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March 24, 2012

LIM Week 60 Recipe: "Take Three Challenges"

Hey There!

Another chilly, rainy day here.  Teach me to complain about the lack of rain!  Chrissie and Mandi at Less Is More have the funnest challenge posted today.  We get to look at the list of 58 past challenges,  choose any three of them, and combine the criteria from them on the card.  Take a look at their site and join in the fun!  Oh, and they want us to say what three past challenges we are choosing and the week number of those challenges.  Flaming horsefish, I hope I got all that right this time.  For those who read me regularly, you know that I'm Less-Is-More-challenged!  There always seems to be some confusion on my part - and all on my part!

So on this gloomy day, here is a sunny and bright card:

And here are the challenges I chose:

Week 29 - Things That Move - okay, obviously the birds, but it's a congratulations card for
                                                  a new home for people who moved!  Get it?!

Week 44 - Colour Green - covered.

Week 56 - Don't Scrap It - I used scraps for the background DSP and the "sun."

This was another opportunity to watercolor, which I'm finding so peaceful.  If you look closely you can see Waldo.  I'm kidding, just seeing if you were paying attention.  You can see that I used Versamark to stamp the sunflower image on the card base.  I don't have a "New Home" stamp, so I just wrote it on my little homemade sun. 

I also took a picture of the inside just to CMA, because I saw Week 13 was Lucky Dip, Thank You or Congratulations, but I'm not sure if those words needed to be on the outside.  (I still don't know what the heckle "Lucky Dip" is BTW, but I figure a helpful LIMette will fill me in when that challenge rolls around again.)

I do know I'm certainly a lucky duck to welcome another new follower, Sheree!  You must go check her out!  Child, what she can do with distress ink will make your head turn all the way around on your shoulders!

Please enjoy ~ and thank you for stopping by.  Special thanks to you if you took the time to leave me a comment!

Paper:  SU, unknown, and I've no idea where I
  got that dots, stars, and diamond DSP
Stamps:  Stampendous N048 Birdhouse Fence;
  Hero Arts A782 Small Sunflower and
  D542 Confetti Congratulations!
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories: SU scallop border punch


Chrissie said...

You may think our challenge is fun Darnell, but your posts are fun to read too!
Lucky Dip is a bit like a Wild Card... on the months where there is an extra Saturday present we get to choose what ever category of challenge we fancy... so there'll be a surprise for you next week.
There's not a lot of white space left on this one Darnell, but it's such a cute card.
Thanks so much, we really appreciate you joining us each week.
"Less is More"

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card - I love your birdhouses, hugs x x

Marrigje said...

You post is so much fun to read. I think you card fits all the criterea this time. I really like it.
I totally agree that watercolouring is relaxing. Your colouring is superb.
All together, a fab card!


TAM said...

Super card - loving that birdhouse image

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image
Beryl x

Helen in the UK said...

I did a little watercolouring on my entry too! I agree keeping everything super-simple is really hard ... my first entry this week. Congrats on a fun, bright card :)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely, bright, fun card Darnell!

Mandi said...

Oh Darnell you are so funny
'Flaming horsefish'.....Love it!
Super card, as Chrissie has already said, not too much white space but FABBO!
Thanks for your comment on my blog, you are too kind!

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment :) This is such a delightful card - so fun and cheerful. It is beautifully coloured and I love the textured card stock and the cut corner too - they add so much interest.

Bonnie said...

Another most enjoyable post Darnell. I love your card. It's so beautifully painted and I'd say you covered all the challenges quite nicely.

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

What a lovely sunny card Darnell! Those birdhouses are fab and I love your watercolouring :) Sarah x

Lynne said...

Fabulous bright and sunny card, love those colours.
Lynne xxx

Scrapmate said...

What a fun & cheery card.

Susan said...

You always make me laugh! I love reading your posts...and looking at your fabulous cards...this one being no exception! I love the water colored houses and the bright colors really yell spring!! Love it!!