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May 6, 2012

LIM Week 66 - Colour Challenge ~ Yellow

Good Morn,

It's so nice to be able to play again with Chrissie and Mandi on their spectacular site Simply Less is More.  This week the challenge is a colour challenge and the color is:

Y E L L O W

For the whole month, LIM is sponsored by the extremely talented Arielle at the Wax Fruit Company
So many ways to go with this challenge, especially this time of year with all the spring flowers popping their heads out of the ground, tossing their petals over their shoulders like young girls at their first county fair without mom and dad around.  Me, well, my brain cell went bzzzzzzzzz.  I thought it was the dishwasher at first.  Then I made this card:





I used to be deathly afraid of bees.  I've been stung a couple of times and it hurts like a hot cattle prod, not that I would know what that feels like.  But the biggest surprise was realizing that I didn't, in fact, die.  Then I heard that there aren't as many bees as there used to be.  It is estimated that one-third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees.  I'm a big propellor of the food supply, so now I love bees.

I am so exstatic today to welcome Jen as a follower!  She has long been a bookmark in my Book of Stamps and I'm very appreciative to have her join.

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by to visit.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!


Paper:  PTI white
Stamps:  Hero Arts E1597 "Big Bee";
  Sentiment, PTI "Glory Be"
Ink:  Silhouette Black embossing powder;
  Marvy markers; PTI true black
Pop Dots
Corner Chomper

33 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love these bees. I'm fond of food, but still not too fond of real bees up close. I love the CASness of this card! Sweet!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Chrissie said...

I am watching a programme at this very moment about the importance of bees for the pollination of crops and how there is a problem that some of the insecticides used on the crops is harming the bees. Problem!
Your card is wonderful Darnell and your post made me giggle as ever... dishwasher indeed!
Your colouring is wonderful... very subtle!
Great card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

L*I*S*A said...

Hey, thats great.
I love it. Perfect.
Lisa

Lynne said...

And I`m watching the same program as Chrissie lol.
I love your bees, they make a fabulous card. I don`t mind real live bees at all but wasps terrify me. Trouble is sometimes it`s hard to tell the difference.
Lynne xxx

Rema said...

The bee image is awesome! Love that sentiment, fits so perfectly....

Sandy said...

So very cute, love the coloring just the right amount to make them stand out. Bzzzzzzzzz Sandy :)

Laura said...

Love the bees, very cute!

Jenni's Jems said...

These bees are beautifully coloured and make a very eyecatching card x

vinny said...

lovely card, really delicate colouring. I love bees x Lavinia

Scrapmate said...

Your 'young girls at the county fair' made me laugh - so true! I don't mind bees or wasps but my dog stands guard over our lavender bush and tries to catch them. She got stung once but that hasn't put her off. Lovely card, the yellow & black combo is really striking.

Meadie said...

Your card is just gorgeous...I give it a bee...just kidding! Its an A+:) Hugs x x

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Love the sentiment Darnell! Your card is gorgeous and the way you've coloured the bees is fab! Sarah x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card & bees ! I love the bee image and your colouring, perfect for the "yellow" theme !

Kim said...

Oh my, what a fabulous card. That bee is just too cute...and your sentiment, so perfect.

Kara Lynne said...

I love the bees - just enough yellow. I took a look at your playhouse. As my kids would say, "I want a play date!" Organization is a quirky hobby of mine and I really admire yours!

Jean said...

I love your card ~ the stamps and sentiment are just perfect!

Marrigje said...

Lovely card. I am not a real fan of bees either, but have you ever felt how soft they are?
Even softer than a newborn kitten. And I love honey :o)
And 2012 is the year of the Bee.


Marrigje

downrightcrafty said...

love the framing on this fabulous image and gorgeous yellow interpretation too
Hugs Kate xx

Joyce said...

Very sweet card. I like bees, for what they accomplish--could do without their stings! But, you picked the perfect focal point for a yellow challenge.

Victoria said...

This is beautiful! Perfect placement of stamps, gorgeous subtle colouring, fabulous sentiment!

Loli said...

Hola My bee friend you're right about insects, all in the nature are essential for us.
Great card, fantastic for spring time and for your post idea, well done.
A hug from sunny island and beeeeee "cool" my friend:D:D:D

kingstonmama said...

I love your bee card, Darnell. The coloring and layout are fabulous! I love to see bees in my flower garden. Now wasps and hornets I can do without, but bees - wonderful! Ann

Gillian said...

Great card & great take on the challenge.

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Darnell - LOVE the stamping & colouring :) :) :)

Viv said...

Great card Darnell and such cute bees too :) Viv xx

Jen W. said...

Love the subtle colouring!

Susan said...

unfortunately, I'm allergic to bees, but they do make a pretty card! Well done!

Karen said...

Absolutely great Darnell - totally agree with your ethos. Great colouring of these gorgeous little creatures.

Diane said...

Wonderful card, your colouring is fantastic.
Diane

Mandi said...

Terrific card Darnell
Awesome colouring
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh I just love this! Love the subtle color on your bees wings. Love your random placement of the bees and the popped up panel is perfect for your design. This challenge put me in mind of bees too!

Kim S said...

That stamp is fantastic...made even more so by all the shades of yellow that you have added...gorgeous card!