Friday, February 26, 2010

“Y” is for…

Yoyo Yellow!

Yellow is not a color that I choose to use often.  Yet, I’m using it for the second time this month.  I think that yellow (especially the Yoyo Yellow) should be used as an accent color…not the dominant color on your card or project.  Which brings me to the question, what do you think of when you think of ‘yellow’?  I asked the guys.  Two said, “the sun.”  While the third said, “a sunflower and the Shell gasoline car that races.  Oh, and the M&M’s car of Kyle Busch.”  (Funny, not one of them mentioned a school bus…hmm.)  The first thing that came to my mind was spring flowers and Easter chicks.  Well, I had to jump on the “chick wagon”!  I’ve seen the most adorable Punch Art chicks on Splitcoast  lately.  So, I can’t take the credit and there isn’t just one crafter to give the credit to.  I thank all of you for your inspiration.  Anyway, here is mine…


Isn’t he just the cutest?!  For the body, I used the Big Shot to crank out the Sizzix Circle Scallop.  I did this ‘card style’ with the fold at the top.  Yes, my chick is Yoyo Yellow.  I took one punched Scallop Circle and cut it in half for the wings.  The head feathers are three points of the 5-petal Flower punch.  All yellow parts have the edges sponged with Crushed Curry.  This sponging makes a huge difference in the project.  For the eyes:  Two circles in Whisper White and one in Yoyo Yellow (cut in half) using the 3/4” circle punch.  Two circles in Basic Black with the 1/2” circle punch.  I used the white gel pen for the ‘twinkle’ in the eyes.  The beak is a 1-1/2” square Yapunch, folded in half in Pumpkin Pie.  I sponged on some Pretty In Pink pastel with the dauber for the cheeks.  The feet are the medium flower on the Boho Flowers punch.  They, too, are in Pumpkin Pie.  The inside is a 3-1/2” diameter circle, cut using the Circle Scissor Plus.  The sentiment is out of Well Scripted.  I love this set!  The flower is in Yoyo Yellow and Garden Green that I markered direct-to-stamp.

This would make the cutest gift card holder for any spring occasion.  You could adapt this card with this one I did for Christmas, Bows & Baubles.   I’ll be making a couple more of these as gift card holders.  Honestly, this guy is so easy to make!  Oh…this chick is a guy.  My son said that blue means it’s a boy and that baby chicks don’t care that he has a bow in his hair.  Of course, he is speaking about the retired light blue gingham ribbon in his 'feathers’. 

Have a great day!  Glad you stopped in.  Only one more day in my Creative A-B-C’s.  Then, I’m going to take a much needed break! 



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