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Friday, 17 December 2010

Hinting at Yellow


This week over at the Play Date Cafe, the challenge is to make a black and white project with a hint of yellow. Now, if I was to do something as anal as rank colours in order of appeal, yellow would be right at the bottom. I'm not sure why that is. It's a warm colour, the colour of sunshine. It's a fresh colour, it evokes Spring and daffodils. In theory, it should be glowing near the top of my list.

Trouble is, whenever I've incorporated it into a craft project or home decor, I dislike it. I think of sickness, jaundice, dying leaves, cold custard, cowardice, weakness. I have more negative associations than positive. It improves when it moves along the spectrum and becomes a yellow-orange. It starts to look a lot richer, more golden and honeyed.

That aside, I actually like it on this card. I can't think of another colour working as well as this does. Again, as I've said before, that's the joy of playing with colour challenge blogs. Plus it's a boon to be given colours that are far removed from Christmas. So what have I done? Made another card suitable for Valentine's Day. Am I getting soppy in my old age? Hard to believe. As the seventies pop song goes...they call me mellow yellow (see what I did there? lol )

17 comments:

*** Suzi B *** said...

beautiful card...love it!
Sue B x

Sarah A said...

Just beautiful, that hint of yellow really warms up the black and white!

Sarah

Anne Jagger said...

Lol! Your thoughts on yellow made me laugh. Not one of my favourite colours either, but love your card. X

TuKara said...

Très élégante.
J'aime ces cartes .

Michele said...

Fab card! The yellow makes you think of sunshine, which ties in nicely with the embossing folder you've used. Love the button flower too! x

Jaclyn Miller said...

I'm with ya on yellow; I like the warmer, deeper shades better too. So cool how you created that array pattern in the background. Everything came together perfectly!

Lavender Rose said...

I really like your card, the embossing works very well and the hint of yellow looks great. I had the same initial reaction as you on seeing the challenge wass to use yellow but agree, it is actually very pleasing.

kjjc said...

oo I like this one Paul. (even if it is not AF)

Ruby said...

Paul, I just LOVE the way you describe things, it always makes me smile :) Your description of what yellow reminds you of is so funny.

I LOVE what you've done here, it's really fab, especially the button flower, what a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us in the PDCC this week!

Michele Gross said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G! This really rocks! :) LOVE that button flower you created and I agree, yellow is the perfect pop!

Sue Lelli said...

That flower made from buttons is GENIUS! FAB card! And your take on yellow makes me dislike yellow even more than I already do (however the Lemon Tart PTI color is actually the best yellow I've ever worked with.)

Neet said...

Great card again - I see you have used that embossing folder that I like (and haven't taken from the packaging yet).
Loved reading what you wrote about the colour yellow - funny thing is most crafters I know feel the same about the colour - it is not used that often if you look around.

Maria said...

LOL...love your description of yellow...too funny! That button flower is gorgeous! Truly a stunning card!!!

Nigel said...

Superb card, love the ribbed effect on the background.

I have to say, Yellow is probably top of the list for me, and I really want a canary yellow van next time lol

Julie Ranae said...

I already told you I'd be one of your valentines! So having more than one card is no problem : )

Beautiful! So glad you pulled out the yellow and stayed with us ; )

Merry Christmas to you and Nick xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Very stylish Paul ..... yellow is one of those strange colours isnt? But I do love it on your card.
Happy Crimbo again
x

Sarah Anderson said...

i'm with you on yellow! love daffodils etc, but yellow in card or paint - no! Love your card, great splash of yellow :)