Thursday, August 7, 2008

Did Someone Ask for YoYo Yellow?

The Skool Teacher is still MIA - but I know she'll turn up eventually as she's the winner of my earlier blog candy! And I do intend to make a card using the More Mustard that she has trouble with. But since I haven't heard from her yet, I thought I'd take an opportunity to offer a suggestion on the #1 listed color challenge - YoYo Yellow! It seems that so many of you have a hard time with this color, so I made it a priority to make something with it as soon as possible.

I will start by admitting that this is probably my least used color as well. I'm not much for bold and bright colors in general, but when I do use them, I never let them overwhelm my cards. I usually only use splashes to brighten up the look. Here, as you can see, I used a YoYo Yellow base, but toned it down by adding a layer of Close to Cocoa and some Pumpkin Pie from the Jersey Shore DSP. I think those colors are also appropriate since I'm using a giraffe here! And because I intend to give this to a darling little girl (I won't mention who in case she sees this before it arrives!), I decided to add a little bit of bling as shown below:

These are some Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads... there's one in the sentiment as well. Aren't they cute? I'd say this giraffe is STYLIN'...

I will work on some other cards with this difficult color, as it is my aim to make those of you who are as challenged as I am in the YoYo Yellow department go "Ahhhhhh! Now I LIKE it!" Just let me know when I hit the winning look! :)

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Wild About You
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: YoYo Yellow, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads
Tools: Large Oval punch, Dimensionals

8 comments:

Tiffany Bauer said...

Ahhhhhh!!! I like this one!!! I have to admit I have NEVER used this color before but now I think I just might tackle it!! TFS!!

jackiestamps4fun said...

WAY cute, Michele! I love it! The perfect way to use that color! Hugs, Jackie

Carol Dunstan said...

funnily enough I was challenged to use this colour last night. Yours came out much nicer though, the other colours work really well with it (and you used bling, always a winner :-D )

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

WoW. You are amazing. Adorable.
/p

Tabitha said...

Great job with this YoYo Yellow! It is so bright, but I like how you toned it down and it really became the perfect accent!

Oh and I am signing up to be a demo on Monday!!! So exciting!

Kim Adams said...

It's adorable. You met the challenge head on and mastered it!

Lisa H. said...

super cute! yes, the close to cocoa really helps tone down that bright yellow. the brads look awesome!

KJ said...

The whole Bold Brights just scares the patooty off of me!

Awesome card!!