Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thinking of You - Yellow, Black, Grey

I love the contrast of yellow and black and a touch of grey to soften it.  For this card, the layout was inspired by a sketch at The Cuttlebug Spot.  I alluded to the three circles in the sketch with the two flowers and the dove that were part of a card set from Target's dollar bin.  The embossed grey mat and black bow were from that same card set (I sanded the grey mat as it had a glossy finish that I didn't care for).  The frame was done by using half of a braid edge punch by EK Success; the scallop circles were from an EK Success layer punch - I was planning on using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (get it here - I always say its a must have) but decided to go Cricut-less today.  I embossed the scalloped circles using Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.  And all was of course blinged up using crystals from Creative Charms (I love their stuff).

Challenges to feed my obsession:
  1. Die Cuttin' Divas - Pastels (pastel yellow)
  2. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 128 - Animals (the dove)
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks # 85 - Material Girl (felt flower and dove)
  4. Sketches4All - Cheryl's Challenge # 9 - Touch of Black
  5. Get Inspired with Chatter Scene - Just Elements
  6. Cuttlebug Spot 3 - Sketch
  7. DYSU Challenge 67 - Glitter/Bling
  8. Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 112 - Things with Wings

This is the sketch From the Cuttlebug Spot that started it all:


  1. Very pretty card Lisa. I like the layout you've used.

    Thanks for being a Material Girl with us this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

  2. Hi Lisa
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. I love your card! It is so cute! Ty for coming and playing along with me over at ChatterScene!

  4. Your card is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. So great to see our sketch has been an inspiration! Love your take at this sketch!
    Love the colorcombo! Good job.

    Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  6. Loving the use of your felt flower and the dove. Fantastic creation, thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  7. Really sweet card, love the use of felt! Thank you joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks! Hugs!
    Heather P (Guest DT)

  8. Sweet card. You did a fine job.
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

  9. Fab card - those colours look great together!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Cuttlebug Spot Challenge!
    Helen x

  10. Cute card! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Fabric" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  11. Love the gingham background and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  12. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  13. Fab card, love these colours!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  14. Really pretty card. Love this colour combo - I don't use enough yellow on my cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Croline xxx

  15. I love this card. It is so elegant. Love the colors. Great job!! Have a great day. I am commenting on this as part of the blog hop. Gloria

    Visit my blog - would love more members.

  16. I love the use of the yellow, black and grey. I like the bird and flower you add. Grey is my favorite color.