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!

February 18, 2015

Birthday Cheers and Corners!

Howdy!

I have been out running errands and seeing to appointments since early bells and came home to find my post hadn't published as sheduelled. Dratafrat! Methinks I might need to send the hamster in for a recharge of brain particulars.

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Today is the birthday of my fellow BABE, Anita of My Papercraft World. I do love Anita. She is just like you imagine she would be from her blog. Warm, kindhearted, thoughtful, intelligent, and underlying all that gentility: a wicked sense of humor! 
Forgive the cloudy day. For Anita's card I faux watercolored the stamp "Poppy Group" from Rubbernecker using my markers and mist again. The window box embossed sediment is from Avery Elle. I hand-cut the window-box shape around the embossed letters. The card base paper is from Anita and I hope the essence of the card is also Anita.

Happy Birthday, mon ami! Bisous, bisous!

Challenges
CURRENT SKETCH CHALLENGE
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I am trying to remember to make two cards (at least) when I make a card this year. So I also made this:
The only thing not self-exploratory about the card might be the NBUS corner sediment die which is from Die-versions. As so often happens, I saw it used on another friend's blog and was immediately enabled to buy one of my own. (That would be you, Jules!) Of course, that was months ago, so it's happy to finally be used.

Challenges
  • Seize the Birthday challenge (w/o toppings).
  • AAA Cards challenge where the brief is "orange."
  • Addicted to Stamps and More: "Make Your Mark." My faux watercoloring was done on both cards by coloring the stamp with my markers directly, misting, and then stamping to the paper.

GRAB OUR BADGE!
The links will take you to the challenges for details on rules, sponsors, and prizes.

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New Friends Corner

I'm am so pleased to introduce you to these wonderful new friends, which brings us up to date!

Pam Nutting of Pam's Paper and Ink. Pam is from New York and she has been blogging since 2014. Pam started paper crafting about 13 years ago with scrapbooking. About four years ago, she became addicted to making cards after taking a class. Now Pam is a pro at playing in challenges and she makes really stunning cards!

Nina-Marie Trapani of Nina-Marie Design. Nina-Marie lives near the beautiful coast of Maine and she has only been blogging since November 2014. In addition to her work on design teams and making her extraordinary card art, Nina-Marie enjoys knitting, crocheting, beading, and scrapbooking. Her blog design itself is gorgeous, and no wonder, considering Nina-Maria has studied web and graphic design and illustrating. Nina-Marie also very generously offers tutorials for her beautiful designs!

Shanna of The Stamping Banana. Shanna is from Ontario, Canada and she has been blogging since 2009. She loves to enter challenges and she has won awards for her fun and sensational works of art. Shanna's blog is a warm and friendly place to visit for a snapshot of her life through her great photographs and writing, in addition to lots of card inspiration!

Iveta Pernišová of My Paper World. Iveta is from Slovakia and she has been blogging very minimally since about 2010. Iveta loves making scrapbooks and she is now using those scrapbooking skills to design the most exquisite dimensional card art! I'm sure Iveta will very much appreciate if you took a few minutes to visit her and encourage her so that we might see her post more often!

Heidi Weaver of Stamping Along With Heidi. Heidi is from Alberta, Canada and she has been blogging since 2012. Like so many of us, Heidi became addicted to the art of card making after attending her first Stampin' Up workshop in 2011. She went on to become a demonstrator. In addition to her cards and her photography, Heidi enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and reading. There is much inspiration and enjoyment to be found at Heidi's blog!

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124 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Oh these are the very best! I like the textural feel of both these cards and I am in LOVE with the the corner die and faux stitching on the second. I just want to touch it!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! Darnell, BOTH of these are super sensational! SO pretty and I can't even pick a favorite. Fantastic cards.
Lynn

Lyn said...

These are gorgeous +++ beautiful water colouring. I adore floral cards :)

Mrs A. said...

