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. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

March 23, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 45 - Pastels with Black

Happy Evening!

Rather late in the day for me to be blogging, but my card is done so it feels right to just blah, er, blog about it and then go clean up and start anew tomorrow.  I had to stop and keep a doctor's appointment with a new GI doctor and so the sun had gone down behind the clouds by the time I got back to take the photo.  (It was an hour and a half wait, mind you without a cell phone on  me, and it made me realize that for most of my adult life I didn't own a cell phone and yet I try and fail to imagine ever having lived without one!  Gave me pause, which helped to pass the time.  Speaking of time, you don't have all day, move along.) 

The new challenge thrill at CAS-ual Fridays is:

I don't think we're supposed to make cards about a soup opera.  Well, it doesn't actually say that, so I take that back.  Whatever the theme, we're supposed to use pastels and black.  The sponsor is:

That's a new company to me and I'm happy to hear about them.  Cute stamps!  Since I don't have any of their images to use at the moment, I did this:

It's a nice manly card with a feminine side, fitting for the modern dude.  I used two shades of the pretty SU DSP in the subtle collection to represent the sea and the sky.  I drew the seagulls in by hand because it seemed a nice touch.

I'm so tickled to welcome two new followers!  Please check out Vicky Hayes and Michelle Lupton as soon as possible!  They both do amazing things if you ask me!

Please enjoy ~ and thank you for stopping by. Special thanks to you if you took the time to leave me a comment!
Paper:  SU white, black, and DSP Subtle
  Collection: Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue;
  Stampland Glossy
Stamp:  1995 PX G-1479
Ink:  Memento black; Marvy marker
Accessories:  brads, SU Bashful Blue ribbon


Michelle said...

Darnell, this is lovely! I really love the plain black and white image, with the gorgeous pale patterned papers in the background.

Ardyth said...

I love that sailboat image and how the black and white just pops off the blue! This is a great card!

Sheree said...

I really love this card Darnell! The sailboat stamp is fabulous!
Thanks so much for your lovely omment on my blog! I'm becoming a follower of yours because I love what you design!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Virginia L. said...

Hi Darnell! This is such a fabulous masculine card! So perfect in every way! Thanks SO much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous! I love the black and white boat! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Really wonderful card :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Oooh I love this card! So striking and and perfect for the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays! Thanks so much for joining us:)
Oh and your comment about soap operas cracked me up!

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome card Darnell, love that ship.