Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunny Yellow

Hi there, how is your week starting off?

Same old here - isn't it crazy what a difference the time change makes to waking up in the morning?

Well here's something a little sunny for you today. This is for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge, a fun burst of color.

What a trendy color combination with the yellow and gray. I'm a big fan of these colors together.

I was extra excited because it was the perfect opportunity for me to try my houndstooth in yellow that I've been wanting to use. Here's what I made for this week's challenge.

I started with a background created using the medallion border from French Country and the large houndstooth from Heirloom Patterns. I stitched these two pieces together and added it to a dark gray card base.

The paper rosette was cut from Bo Bunny patterned paper and then layered onto a doily. The Eiffel Tower image is from the Paris Nouveau set and was stamped in gray and cut out. I added some adhesive pearls that were colored dark gray with a Copic marker. The sentiment is from Compact Sentiments. Really like this card - so thankful for the inspiration from PDCC.

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that this Saturday (the 17th - St. Patrick's Day!) is the monthly WMS Blog Party. You can find all the details about it here on the WMS Blog. This month's theme is St. Patrick's Day/Irish/Green - now don't fret if you don't have anything in your stamping arsenal that fits the theme. Claire has offered free printable digi images that would fit the theme perfectly. So I hope you will play along with us!

Hope your week is shaping up to be a great one - our weather at least is going to be fantastic! Have a great day!


STAMPS: French Country, Heirloom Patterns, Paris Nouveau, Compact Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Going Gray - Stampin' Up!; Smokey Shadow, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Country Garden - Bo Bunny
INK: Daffodil Delight - Stampin' Up!; Slate - Amuse|Studio; Pumic Stone Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Paper Rosette die - Tim Holtz Alterations; Doily - Wilton; Adhesive pearls - Recollections; BV29 Copic; Sewing Machine


  1. I love your talent and your creations...
    Claire B.

  2. I love all the details you used! The stitching, the rosette, doily, etc! You are an inspiration to a newbie like me! Beautiful job again Anya.

  3. Fabulous!!! Love everything!!! Can't for my WMS order to get here...should be any day???

  4. WOW, what a fab card. Amazing. Loved it.

  5. My week isn't off to a roaring start (a migraine and the resulting backlog!) - but I figure it's only Tuesday, there is oodles of time for it to get better :0) I really enjoyed my stop at your blog - your card is so happy and beautiful, I love the medallion and doily mix with the Eiffel tower - and the mix of background stamping is delectable!

  6. Anya, this is stunning. I love the color combo and the gorgeous background stamping!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, as always, Anya! LOVE that fabulous, embellished, fan flower, and your hounds-tooth stamping if amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. Beautiful card. I spotted it on the Play Date Cafe page and just had to pop over. New folower :)


  9. WOW!!! J'Adore ton carte!!!! :D Ooh-la-la... it made my French flow out of my heart from how beautiful it is!!! I'm obsessed with La Tour d'Eiffel!!! ♥ You have amazing talent!!! (:

  10. Truly beautiful, Anya. Love the doily and the Eiffel Tower paired with a medallion.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe this week. :)

  11. Anya So beautiful! Your stamping is perfection - looks just like patterened paper. Great color combo- love the rosette, the doily and the Tour d'Eiffel of course!

  12. love your card Anya, you are so clever, its just beautiful


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