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April 2, 2012

Less Is More Week 61 - Lucky Dip!

I'm posting today with Trep I. Dation.  We are always just a little bit nervous about these LIM challenges since we regularly miss a bit due to our limited attention spans.  So this week, it's "Lucky Dip."  Before visiting the Simply Less Is More website a few months ago, I had never heard the British term "lucky dip."  I checked with Mr. Google and found out the term springs from a children's game where adults extort money from little innocent kiddos and then allow them to "dip" excitedly into a barrel of sawdust for a toy.  Thankfully, the Msses. Chrissie and Mandie have done the "dipping" for us and this is our beautiful toy:
Chrissie explained patiently to me last week, that LIM has a "Lucky Dip" when there are five Saturdays in a month.  It makes sense to me, which should scare the pants off them.  Here is my card using the colors shown:

I shouldn't say anything, but I can't stop myself.  First, I love this set from Stampin' Up!, the name of which escapes me.  In the beautiful image, there are two teeny weeny buttlerflies. Buttlerflies are very handy to have around the estate.  What I meant to type was butterflies. Anyways, they looked like they needed to be embellished, so I put two dimensional butterflies over the drawn ones.  I used the teeniest weeniest ones I had and still, I mean, they look quite silly, don't they?  Just between us.  The larger one is as big as that poor girl's head.  She looks like she is standing still in stark terror of the giant alien butterflies heading straight for her.  Had you noticed before I said anything?

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by.   Special thanks to you if you took the time to join as a follower or leave me a comment!

Paper:  Bazzill, unknown, SU DSP, watercolor
Stamp:  SU, unknown set
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Marvy markers
Accessories:  Butterflies from K & Company;


Victoria said...

You really have a gift for writing fun blog posts! Alien or not, the butterflies are fabulous and your colouring is wonderful.

Chrissie said...

Your posts are always a joy to read Darnell and your card is a joy to regard!
I'm SO glad you are a LIMette!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Oh Darnell you are hilarious!
Your card is terrific this week.....spot on
Lots of white space!
I laughed and laughed about the giant butterfly...no I hadn't thought it before I read your comment
Don't change, never change

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Bonnie said...

Now Darnell, that butterfly isn't that big! I like the look of them fluttering there. This is a beautiful card and a wonderful story to go with it. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

You are too funny Darnell! As usual, your card adorable! Just perfect for LIM. Thanks for the education.... I had not idea what a "Lucky Dip" was.

Luanne said...

This is my all time favorite set to watercolor. Yours is just beautiful! I love the colors and texture. Fabulous card. Thank you for your kind words on my blog too. :-) Happy Stamping!

kingstonmama said...

Oh, this is lovely. I hadn't thought a thing about those sweet butterflies until I read your funny commentary. I still like them! It's a gorgeous image. Ann Y.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful card Darnell!! and funny commentary! Mmmm-wuagh right back at you!

scrappymo! said...

Alien or not, I love it.
The image is so sweet...and the butterflies were a nice idea.

Ardyth said...

You make me laugh. This is a perfectly sweet card in every way!

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous card Darnell. You definitely need to leave that TREP at home!!! lol

Jenny said...

He he what a fun post Darnell, I never noticed the size of the butterflies before you said and now I can't take them seriously :0) gorgeous image to watercolour.
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Oh you are funny Darnell, I love reading your posts.
Your card is beautiful, I love it. And no...I hadn`t noticed the butterfly until you mentioned it lol.
Lynne xxx

Lisa said...

Wonderfull card.
The girl is so sweet.

Helen in the UK said...

Beautiful image and I love your layering. I hadn't noticed about the butterflies before you said - too funny :)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely card Darnell, really pretty and softly coloured. Of course I hadn't noticed the scale of the buttlerflies (!) before you mentioned it but come to think of it, the girl does look rather surprised!

Scrapmate said...

Fabulous colouring and a gorgeous wistful image.