I want your window box and then I go and find you've made ityourself. Dratation!! Lovely flowers. Thankyou for your well wishes. Feeling just about normal( well as normal as normal gets for me) again now. I think I fell down a large black hole without a ladder. (most inconvient). Hugs Mrs A.

Sue - said...

Two beautiful cards Darnell - love those poppies especially on the linen card - very classy!

Redanne said...

Oh, oh Darnell, both cards are stunning, they really do look like you have watercoloured them in the traditional way! Gorgeous work my lovely friend, I need to try this technique sometime soon.... Hugs, Annie xx

Inkyfingers said...

You have this watercolour technique nailed Darnell and those lovely poppies lend themselves so beautifully to it.
Love the embossed planter to - so creative!
Hugs
Carol x

conil said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the faux watercoloring on both cards...the added elements make them sing.

Bonnie said...

Pretty flowers and window box! I hadn't seen that corner die cut! Cool!

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful inking on those Poppies!!
Love the sentiment on the corner:)

Sally H said...

two totally stunning cards, Darnell! Love the colours on your poppies! Gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Oh golly these are PRETTY Darnell!! I'm in love with the first card. Looks like a lovely little window box bursting with blooms!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow Darnell! Masterpiece Times two! Gorgeous colours on both. I think Anita's card will be such a treasure to her and when you described Anita, you described everything I think of when I think of her :))
Love the corner sediment on the other card too...may have to try this!

oldpunca said...

This poppy flowers on both cards are just amazing, dear Darnell. I'm admiring your colouring. A dream... The first card has a wonderful background paper.
Have a nice day, Sonja

Carol said...

Two beautiful cards Darnell...love the textured card on the first and gorgeous colours on the second. Carol x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards. I love the textured papers and the water color look you did with the beautiful flowers.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh! These are oh so pretty Darnell! I love the watercoloured look to them and that lovely embossing! Hazel xx

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards, great stamp and lovely vibrant colours.

Kath x

Lizzy Hill said...

Seriously AWESOME cards....love every teensy bit of them both. Glad to see you ploughing through your NBUS bits, too ;)!!!!

Sarah said...

These are brilliant in equal measure Darnell xx

Deepti said...

The water colored flowers are looking so very beautiful :) love these !

Julie B said...

Love those poppies Darnell, they look so good using the faux w/c technique. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning Poppy çards Darnell

Anne

Karen B said...

Two glorious cards Dippy. Just love the one for Anita........those colorful flowers on the heavily textured card stock looks just AMAZING 😋 Glad I've inspired you to use your scribbly circles dies....same happened to me, saw them on someone's blog and just HAD to acquire them and they've been sitting around waiting to have the title NBUS ripped off like an offending plaster - and they breathed easier when that happened!!! 😜

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx 💞

Sharon Underwood said...

I love your pretty cards! The flowers are beautiful--great job with the watercoloring!

Sheri said...

What beautiful cards you made! I especially love the poppies. I am sure your friend loved it!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful, Darnell! I just love the flower box and how you embossed it. Gorgeous colors Too! I think Anita will love her card.

Loll said...

Wow! LOVE those gorgeous bloooms. The colours you've used for the blooms are perfect! LOVE! Anita will be thrilled with her birthday bouquet! :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Lolly xx

OH Babs said...

Yowsa, yowsa aren't these lovely cards. Yes the card for Anita, looks like Anita. Why? Because of the paper, that wonderful paper that comes from England. I would not call that faux water color, it is water color.

Heidi Weaver said...

Two cards! They're both wonderful in their own right---similar but so different as well. I really like the way your flowers have turned out, Darnell, using that faux watercolour technique. I've never tried misting my stamp after colouring the image up with markers but after seeing yours, I'm itching to see how it turns out for me. I love the embossing on each card as well. The handcut window box gives the blooms such a perfect footing. The Happy Birthday card, however, speaks to me just a bit louder. I'm not sure if it's the added layers or the two angles for the sentiment, but it's my favourite. Thanks so much for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh!2 for AAA yay!;) thanks for joining in at AAA!

adele holcomb said...

