Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Your Duel On

FYI - I have two blog posts today, this one and the Twisted Tuesday Challenge one that follows it. Please check them both out. THANK  YOU!

On the 15th of every month, the Dueling Darlings have a little friendly duel here on our blogs. There's one theme chosen by the two hostesses who send kits to their team members. No one knows what the other team's kits contain until the reveal. It's great fun to see 1.) what the other team had to work with, and 2.) what team members create with the same items.

This month our hostesses were Paola for the Dazzlers (I'm a Dazzler) and Judy for the Divas. They chose the theme: SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

Paola sent the Dazzlers way too many things to include on one card... yes! I do have lots of leftovers! There were images, sentiments, quotes, butterflies, flowers, beads, belt buckles, ribbon, etc., etc. It was such a fun assortment! THANK YOU, PAOLA!!! You and Judy did a fabulous job with this month's duel!

Here's the card I created:

... and the inside of my card:

Our incredible hostesses also asked us to tell what we love about May. A number of years ago, I would have told you the thing I love most about May would be the end of the school year! I absolutely loved having our three children home - I lived for summer vacation even more than they did. But alas, they are all grown up now and so the end of school no longer holds the same appeal it once did for me. So I guess I will say the warmer temperatures and the opportunity to open windows and bring the outside in.

Now, let's go check and see what the other Dueling Darlings created...



Image: Stampin' UP! Serene Spring (stamped with Versafine Antique Sepia and colored with Copic Markers) 
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Costco
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Vanilla Hardware, Craft Ribbon (vendor unknown), Jolee's Flower... and I added from ivory pearls that I purchased at Michael's


Barb said...

Oh My--there you go with one of your stunning "images at an angle" cards! I love them--they are so unique!

Great colors and I sure love the big butterfly. Your image is colored just perfect.

Great Card! And you get to OPEN windows this May--YAY!

Melina said...

this is so pretty Jeanette. I love the panels and the way you added the patterned paper at the bottom :)

Judy McMullen said...

What a fresh and pretty springtime card, Jeanette! Love your design and how you angled your beautifully colored image panel and the gingham panel. The pretty flower on the ginghamn panel is the perfect touch. Love how you created panels with that gorgeous d.p. on both the front of the card and inside the card and how both set off those sentiments. Oh, and that butterfly with pearls on the inside is the perfect touch too! Awesome card!!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette...what a beautiful card. I love the layout and I love the soft downy appearance the card gives...as usual you have done an outstanding job with both the outside and the inside of your card....WEll done my friend...♥

Athina said...

Great spring card! The colors are perfect and your layout looks great!

:: BlueInks :: said...

This card dipicts Spring! Great job. I really like the gingham and how you carried it through the card. That interior rocks!!!!!

Darlene said...

Creative layout here!! And of course the inside is finished off splendidly as well. Wasn't it a great kit? I am so amazed at how differently we each colored the same image, and yet each one is beautiful. I especially like how setting the image at an angle draws the eye to it!

April said...

I love your layout! I so tried to use more dp, but alas , left it for another time!

MiamiKel said...

Oh do you see my tears all the way over there!! I left love yesterday (via IPad) for everyone and only half are here ;( so,let me tr, to remember all the wonderful things I said, here hee!

Your card is over the top fun and wonderful!! Such a great style of card and love the wonky placement of the immie! Not much left over for the kitchen sink card we will be making in September, eh? Lol!!

Big hugs to,you and so glad you are better!! Xoxo

~Paola~ said...

oh woww!! As per usual I LOVEE your intriguing lay outs and this one is a grest testament to that....beautiful sideways panels,love how this card came all together so perfectly.Wow on both butterflies used on the inside of the card and toped w/tiny pearls...
so glad U are a dueling darling!♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Love the card Jeanette! Your layout is great both inside and out.....I don't know if I could get myself to put a layer on an angle like that.

Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!

dweatter said...

Very pretty, so soft. Wonderful coloring. Great idea to have the image and pink flower on separate panels, love that idea.