Jul 19, 2013

Mystery Swap Reveals Good Books!

Love a good mystery?  So do I!  Time to reveal the latest card for the Mystery Image Swap.   The hostess sends the images and we all have to create 4 cards and  send them back.  She swaps out and we receive 3 back along with the new mystery image for the next round.

Our mystery hostess this round is the lovely Barb, and she chose "Books A Flutter" by Unity Stamps for our image.   The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a bit of shimmer was added to the butterfly with a clear Spica pen.  Unfortunately the pictures do not capture the shimmer :(

White card base, a layer of dark brown (DCWV) and then Tempting Turquoise by SU has been embossed for the front panel.  The DP is also by SU.

The banner is hand cut, so it's just shy of perfect, as you can see.  A dragonfly brad by Creative Impressions adds a touch of whimsy.

I can hardly wait to see what the others have created and to get my swap returns!  Plus, it's such fun to receive the next mystery image and start the process all over again.

This image and sentiment reminds me of my father.  I was a bookworm.  
Once I told my dad that I wished that some books would never end, just go on forever.  He looked at me and replied, "There is a book that never ends.  It's the Bible."  45+ years later and I still remember his reply!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by here today.  May God bless you and yours!


MiamiKel said...

FUN-tastic card, Darlene! Love the brilliance of the blue - it makes your card POP! xoxo

:: BlueInks :: said...

That die cut is to die for! It is just perfect on the image. I also like how you used worded DP.

Your dad was right! Funny how that is, huh?!

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely card Darlene - love the wee dragonfly :-)
Your Father was a wise man - and the Bible is as relevant to me today as it was when I first picked it up over 40 years ago.

Barb said...

Darlene--your card is so cute. I love the embossing folder you used and the blue is perfect.

YES--your dad was and is a wise man!

Shelly Schmidt said...

So true! Your Father sounds like a very wise man! Love your card- and the fun image. How fun that you found the perfect sentiment as well!

Carol W said...

This card is awesome Darlene...as well as the wonderful and true wisdom bestowed by your dear father...What a great thing to remember and a beautiful card to share...Great job my sweet friend...♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is very striking! Love the die you used for the image and what a great layout and paper choices are fabulous, too!

Marilyn said...

Great card Darlene and I like the image! I also like the textures, those fab die cuts you've used and that neat dragonfly charm.

~Paola~ said...

This card is absolutely perfect...you sure rocked this mystery challenge Darlene...
I am one lucky recipient of this beauty and I can attest that , even though these pictures are awesome, in real life your card is soooooo much more!!
Love it!!!!♥