Sunday, December 4, 2016

Craft Barn's latest alpha/dictionary letter: Y


Craft Barn's latest alpha/dictionary letter is Y.  Thankfully there is no twist, or I would never have been able to pick Yellow.

There were lots of choices for Y, but I had nothing I could use to illustrate any of the letters I wanted to use.  I went through my magazine images, and my very few stamps.  I finally came up with this.  At least I knew I could find a way to illustrate the word.

I only enlarged the parts I wasn't sure would show on the page.  I pointed out that yellow is a primary color and what a primary color is.

Since the background was purple, I wanted to explain why I chose it.

The word, which doesn't show too well, was created with stickers.

I painted the large yellow circle, then cut it out.  I thought the definition was wimpy, so I wanted to be sure everyone knew what yellow represented, at least on the color wheel.

And finally, the letter "Y."

For this entry, I started by painting the purple using a purple pen.   Computer generated text was added to a sheet of heavy card stock I had in my stash.  As mentioned earlier, the circle was painted, then punched out.  Finally, I added the dictionary definition and the various sticker letters.

Thanks for joining me at the Craft Barn with their latest letter Y.  Although I had planned a different post today, I misjudged how long it was going to take to create the piece I wanted to make for another challenge.  Part of the problem is, my craft room is freezing right now, and I didn't want to spend that long there.  So, again, thanks for your visit.  It truly means the world to me. 

See you at the Craft Barn.  Only two more letters to go!

25 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A super page with the letter Y!
A difficult letter for sure !
I like how you put all together about yellow on this page - color-theory in a fabulous way!

You are nearly through with that --wow.. congrats!
Happy Sunday dear Elizabeth!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely yellow page Elizabeth, good for you for keeping up with the challenge.
Have a lovely Sunday, it's cold and frosty again here! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Love the colour choices on this terrific page Interesting post to read as well

Chrissie xx

kaybee said...

I thought about yellow - such a happy sunshine colour. Sun is shining here but it is really cold. Great page!

CJ Kennedy said...

Yellow isn't one of the colors I gravitate towards so I find it a hard color to work with. You didn't seem to have any difficulty. That page would be perfect in a color theory book.

Jeanie said...

Fun interpretation of the theme. I've always loved yellow and it is fun to see it celebrated!

Sandra Cox said...

Great color wheel info here! I didn't know about the complimentary color. Thanks, Elizabeth. Enjoy your Sunday.

Krisha said...

The letter Y is a tough one, but you pulled it off with great success!

Scrapmate said...

You have interpreted your word really well and I like the contrast between the purple and yellow. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, photo image stamps are a pain to stamp well, you might have better luck removing it from the wooden mount and stamping on a pile of magazines for a little give. Someone once also suggested that these stamps needed conditioning by rubbing lightly with fine sandpaper but I have never dared do that. I find that Versafine ink is good for detailed images.

Dianne said...

great interpretation of the challenge...lively colors! Hope you are feeling better...♥

Sandy said...

What a wonderful Y page and I have always loved yellow and purple together!
sandy xx

Julia said...

Ha! We chose the same word and our pages are so very different, I love that! This is such a great idea to illustrate the word literally to describe the colour and colour theory. Brilliant.

Halle said...

Hey! Vikings colors! SKOL! Nicely done...

Meggymay said...

I really like to see those two colours together. Its a Fantastic page for the letter Y. I would have stuggled with that theme.
Yvonne xx

sheila 77 said...

Yes, you have certainly illustrated Yellow. What an interest dictionary definition, although I'm not sure how it could define a colour.

My name is Erika. said...

I like the brightness of the yellow and the darkness of the purple Elizabeth. I think picking these 2 colors not only made a good addition but makes some great contrast. It must be exciting to getting down there in the alphabet. 2 to go and you'll have quite the collection! Hope it was a good weekend! Hugs-Erika

Elaine said...

Love the way you have depicted yellow and all the explanations. I love yellow and purple together ...not to wear you understand...just to look at!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how you used yellow as the main focus for your challenge piece! Whenever I see purple and yellowI think of the beautiful crocus flowers that appear in Spring - can't be long now……can it? Hugs, Chrisx

maggie said...

Yellow didn't occur to me when I was thinking of a word for "y"! I love the all information on your page and the reason for using purple as a background. A great spread.

Thank you so much for taking time to leave information on my blog regarding using a sewing machine to stitch on paper and what deli paper is. Watch out in the new year for stitching on my projects!

Crafty Claire said...

A great colour combination xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Really fun - love all your Yellows Great journal x

Craftyfield said...

Yellow was my plan B! Using the yellow's complementary colour is inspired, these colour schemes offer the most contrast. Great page.

WendyK said...

A great idea for the Y word. A lovely page with lots to see.

Mickie said...

Someone has commented on the page being inspired - do agree; it certainly is and you completely avoided the complementary colours mixing to brown - well done. Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge xx

gardenpinks said...

Another super spread and love the yellowness - very cheerful. I also love the information you spread around the page :) x