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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Yellow yo-yos go up and down



The Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn is now over half way through, this fortnight's letter is "Y" with the colour yellow added to keep us on our toes.  Not many pages in the "Y" section of my dictionary, will it be year, yettie or yo-yo, or even Y-fronts.  I picked year first but thought that might be a popular word, yettie next but how do I bring in the yellow for the Abominable  Snowman (won't go into what my OH suggested!), saw a great stamp of a pair of Y-fronts on a card last week, but yo-yo won out.



The yo-yo definition was brief  but I also associate it with going up and down so that was my reasoning for the arrows.   Firstly I covered the definition with tape and then coloured my background with yellow acrylic paint, it turned out rather dark so I added some white acrylic paint through some sequin waste and dabbed a lid into the white paint and stamped some rings to represent the yo-yo.  The images are from the internet, various tricks you can do with a yo-yo, I fussy cut the images and highlighted the movement of the yo-yo with a black marker.  The "Y" was left uncoloured with just the up and down arrows and a yo-yo hanging from it.

 
 
Finally I drew dashes and arrows round the definition and this is another page finished.  Researching the history of the yo-yo came up with quite a few facts but I only wanted a single page spread so there was no room, did think about covering the Z page but I may need a word from there later.

Off now to enjoy the day before it gets too hot.

19 comments:

BJ said...

Brilliant yo-yo page, love all the movement the white dots add. BJ

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Love it.. :-) Px

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous I love the gorgeous pages.

Hugs
Linda xxx

annemarks said...

Great ideas really effective :)

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely, yellow yo-yos. Love it. Cheers, Holley

Laine said...

What a fabulous idea.
Laine
xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Love your bright and fun pages!...well done on all that fussy cutting!! :)

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What an absolutely genius page. The images/diagrams are brilliant and the yellow you have used is lovely. Love this.

Hugs Lisa xxxx

carolfromkiwiland said...

I have never mastered even the up and do movement of the yo-yo let alone any trick moves. A really fun page and good take on yo-yo.

jane stillman said...

This is brilliant, and a fabulous idea

Avril Ann said...

Sylv, this is utterly fabulous, what a lot off work, and thought, has gone into this page, and it has turned out so well. xxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous, love the bright colours and fun images
Lindsay xx

Scrapmate said...

A fabulous page (although I'd have loved to see the Y-fronts ;)!

scrappyjen said...

great pages! love the yellow! happy scrapping, jenx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, a gorgeous idea and two wonderful pages. Love all the details.

Pat said...

What a fun page, I llike the white on the yellow.

The Craft Barn said...

Fantastic page. Just featured it on our Facebook ;)
Thanks for playing with us.
Izzy

Mrs A. said...

Fabulous choice for your Y page. Was sitting here thinking I had loads of time when actually I don't Eek! Hugs mrs a.

ionabunny said...

Fantastic page. Love the colours and the images. Well done for keeping up with the alpha challenge