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!

May 15, 2013

CASology, ATCAS, & SSS ~ A Blooming Rainbow

Well, hi!  It's good to see you popping in today!

I have been dying to make a card inspired by Jennifer McGuire on Day 2 of the online "His & Hers" class.  I finally got the "Build a Bloom" set from SU! so I could do my CASE attempt of her beautiful card.

My card is being entered in this week's CASology challenge, where the cue card word is the very broad "bloom."  All of us can make a CAS card for this fun one, so c'mon!!

 
My card is also being entered in the current Addicted to CAS (ATCAS) challenge where the inspiration code word is "rainbow."


I mean, same thing, you can do this one, too!  Shazambam!

And, perfectly timed, over at Simon Says Stamp, the new challenge is up:  "Flower Power."  Not only is there the usual wonderful prize, but new product is being released and it's gonna wreck havoc with your bank account!!  You're gonna wanna check it OUT!

Here is my card:

 
I like the way the petals look a bit distressed because they were stamped onto vellum paper.  Then the vellum was attached to a PTI rustic white card base with gold brads.  The ruby center is a beautiful glazed button, which I wish you could see better in the photo.  I like to imagine that it came from the sleeve of a sheer silk blouse worn by . . .  oh, sorry, where was I?
 
I was also hoping to enter the One Layer Wednesday card hosted by the lovely Cheryl, but I missed the deadline.  Plus my card is not 3x3, it's 4x4.  Plus it is not one layer.  Okay, never mind.  What is the matter with me?!
 
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I'd better sign off for today.  I'm want to get some gardening in while the temps are pleasant and there is a nice breeze to blow the dust and cobwebs and sweat off my face.  Eww.  On second thought, I will go back to hopping along with the WOYWWers and maybe make another card.
 
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I hope you enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by the Playhouse. Special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment or join as a follower! 
 
*Life Is Too Short!

Ink:  SU! real red, poppy parade, cherry cobbler, more mustard, gumball green, sage shadow, tempting turquoise, taken with teal, pacific point, brilliant blue; PTI Hawaiian shores; Marvy violet.  Floral embellies by Recollections.
 

45 comments:

MagsB said...

Wowzer, isn't this *literally* gorgeous?! I love those bright petals!

I hope you had a productive time in the garden without too many cobwebs blowing in the wind he he!!

love Mags B x

cm said...

Laughed out loud; colleagues caught me 'gazing'...now they're giggling and admiring, too! Darnell, you're the epitome of creative: excellent posts, stunning cards and sense of humour beyond compare. Your blog = A++++ (since I'm 'assessing' mode today!). Thanks for the ray of sunshine!
c

Sazzle Dazzle said...

That's a stunningly beautiful card and certainly fits the challenge. x

Lisa said...

WOW Darnell what a pretty rainbow of petals!! Great job ;)

Happy Dance said...

A real stunner Darnell! Love all the bright petals. And on vellum?! Wowzah!! We've had a gorgeous day here too. Spent time in the flower beds and in the craft room, plus housework! It's been a great day, topped off by a gander in your blog. *happy sigh* Bev

Melissa said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if flowers came looking like this?! You'd never have to choose just one or two colors...you could have them ALL! :)
Love this unique bloom and the vellum petals! Absolute fun and cheerfulness!
Thanks for joining us again over at CASology! :)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Gorgeous, Darnell! I love the petals you created (vellum - you genius!!!) and that flower center is beautiful. Such a happy card!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, love the vibrant petals, such a happy cheery card! :) Cathy x

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I love the gorgeous rainbow of colours on your beautiful flower, it is so cheerful! Definitely love the red button in the centre too. Hope you got some gardening done. Thank you so much for your comment on my first DT post, it means such a lot to me. Big hugs, Annie xx

Annette said...

oh my this is totally gorgeous.. i love how you stamped the petals behind the flower.. love the color flow.. great card..

Sue - bearhouse said...

A wonderful rainbow flower, I love the textured look of the petals and the red centre looks amazing
Sue xx

Linda said...

What a pretty rainbow card. Love it Darnell

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You know I love a good rainbow, and this is a really good one! Love the dimension of the flower centre, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

MaryH said...

You have a totally astounding card here. I'll have to check out this class...read something about it on another blog. Loved your bright colors on the velum flowers...how it sparkles...just as a real rainbow does. Your ruby button...terrific finish. How sparkly was the whole flower set on the stark white card. Hope your gardening went well. I had intentions, (weeding & spraying roundup), took my nap instead! TFS

Vickie Z said...

