A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

June 16, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays ~ Clear As Day

It's a Sit-Down-Stay-Inside-Saturday here.  We are supposed to hit around 105 today, so Mister and I have already finished our yard work and grocery shopping 'cause we aren't heading outside again.  Fortunately, we have air conditioning; a lot of the peeps in the Bay Area don't and they are going to be suffering the next two days.

I made my card quickly for this week's fun CAS-ual Fridays (CFC57) challenge, "Clear As Day."  We are to create a project using acetate or vellum.  The outstanding Karolyn Loncon is the sponsor!


My card has a base of white card stock, covered by a single sheet of pansy-painted vellum, adorned with a butterfly, and tied off with a ribbon.  Very clean and very simple and very easy.  I love the painted vellum papers, but they are hard to find anymore.  I have no idea who made this particular vellum and, sadly, it was my very last little piece of it.




When I was taking the pictures of my card, I noticed something really cool on my real pansies in the background.  Check this out.



Do you see the "drop" of purple on the top picture and no such drop on the bottom picture?  It makes me giggle to think that even Mother Nature gets "splotches" on her art work!  

I have to apologize today to my new follower Queenie Jeannie of Jeannie's Happy World.  (Don't you just love that name ~ actually both names?!).  I like to greet my followers and tell my other readers all about them and somehow I skipped over Queenie Jeannie.  Party foul!  Welcome, Queenie Jeannie!

Enjoy!   I hope you stay cool, wherever you are!  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; unknown vellum
Stamps:  None
Ink:  None
Butterfly:  from K&Company
Ribbon:  SU rich razzleberry

28 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

Well good for you Darnell! I have such issues with hoarding paper and supplies, it's good to see you put your last piece of paper to good use!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card with that beautiful vellum paper. Your butterfly is gorgeous. Love how the pansy in the background matches perfectly ! How is it surviving in the heat I wonder ? Enjoy the weekend, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card with that beautiful vellum paper. Your butterfly is gorgeous. Love how the pansy in the background matches perfectly ! How is it surviving in the heat I wonder ? Enjoy the weekend, Shirleyx

Sam said...

Such beautiful creations Darnell! I love your card and as someone else said... Good on you for using the last piece of vellum. I'm a bit of a hoarder and may not have been able to do that!! The pansies are gorgeous. I hope you are all surviving the heat.
:-)

Lynne said...

I love your flowered vellum Darnell. You`re right it does seem to have gone out of fashion.
I`m a bit envious of your heatwave. I don`t think I could cope with 105 but you could spare us 20 degrees and not miss it. It`s more like march here today, chilly, cloudy and damp, yuk.
Lynne xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh wooow - stunning card!! I've never even heard of painted velum and now that I fell in love with it seeing your card I learn it's no longer made :((. Oh well, this makes your card even more special!

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous pansies - both the real ones and the ones on your card! Stay cool!

Jean said...

It's a lovely card ~ good for you for not hoarding! I am sure I still have some of this type vellum hoarded away!

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I love pansies and adore butterflies so this card, to me, is perfection, I love it. I went over to visit Sam as you suggested in your recent blog and she has been in touch to say thank you. It was very sweet of you to mention her and she clearly appreciated it. A x

Victoria said...

WOW! That vellum is gorgeous! So sad it was your last piece - but isn't it better on a card than in a drawer?

May said...

Gorgeous card love the colours & design.. love the pics of the flowers.. Hugs May x x x

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card - that vellum is just so pretty and so are your real flowers:) Hugs x x

Bonnie said...

Since you don't have any more of that gorgeous printed vellum, you'll just have to keep the card! How do you keep your pansies alive in that heat? Our's are pretty much cooked in NC. We are enjoying low humidity and lower temps for a few days. Love it!

Marybeth said...

Yep ,even mother nature makes blotches . :) beautiful card and butterfly. The butterfly goes perfectly with that paper, nice match.

Vicky Hayes said...

Painted vellum is a lovely idea for the challenge Darnell!

Sandy said...

Winter here so yes its cool have the fire going.. Love your card what lovely vellum makes me want to grab out my pattern vellum and give this a go. Sandy :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Great card Darnell, love pansies and you're so right about Mother Nature's splodges, each is a masterpiece, xxx

Amber said...

Very pretty!

Patty Gorka said...

What a beautiful card! Such pretty painted vellum papers too! I just have to mention that you take such lovely photos.

Suzanne said...

Darnell, those painted flowers are stunning. I really love the layered butterfly as well. Beautiful colors! Thanks so very much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Kara Lynne said...

Perfect way to use that last bit of vellum, because this is absolutely gorgeous! That butterfly is perfect with it too.

scrappymo! said...

Great card...gorgeous vellum.

your pansies look great considering that heat. I don't know how you cope in that...I just melt in the heat! LOL

Angela said...

Bonnie, we've got to find that great painted vellum again! Your card is simply marvelous. I'm thinking... if we put your photo of pansies under a sheet of vellum and just paint with markers! Thanks again for inspiration.

Virginia L. said...

Love your flower card, Darnell! I almost thought it's store-bought~~~ It's so beautiful! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

The vellum is gorgeous and the butterfly is the perfect colour to compliment the pansies :0)
Your garden looks so colourful too, love the pansies....they have such cute lion faces :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Darnell, the is absolutely stunning. I love the pansies from your garden and your card.

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous card, love that paper! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Whoa! This is so pretty, Darnell!! The colors are the exact match of your pansies. So, so elegant! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!