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by Julie Brooks

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Monday, 7 May 2012

My First Weekly Challenge

Good evening everyone

So, that's the long weekend over, back to the grindstone tomorrow. It was a mixed bag weather-wise with glorious sunshine all day yesterday and then today started off quite promising (if you were up early enough to see the sun that is) but turned into another cold, damp day, typical Bank Holiday weather really! Oh well, at least we haven't had any tornadoes or other freak weather events so that's something to be grateful for.

But enough of this waffling! I decided to have a go at my first Weekly Challenge today. I haven't been brave enough before now but saw the challenge on Less is More and couldn't resist. The subject of the challenge .... Yellow.

So here's what I created.

I used WOW! clear stamp Vintage Wallpaper and stamped this onto white cardstock using the new Spring Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade. I then heat embossed this using a very light dusting of clear embossing powder which resulted in a very effective slightly raised texture but not a hard shiny finish, and I love it. I adhered this to white cardstock and then punched lots of flowers using some of the same embossed pattern cardstock and some plain yellow cardstock. These were embossed and pressed into shape using a nifty little embossing thingy which exactly matches the shape of the punch. I then adhered these around the edges of the centre panel and added Liquid Pearls White Opal to the centres.

Next I stamped a butterfly from Kaisercraft's Tigerlilly clear stamp set onto yellow cardstock three times using Versafine Onyx Black and I cut around these, bent the wings up for dimension and adhered these to the card.

Finally I added a Craftwork Cards sentiment "Get Well Soon" at the top, again in Versafine Onyx Black, and inked lightly around the edges of the card with the Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade.

I hope you like it. I really enjoyed making this card and although I haven't used mainly yellow before, I certainly will in the future.

See you soon.
Love from me xx