Love the rainbow flower stamped on vellum!! Too fun!!always love when I get the chance to stop by and visit!!

Shannon J said...

Oooooh,love this card - the rainbow effect is so, so pretty and I love that you finished it off with a pretty flourish in the centre! So sweet! And, I just wanted to pop in too, to say thank you so much for leaving me such a sweet comment on my blog :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful rainbow of petals! I love the look of them stamped on the vellum!

Carol L said...

OHhhhh, this is SO pretty!! I LOVE these vivid colors on that beautiful bloom! NJ!

Di said...

Fantabbyulous (to use one of your styled words) Darnell!! Love this card loads, great design and such lovely colours.

Right, in response about those wretched rounded bookmark corners - I know I must seem barking mad but (ha, ha - you know what's coming) they can go a bit dog eared otherwise!!

Don't fret about the carpel tunnel business, I had an op. for that about 15 years ago now. Awake (but peeking the other way) and eventually the surgeon asked me to stop making wisecracks (purely out of nerves!) 'cos he was getting shaky hands from us laughing. It's been Yankydoodledandy ever since :)

Hugs, Di xx

jimlynn said...

Today must be THE DAY for this type stamping - since I also I one of my blog today! Mine can't compare to this one though. SO lovely and love the bright colors - it really does look like a rainbow!!!
Lynn

Rosemary said...

fantastic take on both challenges, darnell! your rainbow bloom is super creative!

Kylie said...

Wonderful, wonderful use of our code word Darnell. I love that you used vellum and the way the ink does look distressed (poor ink - why is it always distressed??)

Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Lesley said...

Totally cool card Darnell, love your clever stamping!

Susan said...

Ha! I ordered the same stamp set but haven't gotten around to using it yet...at least not like that! Gorgeous card!!

JD/ Jill said...

Fabulous card! Your are so creative!

Mrs A. said...

Now that is what I call a flower!!
Lovely and bright. You are sooooo funny but I musn't laugh cos it hurts too much. I got stuck all over with needles yesterday and daren't drink anything otherwise I'll look like a fountain! Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Love the vellum petals in a rainbow of colors--just beautiful!

Joyce said...

This is a super card. And, you are making me laugh out loud.

Tracey McNeely said...

Blooming gorgeous is more like it!

Karen B said...

Brilliant take on our code word Dippy. Love how you've stamped onto vellum and the effect it creates. Thanks so much for joining the fun at A2CAS.

Karen x

The Crafty Laydee said...

Loving your funky rainbow flower Darnell !! What fun-what a fabby idea to combine the two challenges on this one :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh my, Darnell, that really is a BLOOM ... gorgeous vellum rainbow petals, loads of lovely dimension and the sweetest ruby in the middle ... yum! Anita :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Always crack me up, never fail. Aside from all the obvious humorous trains of thought you've shared, I was laughing at your "shazambaRN" expression. Only it wasn't really your expression. It was my sleepy head at 5 am not reading the last "m"! Can I steal your "What's the matter with me?"

LOVE your vellum creation! Your gold brads remind me of an acrylic wall hanging I have with metal bolts holding it together in the corners. Super!

Jean said...

Just beautiful ~ love the rainbow of color!

Meghan said...

Darnell you just make me laugh! This is a fabulous card! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, great take on Jennifer's card, Darnell! I love the brads anchoring the vellum to the card too.

Aileen said...

I wondered how you was going to achieve this Darnell. Bloom and rainbow and then wow you card was a delight as it appeared on my screen. Superb! x

karen m said...

Stunning card Darnell - I have been meaning to try jennifers technique too and you have done her proud - its wonderful:) Hugs xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card Darnell, I do love the effect of the ink on vellum looks fabulous. Thanks for your continued support at addicted to CAS and good luck with the challenge.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card Darnell, I do love the effect of the ink on vellum looks fabulous. Thanks for your continued support at addicted to CAS and good luck with the challenge.

Marie

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the petals Darnell - the colours look fabulous on vellum. Thank you for joining in the fun at ATCAS - hugs, Sylvia xx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Really beautiful bloom - and to be able to combine rainbow & bloom is just dreamy... Mxx

Heather said...

A gorgeous card, a great design and I the texture of the stunning rainbow petals!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Judy1223 said...

Well, rainbow petals stamped on vellum is brilliant! I love that lovely button center, too...amazing! So glad to have you play along at CASology!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Great combination of bloom and rainbow, love it! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to CAS!