Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Lady in Yellow

 Good evening, Crafty ladies & gents...
I hope you've all had a good day?  Mine's been a bit hectic so no crafting for me today but yesterday I spent a good few hours creating the card below.  I found this image on the Public Domain at the end of last year, and fell in love with the image & colours.  I've been waiting for a day where I just wanted to create for myself i.e, no commissions, no family birthdays etc, so create I did.  The image is called Lady in yellow- Carter, Pruett (1891-1955) - House & Garden 1926 and it really is beautiful to look at, I just love the yellow. Yellow is not usually a colour I use much but I teamed it up with purple mirror card and the backing papers I created in CraftArtist from the lady's dress and the wallpaper ( You can't see it but it is a pale green/flowery wallpaper). The yellow in the flowers and the pale green are from the same paper, plus the purple mirri too.  I chose a pale green pearlescent card for the leaves & flourish.


8 x 8 card blank
Purple Mirri card (stash)
purple & cream pearls (stash)
Pearlescent card (stash)
Marianne Creatables frame LR0240
Marianne Craftables flowers LR0162
Marianne Creatable white border die CR1250
Joy Crafts Alphabet & Number stencil die 6002.0140

I decided after I made the card that it would be for My Mum, from my Daughter for Mothering Sunday.
It really is beautiful, purely because of the image, of course ;-)

Thanks for popping in, I appreciate you finding the time to come visit :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Through the Purple Haze challenges - Pick your favourite colour
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Buttons & Pearls
The Crafting Cafe - Anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it feminine

Until next time.


Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the dies you have used. The image is beautiful too.

Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the dies you have used. The image is beautiful too.

Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card, lovely colour combination and image. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Avril Ann said...

Oh, Mandy this is just beautiful, love the colours you have used, here and the LO is fab too, no wonder you fell in love with this image, xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

Morning Mandy, sometimes its nice just to craft with what we want to craft with, & no wonder you fell in love with the image, she`s so beautiful, your card is stunning, yellow is never used enough in crafting. Have great day xxxx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Mandy this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to come back next week and join in with another fab challenge....
Suzy B DT

Alljazzed2create said...

This is just beautiful. Your color combination is so awesome..Thank you for joining us over at Through the Purple Haze..

DT Pam

fiona henderson said...

I am not a fan of anything yellow....but i must say your card is lovely...

fiona DT

Sara Stacey said...

Lovely card and a great idea to make your own background from the image itself. Thanks for joining in the TTPH challenge this week

Sara, DT

Lisbeth K said...

I find yellow as a difficult color to work with, but you did an amazing job! Love the image and that you made a matching background paper. Thank you for joining us at TTPH this week :)
Lisbeth, DT

Riette said...

The gorgeous image is beautifully framed!
Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD,
Riette, DT.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

A beautiful bright sunshine yellow card. I've said many times that yellow isn't used enough in crafting.
It's always nice to sit down and make what YOU want to make, and not what others want or expect you to make.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, I bet your Nanny loved it. Please join us again at Creative Moments. Leona xx