Oh my goodness, that corner die turns an awesome card into spectacular! Love these two lovely cards.

Gerrina said...

Love your watercouloring! What a pretty flowers and a great sediment on the second! Think Anita will like it! Hugs, Gerrina

Maxine D said...

Fabulous cards Darnell - love them both - the white textured one is so elegant, and I love that corner die cut greeting on the other - an inspired placement.
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Thank you so, so much, Darnell ... for your wonderful words and this stunning card! Not only do I get to admire this stunner on my screen, I get to hold and touch and admire it IRL! The faux watercolouring is beautiful ... so delicate and soft and so perfect for these sweet poppies, wafting in the breeze above their hand fashioned planter ... just delicious, my lovely friend ... and yes, so me! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Liz said...

Oh WOW! Love these poppies. Two gorgeous cards. xx

joy said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell! What a great idea to make two cards with the same stamps while you have them out!! I'm lucky to make one card at a time.

Eliza said...

Darnell,

Love the linen card on the first card it makes it all lift, excellent creation and the second card love all the multiple layers and stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these are both absolutely gorgeous!! I love the watercolor flowers!! They look amazing!! I made the resolution this year to make two cards at the same time, too!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Greta said...

Wow, Darnell--you may not have pushed the publish button, but the hamster is alive & well! These are some of my favorite cards--creative & beautiful, my friend!

Janis said...

These are gorgeous, Darnell!! Love the linen look of the paper and your fabulous faux watercoloring. So pretty!!!!

Thanks for your sweet comment and congratulatory note on my blog about my milestones. Even though you are not wanting to enter my giveaways, it was so nice of you to visit!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Love these gorgeous cards, Darnell. Your watercoloring is beautiful. I love using that technique. Thank you for introducing me. Love your blog!

Bobby said...

I think you have something there, Darnell, to make two cards every time. Both of yours are fabulous. I love your creative window box on Anita's. I've never seen a corner die like on your orange card but it looks great with all the layered panels.

Leslie Hanna said...

Gorgeous flowers! And I need to know where that white paper came from (from whence it came) so I can procure some. I think there's some space left in my I NEED MORE TYPES OF WHITE CARD STOCK drawer.

Patti J said...

Eeks! Don't overcharge that wee hamster :-) Wow, Darnell, these are so beautiful! You've done a great job with the texture, the coloring....just WOW!

Ruby N said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!! Happy birthday, Anita :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning, Darnell! I love them!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow! Your cards are real eye candy! Those poppies really look like you painted them! So stunning and delicate!

frommycraftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the watercolour effect.
Thanks for visiting - I have a little catching up to do :) Congrats to you to on your win :)

Carol L said...

Pick a pair of pretty cards! These are both gorgeous! I love the textured cardstock on the first with those pretty blooms, but the stitched rectangles and corner sentiment won me over big-time! I never saw the corner dies before but I likey!!!

MaryH said...

Just was over to wish Anita a Happy, Happy after seeing that it was her big day when I visited Kim. Love, love both these cards. I'm gonna pick #1 as the fav (even though #2 is equally fab). My 1st glimpse looked like it would be cross stitched. The texture in the paper is marvelous with the w/coloring (which is just great!) The sentiment window box is a terrific die, new to me. And love the different look in #2 with the same image, but different treatment. Of course I love the stitched dies, and that side die treatment is splendid. Haven't tried that. Looks spiffy & grand. WTGo! TFS & Hugs too.

Sharron said...

Both are just gorgeous, Darnell--love the watercolor look! Clever window box too--cutting it out around your embossed sentiment was a great idea. And I haven't seen the corner dies before but that's another cool sentiment design.

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the watercolour effect, especially on the textured card, it really does look as if it's painted.
Jane

Krisha said...

