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September 3, 2012

ATS #2; ColourQ #152; FMS #50 = An Assignment (CAS), Specified Colours, and a Sketch

Anew Monday!
It's a bank holiday, as my British friends would say.  We usually stay home and off the bumper-car highways on this Labor Day, a day set aside to honor the hard labors of our four fathers and four mothers of generations past and present.  Our neighborhood is having an afternoon get-together which will be perfect!
Yesterday, after hours of much-needed gardening, I made a card for three challenges:
1.  Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge #2.
ColourQ #152:
3.  Freshly Made Sketches #50 "A Sketch by Lesley" which is fun and ideal for CAS:
And here you go:

My focal arena is a rub-on tree from SU which rubbed very nicely onto the two pieces of cardstock butted up next to each other and secured on the back by a piece of tape.  I'm not sure that the colors are clear, but the leaves are both green and gray, so all the colors of the ColourQ challenge are covered, even though the aqua looks more blue-green than green-blue in the photo.  I love anything with trees or leaves and I love how this turned out, especially after my klutziness the day before.
I forgot to show you my photo of the blue moon I took on Friday night with my cheesy little camera. 
I hope you got a chance to see it, wherever you were, because there will not be another blue moon until July 31, 2015!   It's called a blue moon whenever there is a second full moon in a month and it is rare, hence the expression "once in a blue moon."  If you didn't see it in person, now you can say you saw it!  (It's not really the color blue and it does beg the question why did "they" decide on the color blue, and who was "they" who made that decision?  I'll provide the answer on the next blue moon.)

Do you get Bizarro cartoons where you are?  This guy is a nutball and karacks me up!!
Enjoy your day, whether it's a holiday where you are, or not.   MAKE it a holiday wherever you are!!  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:  SU crumb cake, white; Bazzill
  aqua; unknown green
Stamp:  SU rub-on "Bright Delight"
Pop dots
Cuttlebug - EF, bark; MB die, grass


Ardyth said...

That is a great tree and I love how you put it onto the two colours! Great take on that sketch, too - love the grassy bits!

Redanne said...

Ha, ha, when I saw your blog header today I thought you were swearing.......your card is beautiful Darnell, I love that tree. The cartoon is just too funny, we get cartoons in our papers but they are generally about politicians - so not very funny at all......Crafty hugs, Anne x

Bonnie said...

That blue strip really makes this pop and I'm really impressed with your rub on. I always end up leaving something behind. And that's on the little ones! Great card, Darnell! I did see the blue moon. It was big and bright!

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Honey and love the colours you have used!!
As for the Blue Moon thing, I think it was named by someone who liked Cointreau!! Hee Hee! Chin Chin!!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, I love this card, Darnell! I like the clever way you've done the grass.

Unknown said...

Hi Dippy - love your take on this card.....didn't know SU did rub-ons (well they don't over here) but this is gorgeous, with that great piece of grass and the embossed card behind - lovely and perfect for our challenge over at ATS this week. Great photo of the blue moon....I thought it had something to do with my other half who only does something once "in a blue moon"........hehe! Love the Bizarro cartoon - new one on me - strangely that often happens to me when I stand in the middle of a room and I don't have his presence!


Karendipity xxx

stampwithsandy said...

Darnell, we played along with two of the same challenges with quite different results! Love your rub on tree, wish I had some cool rub-ons like that!

Kim Heggins said...

I'm going to hold you to getting the explanation on the reason for calling the second moon a blue one...Fabulous card and I love your grass at the bottom, what die did you use for that, love the look of it with your tree, just so beautiful on the white and blue card stock and that embossed background. So many wonderful details that make this card amazing. Love that sweet comic too.

Linda Suarez said...

Great card Darnell! Love the simplicity and cleanness of it. Great photo of the blue moon! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Bernie said...

I love this card, Darnell! The grass and embossing are fabulous.
I did see the full moon. 'Who was THEY?" is a question my son would ask all the time when he was little. Most often when it came to learning the spelling of words.
LOVE the cartoon, what's with the piece of pie under the bed?

Lesley said...

Aren't you clever Darnell, the tree splitting the two panels is a neat idea! Love that photo of the moon, my hubby took a great one last night of the moon, I will have to share it later. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kara Lynne said...

WOW, I love this card! Great use of the colors, wonderful CAS tree, and I love the grass detail. I laughed at your cartoon and thanks for the blue moon pic. I saw it Friday, but didn't know at the time it was doubly special.

Cindy Hall said...

I love how you did this card! Especially love the grass and the tree. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jean said...

You did a great job with theses colors and I LOVE how the top of your tree fits in with the sketch challenge! Congratulations on your honorable mention for the CASology challenge!

Kylie said...

I really like your take on the sketch and your card fits in perfectly with our CAS challenge. Wonderful colours too. Thanks for the info on the blue moon. I didn't realise that, lol. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Sylvia said...

Darnell, I must say again how much I enjoy reading your blog posts. the photo of the blue moon is fabulous and the cartoon funny! Your card is lovely and creative, love how you used the rub-ons! So happy to see you at the colourQ, thanks for sharing your card and lovely sense of humor with us!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card - loved reading your post too!! - Thanks for joining in this week at ATS - Jacqueline xx

Craftychris said...

Love the card - the design is fab. Your photo is cool too xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful take on the sketch and the colour challenge. You even included a tree (and it's a rub-on?). Very elegant.

I recently heard the story about Blue Moons, never realized where that saying came from. You took a good photo of it. Have a great week, Shirleyx

Kara said...

Very pretty. Love that tree! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week:)

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic card Darnell, I just love that tree. Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week! I did see the same moon on Friday--it was just awesome!

Suze Bain said...

Now that's a clever take on the sketch, a super CAS card. What a great pic too - almost looks like an eye. xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and the colours are spot on and perfectly visible. Love the rub ons on your card but hate to use them they never rub on for me. Thanks so much for joining us once again at ATS and good luck.


Allisa said...

Love the grass along the bottom of your card. I so should have taken your advice and stayed home yesterday! It was bumper cars all right! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

MaryH said...

Love what you did with this rub-on. I never know how to use them properly, and this is great. Really pretty card. Also enjoyed your Blue moon photo. I saw the moon, didn't realize it was a Blue moon. Cartoon is FAB-U-Lous! TFS

Victoria said...

You've made these tricky colours look like a doddle to use! I'm jealous :)