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!

April 26, 2012

The Play Date Cafe PDCC 129

What day is it?  I'm a little upside down this week.  I didn't think I would get a card made today, but then I saw the colors for this week's The Play Date Cafe challenge and, by some miracle, I membered I had done a watercolor not long ago ...

Here is the challenge:

Aren't those sexilious colors?!  I hope my card complies as I can't quite tell about Dusk.  We had a kid in high school nicknamed Dusk who always wore different colored socks.  He was way ahead of his time, style-wise.  He went into the carwash business, but I think he should have gone to New York City. 

Here's my watercolor watering can:

You should play along in this challenge!  There are great prizes from a great company!


I have to give Mister a shout-out, even though he doesn't read this, I don't think?  When I came home from my procedure yesterday, he had cut a few of my favorite lilacs.  Their unique aroma makes me forget any bolts and bindings that might be rubbing me the wrong way.  He might be a nitwit, but he's a loving, thoughtful nitwit, eh what? 

I took a couple of pictures so you can enjoy them vicaristically with me.  I wish I had smell-a-blog for you!

I'm happy to welcome Emily today.  She makes the most adorable cards at her Art From The Heart blog!

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

Paper:  Watercolor; SU Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Can, SU unknown set; flowers and grass,
  Rubber Stamp Tapestry and Stamps by Judith
Ink:  Marvy markers and water brush
Corner chomper


Emily Leiphart said...

Darnell, you are so sweet to mention me in your blog post. Thank you for the warm welcome! Those lilacs are stunning. I can almost smell them through the monitor. LOL And your card is stunning. Your watercolouring brings that stamp to life!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful card! I am amazed by your watercoloring! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'll go out to smell my lilacs and think of you, hope you're feeling better.

Sandy said...

Aww isn't he a sweetheart I love the smell of lilacs Love the mauve ones.. Your card is just lovely its the gentle delicate look of summer. You joined as a follower on my blog thank you for your lovely comments. Yes I think it will be fun to follow each other as you go into summer I get to look at your lovely flower pics when I'm going into winter. Ill try to post a few of my garden as well :) So a big Hi from Down under (Australia)

Virginia L. said...

Love your water coloring can card, Darnell! So beautifully done (down to the rounded corners!)! Love your lilac and your Mr. is sure a gem! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card! I love your watering can and flowers, Darnell. They're so pretty. Gorgeous lilacs, too. Mine are just coming into bloom.

Victoria said...

Gosh I wish I could watercolour like this. My attempts to watercolour always turn out as a soggy mess! This is so beautiful. And good on your Mister to look after you like that! Hope you are starting to feel more yourself.

Redanne said...

Your watercolouring is amazing and I love that one rounded corner. Gorgeous lilacs too. Anne x

Jeanne H said...

Just love, love your card. Your lilacs and real ones are so beautiful. In full bloom here, but I don't know anyone with a bush. Do you suppose it is leagal to stop and pick some along the road? If you can help me find where to buy a lilac stamp, I'd sure appreciate it. Hope you are feeling better with each passing day!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card!! Your lilacs are, too!! Hope you are feeling better! Loved your post below re your conversation with the nurse!!! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those lilacs are so pretty! Wish I could smell those. :)

And your drawing! Oh, my. It is sooooo gorgeous.

So glad you could join us at the Play Date Cafe this week. :)

Patrice said...

Lovely use of the color combo - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


Jen W. said...

Wow that image is stunning!! Such a lovely spring card. :) And Mister is a real doll! Our boys get things right every once in a while don't they? ;)

Anonymous said...

Gosh this is absolutely stunning, embellishment not needed! Hope you're feeling a little better now, and how sweet of you husband to pick the lilac for you.


Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I am AMAZED by your card!! You ROCKED the challenge and your card is Simply Beautiful!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jean said...

Your card is just BEAUTIFUL! Lilacs are my favorite flower ~ hope you are feeling better!

Gillian R said...

Gorgeous card. Love it