

Very pretty scene - like a beautiful sunset!!!

Sheryl said...

Hi Marie, this is just gorgeous. I love the colour combo.
Thanks for playing along at INCY WINCY this week.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lizzie said...

Great card !!! Thanks for playing at C4E this week.
Liz

butterfly said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Marie! Your colours are inspired - that warm mustard yellow against the gray sings out, and it's such an amazingly beautiful image that the simple treatment is really all it needs. Wonderful One Layer work...
Alison x

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, Oh this is totally stunning and the colours are goregeous!! x

Candy C said...

Marie...such a pretty card. The yellows and greys are very calming. Your little stamped scene is very pretty and very nicely colored. I also like your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lisa M said...

LOL..loved the last line of your post...a mosquito..hahaha...that's great! Putting these kinds of cards away is very difficult; especially when every fiber of your being is saying, "but WAIT..there's still SPACE!"
Your card is gorgeous. I love the circle focal point and the edging looks fantastic. Super adorable card.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous !Sometimes less is more...

pinky said...

Perfect creation for our challenge, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.
Pinky

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! TFS!

Dawn said...

great image & sentiment! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our To Die For Challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Joann Burton said...

Very lovely. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Pia S said...

This card is impressive! I LOVE the color combination, with the rich yellow and shadowy grey. The image makes such a lovely scene. Well done!

Katie said...

Great card, I love your sponging idea, and the idea to start with the stamped image. Really cool card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful spotlight on your lovely scene! Lovely card! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

michele said...

Thank-you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Tina said...

Beautiful , just simply beautiful ! thank you for joining us over at The Crafty Pad this week . Tina x

Myrto said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for playing along us at Incy Wincy Designs!

Myrto

Barbara Bruder said...

So pretty!! What a cool technique!!

Samantha said...

Awesome card Marie! WOW love that you joined Incy Wincy and also Top Tip Tuesday too! hugs Samantha x