What a wonderful water color effect you achieved on both cards. I have been wanting one of those corner sentiments too. DRAT IT DARNELL! You've gone and made such a beauty that I'll definitely have to have one now!!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the misted flowers - such an elegant effect - and your window box is genius! I love the linen card that Anita uses, it gives such a subtle texture. A perfect card for the birthday girl :)

Vanessa said...

Your cards are so so beautiful, Darnell! Love how you did the flowers!!

hellerlittle said...

The faux watercolouring is beautiful ... so delicate and soft and so perfect for these sweet poppies, especially on the textured card, it really does look as if it's painted.
CU hellerlittle

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards hun ..... Those poppies are gorgeous, love the watercolour look, and your little window box is genius! Have a lovely day ..... hugs Linda xx

Di said...

Oh wow! These are both absolutely fabulous Darnell! Gorgeous water colouring and I adore the window box. The corner die is so clever, that Jules is responsible for loads of my purchases :-)

Re. The Cuttlebug Mania challenge. Yup, any manual die cutting machine is fine. I think it probably began with the CB and then was opened up more. Another one for you to play in?

Hugs

Di
xx

Sue said...

Beautiful cards. Love the mix of colours on the Poppies.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

SARN said...

Two stunners here Darnell. Love your watercoloured flowers. Just perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Darnell...Thank you for your vist to my blog and the lovely comment you left...
Beautiful cards...just love the pretty watercolour one....Joolsx

Iveta Pernišová said...

Your cards are so so beautiful, love your watercoloured flowers, they are so nice!
I thank you for your visit my blog and sweet comment you left and introduce me there :) I was surprised and delighted :)

Julie B said...

Oops, back again to say thanks for linking up at ATSM this week. They are still a pair of beauties, the cards that is!:)

Kamila R. said...

Hello Darnell!! Thank you somichfor stopping by my blog! First of all i would like to say - what a gorgeous card! I looked over your blog and I think you have a huge talent and your cards are beautiful! I would like to let you know also that you were the person who brought me the news abput winning over at Uniko Studio! I saw your lovely comment before I even thought of checking there! So THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I am following you now and i will not miss a card! :)

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my goodness - WOW - what gorgeous flowers and love the cool card designs you created to showcase them!! You are so incredible and these cards give my heart a lift!!! Sorry to be so slow in my commenting and visiting you but between getting ready for 10 days with my grandbabies and actually being here with them I have been just a touch busy!!! But I hope you know how amazing I think you are even when I don't get the chance to come and tell you right away!! Please have an awesome day!!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Darnell! These are such beautiful cards. Love the colors and the texture. Feel so lucky to have gotten a two-fer today!

Hettie said...

These are both stunning. Love the textural feelybobs of these.
Hugs
xx

Petra Swart said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Darnell and the first is so perfect for Anita!!!! You made such a neat flower box for those lovely poppies!!!
Love that corner sentiment on the 2nd card and all the lovely matting!!!
Have a lovely day!!!

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Darnell and simply adore those poppies. Happy Birthday to Anita and I love that pot you constructed with 'cheers' on it and such lovely watercoloured flowers on that textured background. The layering up of the second works beautifully and the pink layer really lifts it. The corner sentiment is a perfect addition too. x

I Card Everyone said...

Both gorgeous, for an equally gorgeous friend. Don't feel too bad about the scheduling thing, D... I, too, have failed miserably with it... for me I think it is the old dog, new tricks thing...
=]

Happy Dance said...

Oh BABE. I'm guessing she loved her poppy card! I know I do, and I love #2 as well! Poppies...so beautiful. Can I walk through the ones that are not in the pot?! Your watercoloring is just beautiful. So soft and serene; I can see them swaying in gentle breezes. Smashing, my friend, simply smashing! Have a great weekend. Missing you!!!! Bev

KandA said...

