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June 17, 2012

Less is More Week 72 Theme ~ Something Shiny

Happy Father's Day!!

To mark this special day, I made a quick card to enter in The Mandi and Chrissie Less Is More Week 72 (Theme week) challenge.  The ladies would like to see "Something Shiny" and they've made awesome cards to inspire us! 

I have lots of shiny charms, chicklets, and crispers.  I even have buckles, buttons, and biscuits.  I dumped a lot of it out onto my desk and set aside This and That.  One of the shiny brass buttons with an anchor on it caught my eye.  My eye caught my brain and helped it remember that I bought some cool nautical Stampin' Up! designer paper off the clearance rack not long ago and this is the result:





I hope you will get a chance to play along with this great challenge, or at least have time to check out and comment on the wonderful cards the players have made!

Some of you were concerned about my beautiful pansies in the very hot weather yesterday and rightly so.  The White Purples looked pretty sad at 5 p.m. and 106 degrees  ~


~ but the Yellow Purples were still perky!


Usually the pansies are history by this time as summer approaches.  I have no idea why they are doing so well, but I'm loving every day they're still alive to splash the garden with their happy colors.  Thankfully, today is supposed to be ten degrees cooler!

Enjoy!   We're off to celebrate Father's Day with the Hairs Apparent.   Hope your day is wonderful!  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:  SU white and DSP "Nautical Expedition"
Stamp:  SU unknown set
Ink:  Marvy cherry
button, pop dot

Edit:  Some of the comments suggest that some of you think I STAMPED that ship image.  I don't want you to think that.  In my post and just above, I mentioned that it is from the Stampin' Up! nautical designer paper, but it seems that I wasn't clear enough, sorry.   All I did was cut the ship/circle out of the 12x12 piece of paper and adhere it to the white cardstock.

34 comments:

Bea said...

great card- the image is very effective

Chrissie said...

This is great Darnell and works so well in this unusual colour choice for the subject!
Love that button too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Di said...

Wow Darnell, this is fabulous!

I tried making a card for LIM earlier, using gilding flakes for the first time - the craft room needs a good vacuum now and the resulting efforts went in the bin :( Oh, and everything I touch is sticky from glued up paws - not a good day!

I did the snippets roll call today and mentioned your playhouse so you might find some little playmates trying to break in - or at least sneaking a good old peek via the internet :)

You did a great job on the card! Di xx

Kathyk said...

Darnell, your choice of image is unusual for a "shiny" theme but the result is stunning

Kathyk

Patty Gorka said...

Lovely Father's Day card! And your Yellow Purples pansies look gorgeous! I wish some of your warm weather would head my way! It's been a chilly summer here so far.

Chris said...

Very unusual and striking card. perfect for Father's day!
Chris
x

M said...

Gorgeous, really love that button in particular! M x

M said...

Gorgeous, really love that button in particular! M x

Kim S said...

106 degrees! Ouch!! The poor flowers. Hopefully it is cool inside where you craft!

Mandi said...

That's a rather spledid vessel Darnell as is your card, that button really hist the spot!
Feel for you in that heat. Im so chilly and have a fur throw on me lol
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful LIM creation, the shiny piece is perfect ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Redanne said...

Love your creation Darnell and love that shiny button. I feel sorry for your poor pansies in that heat! Please send some heat over to the UK.

Lynne said...

Fabulous card as always Darnell. A perfect stamp for your button.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

using that button with that gorgeous ship was a stroke of genius! Wow...I'm impressed! LOL! Hope you have a wonderful day. We're just lazin around the house!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

I LOVE your card Darnell! The button just suits it perfectly and is lovely and shiny for the LIM challenge :) Sarah xx

Kim said...

Fabulous card...that button reminds me of the ones that were on my dads uniform that he wore in the Navy...and so perfect to use with that ship. Fantastic card and I hope you are not melting again today.

Harriet Skelly said...

Hi Darnell - thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Yes we are practically neighbors! I just became a follower of your blog and subscribed via email. Your card is lovely and I especially love those pansies! Harriet

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great Father's Day card! That image is fantastic, and your little button is the perfect finishing touch!

I gave up on pansies awhile back. They just don't last long enough. Although, in planting them in the fall, I was able to get them to thrive all winter and into the spring once. Who knows?! Yours are beautiful, though! They're one of my hubby's favorite!

And thank you so much for the kind congrats you left on my blog! You're a doll!

Deanna said...

Awesome card very vintage love it- great touch with the button!

scrappymo! said...

That button is so fab on that card!

Love your garden blooms.

Kara Lynne said...

Glad that shiny object led you to make this beautiful card, Love it!

Karen said...

Fab card Darnell - love that you have chosen to stamp it in red rather than a traditional blue - it's really effective.

Kimberley said...

This card is just fabulous Darnell - the button is just perfect for the image.

Meadie said...

What a great fathers day card and your button suits it perfectly, hugs x x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card - love the button!

Ardyth said...

LOVE that big ship image and the way it ties into the brass button!

Bonnie said...

The anchor button and ship make a perfect match! Those are some hardy pansies! What a treat to enjoy them this long!

GinaA said...

Great card and just love the button.

Daen'Ys said...

A great idea, this button! Also the image on your card is remarkably beautiful. Great card!

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

Daen'Ys

Susheel said...

wow, what an awesome image.. Love the button.

x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love that you stamped this in red Darnell and I adore that button! I have stuck my fingers in my ears at your mention of hot weather... la, la, la I can't hear you!!! Vicky x

Linda said...

Hi Darnell, great card. I love the colour you've used, it makes a change from seeing ships done in blue. xx

Victoria said...

WOW! Stunning!

Colleen said...

I've been perusing your blog and loving it! Must bookmark to come back when I have more time and catch up!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking time to comment. Much appreciated.
Hugs,
Colleen