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 8, 2012

Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood here, but I took a fancy today to Paper Craft's Moxie Fab World challenge, "Cure for the Winter Blues."  There were several images given to stir your creative juices, for example:

Because they are already sprotting their leaves and little tiny buds, I went with one of my all-time-favorite-classic images: the Hero Arts Hydrangea:

Isn't this stamp a truly "happy, happy" image that never grows old?  I did the darker shading with a Marvy navy blue marker but on the glossy paper it looks so much lighter in the picture.

P.S.  I feel the urge to also insert here a card I made a few days ago, which totally aligns with this image:

in the cream and navy blue:

I was a little ahead of my time.  It won't "count" for this challenge, of course, because it was posted here two weeks ago, but it bears pasting here today for inspirational purposes because the colors are so spot on.

Happy rest of the day to everyone!  I'm off with a friend to see a matinee of The Iron Lady.  We were so bummed that we missed it when it was first in town, but hooray, it has come back!  Thanks for stopping by!


Paper:  SU Night of Navy, Stampland glossy
Stamps:  Hero Arts H2121 Hydrangea, and
  Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash Sentiments
Ink:  SU Night of Navy, Marvy markers
Bling: I think I will add some bling to the centers
  of the flower clusters when I get back home


Craftychris said...

Both your cards are fab. The hydrangea is particularly gorgeous, the colours are fab. I'm liking the chair too! xx

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I like both cards but particularly the hydrangea - there is something so clean about blue and white together - lovely.

scrappymo! said...

I love them both...each has a different feel from the other...2 very nice cards!

Ardyth said...

Love both these cards - I've been meaning to play along in this challenge because I love inspiration - and navy and white or cream always ends up looking beautiful, as you've proved!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Darnell! Thanks for linking these up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)