What gorgous cards Darnell. Love the beautifully coloured poppies and it was really clever to make the flower bowl xx

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Darnell. Love that faux watercolor.

Shelly said...

Aww...such SWEET cards! Soooo pretty! <3

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--just saw you won the Uniko release! A little "payback" for all your generosity, my friend--Mr. Random got it right!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Both versions are so pretty, Darnell! Think I'm partial to the watercolored version. :) I also am trying to make two of each card, while I have supplies out. I usually hate to make dupes, but it really helps to make at least one other.

Valerie Nolan said...

Both cards are stunning Darnell, gorgeous flowers and I love that window box sentiment! It's a crafty virus that sends us scooting through the internet looking to buy something that we have just seen on someone else's blog :)
Val x

Julia Aston said...

Two beauties today here girl! love the stamping on that textured paper - and your clever cutting of the pot!! Great idea to make two-fer - since you have all the supplies out! I try to do that when I can remember!!!???

Brenda said...

Wow, both cards are amazing Auntie! I do love Anita's birthday card, she is a very sweet lady and how amazing that you got to meet her in person to see it for yourself first hand. I think that she will adore this card!! I also love your second card, loving those poppies, and I love how you did the birthday sentiment! We are always enabled by other's aren't we?!! What fun would it be we weren't enabled?!! lol Hugs, Brenda

Jacee said...

Two beauty's Darnell! what gorgeous designs, I absolutely LOVE the first one, so pretty, so perfect, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Darnell, your Poppy image is gorgeous and it's so nice to see it used in two completely different designs.
Pauline
x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Awesome cards
love bouth
hugs Tamara

Viv said...

Hi Dee, two gorgeous cards again here.I just love the pretty flowers ( trying hard not to look for that stamp now!).I see so many things I just NEED when visiting blogs....it has to stop!!!....now where do I find that yummy stamp.....oh er!! hugs ;)Enjoy your weekend Vee xx

Eve Maynard said...

Wow! Darnell your cards are stunning.
I wonder how you got such a clean image on your first card as it looks like the base card is textured?

I bought that corner die after seeing it on Jules' blog too!! (but I haven't used it yet - tut,tut!!)

Sorry to make your brain ache and confuse you when I entered your NUBS challenge with my two separate blogs but I'm glad that you worked it out!!
xx

Georgie C said...

Love the texture card you used, I always struggle on this :( Those flowers look like just the most beautiful watercolour picture, stunning cards xx

laurie said...

Awesome cards, Darnell!The lowers are just gorgeous. Great idea to make 2 each time you make a card!

Barb Ghig said...

Two absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Darnell! I love the texture on the background on Anita's card and your water coloring is just beautiful! I'm so glad you found the time to enter this beauty at ATSM...we always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery! And, thanks for the heads up so I can wish Anita a belated happy B-Day :)

By the way...I want to thank you for telling us about the Great British Bake Off! I've watched all the episodes from this season, then found the past 4 seasons on You Tube! What a great show ~ Beautiful, yummy pastries, and of course, I'm a sucker for a British accent!

Lastly, thank you so much for all of your love and sweet comments on my blog...you're the BEST!!!

Birgit said...

These cards are so pretty and spring like. I love the look of the flowers. I have to figure out how you did them. It's a nice taste of spring (it is -15C here)

Nora N. said...

How lovely!! I really like the card base with that pretty faux watercolor technique on the first card. The corner sentiment on the second card is so fun.

I am also trying to make two of a card when I sit down. So far it has been harder then I thought it would be!

Geri said...

Wow...two absolutely beautiful water colored cards that took my breath away! The colors that you chose are stunning together! Love the 'cheers' planter! And such warmth in all that you wrote about our sweet b-day girl Babe!

AND...you spoke French! Atta girl!

Kylie said...

Two amazing cards. I love the watercolouring with those flowers - they are so perfect for that. A fantastic take on the sketch too. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers

Kara Lynne said...

