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April 9, 2012

Less Is More Week 62 Colour Challenge

Monday Greetings!

I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend!  After all the peeps left, I retired to my playhouse to put my feet up (my "dogs" were barking!) and see what Chrissie and Mandi had posted for this week's Less Is More challenge.  Said they, "This week we have another Colour Challenge for you and to give it a slightly different twist we would like to see Three Shades of Green."  (Click the link to join in the fun!)

This whole month LIM is are sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.  One lucky winner will receive:

So many things in hues of green:  leaves, flowers, grass, my face when I'm envious of someone's something they have that I don't . . .  .  At that point, I looked at the fabulous entries and decided the best card for shades of green that hadn't been done yet and that fit my personality would be one using one of my frolicky frog stamps.  By the time I made the card, it was late, so I tucked in for the night.  This morning, on checking LIM again, I saw in the new entries that Tilly (#73) also thought frog and her adorable card even had a cool frog charm!  (Perfect example of my face turning green!) 

Here's my froggie:

I think he's a little charmer, too, even if he is one-dimensional!

I have to detour for a seond to show you that the acrobatic frogs who protect the doorway to the playhouse took part in the twins' Easter egg hunt!  Goofballs.

Back to the challenge, another idea came to me as I was adding Mister's beloved green olives to his lunch salad. I don't like olives, not even in a martini, but lots of folks do.  Myself, I'll take my vodka shivering in a glass of ice with a twist of lemon.  While it was a bit early in the day for cocktails, it wasn't too early to also make this "dirty martini" card for the challenge:

The stamp image only has two olives in the glass, so to reflect the three shades of green I did a little masking and a little anesthesia and a little implanting.

Thank you to Mandi and Chrissie for a hoot of a challenge to both relax and inspire me after a weekend of cleaning, cooking, eating, drinking, laughing, playing, loving, and feeling the blessings to the bone.  Ham bone, that is, and away I go to cook up some soup!

And one last picture of Duke for a while.  Our niece brought him the spiffy Easter scarf to wear yesterday and he was the best-dressed at the event!  (Doesn't look like he's too happy about the whole idea, does it?!)

We sure do miss him!

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

Paper:  SU white; SU garden green;
  SU old olive; Stampland glossy
Stamps:  Frog - unknown foam;
  Martini by Mostly Animals (1199-S7)
  Ribbit by Inky Antics (C1-9660-1A)
Ink:  SU garden green, old olive, celery
Cuttlebug, Nesties, bling, pop-dots


Chrissie said...

I love reading your posts Darnell, you really do have a way with words, and I often have a titter at your writing!
Your cards are fabbo, the froggie is the cutest and he has the most amazing eyes!
It was very clever to add olives to the martini, especially as you don't like them... I prefer black ones myself!
Great cards.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

May said...

Lovely cards the wee frog is so cute, and your right Duke does'nt look too impressed, bless him he's gorgeous, Hugs May x x x

Victoria said...

A lovely couple of cards - the frog is really cute and the martini glass is fabulous!

Nancy said...

Such a cute post for sure! Very creative use of green:)

Scrapmate said...

Love, love, love the martini card. Both cards are great takes on the challenge.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, cool! Loooove your frog card!!! So funny!! Very nice!!
Hugs, Wendy

Helen in the UK said...

Great cards. The martini is a great 'different' take on the LIM challenge :)

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards - I love frogs and I love martinis so both a big hit with me. Your dog photo is great too


Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Two lovely cards Darnell ~ I really love the embossing on the frog card. Sarah

Sally said...

Two fab cards Darnell & both perfect for the LIM challenge.
Sally x

Jen said...

Two great cards, I love the frog.
jenjoy x

Bonnie said...

As always I've enjoyed my visit. Love the cute frog and the olives in the martini. Great job!

Mandi said...

Aww your doggie looks so handsome in his neack a chief!
I love your cards, the Martini does it for me!
Great post...great cards!

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Darnell, your little frog card is just adorable...especially the eyes! LOL! I don't drink, but I do think your martini with the olives card is really cool! Kudos to you for doing such a great job adding another olive! Looks great!

Diane said...

Great minds think alike...I too decided on frogs ( love your doorstep by the way) and love your wonderful cards.
P.s the scarf looks cool but your dog's expression says it all!!! Lol

kingstonmama said...

Cute cards! Adorable froggy and the martini with olives was brilliant thinking. :) Ann