Both are beautiful! I love the little flower box you created, genius!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Darnell, both of these cards a BEAUTIFUL! I love your watercoloring. Thanks so much for the kind words you mentioned about my work; you are so sweet and generous! And thanks for sharing your work with all of us each week. I always enjoy stopping by and reading your newest posts.
Nina-Marie :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Both cards are Amazeballs but the second card is my favorite. You are just so awesome at this! Your blog, your candor, your creations and your warmth keep me coming back for more. Hugz! ~Niki

Kate said...

Lovely technique and love the embossed planter. Great sediment !!!

Kate said...

Lovely technique and love the embossed planter. Great sediment !!!

Rema said...

Beautiful Darnell! They should be framed...

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I adore those poppies!! Absolutely fabulous cards Darnell ... Wishing you and Hammy a terrific day!

Shalu said...

Ohh my gosh ...both cards are equally beautiful ...loved the faux watercolored flowers !! Lucky recipient :)

Carole Z said...

Beautiful cards Darnell, the embossed planter is lovely and also love the poppies, gorgeous! hugs Carole Z X

Brenda in IN said...

Your card for Anita is beautiful. I love the way you water colored it by misting. Great job cutting a window box. It looks perfect!

*Vicki* said...

Only over 100 comments!! LOL!!
I REALLY love those flowers...just gorgeous Darnell!! They both amazing creations with rich colors!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Pia S said...

I love this kind of post, showing how you can use the same image in two completely different ways! The first one is so classy with the textured background, but I love the effect of the orange frame too and the way you placed the sentiment.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

They are both so dreamy, Darnell! I just want to touch them... Bravo!

Nancy said...

Darnell, I need to take your idea and make more then one card with same idea..boy would that help get my inventory back up! I also need to become a faster stamper. Love both of these cards...and the texture on both of them! Well done as always! Thanks for linking up with us over at Seize the Birthday...it's always nice when you join us!

Willeke said...

Hi Darnell,
just one thing I can say : Beautiful !
Greetings from Willeke

Lynn said...

A beautiful stamp Darnell, I love the texture of the card and softness of the flowers. Sending sunshine greetings your way! Lynn x

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty cards!

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Marybeth said...

Both are gorgeous, Darnell! I love the single layer and the framed one, you are smart to make up more than one. Happy Birthday to Anita!

Yolanda Garrido said...

Darnell, I love many things about these cards!! I love the idea of the embossing sentiment as a part of the scene and I really love how you displayed the happy birthday In the second one!!!

Craftychris said...

I bet Anita lovd her card, its so gorgeous and so 'Anita'! Your card number 2 is beautiful two. xxx

Buttons said...

LOVE the faux watercolouring on both of these Darnell! Jenny x

Lynn said...

I'm very late on commenting this week! Love, love, love Anita's card. And how lucky am I that I have a Darnell original in my house? Thank you so much for the gorgeous Valentine! I appreciate you Darnell! xoxo

Cathy said...

Awesome cards Darnell, Anita's card is textured so you are a master getting the stamping so beautifully done on that bg. Cathy x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

Helen F. said...

Two more lovelies, Darnell! The Poppies are just beautiful and the window box is genius, my Dear.
Happy Birthday to Anita!

Neets B said...

These are so so pretty, Darnell. The inking and misting is perfect for this image. Love them both. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Toni said...

Another fab creation (or should I say two--great idea btw)!

shirley-bee said...

I love your faux-watercolored poppies, Darnell :)

OttawaMom said...

Love those poppies in the bright, cheery colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Maura R said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous Darnell! I love how the first one has the watercolor look on that textured background and I love the sentiment placement on the second one. I will have to give that a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia said...

So glad you are making two cards. I try to do the same! Great use of the Orange in the second card, and I love the water coloring in both. So glad you joined in with AAA this challenge. Always enjoy reading what you're up to.